• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Jun 9, 2002
Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
Buy On
  1. As good of a wrestling games as I have seen for any next generation console. In fact it is quite a bit better than most. However if Yuke's would implement their older grappling system, this game would have been unstoppable.
  2. GMR Magazine
    80
    Ratings have cooled and Stone Cold had some run-ins with John Law. This is irrelevant, as wrestling games always sell. [Feb 2003, p.96]
  3. Play Magazine
    80
    Incredible creation mode, first-rate visual presentation, and nicely balanced. [July 2002, p.82]
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    78
    Almost a wrestling fan's dream come true. But there's one thing that's keeping it from achieving greatness: the incredibly dull Create-A-Superstar mode. [August 2002, p.137]
  5. If nothing else, the experience should last you a while, thanks to the numerous play modes available in WrestleMania X8.
  6. No story line in single mode is another turn off, but multiplayer is a blast.
  7. Best served with 3 mates and a cold beer, great fun and easy to pick up. Only down side is it’s not the ‘No Mercy’ many of us had hoped for, and it’s already out of date which cant really be helped with such a dismal ‘create a wrestler’ mode.

Awards & Rankings

91
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#17 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 22
  2. Negative: 4 out of 22
  1. Sep 14, 2017
    5
    A very poor wrestling game for the Nintendo Gamecube. At least the games that came after this were massive improvements.

    The graphics were
    A very poor wrestling game for the Nintendo Gamecube. At least the games that came after this were massive improvements.

    The graphics were unimpressive. The BGMs did not fit the game at all. The sound was very low quality. The animations were very dodgy. The roster was really disappointing. The create a wrestler was very limited. The AI was awful. The collision detection was terrible.

    The only good things were the decent gameplay, entrances and I kind of liked the persue the belt mode.
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  2. May 16, 2013
    5
    WWE Wrestlemania 18 has good graphics and controls. But the Path of a Champion is short and there is no need to go through it again when youWWE Wrestlemania 18 has good graphics and controls. But the Path of a Champion is short and there is no need to go through it again when you unlock all of the arenas and the superstars. The Royal Rumble in the exhibition mode is hard to beat. Full Review »
  3. Adam
    Nov 15, 2006
    5
    This game is not really that good the A.I really is not that good and it is just is not it wat i was looking forwerd to!