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  • Summary: Legendary battles and intense drama are packed into one event--WrestleMania, where the baddest men on the planet meet to become champions of wrestling. An updated 2002 roster features superstars and newcomers Rob Van Dam, Booker T, The Hurricane, and nWo members Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, and Hulk Hogan. Master each superstar's unique wrestling style and turn the tide of the match through a combination of counters, reversals, and brutal finishing moves. Now you can start from the beginning and take your rookie wrestler up through the ranks in quest for the Heavyweight Championship Belt. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
  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. 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]
  3. 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 Only down side is it’s not the ‘No Mercy’ many of us had hoped for, and it’s already out of date which cant really be helped with such a dismal ‘create a wrestler’ mode.
  4. The AI is bumbling and unbalanced. [August 2002, p.82]
  5. Single player matches can be fun, except when getting into multi-opponent matches, where the computer decides that you're always the odd-man out. You'll be screaming for blood when it's you versus three opponents.
  6. This game is rushed and it truly shows in every aspect. I feel as if I’ve been taken back to the days of WCW Nitro and the likes. Please get me out of this Nightmare.
  7. Lacks any great game modes, the controls are wacky at times, the AI needs some major work and the name just doesn’t fit.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. ThomasB.
    Dec 31, 2005
    WWE Wrestlemania x8 is a very cool game.You can even choose path of a champion and battle for the belts.This game even has the Hardy boys up there. Its the best wwe game there is for Gamecube besides WWE Day of reckoning 2. Expand
  2. MikEPaynE
    Jun 14, 2002
    WWE Wrestlemania is MikEPaynE! Finally MikEPaynE has come back to Wrestlemania!!! If you smelllllllllllllllllllll!!! what wrestlemania 18 is cooking!! This game rules! The nWo are in it too!! BUY IT!! Watch WWE RAW on monday night, 6/17/02 im going to be there!!!!! Expand
  3. MartinH.
    Nov 26, 2002
    This is best wwe game in the world.
  4. Nick
    Jun 18, 2002
    A very average game with TONS of flaws that could have easily been addressed. Still, a fun game and worth a rental if you've got a few friends who are willing to have some mindless fun. Similar to the Smackdown! series, but different enough that I can actually enjoy this game (I'm HATE those games). Expand
  5. IanW.
    Jul 3, 2002
    I think that the game is very smooth, but there are some disappointing things about it. I hate the fact that you can't rejoin after being ousted in the royal rumble. Who want sto watch the computer players fight each other? not me. I also don't like the fact that there isn't any dialogue from the wrestlers. Besides that i love the rest of the game. I think the hell in the cell is cool and the ladder matches, and all that jazz. Me and my friends have a pretty good time playing it and that's all that f***ing matters. Expand
  6. Adam
    Nov 15, 2006
    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!
  7. SeanC.
    Jul 27, 2002
    This game came short of every expectation I had. There were huge flaws in the game. these include:missing theme music, small roster list and adventure mode. With the lack of these you would think that the game would make up for it in the C.A.W. mode but that is the biggest disapointment of them all. With very few costume, facial, logo and hair selection it leaves you with a bunch of clones. for the very few positives of this game is its graphics, somewhat updated roster and its match modes, which still don't compare to smackdown. on a final word this game isn't even a match for its n64 counter parts like no mercy and wrestlemania 2000(probably the best wrestling games ever). Unfortunetly this game defy's the laws of physics by actually managing to suck and blow at the same time. Expand

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