• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Sep 8, 2003
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. While this might not be the most in-depth game out there, WWE WrestleMania XIX is one of the best wrestling games on the market right now.
  2. One more thing and something I am sorely missing: backstage areas. There are none, and it is sad to see. Hopefully next year they will be included.
  3. A very good multiplayer title, jam-packed with every wrestler currently seen on TV, as well as any character you can think of including yourself.
  4. If customizing is your thing, the CAW is the single most amazing thing about XIX. You could get lost in the myriad options it offers to you.
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. Apr 8, 2014
    9
    Since the Gamecube never reached the highs of the N64 before it, it is understandable how WWE WMXIX gets lost in the shuffle when people look back nostalgically at wrestling games from the past. XIX was the best of a seriously underrated series of games, and with the ability to play it on the Wii, it is a must have today to experience.

    The best thing about the early 2000s is that since there was a different WWE game on each console they all played differently and had their own strengths and weaknesses. The game play in XIX is almost perfect, arguably the best thing for it's generation at the time. Grapples and strikes are easy to pull off and seem to really pack a punch animation wise. Whether your having a classic tug of war kind of match between a friend, or destroying the CPU on easy mode, XIX is still fun to this day, and something a bit different.

    Content wise XIX shines, not only is there a packed roster with alternative outfits, but XIX has maybe the best array of weapons in a wrestling game ever. From glass bottles to steel chairs, this was the game to have if you want a varied assortment of tools to bloody up your opponent. Also XIX took a huge risk and added a cool beat em up story mode where you go from construction sites to shopping malls destroying all in your way to your main objective.

    it's the only wrestling game where you can throw someone off a construction site, and the only game where you can pull out a glass bottle from under the ring. Some WWE games can feel the same from year to year, but some are unique enough that they are worth playing just as much as WWE2k14 this year
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  2. May 16, 2013
    8
    There are some improvements with WWE Wrestlemania 19. The graphics, controls, music and the create-a-superstar are better than WWE Wrestlemania 18. The way the stages for the Revenge Mode is laid out works better for a game like Final Fight, not a WWE game, and it has less WWE arenas in Wrestlemania 19 than Wrestlemania 18. Full Review »