WWE WrestleMania XIX GameCube

  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Sep 8, 2003
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 46
  2. Negative: 3 out of 46
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  1. BobL.
    Sep 11, 2003
    9
    This is a very good game. The graphics are the best in any wrestling game. This game needs very little to be perfect..
  2. AlexD.
    Sep 14, 2003
    8
    It's a good game, just doesn't have Season...
  3. STONECOLDFAN
    Sep 30, 2003
    10
    This Game Is Just great i played it for hours and even though it is missing 1 feature which is "Elimination Chamber" i still belive that the selection of wrestlers is second to none this game ROCKS!!!!!!
  4. JaakkoT.
    Sep 8, 2003
    10
    This is damn good game.
  5. HulkHogan
    Oct 24, 2003
    10
    Just like no mercy, a complete hit, revenge mode is kinda crappy, but what the hell the gameplay rooooooocks more than ozzy osbourne did in his primetime.. BUY IT !
  6. DanS.
    Sep 13, 2003
    9
    The game is sick! Great graphics and very unique story.
  7. WWEFreak
    Jan 2, 2004
    10
    This game is amazing. it has ALL of my favorite wrestlers! the graphics are also unreal. i cannot stop playing this game! if you have gamecube please get this game! it is brilliant.
  8. reyreyfan
    Dec 30, 2003
    9
    This game is ssswweeaaatttt the gamplay and graphics are awsome revenge is crap and its missing some people like shane o'mac billy gunn jamie noible farouque kidman and bradshaw but otherwise its a great game.619
  9. its'WORDLIFE'notwordoflife
    Oct 5, 2003
    9
    graphics-rule 10/10 season mode- SUX 2/10 blood-good, but they always flop down when bleeding 7/10 its better than x8, x8 smells,the most anoying thing is --HUGE-- sledgehammers!!
  10. DannyL.
    Sep 10, 2003
    10
    This game is off the hook cause you got every thing. I love this game and its banggen
  11. Brocklesner
    Sep 10, 2003
    10
    this is the best game cause im in it. this game is off the hook.
  12. RayB.
    Sep 11, 2003
    9
    This is by far the best overall Nintendo offered Wrestling Game. The only thing that doesn't make it outstanding is the Revenge mode. It is an interesting idea, but could use a lot of improvement.
  13. TheGame
    Sep 11, 2003
    10
    This is an unbelievable game! It just ups the standard for all wrestling games. And Raises the bar above even SMACKDOWN! Nothing can compare to this masterpiece!
  14. HHHGame
    Sep 11, 2003
    10
    This game rocks your socks off!!!! its like HHH came in a kicked your ass.
  15. LarryL.
    Sep 12, 2003
    8
    The game is so much better from the last but winning the belt really is what im into and for it to not really matter in this game gets me kinda mad but.. hey its still fun as heck...
  16. VirgilR.
    Sep 16, 2003
    10
    If i could rate this game any farther id give it a 25!!!!! its better than x8. 50 times more attractive.
  17. HarryPotter
    Sep 8, 2003
    10
    I think this game will be okay despite what the other people say about. I think that if you gave this game a low score you are not a real video game fan. I want to give a shout out to RVD, ReyMysterio, Undertaker, Goldberg,a nd last but not least the thuganomics king John Cena. (word of life)
  18. JasonC.
    Jan 14, 2004
    9
    It's a good game and the the graphic are sick all the players look realistic thats why i gave it ten.
  19. TonyO.
    Mar 16, 2004
    9
    This WWE Wrestle Mania XIX it was good theres a few bad things about it no backstage no secret wrestlers not even every wrestling arena and i hope Wrestle Mania XX will be better then Wrestle Mania XIX.
  20. [Anonymous]
    Sep 16, 2003
    8
    Game is good, but lacks things like royal rumble from no mercy game (come in with another guy after being thrown out), where are the belts?!, King of the Ring mode is not enough. i want to see the belts on the wrestlers and be able to fight for them often. Why no editing existing wrestler appearances? and only two clothing changes per wrestler. everything else goes way above and beyond, Game is good, but lacks things like royal rumble from no mercy game (come in with another guy after being thrown out), where are the belts?!, King of the Ring mode is not enough. i want to see the belts on the wrestlers and be able to fight for them often. Why no editing existing wrestler appearances? and only two clothing changes per wrestler. everything else goes way above and beyond, but the little things really lack. I have never liked the SmackDown! games, all I want is an updated version of No Mercy with the graphics of WMXIX. Expand
  21. MatthewD.
    Dec 19, 2003
    10
    I love this game!With superstars like Rey Mysterio,Scott Stiener,Chris Nowinski,GOLBERG,John Cena, Shawn Michaels,and Many others. Plus the revenge mode is sweet,I beat it already though.Plus TLC,Iron Man,Hell in a cell,Cage,Hardcore, Handicap plus more matches,great. King of the Ring was good to.For the WWE(Smack Down!),Tag Team(Smack Down!),World Tag Team (Raw),& the World Heavyweight I love this game!With superstars like Rey Mysterio,Scott Stiener,Chris Nowinski,GOLBERG,John Cena, Shawn Michaels,and Many others. Plus the revenge mode is sweet,I beat it already though.Plus TLC,Iron Man,Hell in a cell,Cage,Hardcore, Handicap plus more matches,great. King of the Ring was good to.For the WWE(Smack Down!),Tag Team(Smack Down!),World Tag Team (Raw),& the World Heavyweight Championship(Raw).Like I said before......I LOVE THIS GAME!! Expand
  22. 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.
  23. Sep 12, 2014
    9
    Wrestlemania XIX is a game with a surprising amount of depth, even more than current games like WWE 2K14.

    Story: 7/10 - The story mode is great, but could use some improvements. You start as a wrestler of your choice, and your goal is to ruin Vince McMahon's Wrestlemania XIX event. This starts off kind of fun, but then quickly degenerates into "Beat and bloody X amount of guards". The
    Wrestlemania XIX is a game with a surprising amount of depth, even more than current games like WWE 2K14.

    Story: 7/10 - The story mode is great, but could use some improvements. You start as a wrestler of your choice, and your goal is to ruin Vince McMahon's Wrestlemania XIX event. This starts off kind of fun, but then quickly degenerates into "Beat and bloody X amount of guards". The missions get repetitive, but the reward is worth it. If you manage to beat a section of the story, you unlock that part of the story's setting as a minigame for exhibition play.

    Gameplay: 9/10 - While the game may seem tacky at first, it's a lot of fun to play. You can select an arena, match type, and a variety of wrestlers (20-30, I can't remember for sure). Matches are a blast: it's a battle of who can press A or B first and then who can reverse moves the best. Your health bar (indicated by a glowing bar at the top of your name) works really well. It accurately conveys the condition wrestlers are in when they've been beaten to a pulp; health actually makes it difficult to make a comeback, unlike current wrestling games. The Create A Wrestler (CAW) mode is AMAZING. There's so much depth and variety to be found: It you want to make a knight, go on ahead. Spider-Man? There you go. An android? The option is there if you want it!

    Graphics: 8/10 - Wrestlers look a heck of a lot like their real-life counterparts. Tattoos, hair, attires - all perfectly translated to video game form. Animations look amazing, even if they are sometimes a bit stiff looking.

    Music: 9/10 - There's nothing really memorable here, just some forgettable instrumental tracks. On the plus side, hits sound great and wrestler music is just as it is on TV.

    Overall: 8/10 - Wrestlemania XIX boasts addicting gameplay and a large variety of wrestlers to choose from. I would definitely recommend this game to anyone who loves wrestling games. It's MILES better than the repetitive wrestling games of nowadays.
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  24. 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
    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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Awards & Rankings

#14 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
#5 Most Shared GameCube Game of 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. GMR Magazine
    70
    Oddly, though, Yuke's employs two separate buttons for blocks when there's clearly no need to use more than one, and it offers no option to modify this scheme. [Nov 2003, p.74]
  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.