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Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 29
  2. Negative: 5 out of 29
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  1. WillD.
    Aug 2, 2007
    This game is abysmal. After the (admitted awesomeness) that is hitting people with household objects wears off, you are left with nothing more than an advertisement for the Insane Clown Posse. It has to be said that any game that can somehow make beating down on the horrorcore group with a 2x4 a tedious experience should be avoided like the plague.
  2. Josh
    Oct 8, 2003
    Don't buy this game unless you want a FIGHTING game, this is not wrestling. Too fast pace, and the cpu just runs around and throws turret-guided-weapons...yes they follow you where ever you go. Rent this game first before paying for it like I did... Levels are very interactive though, and 2 player is alot of fun, CAW is terrible though.

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#75 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
#43 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2003

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 24
  2. Negative: 12 out of 24
  1. 65
    Overly shallow in the mechanical department and not quite sure if it wants to be a fighting game or a wrestler, Don't Try This At Home isn't as fulfilling as it should be.
  2. 35
    The hardest part about reviewing this game is that it is so fundamentally awful it is hard not to want to give it the lowest score possible.
  3. While Backyard Wrestling certainly has qualities that could make for an interesting wrestling game, Don't Try This at Home is so unpolished that it's far more of a chore than a pleasure to play.