• Publisher: Acclaim
  • Release Date: Nov 26, 2002

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. 69
    We've got old-school wrestlers with no hint of old-school style.
  2. The actual gameplay itself simply doesn't hold up well enough to make any of these modes worthwhile.
  3. With all the right elements in place, Legends of Wrestling II had all the makings of a great wrestling title but its faults take away from the fun.
  4. My favorite part is the interviews. Around 20 legends talk about the business. [Feb 2003, p.97]
  5. 53
    It's just that LoW2 is missing that certain something … namely compelling gameplay.
  6. "SmackDown" retains the belt.
  7. While the options are bigger this year, I thought last year’s game felt more complete in overall game play.
  8. As the matches drag on, you can't help but to use repetitive moves and you don't have enough control over things to be able to regularly generate positive reactions.
  9. For the most part though there is a clunky feel to the game. Animation is often awkward and fails to convey the vulgar flamboyance the Eighties wrestling became renowned for and sadly for the most part this is a title devoid of excesses.
  10. The game is as ugly as the Neanderthal wrestlers in it. Despite this I’ve still noticed it slows down at times.
  11. Too slow and clunky, and the load times will put some softcore gamers to sleep. [Feb 2003, p.104]
  12. It's a better overall package than last year's version, but the quest for a truly old-school wrestling game may never really end. [Feb 2003, p.31]
  13. Since I am not a wrestling fan at all I really couldn’t appreciate some of the finer points of this game including video interviews with some of the real wrestlers themselves or setting up the stats of a user-defined wrestler or the in-depth controls.
  14. Wrestler models are detailed and life-like when standing still, but prone to slowdown and awkward-looking animation when moving.
  15. 42
    If you see this game on the shelf, avoid it like the plague. I don’t care how big a fan you are of wrestling or how much you crave nostalgia, because there’s no lust great enough that should convince you to buy or rent this title.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. HowieN.
    Dec 23, 2002
    I didnt think I would like it but I do!
  2. T.Eng
    Nov 21, 2003
    A very nice game overall with only a few flaws that can be easily overlooked.