Legends of Wrestling PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Acclaim
  • Release Date: Dec 3, 2001
Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 24
  2. Negative: 7 out of 24
Buy On
  1. 49
    Acclaim really disappointed me. The wrestling engine is very slow. It's interesting but going through Career Mode got old really fast.
  2. Dull and repetitive. Truly a boring title.
  3. The grappling system is decent, but grows weary soon enough. And considering how much the success of professional wrestling depends on the showmanship of its combatants, the game delivers a pretty bland experience.
  4. It has some serious flaws in the gameplay that ultimately keep it from joining the ranks of the truly inspired wrestling titles.
  5. 40
    The slow, unintuitive controls underlie awful, slapped-together graphics and a bargain-bin soundtrack that features MIDI-rock sound-alikes of the wrestlers’ classic themes.
  6. AceGamez
    40
    As downright horrible as this pitiful attempt at a wrestling game was, it did hold a lot of promise for things to come and what could happen if the developers were given the opportunity to do it right.
  7. At best an incomplete, clunky game with derivative appearance and gameplay.

Awards & Rankings

#72 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Robbie
    Oct 27, 2002
    10
    To be honest, once i began playing LOW, I have totally forgot the SD! controls. LOL :) Anyway, a kicking game with a lot of potential. Pretty To be honest, once i began playing LOW, I have totally forgot the SD! controls. LOL :) Anyway, a kicking game with a lot of potential. Pretty cool entrances with cool variations! A must have, long time wrestling fan or not. Full Review »
  2. JosephW.
    May 31, 2002
    10
    I like it, could be a better gameplay, but for a cd based game, it is fun and once used to the buttons it is challenging.
  3. Sully
    May 29, 2002
    4
    I like some of the characters on this game but what is up with the controls? It has a very bad lack of controls and entrances. And when you I like some of the characters on this game but what is up with the controls? It has a very bad lack of controls and entrances. And when you grab the rope, the person is not even touching it and it calls a rope break. I body slammed someone in a 3-way match and the other person fell too. I only like this game because of the wrestlers like Road Warriors and Hulk Hogan and Rob Van Dam and some others. I think this game lacks wrestlers like Andre the Giant and lacks controls. The next game needs to be fixed if there are people going to pay for Legends of Wrestling 2 (if they have one). Full Review »