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  • Summary: WWE Legends of WrestleMania embraces the leading sports entertainment organization's rich history to relive, rewrite or recreate the definitive elements of WWE from the Eighties and Nineties. Players relive the entertaining lives of more than 40 larger-than-life Legends and have control over Legendary Managers, each of whom play crucial roles in match outcomes. The game's new grapple-based fighting system captures the high-energy action and drama seen in vintage WWE matches, while a historically accurate representation of past WWE telecasts sets the stage, including dynamic visual treatments, signature ring entrances, renowned commentators and notable venues. WWE Legends of WrestleMania also includes a WrestleMania Tour Mode that allows players to participate in key matches from multiple WrestleMania events, a Create-A-Legend system to develop the Legends of tomorrow, as well as online functionality for players to compete on the biggest stages in WWE history. [THQ] Expand
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 43
  2. Negative: 1 out of 43
  1. Overall, Legends of WrestleMania is the best romp through the WWE I've had the pleasure of playing in years.
  2. If you’re a fan of the WWE then you probably already bought this game and really don’t need this review to convince you. For the rest of you out there I can say that if you are or were a big fan of wrestling then you should check out Legends of WrestleMania.
  3. 80
    THQ has put together a pretty great love letter here for old school wrestling fans, and laid down a pretty good foundation for a new series.
  4. While Legends of WrestleMania has plenty of fun matches to participate in and a worthy roster to choose from, the streamlined controls and all-together easier difficulty make recommending this to veteran fans a hard task.
  5. A somewhat nostalgic wrestling title that fails to hit the standards set by the Smackdown vs. Raw franchise. Good fun though, even with the simplified controls.
  6. 65
    The historic videos are great, Road to WrestleMania is an interesting idea and who doesn't love seeing the Ultimate Warrior back in the ring? Still, the actual gameplay falls short in this one. The matches aren't that exciting, the controls are lacking, little nuances (such as proper titles) are missing and this just doesn't feel like a solid WWE offering.
  7. Unfortunately, the simplicity went a notch too far, and instead of a fun, arcade-like romp through memories of wrestling yesteryear, we're left with a wrestling game that has the best roster in 10 years, but some of the least challenging and least fun gameplay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. BryceP
    Dec 4, 2009
    I liked all the trophies, legends and and game modes and all but the cheat codes and they only gave you 4 managers to choose from!
  2. BrandonJ
    Oct 15, 2009
    Ok this game wasn't great @ all, however the content of videos and old theme music were really cool and makes this game a worthy (DISCOUNTED) purchase 4 all throwback wrestling fans in their mid 2 late 20's like me and all those that are older & still play video games. The ability 2 import all of the wrestlers from SvR 2010 and even my created wrestlers was pretty sweet but I wish it also included the downloaded wrestlers that I paid an extra $10 for on PSN, now that would've been really cool. Unfortunately the fighting mechanic was entirely 2 simplistic but thank God it wasn't as awful as tna impacts controls (ugh). I honestly didn't play the game online due 2 the fact that SvR 2010's online lagging discouraged me & once I easily obtained every bit of content and every trophy I just didn't care 2 play it any further. The presentation of the Retro theme was awesome but the overall gameplay was a friggin mess, and hopefully if there's another LOW it'll be significantly better. Expand
  3. CHrisB.
    May 20, 2009
    This game would have been much better if it had the same controls as SvR 2009. THe new controls are too simplistic and feels like a single Fusion Frenzy mini-game rather than a full retail game. Roster is nice, and the ability to import is a nice addition, but meaningless due to repetitive gameplay and over-simplistic settings. Expand
  4. Tye
    Jul 16, 2009
    Bad Bad Bad Bad!Smackdown V.s Raw is Awsome this is Nothing Like it.This Sucks more than Transformers the Vidio game.Ok not that bad!but still its Pretty Bad. Expand