• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Mar 28, 2006
Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 54 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 54
  2. Negative: 6 out of 54
  1. 45
    Rumble Roses XX seems to be more of an exercise in voyeurism for young teenage boys than a serious wrestling game.
  2. I can certainly understand challenges, but “obtain all of Evil Rose’s costumes” isn’t a must-play reason for me.
  3. But once you’ve stripped away the enticing pictures, unquestionable innuendo and blatant sexual undertones, you’ve got a wrestling game that is mediocre at best. The story and characters are laughable, gameplay is dull and sluggish, the presentation is a mixed bag, and the incentive to actually complete this game is practically nil.
  4. A shallow, hyper-sexualized wrestling game that makes up its lack of finesse with an absurd amount of flash. It might be worth a rent to ogle the ladies, but beyond that, avoid it completely.
  5. It's not like I need to be barraged by bells and whistles or the world's slickest design, but Rumble Roses XX comes off as cheap and patched-together. Konami should have put more work into making things (besides the women) appealing.
  6. The whole thing is an embarrassing reminder that there are still plenty of people making, publishing, and buying games who have a lot of growing up to do. [July 2006, p.93]
User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 4 out of 11
  1. JaceN.
    Aug 28, 2006
    6
    This game feels like a minigame that should have been hidden away in a much larger title! Sure the women are amazing and the This game feels like a minigame that should have been hidden away in a much larger title! Sure the women are amazing and the costumes...scandalous...but its really let down by the gameplay mechanics. Its far too easy for one or the other player to dominate the ENTIRE match! The AI characters cheat by reading your controller input for a near psychic prediction and countermove out fo the blue (a trademark of japanese fighting games since the 16-bit era) and there just arent enough arenas and costumes to go round. And whats with all the schoolgirl junk? Japanese people may love the look of scool culture but give us western gamers more latex & whips for our dollar! Full Review »
  2. Aug 14, 2013
    0
    The computer cheats; it can reverse your attacks the second you press the button to make them. Attacks and grapple attempts consistentlyThe computer cheats; it can reverse your attacks the second you press the button to make them. Attacks and grapple attempts consistently visibly pass through the opponent without connecting. The computer can and will stunlock you for several minutes at a time. In tag team matches, the AI's partner will routinely run into the ring to break pins and holds but your partner will just stand in their corner and watch you lose if you're being held, and if the AI's partner decides to hang around in the ring afterwards don't expect your partner to do anything whatsoever. Considering these are basic issues that occur very consistently, and since this is the same developer and even the same engine as the SVR series which does not suffer from these issues, I can only conclude that this game was not playtested at all. This lack of effort from the developer means the game receives a zero, which is sad because the game is actually fairly entertaining despite being unfair, but I'm not about to reward a lack of effort from a developer. (And speaking of the SVR series, anyone complaining about the clothing in this game has clearly never seen any of the WWE games. The Rumble Roses characters wear, on average, several times more clothing than the characters in the WWE games.) Full Review »
  3. Dec 13, 2012
    7
    It's sexy ladies "wrestling" in skimpy outfits and it does nothing to hide that fact. It knows who its target audience is and lays it onIt's sexy ladies "wrestling" in skimpy outfits and it does nothing to hide that fact. It knows who its target audience is and lays it on thick. As a wrestling game it is average at best, but the interesting and well designed characters and some unique wrestling ideas are really what give this game its shine. As long as you don't take it too seriously and enjoy the view, it can be a fun game. Full Review »