Rumble Roses XX Xbox 360

  • 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
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  1. 65
    More about the scenery than it is about gameplay, the equivalent of playing "Far Cry" because you love palm trees. The difference here is that "Far Cry" is a good shooter; Rumble Roses, despite all the love we have for all of our old schoolboy fantasies -- and some new ones -- is a passable wrestling game, at best.
  2. Rumble Roses XX introduces a few positives into the original game's formula, but too much of the content feels recycled, and the game's sense of sexuality is still rather unseemly.
  3. Rumble Roses XX plays as good as it looks but with very little variety in the gameplay as well as the lack of a story mode makes this a wrestling game that just doesn’t have what it takes to make this a new favorite.
  4. Game Informer
    58
    While the first "Rumble Roses" game was a fun, solid wrestler with some cheese-cake amusement, XX simply feels aimless, dull, and a little offensive. [May 2006, p.104]
  5. Rumble Roses XX is not a terrible game, or as some may think, video game porn. Beneath the surface there is a pretty good fighting game hiding underneath.
  6. 50
    There's no doubt that the arenas look amazing, and the presentation is great. Unfortunately, this is a game and not a tech demo, and the gameplay and modes are severely lacking.
  7. Trying to straddle the line between simulation wrestling game and fetish video, Rumble Roses XX invariably fails. Like most beautiful people, RRXX has a great package on the outside and glaring faults within.
  8. Slip Rumble Roses XX inside a copy of SmackDown if you must buy it, just don't go expecting any innovations other than a big tickling stick, blushing faces, a gigantic Xbox Live porn archive and the wobbliest boobs yet seen in a video game.
  9. It also could have been a lot worse. It’s powered by a solid engine, features a ton of unlockable content, and is rife with humorous potential, which we hope Konami taps in the inexorable "Rumble Roses XXX."
  10. Games Master UK
    69
    Not as pointless as it first seems, but dull for anyone not turned on by "Carry On" films. [July 2006, p.72]
  11. 60
    But even with sluttier graphics and hot girl-on-girl-(on-girl-on-girl) next-gen processing capabilities, the reversal-heavy game is unfortunately afflicted by the not-so-sexy slow reaction time. The venues, digital vixens, and excitably slick moves all convey an illusion of frenzied energy that the reaction time just cannot match.
  12. It looks fantastic, and it's definitely sexy, albeit in an unabashedly slutty, so-tacky-you-should-probably-feel-ashamed kind of way. If that sounds cool, take this babe out on the town tonight.
  13. 70
    In the end Rumble Roses XX does exactly what it set out to do, deliver a healthy amount of T and A with wrestling action thrown in as the means of reaching it.
  14. games(TM)
    50
    There are worse wrestling games out there. At least Rumble Roses is solid, if you can put up with its general silliness. [June 2006, p.114]
  15. Edge Magazine
    60
    Feisty and unapologetic, it’s a game that's happy to break the resolve of those who fail to accept its rules: play casual and compete at leisure. [June 2006, p.91]
  16. 60
    Trying to take dirty pictures with a bondage queen has its place, but shouldn't improving the basic-as-tomato-soup gameplay be first on the to-do list?
  17. Rumble Roses XX could have been a contender against DOA4 and still set itself apart from the fray. Instead, the game comes off as juvenile with plenty of moves that would only seem to be appropriate in movies you’d find in a dark hallway in the back corner of the video store.
  18. Official Xbox Magazine
    70
    As wrestling goes, XX is quickly learned and mastered, particularly against the computer. [May 2006, p.83]
  19. Play Magazine
    70
    It's thorny, to be sure, and the caveat remains: handle these roses with care. [Apr 2006, p.59]
  20. Pelit (Finland)
    72
    The game structure is a complete mess. The player has no idea what to do, when and where. [Aug 2006, p.52]
  21. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    57
    I remain a firm supporter of the original PS2 Roses, but this flaccid follow-up fails to get me in the mood. [May 2006, p.89]
  22. The game sure is nice to look at, but it lacks the depth needed to build a long term relationship.
  23. 70
    It's puzzling and disappointing that the single-player game seems as neglected as it does, but it's a basically solid, pretty package with some new diversions for veterans. Enter the ring knowing it's a "v1.5" rather than a true "2.0," and you won't feel sucker-punched.
  24. On the outside chance that some nameless gamer out there is thinking about picking up Rumble Roses XX on the basis that it will provide an excellent wrestling experience, I should plainly state, that the actual wrestling action is just average.
  25. It's simple and quite fun - especially if you're a depraved and drooling pervert - but the extremely basic, traditional wrestling action and lack of any lasting challenge sinks Rumble Roses down to a disappointing A-cup of a game.
  26. Despite the addition of tag matches, Battle Royales, and Street Fights, there simply isn’t enough depth to keep this hopeful at the top of the ranks. The playability is high, especially amongst human combatants, but the single-player offering wears thin.
  27. X-ONE Magazine UK
    50
    Smut aside, Rumble Roses XX is a lacklustre wrestling game that loses its appeal after just a few hours. Having said that, teenage boys are sure to love it. [Issue 7, p.98]
  28. And that is perhaps this game's only saving grace: it is one damn fine looking game. Both arenas and the ladies are visualized exceptionally well.
  29. Hot graphics, solid controls, decent fun factor, online gameplay which the first game didn't have; but a totally shallow game.
  30. Rumble Roses XX is like blow pop candy without the good stuff inside.
  31. If you really want to see naked women that bad just go download some porn, or better yet clean up a bit and get a girlfriend (not the made up one that lives in Montana). Don’t fall for XX’s good looks. For all its focus on T and A, it ends up being SOL.
  32. 70
    Fans of wrestling, character creation, or sexy women will fall most likely fall in love with what the game has to offer and get extra mileage out of the game's somewhat limited gameplay features.
  33. If you're looking for some quick and easy fun, it's here. However, if you're looking for some depth in the wrestling engine, you'll need to wait for a next generation "Smackdown."
  34. It’s one of those rare games where you know exactly what you are getting before you play it. You simply need to trust your instinct on this one.
  35. A very disappointing game, even when you strip it down to pure wrestling. Fuzzy graphics, mindless fighting, and poor audio make for an expensive game of dress-up.
  36. 60
    Omit every female jiggle, every thong and leg split, all you are left with is a mediocre game with so-so online play.
  37. In fact, with the frustratingly confusing new progression system, this game is a lot less satisfying, even for those who only want to see more boobies.
  38. Stunning character models, simplistic controls, and fluid gameplay usually result in a instant classic. However, the wrestling genre is, and always will be, dominated by a licensed product. Rumble Roses XX is a enjoyable pick up and play alternative to other wrestling titles, despite its fictional characters and lack of gameplay options.
  39. The sound of Rumble Roses XX is passable and mostly centers around female grunting. There’s some decent background music throughout but nothing to write home about and most of the voices of the Roses are extremely overacted in an exceedingly smutty way.
  40. Online play is fairly lag free and will add some longevity to the game, but the only thing that would really save Rumble Roses XX would be a whole new set of moves for each of the characters on offer. There are only so many times you can punch and kick your opponent until they’re vulnerable to a pinfall before you start looking elsewhere for your thrills.
  41. It is a great looking wrestling game but focuses a little too much on the eye candy and not enough of the real wrestling angle.
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 5 out of 13
  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. Jan 29, 2017
    1
    Que juego tan nefasto es este, Una excusa mala solo para ver nenas digitales simulando que luchan entre si, graficos apestosos, músicaQue juego tan nefasto es este, Una excusa mala solo para ver nenas digitales simulando que luchan entre si, graficos apestosos, música horrible, plantilla de luchadores olvidable, una decepcion para todo aquel fan real de los juegos de lucha, quieres un juego donde ver tetas o culos y a la vez ser un excelente juego de lucha prueba Dead or Alive Full Review »
  3. Oct 30, 2016
    10
    Best lesbian fighting ever! Great sexy girls,a lot of different techniques,cool metal songs, and unrivaled gameplay.Great exclusive for X-boxBest lesbian fighting ever! Great sexy girls,a lot of different techniques,cool metal songs, and unrivaled gameplay.Great exclusive for X-box 360! The owners of PC and Playstation envy and cry. Full Review »