Metascore
43

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 17
  2. Negative: 10 out of 17
  1. Lots of blood, but not enough meat. [Jan 2005, p.84]
  2. There are audio glitches galore, with sound effects either missing or repeating themselves over and over for no good reason. [Feb 2005, p.93]
  3. Tedious gameplay, dumb A.I., bad collision detection, glitchy graphics, and weak audio in a video game.
  4. With only two way multiplayer returning, this really was a missed opportunity to improve upon a disappointing franchise. As it stands, BW2 gets the smack put down on it by virtually every other fighter out there. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
  5. This game is just flat-out bad in most every way you can think of, and for a franchise with such promise and potential, that's a truly disheartening thing.
  6. The controls are pretty lousy, characters will often merge with each other and scenery, and moves feel limited; plus, why can't we grapple an opponent when they're stunned?...Avoid this rubbish at all costs.
  7. It's El Stinko for this title, folks. Unless you're some diehard fan of ICP (or Tera Patrick, maybe?), you should steer clear of this at all costs.
  8. 30
    With sloppy production values, insane load times, sub-par graphics and sound, and gameplay that irrevocably evolves into: grapple, counter, super, grapple, counter, super, this game isn't even worth the rental fee.
  9. Fans of Backyard Wrestling may want to try this game out, but then again, they might have more fun with a blowtorch and video camera. Lord knows I would.
  10. 20
    Unfortunately, while hitting porn stars with weed whackers to the finely articulate tunes of the Insane Clown Posse might sound like a dream come true to some, the junior high-level execution of this game just brings down any possibility of a truly good wrestling title.
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. ZaeemR.
    Mar 31, 2005
    9
    This is good this game i like the videos you can go for belts i am the eastern champion i am in this different title i want to go the weapons and steel cage match included:ladders canes tacks tables chairs them white sticks hammer flour handcuffs gurtiars tape forks baseball bat bared wires and lots of weapons this game is very very very good. Full Review »
  2. TomLund
    Sep 14, 2004
    1
    Horrible. Bottom line. Do not even waste $5 on renting this one.