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  • Summary: Get ready for the most hardcore fighting experience on your console. Insane stunts, brutal weapons and a whole world of pain, Backyand Wrestling allows you to step into a groundbreaking new world of open-ended gameplay.
    Punish your opponent using instruments of pain like bricks, light
    bulbs, tables as well as the environment itself. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 6 out of 15
  1. 75
    We finally fulfilled our dream of beating guest stars Insane Clown Posse with a baseball bat. [Oct 2003, p.37]
  2. Could have been one of those great alternatives to the WWE wrestling titles, but its many flaws are just too numerous to make this one any fun.
  3. 65
    Fans of the Backyard Wrestling line of DVDs, Insane Clown Posse junkies, and blood fiends should probably go nuts over it...[though it] isn't as fulfilling as it should be.
  4. Borderline unplayable due to terrible collision and sloppy mechanics. [Dec 2003, p.174]
  5. Body-slammed by slipshod control, uninspired storytelling, and AI that flips between hyper-brutality and empty-headed idiocy. [Dec 2003, p.106]
  6. So unpolished that it's far more of a chore than a pleasure to play.
  7. Sadly, the sloppy controls and graphics make the game about as fun as a blow to the brainpan with a spiked bat.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 3 out of 4
  1. GuyF.
    Oct 30, 2003
    10
    Wickid clownz neva die!
  2. JackBenimble
    Dec 1, 2003
    1
    THis game is terrible! If you want to play a wrestling game, try SMACKDOWN!
  3. PaladA.
    Nov 10, 2003
    0
    Wicked clowns never die, they live on in very crappy games like this. Anything ICP touches seems to turn to crap. Whoever gave them permission to make a game should be shot, and I feel sorry for the wrestlers they included in this game, they probably will never appear in a real wrestling title simply becouse of this. Poor sabu, went from tag teaming with RVD to being a side charecter in a third rate pure crap title like backyard wrestling dont try this at home. A word of advice to anyone who wishes to get a good game, stay far away from this one. Expand
  4. [Anonymous]
    Jan 9, 2005
    0
    One of the sorryest games I have ever had the dishoner of playing. The good thing is that I only rented it and Just like Jack Benimble said "If you want to play a wrestling game, try SMACKDOWN" Expand