Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 15
  2. Negative: 6 out of 15
Buy On
  1. So unpolished that it's far more of a chore than a pleasure to play.
  2. Limited, repetitive and tediously gratuitous.
  3. Play Magazine
    33
    There are many reasons to be appalled by this game, but it all starts with a poorly designed game engine that's spazzy to the point of near unplayability. [Dec 2003, p.100]
  4. 30
    Compared to most wrestling games, the movesets here have been whittled down to almost nothing. The basic attacks are almost all simple strikes that quickly become half-hearted combinations (punch, punch ... kick!) for button mashers.
  5. Xbox Nation Magazine
    20
    This one comes straight from the backyard. It should return there, preferably buried deep by the family dog. [Dec/Jan 2004, p.95]
  6. Sadly, the sloppy controls and graphics make the game about as fun as a blow to the brainpan with a spiked bat.
User Score
5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. [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 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" Full Review »
  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 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. Full Review »