Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. The counter/reversal/combination system is definitely a heavyweight champion.
  2. For the old timers, nostalgia is enough reason to pick this one.
  3. 72
    A perfect way to take a walk down memory lane and relive the good old days of professional wrestling.
  4. 70
    Acclaim has employed a unique, cartoony style that sets it apart from other games in this genre. It looks fun to play. It is fun to play.
  5. The choppy animation and jerky controls, along with the small move list, keeps Legends of Wrestling from hitting the pay window. [July 2002, p.88]
  6. The characters are visually and aurally generic (including the crowd), and overall the audio is bad. On the flip side, it’s pretty easy to pick up and play against a buddy with wrestlers built from the ground up.
  7. As good as wrestling gets on the Xbox. [Fall 2002, p.121]
  8. It has great ideas but executes it horribly.
  9. 60
    Playing this game really reminds me of what it feels like to be on the Autobahn. You’re cruising along at a comfy 120mph, everything is going great and you’re taking in sun and then all of a sudden, some a-hole cuts you off and you crash head on into a brick wall...the gameplay is just absolutely horrendous.
  10. While the idea of playing as these wrestling legends is certainly appealing, Legends of Wrestling sadly doesn't follow through with a game that's as good as its concept.
User Score

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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. FlamingS.
    Apr 28, 2003
    Game play is decent I like the character creation but in heinsight its the worst game on the Xbox.
  2. JeffA.
    Mar 26, 2003
    Much better than the competition. The wrestlers do look cartoonish but they were probably meant to. Good blood effects and you can rip your own music in the game. Should have scored higher with reviewers. Full Review »