• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Jun 9, 2002
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  • Summary: Legendary battles and intense drama are packed into one event--WrestleMania, where the baddest men on the planet meet to become champions of wrestling. An updated 2002 roster features superstars and newcomers Rob Van Dam, Booker T, The Hurricane, and nWo members Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, andLegendary battles and intense drama are packed into one event--WrestleMania, where the baddest men on the planet meet to become champions of wrestling. An updated 2002 roster features superstars and newcomers Rob Van Dam, Booker T, The Hurricane, and nWo members Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, and Hulk Hogan. Master each superstar's unique wrestling style and turn the tide of the match through a combination of counters, reversals, and brutal finishing moves. Now you can start from the beginning and take your rookie wrestler up through the ranks in quest for the Heavyweight Championship Belt. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
  1. As good of a wrestling games as I have seen for any next generation console. In fact it is quite a bit better than most. However if Yuke's would implement their older grappling system, this game would have been unstoppable.
  2. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    78
    Almost a wrestling fan's dream come true. But there's one thing that's keeping it from achieving greatness: the incredibly dull Create-A-Superstar mode. [August 2002, p.137]
  3. Best served with 3 mates and a cold beer, great fun and easy to pick up. Only down side is it’s not the ‘No Mercy’ many of us had hoped for, and it’s already out of date which cant really be helped with such a dismal ‘create a wrestler’ mode.
  4. Game Informer
    65
    The AI is bumbling and unbalanced. [August 2002, p.82]
  5. Single player matches can be fun, except when getting into multi-opponent matches, where the computer decides that you're always the odd-man out. You'll be screaming for blood when it's you versus three opponents.
  6. This game is rushed and it truly shows in every aspect. I feel as if I’ve been taken back to the days of WCW Nitro and the likes. Please get me out of this Nightmare.
  7. Lacks any great game modes, the controls are wacky at times, the AI needs some major work and the name just doesn’t fit.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. May 29, 2021
    10
    I love this game sure it not as good future games on the gamecube .
    The graphics are pretty good.
    The physics are not to good but in my
    I love this game sure it not as good future games on the gamecube .
    The graphics are pretty good.
    The physics are not to good but in my opinion thats what makes the game fun.
    The cage matches are so fun to play.
    You play up to four players local and its really fun.
    You should give this game a try.
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  2. William
    Oct 17, 2002
    10
    Shame i couldnt give this Game an 11 i mean it has RVD in it WOOO HOO as well as Jeff Hardy man this Game Rocks!
  3. AdamB.
    Dec 27, 2004
    10
    I just really love this game. There are loads of wrestlers to use and a few to unlock. The match types are cool, no matter what people say, I just really love this game. There are loads of wrestlers to use and a few to unlock. The match types are cool, no matter what people say, the gameplay is great. I really like the Path of a Champion mode. Expand
  4. Nick
    Jun 18, 2002
    7
    A very average game with TONS of flaws that could have easily been addressed. Still, a fun game and worth a rental if you've got a few A very average game with TONS of flaws that could have easily been addressed. Still, a fun game and worth a rental if you've got a few friends who are willing to have some mindless fun. Similar to the Smackdown! series, but different enough that I can actually enjoy this game (I'm HATE those games). Expand
  5. IanW.
    Jul 3, 2002
    7
    I think that the game is very smooth, but there are some disappointing things about it. I hate the fact that you can't rejoin after I think that the game is very smooth, but there are some disappointing things about it. I hate the fact that you can't rejoin after being ousted in the royal rumble. Who want sto watch the computer players fight each other? not me. I also don't like the fact that there isn't any dialogue from the wrestlers. Besides that i love the rest of the game. I think the hell in the cell is cool and the ladder matches, and all that jazz. Me and my friends have a pretty good time playing it and that's all that f***ing matters. Expand
  6. May 16, 2013
    5
    WWE Wrestlemania 18 has good graphics and controls. But the Path of a Champion is short and there is no need to go through it again when youWWE Wrestlemania 18 has good graphics and controls. But the Path of a Champion is short and there is no need to go through it again when you unlock all of the arenas and the superstars. The Royal Rumble in the exhibition mode is hard to beat. Expand
  7. SeanC.
    Jul 27, 2002
    2
    This game came short of every expectation I had. There were huge flaws in the game. these include:missing theme music, small roster list and This game came short of every expectation I had. There were huge flaws in the game. these include:missing theme music, small roster list and adventure mode. With the lack of these you would think that the game would make up for it in the C.A.W. mode but that is the biggest disapointment of them all. With very few costume, facial, logo and hair selection it leaves you with a bunch of clones. for the very few positives of this game is its graphics, somewhat updated roster and its match modes, which still don't compare to smackdown. on a final word this game isn't even a match for its n64 counter parts like no mercy and wrestlemania 2000(probably the best wrestling games ever). Unfortunetly this game defy's the laws of physics by actually managing to suck and blow at the same time. Expand

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#17 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002