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  • Summary: WWE All Stars will deliver one of the greatest rosters ever assembled in a wrestling-centric videogame. Renowned WWE Legends will align with today's most prominent Superstars, inviting players to generate fantasy matches and ultimately determine the greatest competitors of all time. InWWE All Stars will deliver one of the greatest rosters ever assembled in a wrestling-centric videogame. Renowned WWE Legends will align with today's most prominent Superstars, inviting players to generate fantasy matches and ultimately determine the greatest competitors of all time. In addition, each Legend and Superstar will boast a distinctive and highly stylized appearance, adding to the overall atmosphere and intrepid attitude exuding from the on-screen action. Expand
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  1. Positive: 31 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
  1. Jun 6, 2011
    90
    By far the best wrestling game I've played in the past few years. The lack of depth in match types and singleplayer mode is unfortunate, but the game is seriously fun and a joy to play. Add in the nostalgia factor with the old school wrestlers, and this game is a must for all WWE fans.
  2. Apr 11, 2011
    85
    We could happily recommend this game to those who have been away from the THQ wrestling series for a few releases now or to those that loved the classic WWE franchise. With great gaming mechanics and controls that range from newbie to gaming veteran plus some exceptional graphics, WWE All Stars has some great replay value with some awesome fun to be had online as you make your way up the leaderboards.
  3. Apr 15, 2011
    80
    WWE All Stars is an arcade-y alternative to other wrestling games like Smackdown vs. RAW. The game is most fun when played together with other players.
  4. Apr 4, 2011
    75
    Overall, I think WWE All Stars is definitely worth checking out, but I'd highly suggest avoiding the PS3 version until they get this whole data cache thing worked out.
  5. Apr 18, 2011
    73
    WWE All Stars is a complete over the top spin-off of the usual WWE Smackdown vs. Raw games. You can play with current legends and also with old legends in the singleplayer and exhibition mode. The gameplay is pretty easy and really fun, a cool title.
  6. Apr 2, 2011
    70
    WWE All Stars fills a niche as a few evenings worth of entertainment. It is sort of like a Super Smash Bros. for those who know their Rick Martel's from their Mike 'The Miz' Mizanin's. It is a simple, fun brawler that is best enjoyed with a room full of lifelong wrestling fans. Whether it is worth forty pounds of your money, however, is completely down to how often you find yourself in that situation.
  7. Apr 7, 2011
    50
    An original attempt in the world of WWE, but not as good as the usual Smackdown Vs. Raw.

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. Jan 25, 2021
    10
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  2. Jul 2, 2012
    10
    I really like this game, because of the combo system, chain grapple. It is simple enough for my sister to play, and hard when playing againstI really like this game, because of the combo system, chain grapple. It is simple enough for my sister to play, and hard when playing against players that knows how to play. I thought that THQ was going to make another one this, adding new WWE Superstars and Legends. Expand
  3. Mar 30, 2011
    9
    After beating some of the modes and seeing that it's not going to be very different from here on out, the only gripe with this game is thatAfter beating some of the modes and seeing that it's not going to be very different from here on out, the only gripe with this game is that there is no real difference in the game modes. They really do feel like a bunch of exhibition matches piled into different modes. That being said, i don't remember games like Super Mario Bros being reviewed and said it's all the same, just jumping and running through the entire game, and that being a bad thing. It's something that worked for that game. And if we try not to compare one game to another, you will see that games like WWE All Stars is fantastic. Games should be fun to play, regardless of any other Aspect. WWE All Stars is a blast to play. You can pick up and start hammering away on the controls, or, you CAN take your time to notice intricate combinations that will amaze you in how detailed they got each wrestlers move set. I've been playing non-stop and have been fortunate to have been having lots of fun. If you are worried that you aren't getting a ton of modes and not a lot of content, you may be right; but this definitely isn't a game you can play and say it's not fun. This probably is for wrestling fans, but if you do like action/fighting games that keeps the pace and never really stops for breath, than this is well worth the money! Expand
  4. Apr 21, 2011
    7
    WWE All Stars has the biggest potential of any game franchise I have played in a long time. The premiseis an austentatious one. Take theWWE All Stars has the biggest potential of any game franchise I have played in a long time. The premiseis an austentatious one. Take the biggest names of wrestling passed and present, put them in an over-the-top shlauberknockle and have a great time.

    That is really what this is meant to be a sit around with your friends, grab a controller and have a hilarious time. In that respect WWE All Stars is bang on.

    Where the game fails is in its depth, especially when compared to its sister game Smackdown vs. Raw 2011. In a game like Smackdown, players can pursue a nearly unlimited number of tactics to confuse and defeat opponents. Whether it be a strong ground game, or sophisticated grapple style both can win making it fun and original each time you play.

    WWE All Stars falls short in that there is no real ground game to speak of, only rarely does an opponent stay on the mat long enough to get a shot in, its even difficult to use some of the spectacular aerial moves that the game does so well. In short more depth and balance would have made this game a dream to play.

    One thing I would like to see in any future wrestling games, is a change in countering. As of right now most wrestling games online become a giant countering fiasco, its to the point now, where there is very little actual wrestling getting done.

    Lastly is the near non-existant single player campaign. Currently there are two options. First is the dream matches 10 in total, where the developers have chosen 10 dream matches they would like to see that could never happen. Though fun to play and debate about, it could have used more scripting to make the matches more original. Other than the video montages at the beginning, one could make all of these matches themselves using the exhibition mode. Next is a mode where you can pick a superstar (or in 1 case a tag team) and fight 10 matches to get to the title match. Containing only 3 cut scenes in each and there being only 3 of them doesnt not offer extensive playtime and seriously lacks depth in each match.

    One thing I would really like to see next year is a famous match mode, where they take some of the most legendary matches of the last 30 years add lots of scripts and surprises to them. In short a more dynamic combat system couple with more robust single player campaign could make WWE All Stars a powerhouse franchise in the future. I don't consider a faliure but a stepping stone to what the future might bring. However, if you're looking for a game to rent for the weekend to sit around and play with friends, look no further than WWE All Stars.
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  5. Dec 29, 2013
    7
    Lots of excitement and unrealistic action (which is fun of course) as you play as your favorite WWE Superstar, Past or Present. The game isLots of excitement and unrealistic action (which is fun of course) as you play as your favorite WWE Superstar, Past or Present. The game is lots of fun for a bit but there are not a lot of opportunities to do a lot. It's probably good for a quick buy just for fun, arcade style wrestling but not something you can play a lot. Overall, it's a good game. Expand
  6. Jan 3, 2017
    6
    WWE All Stars
    A Shallow Arcade
    WWE all stars is an arade wrestling game featuring a5 different superstars and 15 different legends However
    WWE All Stars
    A Shallow Arcade
    WWE all stars is an arade wrestling game featuring a5 different superstars and 15 different legends
    However there isn’t much here to do
    In my opinion wrestling games are the best when theyre at their most ridiculous, it’s the reason here comes the pain and shut your mouth are some of my favorite wrestling games of all time so I had a lot of hopes with the one..
    The models look crazy.. the finishers are insane…
    But theres no ooprtunity to have fun here beyond an hr or 2
    The best part of the game is the path of champions mode…
    There are 3 different story lines with 10 matches each, for the undertaker, randy orton, and dx,
    Complete with fully animated and fulyl voice acted cutscenes…
    Why are these not part of every wwe game?
    they were hilarious at times and saved this game from being just a mediocre arcade wrestling game…
    They gave the game some personality…
    and theres also a fantasy warfare mode that pits legend vs superstar in a dream match..
    Such as the mz and mr perfect…
    sure they stretched a little for these dream matches.. but this mode uses every last character in the roster.. so ill let it slide…
    It’s a pretty cool mode with a well edited promo before each match…
    You pick a side and play it out…
    But the good of this game ends there….
    Match modes are limited….
    the only specialty matches here are exture rules and a steel cage…
    and neither of the 2 are interesting or fun…
    and this game features hands down the least intuitive control scheme in a wrestling game period…
    I get they wanted it to feel like a different game than the smackdown series.. the now 2k series…
    But that’s no excuse for THQ to not just straight up copy themselves or at the very least put the option there to use that perfect scheme they’ve had since the 90s
    I felt like I was bashing the shoulder pads more than the face buttons…
    the button to pin and run are right next to eachother… you can imagine how many annoying moments that creates.. as well as the button for checking under the mat and climbing back in the ring are the same….
    Running and irish whip are the same button…
    I never got an irish whip.. the most common move for me in any other game other than by accident…
    It really ruined the gameplay experience as I felt I was button mashing rather than picking and choosing my attacks…
    Which brings me to the matches themselves..
    This game is more about the ko than it is the pinfal… and you can only ko with a finisher…
    You can pin but the computer kciks out 90% of the time no matter how hurt you have them…
    And that’s if you can even get them to stay down… again this is more of an arcade fighter inside of a ring than it is your typical wrestling game… everything is fast paced and the match can turn on a dime…
    I like the concept of WWE Allstars, all the craziest superstars with over the top ridiculous moves… make them look crazy… make them fly through the air from the simplest things like punches….
    It sounds like the perfect party game…
    But the unnecessary over complication of commands and lack of any fun modes hurt the game the most…
    Its an arcade game.. if there was any time to experiment with crazy match ideas.. this was it.. and you missed your opportuniuty…
    I give WWE All Stars
    A 6.5/10
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  7. Apr 5, 2011
    0
    The best thing I can say about it is that I made the wise decision to rent it from redbox for 2 bucks a night, because I immediately drove itThe best thing I can say about it is that I made the wise decision to rent it from redbox for 2 bucks a night, because I immediately drove it back and turned it in.

    I was excited to play it because it was published by THQ like the old, awesome WCW games and it had the characters from when wrestling wasn't awful (Stone Cold, Ultimate Warrior, Andre the Giant) and the roster is sweet. That is where it ends.

    THE BAD:
    The AI of the computer in this game is beyond horrible, they pin you whenever your life is low, often after a very weak knockdown. Anything more than 1 vs 1 (1 vs1vs1 and so on) is ridiculous because a slight jab hits both guys in a grapple and just leads to button mashing. All the game modes are ridiculously weak (pretty much 100% exhibition). Entrances stop halfway through the ramp. This game seriously felt like it was meant for 10 year olds which I guess is the WWE's current demographic, but then why include the "Legends" on the roster at all. This game feels like the developers were just laughing at whoever was gonna buy this when they put it together. Just an amazingly half-assed game.
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