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Submitted by MetalArcade 1266d ago | opinion piece

The All Time Greatest Wrestling Games

Esteban Cuevas of Metal Arcade writes:

Remember in the late 90′s when professional wrestling became extremely popular again? I do. I was a big fan of the WWF back then, now called the WWE. My favorite wrestler was The Rock. He was powerful, yet agile. Although I loved watching Raw every Monday and eventually Smackdown on Thursdays, the main reason why I was into wrestling was the games. Although at the time I focused on the WWF titles, I grew curious and not much later I tried the WCW games. Both companies made incredible games and their respective developers did a good job to distinguish the two; however I will say that THQ is the king of wrestling games. There’s a reason that they’ve made every WWE game for over a decade. Regardless of developer, wrestling games are an important segment of video game history and was a new genre for the medium. Some say wrestling games are fighting games or sports games. I think they’ve created their own genre. (PS2, Retro, WWF No Mercy, WWF Smackdown 2)

Relientk77  +   1266d ago
Omg I spent many hours playing the games on this list. So much fun
MetalArcade  +   1266d ago
I loved No Mercy the most. I would love an HD remake of that. Hell, I'd love to see a HD COllection of all the PS2 games as well
Rattlehead20  +   1266d ago
Omg! WcW/NWO Revenge! <3 Best wrestling game ever. Closely followed by No Mercy.
SnakePayne  +   1266d ago
all new wrestling games are crap as f*ck *_*
smallz  +   1266d ago
What about WWF Wrestlemania 2000? It was the predecessor to No Mercy and should at least get a honorable mention. It's funny just a day ago I was telling my girlfriend how I drove an hour away in the middle of the night just to find a 24 hour Walmart that had it in stock.
MetalArcade  +   1265d ago
I didn't write the article, but if I had, it would definitely be in there! I remember buying it day 1 at Toys R Us when I was like 11.
Haha123  +   1266d ago
Here comes the pain... nuff said
rataranian  +   1266d ago
Hmmm....no Pro Wrestling. No Wrestlefest. No WcW nes. No snes Royal Rumble. wtf?
optimus  +   1266d ago
Tecmo wrestling should have been mentioned, as well as arcade entries by sega and the fire pro wrestling series.
sovietsoldier  +   1266d ago
hey what about the wwf games that where on the c64? those where really good back in the day.
Kratoscar2008  +   1266d ago
SvR 2007 is my favorite and redefined the wrestling genre, the next ones will be less enjoyable (I prefered Story mode of the first SvR game)
MetalArcade  +   1265d ago
Obviously everyone has their own faves that they think should be on the list, but this is just one writer's (not mine) opinion.

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