"Taking back the elegance of the original SmackDown on the next-generation consoles is a sensible and much called for move. That's not to say that the things we've come to expect from THQ's franchise are gone. Online mode makes an appearance. Despite the fact wrestling games should ideally be played by a room full of half-drunk, overexcited males screaming "Hooooooo!" at strategic, or not-so-strategic points, this is a welcome addition that serves to underline Legends' quality. No wrestling title would be complete without a create-a-wrestler mode with custom entrances. We can't pretend we're not enamoured with the whole retro aspect of Legends, but even looking past that there is a lot more promise in this title than we've seen from a wrestling title for a long time."