Summary: I've been playing wrestling games since 1988's WWF Wrestlemania for NES and I've played damn near every game since then for all consoles. I know my wrestling games and this one sucks. Although this game has some improvments over the former legends of wrestling games, it's still way short on moves. Only three Strikes per player! Thats right only three strikes per player...1 2 3!!!
Summary: You would think that after nearly twenty years of making wrestling games Acclaim would have learned how to do it better than this by now. Sadly, this isn't the case. "Showdown" takes a very interesting concept and ruins it so much that it quickly reminds you why these legends are just that: Legends - meaning wrestlers of yesterday. Despite having pretty good graphics and options the game plays like an old Nintendo cartridge.
Summary: This game was made strictly for the 80's wrestling. I got to admit I'm one, but this game just doesn't do it for me. The controls are not good. When you press a button and two seconds later, they do the move, it's not really good. I do like the Classic Matches mode where you control a certain wrestler at pivotal parts of the match and I also like the fact that there are so many wrestlers to choose from. Other than that, there's not really much to this game.
Summary: This game is full of some of the greatest wrestlers of all time. I was looking forward to its realease for some time. It of course is missing a few of the biggest names(like Ric Flair) but that is the least of this games problems. The game is not challenging on any level of difficulty and the career mode just plain sucks.
Summary: If you are a wrestling fan, this game is a big disappointment. Sure the wrestlers they have chosen for the game are some of the biggest names in the business, but that is the only good thing about the game. You have very limited moves, reversals are way too easy (in one sequence I think I had seen 8 reversals on the same attempt), and tagging in partners and climbing the ropes are almost impossible.
Summary: When I saw the LOW promo on tv making fun of certain wwf champions, I had to pick it up. Blood is a plus, season mode is a plus, but this game should of been strictly for gameboy or something. A combination of all the smackdown games with this would of been pretty good. I think THQ made their season mode so short for jbi just to be smartasses. We did complain about sd2 season mode enough. But this game is in no way better than any smackdown.
Summary: This game would be every old school wrestling fans dream, if it was good enough to be called a game. The Roster is outstanding, with the likes of RVD, Sabu, Hogan, Bret Hart, etc... But the game play is slow and sluggish and very difficult to play. I like to have fun playing wrestling games, not straining my thumbs to pull off a lousey move. Very slow paced, Very cheaply made. If you want a good wrestling game, play WWF No Mercy.
Excerpt: "...me start by saying that legends of wrestling is one of the worst wrestling games to grace the PS2 ever. I bought the game as i am a big fan of older wrestlers however not even this novelty could save this game from being medicore. It does however try a couple of new ideas however these sadly fail to make the grade. However with games like Here Comes The Pain out there is no excuse for Acclaim to produce a game like this now adays. For this reason ...
Summary: I bought this game drooling at the idea that I could have The Ravishing One vs. Mr. Wonderful in a first blood match but the slow responsiveness of the controls and lack of replayability ruins this game. How could this truly be a legends game without Ric Flair, Arn & Ole Anderson, Magnum T.A.,Junkyard Dog and let us not forget The Total Package Lex Luger and the Midnight Express. This game is for hardcore fans who reminisce of the old-school days of the NWA and WWF.