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Promotion Wars - Run Your Wrestling Company
Promotion Wars (PC)
Member Name: Jelboy18
Promotion Wars (PC)
Date: 13/07/08, updated on 13/07/08 (1768 review reads)
Advantages: Great simulator game that lets you do so much - FREE
Disadvantages: Old version - last release = 2004 - however people have made updates
I came across this product while viewing the PC section. This is something I used to play when I was younger. Interestlingly, this product still exists.
Promotion wars is a free wrestling promoter simulator game that was created by Adam Jennings in 2000. This game gives people the chance to run the wrestling companies of TNA (Total Nonstop Action Wrestling), ROH (Ring of Honour), and other top promotions in North America. Some of the older versions are still downloadable which allows you to run the WWF, WCW, and ECW. The latest downloadable version 1.2e is a simple game. It is like the football manager of wrestling, or a simpler version of the GM mode in Smackdown vs Raw 2008 on playstation and xbox platforms. The last version however was released in 2004 so the rosters are not up to date.
On the promotion wars website however there are many links to updates that allow you to put the WWE onto the game. You can also find many downloadable scenarios and other promotions to run, even the smaller ones like BCW (a small canadian promotion).
Other downloads include an editor which allows you to edit promotions and wrestlers, aswell as create them.
This simulator game allows you to either run the chosen wrestling promotions or create your own indy wrestling company from scratch and build it to the top. All the wrestlers are real and there are no fake people on the game. You can sign free agents e.g. Stone Cold Steve Austin or you can try and prize away talents from the bigger companies. There are no videos from the matches. It is a text game. When you have enough wrestlers on the roster you will put on weekly shows to which you have to decide the matches and who wins like a real promotion. You can decide so many things, from running talk show segments with a selected host to putting your world title in the line in a 30 man Battle Royal. There are a lot of matches, and in the editor you can decide to create new matches if you desire.
The game is a very good pastime for all wrestling fans. I think it is worthy of having a go if you like wrestling. If you do not like wrestling then there really is no point of playing this game. As the game is free it is obviously great value for money. I have never understood why they have not made people pay for this game as it can last forever. Warning however, if you start a small indy company you are going to be in it for the long run. Dont just think that if you have the money that you are going to be able to sign any wrestler. If you want to be able to buy the top dogs you are going to have to build a reputation to start bringing them in.
If you prefer the old school wrestling then just download an earlier version which is available somewhere on the website link below. The old version as I said consists of ECW, WCW, and WWF. However, there are updates on the new game which allow you to have these brands. All you need is on the website link, and they will give you the websites you need to go to to get the updates.
you can download from http://www.geocities.com/promwars/
It is an addictive game and only recommended for wrestling fans. Therefore for wrestling fans - 4.5/5 star rating - non wrestling fans - 1/5 star. Why? Because you will not be interested in wrestling will you. My rating of the product will be the former.
Summary: An addictive wrestling simulator game which is a must try for all wrestling fans.