“ Genre: Sports / Rating: T - (Teen) / up to 2 players / published by: Acclaim „
Showdown: Legends of Wrestling. The first game since WCW Backstage Assault to feature the legend known as Sting.
The former WCW Champion, and franchise player of the company had been quiet since the demise of WCW in 2001, but suddenly, in 2003, announced that he would be part of the Legends of Wrestling franchise, which contained such legends to the sport as Hulk Hogan, Bret Hart, Ultimate Warrior, British Bulldog, the Von Erichs and more.
Legends of Wrestling was a great franchise which allowed wrestling fans to play an alternative to the WWE Smackdown series, as the WWE had the stranglehold of Wrestling in America, having swallowed WCW, ECW and being the number 1 promotion in the World - unrivalled.
The career mode is brilliant, and the system is a little clunky now, but its still a good game where you can pit legends against others in matches you might never have seen, but would have loved to have seen.
All in all, to have an alternative from another franchise is always good, but to have one woth such a roster as this, is truly epic. Things like this are unheard of, and worth every pence for the nostalgia alone.
I still have mine. I remember the epic nights I had with mates wrestling on this game, and thinking 'Wow. Look at these legends...'
A full list of Legends is vailable on Wikipedia, and I couldnt name them all because there are so many, but trust me, thee is no disappointment here. The controls might be weird now, but the game is still awesome.
Legends of Wrestling: Showdown is the exclusive supercard of the immortals! Battle through the annals of time clashing with the greatest grapplers to set foot in the squared circle. Create dream matches, unlock classic feuds and travel down the path of pain in the first-ever era-based career mode to see if you have what it takes to beat the icons of professional wrestling!