Wrestling

The world of professional wrestling has a lot of different aspects that make it a perfect vehicle for video games. Each of the characters have personality, an entrance that features bombastic music and flashing lights, and a move-set that is like real life fighting games. Add in a bit of cartoony characterization and over the top violence, and it already sounds like something people should be playing on a console.

Wrestling

Wrestling

The truth is that wrestling games have been around just as long as fighting games. All the way back from the Commodore 64 people have been fighting as fictional titans in the squared circle. The pinnacle of all of these games has been the last decade’s run of WWE Raw games. The WWE brand is the biggest in wrestling, so it makes sense that their wrestling games are the most popular. Every year a new roster of wrestlers, new features, and new storylines are introduced into their world much like football or boxing games.

With these wrestling games, the characters look just like they do on television and all of their signature moves have been modeled to look as close as possible. You want to grab a chair from outside the ring to get disqualified, then go for it! Do you want to form a tag team and go for those specialty belts? The world of wrestling is yours to command, and over the years they really have piled on the options.

With modern wrestling games, you can change every single inch of your own created character. The basics are there, like his musculature and hairstyle, but you can draw his tattoos if he has any, create his own entrance, even import his music. Wrestling has come a long way since we had Pro-Wrestling on the 1980′s Nintendo, and it is going to keep getting better. Grab a friend, a controller, and a snack, because when you have one of these games in your hand, you will be laying the smackdown all afternoon.

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