WWE All Stars Review: Fun, But Not Perfect

By Posted 30 Mar 2011, 17:03

WWE All Stars is certainly different from the wrestling games we have seen over the last few year, but is it worth purchasing? IGN recently reviewed the Xbox 360 of the game, in this article we will pick up on some of the good points and bad points raised.

IGN first picked up on its graphics, saying that they liked the style this game went for as it was distinct and bright, as for the sound there are no major issues J.R and the Jerry Lawler announce the matches and the voiceovers are good. There were mixed reviews on the grappling system early on it seems great and gives you an arcade style of fighting, however when you try and carry out more complex actions it gets confusing.

The key word to describe the game best is probably just ‘fun’ because the game doesn’t give too much in the way of depth, but it is still enjoyable enough to play for a few hours. The lasting appeal is not huge simply due to the complexity of the grappling system (which needs a manual or tutorial system), online play being jumpy and there are long loading screens, however all-in-all it sets solid foundations for a follow-up release.

The overall score given by IGN was 7/10 which is good but not likely to compete with the more established Smackdown vs Raw series, however is this a bad thing? The idea for this game was to look and feel arcade-y and also to be different, so in this sense it has succeeded. It is certainly worth downloading the demo at least to try.

Have you played WWE All Stars? If so have you been impressed by it? What changed would you make? Let us know in the comments section below.