Platform: PS3, XBox 360
THQ's Smackdown (and later, Smackdown Vs Raw) Franchises have really been the only choice for grappling fans to lace up the boots and battle as their favourites WWE Superstars for nearly ten years now, and now THQ have opted for a change of pace by releasing WWE: Legends of Wrestlemania.
As it says on the tin, this focuses on the various, over-the-top Superstars of WWE's past, including Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock. Each have their own distinctive entrance – The Ultimate Warrior's being a personal favourite – and likenesses are given a cartoonish look, rather than SVR realistic character modelling.
Controls are easy to pick up, with even the most novice of gamer pulling off a 'Stone Cold Stunnner' or 'People's Elbow' with simplest of ease – this done by pressing a button when it flashes up on the screen; failure to press said button at the correct moment will result in your opponent reversing the manoeuvre. It's a neat little shift implemented by THQ, if not a little too simplistic for the more hardened gamer.
There's no career mode to speak off, the main mode being Wrestlemania Tour Mode, where you watch actual footage of Wrestlemania's Past, and then attempt to 'Rewrite History' by having your favourite star Win instead of Losing.
There's also the neat ability to import the current characters from Smackdown Vs Raw, but this made me wonder why THQ didn't just include everything in this game into SVR in the first place.
Rent or Buy: Rent
Replay Value: 3/5
Reviewed By: Simon Rubbathan