Top 5 Wrestling Games Of All Time

WWF No Mercy


Wrestling fans knew this was coming. I said Fire Pro Wrestling Returns is one of the best; well say hello to the very best. Quite simply put, WWF No Mercy is the Mr. Perfect of wrestling video games. For the N64 the visuals look fantastic, The Rock has his cheeky raised eyebrow, Triple-H has his angry, bad-guy scowl. The crowd is vigorous, enhancing the action with every move. The roster is jam packed with the era’s best and brightest. The story modes have branching trees, allowing a quest for a championship to end in multiple ways. But Most of all the action still holds up.

As I child I remember picking Kurt Angle and powering through the women’s division until the Olympic Gold Medalist become the first male to hold the woman’s championship. That’s right, every title is up for grabs here, and it does not matter whom you pick.

No Mercy gameplay

It is hard to say what exactly makes No Mercy so good. Is it the ability to fight backstage and slam your opponent through a pool table? Well yes, but it’s not just that. Is it the seamless gameplay? Well, yes but it is not just that either. It is a mixture of all these things. It just feels right, like taking that perfect bowel movement. The developer took a perfect bowel movement and WWF No Mercy came out, forever leaving its mark on the toilet bowl that is the wrestling genre. Sounds like a good analogy to me, and the perfect way to close out our top 5.

Dean Moses was born in England in February of 1991. At the age of nineteen he moved to New York City, where he hoped to fulfill two of his longtime dreams: marry the love of his life and become an author. For the past five years he has written for newspapers, including the New York Amsterdam News and the Spring Creek Sun, as well as transcribed for the New York Times’ Lens Blog. He is the author of A Stalled Ox from 1888's Black Hill Press. Dean currently resides in Queens, New York with his wife and two cats.

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