WWF War Zone

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WWF War Zone is the first WWF-based wrestling game to use fully 3D character and environment graphics. The wrestlers can execute traditional punch and kicks, as well as various grapple moves, which the player can perform by pressing a button assigned to initial grapple in a combination with different direction buttons. Commentary, wrestler introductions (with short voice clips), crowd reactions, and full-motion sequences (in the PlayStation version only) are included.

The game features seven basic gameplay modes, allowing configurations of one to four players. These include training mode, one-on-one, tag team, cage match, weapons match, tornado tag team, and war (elimination free for all). Two additional modes, Royal Rumble and gauntlet, are exclusive to the Nintendo 64 version. The player can also create and customize his own wrestler, taking him through the WWF challenge. The new wrestler finds himself at the bottom of a pyramid, and has to challenge wrestlers situated immediately above him, gradually working his way through to the title. Sometimes previously defeated wrestlers will challenge the player to a "grudge match", which usually consists of special encounters, such as battles with weapons or cage matches.


WWF War Zone PlayStation Character selection screen
WWF War Zone PlayStation Top angle
WWF War Zone PlayStation Moves list
WWF War Zone PlayStation Game modes

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Mega Fun Nintendo 64 Sep, 1998 91 out of 100 91
Gamezilla Nintendo 64 1998 91 out of 100 91
GamePro (US) Nintendo 64 Aug, 1998 4.5 out of 5 90
Power Unlimited Nintendo 64 Nov, 1998 8.8 out of 10 88
Power Unlimited PlayStation Nov, 1998 8.7 out of 10 87
GameSpot PlayStation Jul 29, 1998 8.6 out of 10 86
Gaming Entertainment Monthly Nintendo 64 Dec 16, 1998 86 out of 100 86
Total! (Germany) Nintendo 64 Aug, 1998 1.75 out of 6 85
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Consoles News PlayStation Sep, 1998 75 out of 100 75


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Turok is a playable secret character in this game. He has The Rock's moveset. Although as of today, it is not known how to unlock him other than using a Gameshark device.

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