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WCW/NWO Revenge (Nintendo 64)

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One of the most incredible wrestling games to date. Ryan Connely (8) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars

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AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.1
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.9
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
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Overall User Score (20 votes) 3.4

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Gaming Entertainment Monthly
Overall I think THQ has done a great job and created by far the best wrestling game to date on any platform. The number of different options and the amount of characters and moves that are in this game just blows away any competition it ever had in the first place, in concluding I would like to say that it has been a pleasure reviewing such an excellent game and I can't wait to try THQ's next wrestling invention.
Game industry News (GiN)
Well, that's the inside scoop on this year's knockout wrestling title for the Nintendo 64. Revenge is a "must by" game for any wrestling fan. You'll be on the edge of your seat from the time your wrestler makes their first pay-per-view entrance. If you've got "WCW/NWO World Tour", trade it in and get Revenge! You won't be disappointed! This one gets 41/2 out of 5 GiN gems.
This is a damn good wrestling game. Even if you are not a fan of wrestling, you should still enjoy it. There are plenty of wrestlers to choose from, and the real-life arenas are a great touch. Unfortunately for Revenge, I would give the nod to War Zone because of the create feature alone. The gameplay is very comparable, yet very different. If you are a starving N64 owner like most, you will do just fine owning both games.
Total! (Germany)
Steht Ihr vor der Entscheidung zwischen War Zone und Revenge, sei Euch folgendes mitgegeben. WWF War Zone bietet hier die beste Optik und Ausstattung, WCW/NWO die beste Spielbarkeit und die meisten Charaktere, die jemals in einem Wrestling-Spiel bestaunt werden konnten. Da der Spielspaß an erster Stelle steht, wird WCW/NWO Revenge in der Kategorie „Gameplay“ besser bewertet, mehr Modi hätten zu einer höheren Gesamtnote verholfen.
Mega Fun
Ich will den Kasten hier nutzen, um WCW vs NWO mit seinem direkten Konkurrenten WWF Warzone zu vergleichen. Grafisch wirkt WCW lebendiger, was aber meh an der Farbwahl als am Detailreichtum liegt. Steuerungstechnisch gewinnt klar WWF Warzone das Rennen, da die Kollisionsabfrage genauer ist und die Moves leichter von der Rand gehen. Vom Gesamtablauf der beiden Games, wie den unterschiedlichen Prügel-Modi, würde ich beide gleich einstufen, da sie Tag Team, Royal Rumble, Vier-Spieler-Modus usw. beinhalten, und es wirklich egal ist, ob wir uns den WCW- oder den WWF-Gürtel erstreiten wollen. Einzig der wichtige Feinschliff, wie charakteristisches Wrestler agieren sowie der Movereichtum, hebt WWF Warzone über das WCW-Modul.
Game Revolution
Revenge is a simpler game than War Zone. When I won my first title belt, I did nothing but mash buttons as fast as I could and hoped for the best. Trying the same tactic on War Zone will only succeed in getting you booed out of the ring. The better of the two games really depends on the type of gamer you are. If you want to recreate every wrestling event and you also like some serious button-mashing, pick up Revenge. You two are a match made in heaven. However, if you're into a little more finesse and methodical gameplay as well as an all-encompassing experience (top-notch graphics and sound), you can't go wrong with War Zone. As for my personal pick, I'd have to say that Revenge will probably be sitting around my room collecting dust until I get tired of War Zone.
Video Games
Aufgrund der grandiosen Präsentation (langesIlntro, tolle Einläufe der Wrestler in den Ring, intelligente Zooms, sofortige Replays nach besonderen Moves) gefällt auch der zweite Teil auf Anhieb. Obwohl die Grafik-Engine langsam an ihm Grenzen stößt, haben die Programmierer bei Asmik nochmals alle Register gezogen und ihren ersten Hit gehörig aufgepeppt. Auch der Hintergrund ist jetzt keine ‘Tapete‘ mehr, die Zuschauer bewegen sich sogar. Nur Sprecher-technisch wurde gegeizt - es gibt nämlich gar keinen -, die Wrestler selbst sind ebenfalls stumm wie Fische. Der Bauerntrick bzw. -fehler vom ersten Teil, wo man sich aus fast jedem Pin befreien konnte, indem man einfach nur lang genug am Analog-Stick rumgerüttelt hat, funktioniert auch hier wieder, wodurch Multiplayer-Sessions manchmal eine Ewigkeit dauern, weil keiner nachgibt. (…) Besitzer von WCW vs nWo World Tour benötigen den zweiten Teil jedenfalls nicht wirklich, da spielerisch alles beim alten bleibt.
Power Unlimited
WCW/NWO Revenge is het beste worstelspel dat ik tot nu toe onder ogen heb gekregen. Counter Attacks, Spirit-meters, Pit-fighters en een uitgebreide garderobe kast zorgen voor uren ongekend speelplezier. Het feit dat een aantal worstelaars smerige trucjes en wapens gebruiken om de Championship Belt te bemachtigen, maakt het allemaal nog mooier. Een toppertje.
Nintendo Power Magazine
Fans will eat this one up. It has instant playability, lots of bells and whistles and all the wrestlers from both federations.THQ tweaked the already-great game play of World Tour and ramped up the atmosphere to the nth degree.
Game Informer Magazine
The single-player mode is bare-bones compared to recent games, but multiplayer modes are as much fun as they ever were, especially the Battle Royale match. Graphics that were once pretty may grown hideous with age, but solid gameplay is something that lives forever.
Even though the game engine is a bit basic, Revenge still offers high replay value. There are numerous belts to pursue with over 60 of your favorite wrestlers. Multiplayer games are an absolute blast. The game supports four players and is Rumble Pak compatible. So much of the fun is based on which wrestlers and divisions you enjoy watching. Because of this, some WWF fans might prefer War Zone. If you are a WCW/NWO fan in the least, you'll definitely enjoy this game.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
WCW/NWO Revenge is definitely not for everyone. For your average Joe Gamer, I don’t think I’d recommend it. For pro wrestling fans, however, this game is a dream come true. And for pro wrestling fans who know lots of other gaming pro wrestling fans, I don’t know of any game that I could recommend more highly. So, basically, if you dig this kind of game, WCW/NWO Revenge is as good as it gets. If you think that professional wrestling is nothing more than a bunch of testosterone drenched mongoloids with hyperactive thyroids doing circus tricks for the drooling masses, this game is wonderful evidence to back up your point. If, however, you happen to enjoy seeing a bunch of testosterone drenched mongoloids with hyperactive thyroids doing circus tricks for the drooling masses, (and, come on, who doesn’t?) this game is the perfect fix.
Alors, oui, WCW comprend de nombreuses options ainsi que les catcheurs officiels, mais on peut se poser la question de savoir si la Nintendo 64 avait besoin d'un titre (de plus) à la réalisation très moyenne, à la jouabilité stressante et à l'intérêt fantomatique !