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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 Start menu
WWF War Zone PlayStation Weapons mode
WWF War Zone PlayStation Tag team models
WWF War Zone PlayStation Main menu

Alternate Titles

  • "WWF Championship Match: War Zone" -- Game Boy in-game title

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GamePro (US) PlayStation Aug, 1998 5 out of 5 100
GamePro (US) Nintendo 64 Aug, 1998 4.5 out of 5 90
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Sep, 1998 89 out of 100 89
Consoles Plus Nintendo 64 Sep, 1998 89 out of 100 89
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
Consoles News Nintendo 64 Sep, 1998 80 out of 100 80
Game Play 64 Nintendo 64 Sep, 1998 80 out of 100 80 Nintendo 64 Oct 06, 1998 16 out of 20 80
HappyPuppy Nintendo 64 Sep 15, 1998 7 out of 10 70


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Although Bret Hart left the WWF (now WWE) in 1997, he is included in this game (which was release nearly a year later)

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