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Fire ProWrestling Returns is a 2D-graphic based wrestling simulation game. The game has a north-south/east-west-axis movement system. This allows for dual-plane movement rendering it to play like a 3D wrestling game (although the moves are still done in 2D).

The game features 327 wrestlers on the main roster, from over 10 major Japanese wrestling and mixed-martial arts organizations. This in-depth roster allows the player to simulate classic matches or matches that could never take place.

Game modes include a standard exhibition match, tag team exhibition match with 2 to 4 player teams, a round robin league tournament featuring up to 64 wrestlers, a sudden elimination tournament featuring up to 16 wrestlers, mixed martial arts matches aka Ultimate Fighting (with either Pride or K*1 Rules), battle royal matches with up to eight players in the ring at the same time, 5-man team elimination matches, and for the first time ever in a Fire ProWrestling game, a North American cage match mode.

The edit mode allows the player to create wrestlers, referees, and even entire wrestling organizations (with their own ring and logo). This mode features over 1,648 moves and holds the player can assign to wrestlers, whose CPU logic may be tweaked so as to make them behave as when controlled by the computer.

The new features for the Fire ProWrestling series debuting in Fire ProWrestling Returns are North American cage matches, face layering on edit mode, and ring seconds (aka managers) that accompany wrestlers to the ring. It also features over 20 brand new moves, including some reanimations of old moves.


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Alternate Titles

  • "FR" -- Official abbreviation

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User Reviews

For the fans- bliss. PlayStation 2 scabadoo (38)

Critic Reviews

Game Vortex PlayStation 2 Dec 08, 2007 97 out of 100 97 PlayStation 2 Jan 04, 2008 9.7 out of 10 97
Gamernode PlayStation 2 Nov 25, 2007 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Dec 05, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
The Review Busters PlayStation 2 2007 8.75 out of 10 88
Retrogaming History PlayStation 2 Apr 03, 2008 8 out of 10 80
IGN PlayStation 2 Nov 14, 2007 7 out of 10 70
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Nov 12, 2007 7 out of 10 70 PlayStation 2 Oct 14, 2008 67 out of 100 67
Game Freaks 365 PlayStation 2 Dec, 2007 4.5 out of 10 45


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1001 Video Games

Fire Pro Wrestling Returns appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


  • GameSpy
    • 2007 – #5 PS2 Game of the Year

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