Maneater – Game Review

Maneater released a month or so after the lockdown started in the UK and quickly became my saving grace. For my sanity, my gaming, and so much more! I found so much pleasure in the simple gameplay loop and addictive combat, effects, and realistic creature behaviors and designs. I was also a part of the community that got hyped up for the DLC that never came- Omega City! So, you probably won’t be shocked to hear this game is the one I replay the most out of any! Completing it on various consoles and enjoying every minute of the fin-tastic gameplay! So here is our Maneater Review…

Details of Maneater

Buy Maneater | Xbox
Image Source:

Developer: Tripwire Interactive

Publisher: Tripwire Interactive & Deep Silver (physical retail release)

Platform: PC (Steam, Epic, GOG, GeForce Now), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X

Release Date: 22nd May 2020

Age Rating: 15

Story of Maneater

Maneater Review - Maneater Review – King Of The Sea - Game Informer
Image Source: Game Informer

Maneater starts by introducing us to a fierce fisherman named Scaly Pete. Pete catches an adult female bull shark on camera and proceeds to stab it gruesomely, gutting it. Only for a baby to spill out and take’s their first ever bite – Pete’s hand! The rest of the game sees you playing as the baby bull shark getting their vengeance on Pete and the rest of the fisherman in the area.

Analysis of Maneater


Maneater on Steam
Image Source: Steam

Creating a unique twist on the popular Souls-like combat, the developers Tripwire really created something that worked brilliantly for a shark. Combat is tense and can be over very quickly. Many enemies and Apex Enemies can kill you very quickly if you let them. They can be quick to pounce, benefiting from any mistake you make in a fight. Early on its safe to say you will your adorable little bull shark barrel-rolled at least a dozen times by crocodiles that massively outsize you.

The Open World

Maneater Review - The Indie Game Website
Image Source: The Indie Game Website

Beautifully created, the open world boasts eight playable regions: Caviar Keys, Crawfish Bay, Dead Horse Lake, Fawtick Bayou, Golden Shores, Prosperity Sands, Sapphire Bay, and the Gulf. All with different ecosystems and unique Apex Predator (boss fights) for you to defeat. With a trove (what acts as safehouses and fast travel points) in each one.


Unused bosses that would make Maneater better : r/maneater
Image Source: Reddit

One can see merit to the concerns of repetitiveness of the missions, yet the simple mechanics are so fun and rewarding one can be entertained for hours. Even if it comes in at a relatively short game. Another negative is the cancelled octopus boss fight. I really would have loved to see that!

Steam Deck

Maneater | Steam Deck Gameplay | Steam OS - YouTube
Image Source: YouTube (Factor of Games)

The game is excellent for short little game sessions. It’s great for on the bus, at break at work. I particularly like playing it after a long shift at the sushi restaurant I work at. Nothing beats chowing down on fish, when your sick and tired of seeing fish! It performs brilliantly on the Steam Deck.

Summary of Maneater

Maneater Review (Switch) | Nintendo Life
Image Source: Nintendo Life

Maneater ­puts you in the position most games do not- inside of a god damn shark! The whole playing as a creature genre is very sparce in gaming. With not many being released at all. So, Tripwire needs to be commended for the bravery in trying a truly unique take. The premise is interesting and can keep someone engaged for the full run time. However, it completely depends on the player. Some people may find the repetitive quests and limited wildlife boring but for lovers of nature-horror films- this truly is your paradise. Go eat your hearts out! Terrorize beaches! Take out Apex Predators! There is no limits at what you can do as you truly are- the Maneater!

Overall Rating: 9 – Outstanding!

Platform Played On: PS4  PC, & Steam Deck

Game Time At Review: over 100 hours across all platforms.

Recommendation: Yes


Latest Game Reviews

  • Is This The End For The Batman: Arkham Series?
    Just like the Batman, Batman: Arkham Asylum came out of nowhere and delighted both fans and critics. It was hands down the best Batman game we had every got to experience. Perfectly placing us beneath the cowl as we sneak and fight our way through the prison. With Joker and Harley Quinn staging a riot […]
  • Beyond Blue – Game Review
    Sick of all the fast paced action of most modern titles? Want to relax and enjoy some of Earth’s most majestic wildlife? Then Beyond Blue is the game for you! I first encountered the game way back at Eurogamer 2019! Playing as a marine biologist you will spend the course of the game falling in […]
  • Arrival Zero Earth – Game Review
    Another indie roguelike to come out of the wake of such icons as Vampire Survivors and Brotato, Arrival Zero Earth takes heavy inspiration from the classic War of the Worlds. The enemies are machines that look akin to the invading species from the film. With tri-pod like enemies littering the waves you about to fight […]
  • YouTuber Survivors – Game Review
    YouTuber Survivors is one of the latest indie games to try their own take on the ever growing sub-genre of roguelikes. Instead of being the typical auto shooter/bullet hell this game brings a new element to the genre. Having the game be a beat ’em up. This did add a great deal of fresh air […]
  • Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League – Is it any good?
    Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League exploded onto platforms last week. With fans having middling to mediocre thoughts of it, many are left disappointed in the final product. Many have waited for years, ever since the initial tease of a Suicide Squad game at the end of Batman Arkham: Origins. So, people are feeling justifiably […]
  • Maneater – Game Review
    Maneater released a month or so after the lockdown started in the UK and quickly became my saving grace. For my sanity, my gaming, and so much more! I found so much pleasure in the simple gameplay loop and addictive combat, effects, and realistic creature behaviors and designs. I was also a part of the […]
  • Cult of the Lamb – Game Review
    An adorably cute roguelike in which you are discarded by the Gods you held dear. Deciding to go out on your own and adopt your own followers. Formally starting the Cult of the Lamb. Let’s look at one of the best Indie games of 2022. Here is our Cult of the Lamb Game Review… Details […]
  • The Thick of It – full series review
    Introduction The Thick of It is a British political satire written and directed by Armando Iannucci. First aired in 2005 on BBC Four with two short seasons with a small cast focused on a government minister, their advisors and a party spin doctor. The Thick of It then aired two specials in 2007 which coincided […]
  • Best Indie Games of 2023 Ranked
    2023 has arguably been the best year for Indie games EVER! I have found myself falling in love with multiple hidden gems each month. But which are my best of the year, my indie game of the years. Well, I intend to tell you. The only requirements being that they released fully this year (no […]
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 – Game Review
    Red Dead is one of the most influential game franchises of all time. With such memorable protagonist’s, such as John Marston and Arthur Morgan, it’s no wonder why people fell in love with  Red Dead. Today we will be looking at the third installment in the series, and the prequel to Red Dead Redemption- Red […]
  • Marvel’s Spiderman 2 Game Review – PS5
    Synopsis Of Spiderman 2 Peter Parker and Miles Morales are settled in protecting New York, until a hunter from another land, Kraven, targets the supervillains of the city as his next prey. This forces both Spider-Men to protect those they once protected the city against while also battling their inner demons and keeping their personal […]
  • Dredge – Game Review
    Making a massive splash in the indie ocean earlier this year was Dredge. A Lovecraftian influenced world in which the player is the new fisherman. With many hints to the mysterious disappearance of the last fisherman, you are never told what happened. Only to be left wondering as you traverse the ocean. Fishing, dredging, collecting […]
  • Resident Evil Village Game Review
    Resident Evil Village delivered on the locations, characters, and combat while leaving a lot more to be desired in the narrative department.
  • Slime 3K: Rise Against Despot – (Early Access) Game Review
    The latest installment in the Despot series, Slime 3K: Rise Against Despot is a roguelike bullet hell that has deck building mechanics. With the player playing as a green gelatinous slime, the game’s protagonist bears a striking resemble to Monsters vs Aliens’ B.O.B. As you select weapon upgrades and just have them sink into your […]
  • God Of War: Ragnarök Game Review
    God Of War: Ragnarök deserves your time and it is easy to replay after a break, with myself coming back for more whenever I feel like it.
  • Road Defense: Outsiders
    The latest indie bullet hell to demand my attention, Road Defense: Outsiders has its own unique take on the genre. With a Max-Max vibe and a flash game aesthetic let’s see if Road Defense: Outsiders is worthy of your time and money! Road Defense: Outsiders Developer: Minicactus Games Publisher: Minicactus Games Platform: Windows (Steam) Release […]
  • Kitty Survivors: Rogues of Catmere (Early Access) – Game Review
    Last year I was enlightened after playing Vampire Survivors, the addictive simple gameplay had me hooked. I was addicted to unlocking every weapon, character, map etc. I loved it! So this year I have regularly found myself checking the new releases for similar Survivors like roguelikes. To my joy I have found tons and the […]
  • RoboCop: Rogue City – Game Review
    I have been a fan of RoboCop ever since I got one of the animated tv shows on DVD. I loved it, and the idea of a cyborg cop blew my mind. Already being a big Inspector Gadget fan and RoboCop seemed to be an upgraded IG. I went and watched the reboot when it […]
  • Endgame of Devil – Game Review
    Endgame of Devil like Luck be a Landlord is as unique as you can get, having its own genre that blends the mechanics of a slot machine with a traditional roguelike. This is a game where you will be confused at first but quickly but fall in love with. Genuine ingenuity and a rare gameplay […]
  • Cassette Beasts – Game Review
    Growing up in the 00’s as most kids my age, I became obsessed with Pokémon. The games, the cards, the TV shows, the movies. Any piece of Pokémon content came my way, and I happily devoured it.  Savouring every new Pokémon I would see for the first time. For Pokémon clones however my favourite has […]
  • Sea of Survivors – (Early Access) Game Review
    Sea of Survivors is a piratey take on the survivors roguelike subgenre. Allowing the player to set sail in the open ocean; taking on fellow pirates, sharks, and even the Kraken! Here is our Sea of Survivors – (Early Access) Game Review… Developer: Nah Yeah Games Publisher: Nah Yeah Games Platform: Windows (Steam) Release Date: […]
  • Hero Survival – Game Review
    Hero Survival is one of the latest indie games hoping to cash in on the popular sub genre popularized by Vampire Survivors. Bringing brighter graphics and a more cheerful art style to the genre let’s look at Hero Survival. Developer: PigeonDev Publisher: Meridian4 Platform: Windows (Steam), Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S Release Date: 18th […]
  • Hellboy: Web of Wyrd – Game Review
    Hellboy is one of my favourite comics of all time, I quickly fell in love with the world and its fantastical lore. Hellboy: Web of Wyrd is an action brawler, roguelike game made in partnership with Hellboy’s creator Mike Magnolia. So without a further ado lets delve into Hellboy: Web of Wyrd… Details of Hellboy: […]
  • Evolings – Game Review
    Evolings is an indie turn-based, monster tamer/creature collector, roguelike game. In which you and your team of Evolings battle others as you make your way through three acts defeating each act boss on your way. Details of Evolings Developer: Sorb Publisher: Super Rare Originals Platform: PC (Steam), Nintendo Switch Release Date: 21st September 2023 Age […]
  • One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 – Game Review
    Details of One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 Developer: Omega Force Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment Game Series: One Piece & Warriors Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch Release Date: 27th March 2020 Age Rating: 12 Story of One Piece Pirate Warriors 4 The games main story is played through Dramatic Arcs. These are condensed retellings […]
  • Game Review: Vampire Survivors
    Vampire Survivors Details Developer: Poncle Publisher: Poncle Platform: PC – Steam Release Date: 20th October 2022. (Early Access 17th December 2021) Age Rating: 7 Vampire Survivors Exploding onto the indie game scene over the last few months has been Vampire Survivors. A rogue-lite demon killing auto-shooting action game that costs less than £4 yet will […]
  • Borderlands Games Ranked
    Borderlands is one of my favorite video game franchises of all time. Up there with Saint’s Row, the Mordor series, Halo, Gears, Dragon Age, and more! I first got introduced to the series through someone lending me Borderlands, but I never really got into it. I was only around 11. However, when Borderlands 2 dropped […]
  • Saints Row (2022) – Game Review
    Saints Row Details Developer: Volition Publisher: Deep Silver Game Series: Saints Row (2006-) Platform: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox, Xbox S/X , Stadia Release Date: August 2022 Age Rating: 18 Saints Row (2022) I have been a fan of Saints Row ever since I first saw my uncle Jordan driving to the church on Saints Row […]
  • Vampyr – Game Review
    Details of Vampyr Vampyr Developer: Don’t Nod Entertainment            Publisher: Focus Home Interactive Platform: PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch Release Date: 5th June 2018, 29 October 2019 (Switch) Age Rating: 18 Story of Vampyr The story of Vampyr follows Dr Jacob Reid who has just recently returned to London after fighting in WW1. […]
  • Review: Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course
    Five years ago, the original Cuphead was released and it took the gaming world by storm. With its vintage cartoon visuals, challenging gameplay, and an insanely catchy soundtrack it was an instant classic among gamers both old and new. Now the DLC has finally come out on a multitude of platforms. The Delicious Last Course […]
  • Automon – Early Access – Game Review
    Automon Developer: Gral Games Publisher: Gral Games Game Series: Automon Platform: PC Release Date: Early Access launched 4th March 2022 Age Rating: TBC Automon Automon came out earlier this year () via Steam’s early access program. It is a rogue-lite creature collector auto battle (yeah that is a mouthful) but that is the best way […]
  • Ghost of Tsushima – Game Review
    Ghost of Tsushima Developer: Sucker Punch Studios Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment Game Series: Ghost of Tsushima Platform: PS4 & PS5 Release Date: 2020 Age Rating: 18 Ghost of Tsushima is a brilliant example of the samurai genre. The development team took heavy inspiration from Akira Kurosawa’s samurai films. The feeling and nobility behind the actions […]
  • The Quarry
    The Quarry proves homage to all the great monster movies of the 80s. With a return to form for Supermassive it becomes a trope-filled horror experience with enough blood to keep anyone happy. What else does the game do that makes the 80s-themed creature feature live up to its predecessor’s glory? Read my review to […]
  • Review: Until Dawn
    When talking about horror games from the past decade people often bring up the heavy hitters of the genre. Alien Isolation, Outlast and The Evil Within were all popular horror games that took the internet by storm. One surprise smash hit among them was Supermassive’s Until Dawn. A 2015 interactive horror game where you make […]
  • Review: Overwatch 2 Beta
    When I was younger, I wasn’t a typical FPS gamer. I much preferred games like Ace Attorney and various Wii games. That was until Overwatch came out. It quickly became the game I had the most hours on by far and was my gateway to becoming a full console player. It had an intriguing story, […]
  • Death On The Nile Movie Review starring Kenneth Brannagh, Gal Gadot, Letitia Wright, Dawn French, Russell Brand & Tom Bateman
    Sequel to Murder On The Orient Express comes Death On The Nile. Directed by Kenneth Branagh, Hercule Poirot is solving yet another case.
  • Demon’s Souls Review
    Demon’s Souls is at times brutal, but it’s undoubtedly the softest introduction to the world of Soulsborne, and an attractive one at that.
  • Hitman 3 Review
    Hitman has been a staple of the gaming community since its first release 22 years ago. With the release of the year 2 roadmap for Hitman 3 and the release of Hitman VR, I think it’s the perfect time to talk about the World of Assassination and look at the last instalment in the modern Hitman trilogy.  Agent 47 and Diana Burnwood face […]
  • PlayStation Plus Free Games in January 2022
    2022 is officially here! What is a better way to mark the occasion than to look at the free games on offer for all those who hold a subscription to PlayStation Plus. Sony is kickstarting the new year with a deceent selection of games that will cost you absolutely nothing this month. Those games include; […]
  • Call of Duty Vanguard Review
    Here is our official review of Call of Duty Vanguard.
  • PlayStation Plus Free Games in November 2021
    Here is our official rundown of the free games available on PS Plus for November 2021
  • FIFA 22 Review
    Here is our official review of EA’S Fifa 22.
  • PlayStation Plus Free Games in July 2021
    Here are the free games available in the month of July, exclusively on PlayStation Plus.
  • PlayStation Plus Free Games in June 2021
    A new month has come around and that means a new selection of free games available to download for all those who hold subscriptions to PlayStation Plus.
  • PlayStation Plus Free Games in May 2021
    The month of May has arrived and that can only mean one thing, a new selection of free games courtesy of a PlayStation Plus subscription. This month we have three titles on offer, two for PS4, one exclusively for PS5 and all available via backwards compatibility on current hardware. Although this is likely to receive […]
  • PlayStation Plus free games for April 2021
    Here are the PlayStation Plus free games for April 2021.
  • PlayStation Plus Free Games in March 2021
    PlayStation Plus Free Games in March 2021.
  • Game Review – Red Dead Online Standalone. Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC.
    Publisher: Rockstar Games Developer: Rockstar Games Genre: Action/Multiplayer Released: December 4th 2020 Certificate: 18+ Platforms: Xbox One, Playstation 4, PC Red Dead Online Red Dead Online launched as a standalone game last December. At first it was available at a heavily discounted price of £4.99. But as of this month is only available for the […]
  • PlayStation Plus Free Games in February 2021
    Here is your selection of free games on behalf of PS Plus in February 2021.
  • The Last of Us II Review – PlayStation 4
    Publisher: Sony Interactive EntertainmentDeveloper: Naughty DogGenre:  Action/Adventure and Survival HorrorScriptwriters: Neil Druckmann and Halley GrossReleased: June 19 2020 Certificate: 18Console: PlayStation 4 The Last Of Us II The Last of Us II finally arrived to save the gaming world of 2020. Back in 2013, one of the greatest years of gaming, Naughty Dog gave us one of the best […]
  • Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Review
    Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Review
  • Deep Rock Galactic Review – Xbox One & PC
    Deep Rock Galactic Publisher: Coffee Stain PublishingDeveloper: Ghost Ship GamesGenre: ActionReleased: May 13 2020Certificate: 16+Consoles: Xbox One & PC Deep Rock Galactic is a 4-player, co-operative, class-based FPS, set in 100% destructible, random-seed, procedurally–generated environments. You’re here to mine minerals, fight waves of alien bugs, build pipelines, explore varied biomes, drink beer, work as a team and most of all […]
  • Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild Review – Nintendo Switch & Nintendo Wii U
    Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild will always be remembered as the standout game of Switch-era Nintendo.
  • Animal Crossing New Horizons Review – Nintendo Switch
    Publisher: NintendoDeveloper: Nintendo EADGenre: Life simulation and Education simulation  Series: Animal CrossingReleased: March 20 2020Certificate: 3+Console: Switch Animal Crossing New Horizons was and still is a game highly sought after. After its previous favourites, New Leaf and Wild World; it’s safe to say Nintendo had their work cut out for this game to be a success. If you like a life simulation […]
  • PlayStation Plus Free Games (PS4 and PS5) January 2021
    Here is an overview of the free games that are available for January 2021 on PlayStation Plus.
  • PlayStation Plus: December 2020 Free Games
    With Christmas just around the corner, PlayStation Plus is treating you to an early present with three new titles you choose from plus November’s Bugsnax remains available for one more month. Although Bugsnax is only available for PlayStation 5 users, there is still a little something to keep everyone occupied during the festive period. We […]
  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Review
    Publisher: Ubisoft Developer: Ubisoft Montreal Genre: First Open World/Role Playing Game Originally Released: November 10th 2020 Series: Assassin’s Creed Certificate: 18 Consoles: PlayStation 5/4, Xbox Aeries X/S/One & PC Welcome to our official Assassin’s Creed Valhalla Review. After many rumours and speculation, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla has landed! Ubisoft’s twelfth instalment in the highly acclaimed Assassin’s […]
  • PlayStation Plus – October 2020 Monthly Free Games
    The month of October has well and truly arrived, the days are already getting shorter and we find ourselves leaning closer towards that central heating dial. It also means a new selection of free games available to download from 6th October to keep you occupied as evenings at home become more frequent as the temperature […]
  • Game News: PlayStation Plus August 2020 Free Games Recap
    AS the first week of August draws to a close, we can take a look at the free games on offer as part of Sony’s PlayStation Plus service for August 2020.
  • Mario Kart 7 Review – Nintendo 3DS
    Mario Kart 7 is well worth purchasing and a vital chapter in the lineage of the Mario Kart series.
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Review – Nintendo Switch
    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is ultimately the best Mario Kart game of all-time.
  • Mario Kart 8 Review – Nintendo Wii U
    Mario Kart 8 is worth buying a Nintendo Wii U console for, because it’s an all-time great release from the series.
  • Mario Kart DS Review – Nintendo DS
    Mario Kart DS is an absolute joy and a near-flawless portable racing game.
  • Mario Kart: Super Circuit Review – Game Boy Advance
    I urge you to check out Mario Kart: Super Circuit, because even after all these years, it’s still thoroughly entertaining.
  • Mario Kart Wii Review – Nintendo Wii
    Mario Kart Wii can entertain for hours, but it will enrage in equal measure.
  • Super Mario Kart Review – Super Nintendo
    Super Mario Kart is a terrific game and one of the most important Nintendo games ever.
  • Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) – Review
    Here is a review for Infinity Ward’s latest instalment in the Call Of Duty franchise, available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
  • PlayStation Plus January 2020 Free Games
    Hello and Happy New Year! The first instalment of free games in 2020 has arrived, courtesy of a PlayStation Plus subscription. Sony is not messing around this month as the first entry of the series in the new decade makes a huge statement. Often times the quality of titles on offer have been criticised, with […]
  • WWE 2K20 Review – PlayStation 4, Xbox One & PC
    If you hoped that WWE 2K20 would be anything more than being just another game, then unfortunately you will not be impressed.
  • Game Review: WWE 2K20
    If you hoped that WWE 2K20 would be anything more than being just another game, then unfortunately you will not be impressed.
  • PlayStation Plus October Free Games Recap
    As we progress through the month of October, let us take a moment to glance back at the free games available to those holding a PlayStation Plus subscription. Although some monthly instalments are undeniably more exciting than others; the last few months, have seen a gradual upgrade in the quality of free games at your […]
  • Game News: PlayStation Plus September 2019 Free Games
    For those of you who have not seen September’s selection of free games for PlayStation Plus (PS Plus), it builds on the momentum set by August’s feature. There has been an upward trajectory in the quality of games on offer of recent, after several seemingly disappointing instalments in previous months. This month has a consistent […]
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 Review
    5  Developer: Rockstar Games   Genre: Open World, Action-Adventure                                                                  Series: Red Dead Redemption   Released: October 27th 2018   Certificate: 18   Consoles: PlayStation 4, Xbox One The second […]
  • Game News: PlayStation Plus – August 2019 Monthly Free Games
    Let’s take a look at the line-up of PS Plus games for August 2019.
  • Detroit: Become Human Review
    Written by: Daniel Lashbrooke Developer: Quantic Dream Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment Genre: Action/Adventure Released: May 25 2018 Certificate: 18 Consoles: PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows Following in the footsteps of Heavy Rain (2010) and Beyond: Two Souls (2013), Detroit: Become Human is a cinematic video game whereby players can follow the core narrative in their […]
  • Game Review: Outlast 2
    For fans of horror games, I would recommend Outlast 2 on your shopping list.
  • Game Review: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
    I would encourage that any Assassin’s Creed fan, or role-playing game enthusiast, should try Odyssey,
  • Game Review: Mario Kart: Double Dash
    Mario Kart: Double Dash delivers hours and hours of fun, and is simply a fantastic game.
  • Game Review: Mario Kart 64
    Mario Kart 64 is an all-time great game, and the best entry of a stunning series.
  • Game Review: WWE 2K19
    WWE 2K19 provides the best wrestling videogame experience in a good five years.
  • Game Review: WWE 2K18
    WWE 2K18 is far from the perfect wrestling game, or even a great wrestling game, but it is an improvement over 2K17 & still delivers a lot of entertainment.
  • Game Review: Dark Souls Remastered
    If you already own Dark Souls, then you should probably hold off unless you’re an avid fan of the series like I am.
  • Game Review: WWF Royal Rumble (2000)
    Royal Rumble is almost always overshadowed by the more famous WWF games on PS1 and N64. Mind you, there’s a good reason why: Royal Rumble is nowhere near as good as any of its three counterparts from that year, but that isn’t to say that it’s a completely bad game.
  • Game Review: WWF War Zone
    If you can appreciate it for what it is, nearly 20 years later, War Zone remains one of the most fun wrestling games ever, and a vital chapter in the history of wrestling – and especially WWF/WWE – videogames.
  • Game Review: WWF Attitude
    Although it hasn’t aged well, WWF Attitude remains a milestone in the history of wrestling videogames, and a good climax to the final era before the THQ era for WWF/WWE videogames.
  • Game Review: WWF WrestleMania 2000
    WrestleMania 2000 was awesome, and a perfect snapshot of wrestling’s greatest ever era.
  • Game Review: WWF No Mercy
    It wasn’t quite flawless, but it was as close to perfection as one would expect; if the modern WWE 2K titles were as good as No Mercy, no fans would ever be complaining. A phenomenal wrestling game that all diehard fans should play.
  • Game Review: WWF SmackDown!
    If you decided to go for SmackDown!, you probably would have had, and still today probably would have, a whale of a time.
  • Game Review: WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role
    Had the near-perfect No Mercy not been released around the same time, this would be even more fondly remembered but, even when you take this into account, Know Your Role was great, and still marked one of the high points of WWF/WWE wrestling games.
  • Game Review: WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It
    Just like the 2001-era WWF in comparison to today’s WWE, some fans would much rather have Just Bring It than the modern-day 2K titles. Still, within the series as a whole, Just Bring It comes in somewhere near the bottom.
  • Game Review: WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth
    After three SmackDown! games which had positives but also a fair number of negatives, the fourth title in the series was the first to bring everything together. Every area that had been lacking was addressed, whilst the elements which had been lauded by fans remained in place, resulting in one hell of a wrestling game.
  • Game Review: WWE SmackDown! Here Comes The Pain
    Here Comes The Pain is amongst the elite of wrestling games, and if you don’t believe me, get playing it on your PlayStation 2 and you’ll soon find yourself realising why Here Comes The Pain is one of the greatest wrestling games, if not the greatest wrestling game, ever made.
  • Game Review: WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw
    Has any wrestling game had a tougher act to follow than SmackDown! vs. Raw? SmackDown! Here Comes The Pain was such an outstanding game from top to bottom that nothing less than absolute perfection would have been considered an acceptable sequel.
  • Game Review: WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2006
    SmackDown! Here Comes The Pain was and is considered to be the holy grail of wrestling games, at least within the SmackDown! series of titles for a variety of reasons. However, one game which doesn’t get quite as much adulation, but arguably provided a stronger overall package, was SmackDown! vs. Raw 2006.
  • Game Review: WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007
    You will rarely have more fun playing a wrestling game than you will if you decide to play WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007.
  • Game Review: WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008
    Overall, history hasn’t been too kind to WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008, but it’s easy to see why when playing it again.
  • Game Review: WWE 2K17
    While 2K17 delivers tremendous entertainment in a lot of ways, it also has many areas for potential improvement which, combined with a lack of growth in other feature sets, results in a game which is by no means bad, but is generally a disappointment.
  • Game Review: WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009
    Despite the limitations of RTWM and Career mode, these were still much better and a lot more fun than the flawed 24/7 experience in the previous game.
  • Game Review: WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010
    While the main issues had yet to be fixed, SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 is generally remembered fondly, if not quite reaching “great” status.
  • Game Review: WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011
    SvR 2011 falls somewhere in the middle on the spectrum of games from the series; at the heart of the game, you still had a damn fun wrestling title.