Consoles have given us a whole lot of things over the past years. To start, they've given us all sorts of fun to have with friends and family, and, in addition, a way of living out fantasies, occupations, and travels we would never be able to have were it not for the games we play on the television screen. One genre where this is more apparent than anywhere else is in
sports games. It's not easy to become a football pro, nor to make it to the MLB, or to play soccer in the World Cup. But, it's not so hard to pop a disc into the 360, pick up a controller, and pretend. Of all the sports, wrestling is probably the one with the greatest barriers to entry (and the least reason to pursue in actuality), making it a popular subgenre amongst younger gamers. Let's look at some of the bigger titles of the sort. If you are bored from wrestling and want to play some shooting and action games instead you must check the
Boxhead Bounty Hunter Game and Burrito Bison Revenge.
WWE 2k14 is the 2014 version of the famous WWE wrestling game series. Every year, a new game is released, with updated wrestlers, costumes, venues, and tournaments, allowing players to really live out their wrestling fantasies and go to town on their most-hated figures in the wrestling world vicariously through their controllers. WWE 2k14 brings 30 years of wrestling history right to your console, providing you with over 45 different, historical match-ups to play through, so you can be a part of wrestling history just as much as your favorite figures in the sport! The game even features a streak mode, where you can defend the Undertakers legacy or try to beat his undefeated record, and a creation suite, where you can create your own wrestler to pit against the pros, or against your friends and family, with whom you're sure to play as soon as you open the box. You should also play the
Axis Football League 2014 game to get some more of the football wrestling.
UFC Undisputed 2009
The UFC is one of the world's best-known combat sports championships, and for good reason. Having grown out of the No-Holds-Barred fighting matches that used to take place in Brazil, there is no more brutal fighting championship in the world, and few places that seem as good for testing one's fundamental mettle and combat capability. But, fighting MMA is a horrible choice for one's health, and takes many, many years of dedicated training -- which is why the UFC developed its own game for the Xbox 360. This way, you can participate at the highest level of combat -- or, at least, pretend to -- without having to bleed a drop or break a single board. UFC Undisputed brings the whole roster of famous fighters right to your television screen. These include Forrest Griffin, Georges St Pierre, Frank Shamrock, and other Octagon greats. As far as wrestling games are concerned, it’s hard to beat Undisputed.
WWE 2k15 is the next-generation update to the 2k14 installment we mentioned above. What’s the difference? Well, really, only time will tell, as 2k15 will only be released in October. But, previews reveal significantly improved graphics, radically more playable controls, a far more organic career mode, and even the possibility of creating a fighter with his own storyline, something unheard of in wrestling games of the past.
There aren’t a whole lot of
wrestling flash games out there, but that ones that are on the market certainly do a good job of capturing the raw power that the sport embodies. Whether you choose UFC Undisputed or the WWE 2k14 or 2k15 series, there’s certainly something for you out there -- pick one up and see for yourself.