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Action Arcade Wrestling

VICO Game Studio, Reverb Triple XP
Oct 15, 2019 - PC, Nintendo Switch

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Top Critic Average


Critics Recommend

70 / 100
Critical Hit
7.5 / 10
Pure Nintendo
7 / 10
6.5 / 10
7 / 10
Sports Gamers Online
7.4 / 10
7 / 10
PSX Brasil
65 / 100
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Action Arcade Wrestling - Launch | PS4

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Action Arcade Wrestling [Switch/PS4/XOne] Debut Trailer

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Critic Reviews for Action Arcade Wrestling

Action Arcade Wrestling successfully achieves its prime purpose of being fun. With a ton of customization options, you can create matches that only existed in your wildest dreams. Although the power-ups and spots may put off purists, the love and admiration for the sport are evident throughout the game.

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There's a lot of potential still waiting to be tapped in Chikara Action Arcade Wrestling, and considering how the game is in a constant state of evolution, it won't be long before it makes the jump from the mid-card to the main event spotlight.

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Action Arcade Wrestling is a beautiful and smooth game that's very attractively priced. Easy to pick up and play, it boasts a deep (but separate) creator's tool with plenty of community-created wrestlers to download. What it does, it does well. But it's missing features to make it a great game, specifically a career or federation mode. The framework is there, so hopefully, we will see that in the future.

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Chikara Action Arcade Wrestling is a game you pick up and play for a few hours in short bursts that you have fun with but spend hours if not days fine tuning your custom creations. The game really wants you to just have fun with it and not take it too seriously. In that aspect I think it's safe to say they succeeded.

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It won't hold your attention for too long. Still, with the massive pool of customizability and readily available downloads from the AAW community, there is enough here to wet a wrestling fans' appetite. If only it had the same depth with its available modes, it would have gone from a good game to a great one.

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It’s an arcade game made to be accessible to anyone, wrestling fan or not. This is evident in its design and stylization. The lack of game modes may be a detriment for many and really hurts the longevity of such a game, but the controls are solid and the game runs beautifully. There’s not much more one can ask for in an arcade experience.

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Though it still has a ways to go, Chikara: Action Arcade Wrestling is a worthwhile pick-up for wrestling fans. Matches are raucously entertaining, and there's enough variety to keep fans occupied for hours upon hours. The CAW feature is brilliantly implemented. Once you get the hang of it, the potential is boundless. Some issues, particularly the AI, still need to be sorted out, but the developer is really keen on delivering consistent updates and fixes.

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Action Arcade Wrestling is a fun title that manages to deliver a pretty cool gameplay, but that can only really be enjoyed with other players. The complete lack of single-player game modes or an online mode limits its audience, which is a shame given the vast potential that the title has.

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