Wrestling and video games seem like a natural cross-over. That’s not to say you can’t like one without liking the other, more that they’re two great things that go well together. And while it may very well be impossible to truly create a wrestling video game that matches the natural progression of the matches we see on TV, lots of people have certainly tried to make entertaining games using pro wrestling for many years. Some of them have even been really, really good games, and it’s those ones that we’re going to talk about today. We’ve even included release dates and what systems they were on so you can find them yourself and re-live the magic!
10. WWE Immortals (iOS/Android, 2015)
Okay, so this one isn’t technically a wrestling game, but it is pretty awesome. Created by the same studio that was behind the most recent Mortal Kombat games, as well as Injustice: Gods Among Us, this game takes WWE Superstars and turns them into over-the-top fighting game characters, similar to those found in Mortal Kombat. For example, The Bella Twins are now evil sorceresses, Kane is an actual demon, and Daniel Bryan…is a guy who says “Yes” a lot. Okay, they can’t all be winners. But the entire concept is so refreshing, the story created for the game so intriguing, and the character models so unique and detailed, that it’s a shame that this was relegated to being a free-to-play mobile game instead of a full-fledged AAA console release. Hopefully WWE and NetherRealm will get their heads together and make that dream a reality with some sort of sequel.