Backyard Wrestling

Platform(s): PlayStation 2, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: Eidos
Developer: Paradox Interactive
Release Date: Oct. 7, 2003 (US), Nov. 7, 2003 (EU)

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by Rainier on July 17, 2003 @ 10:00 a.m. PDT

Backyard Wrestling places you in the role of an aspiring wrestler. You must be prepared to endure extreme amounts of pain and take incredible risks in order to move one step closer to the BYW title and ultimately be crowned "The King of Hardcore."

Playstation 2

Enter the fully interactive and destructible environments to the awesome in-game soundtrack and prepare for battle. Learn to master ultra-violent moves including grappling, throws, and hand-to-hand combat as you brutalize your opponents into submission. Real life BYW characters such as Josh Prohibition, MDogg20 and Karnage head up some of the competition. See them bleed with the innovative damage model system allowing characters to get cuts, bruises and gashes all over their bodies depending on the moves they've been doing, and more painfully what moves have been done to them!

The controversial and shocking US phenomenon of Backyard Wrestling has been around almost as long as professional wrestling. It was unorganised, undocumented fun but has now evolved into something much more. With the popularity of 'hardcore' or 'deathmatch' style wrestling on TV, people were no longer satisfied with just being spectators and took playful wrestling with their friends to the next level. Where a bunch of guys would once play fight in their yards, they now perform outrages stunts. Backyard wrestlers think nothing of throwing opponents off 25ft high rooftops onto flaming tables and inflicting super violent acts with baseball bats wrapped in barbed wire.

Xbox

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