Fire Pro Wrestling Returns
North American box art
Developer(s)Spike
Publisher(s)
SeriesFire Pro Wrestling
Platform(s)PlayStation 2, PlayStation Network
ReleasePlayStation 2
  • JP: September 15, 2005
  • NA: November 13, 2007[1]
  • EU: February 8, 2008
PlayStation Network
Genre(s)Fighting, Wrestling
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Fire Pro Wrestling Returns, known in Japan as Fi-Pro Returns (ファイプロ・リターンズ, FaiPuro Ritānzu), is a professional wrestling video game that was released in 2005 in Japan, and was released on November 13, 2007 in North America[3] and February 8, 2008 in Italy, Spain and Portugal. The game is part of the Fire Pro Wrestling series.

Gameplay

Like other titles in the Fire Pro Wrestling series, Fire Pro Wrestling Returns distinguishes itself from other wrestling games by focusing on timing and strategy, as opposed to button-mashing. Fire Pro Wrestling Returns offers a roster of 327 wrestlers from a variety of real-life wrestling companies. Players can create custom characters, wrestling rings, belts, promotions, and referees.[citation needed] Returns supplies new customizing tools, such as a "Face Layer" feature that allows players to create a wrestler's face using multiple objects.[4] Game modes include a traditional cage match, Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch, and Match Maker mode, wherein the player must book shows and try to get a good grade on the shows based on crowd reaction.[citation needed]

Reception

The game received "generally favorable reviews" according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[5] In Japan, Famitsu gave it a score of 31 out of 40.[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Fire Pro Wrestling Returns - PlayStation 2". Amazon.com.
  2. ^ Chris K. (April 18, 2013). "PlayStation Store Sneak Peek: April 23, 2013". PSNStores.
  3. ^ Sinclair, Brendan (July 27, 2007). "Fire Pro Wrestling Returns to US". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Miller, Greg (November 14, 2007). "Fire Pro Wrestling Returns Review". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Fire Pro Wrestling Returns for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  6. ^ Donahoe, Michael (November 20, 2007). "Fire Pro Wrestling Returns". 1UP.com. Ziff Davis. Archived from the original on June 7, 2016. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  7. ^ a b "ファイプロ・リターンズ [PS2]". Famitsu (in Japanese). Enterbrain. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  8. ^ Navarro, Alex (November 12, 2007). "Fire Pro Wrestling Returns Review". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  9. ^ Villoria, Gerald (December 5, 2007). "GameSpy: Fire Pro Wrestling Returns". GameSpy. IGN Entertainment. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  10. ^ "Fire Pro Wrestling Returns". PlayStation Official Magazine – UK. Future plc. March 2008. p. 98.
  11. ^ "Fire Pro Wrestling Returns". Official UK PlayStation 2 Magazine. No. 97. Future plc. April 2008. p. 76.
  12. ^ "Review: Fire Pro Wrestling Returns". PlayStation: The Official Magazine. No. 2. Future plc. January 2008. p. 86.
  13. ^ Bumgarner, William (February 10, 2008). "Fire Pro Wrestling Returns (PS2) Review [2]". 411Mania. Archived from the original on February 11, 2008. Retrieved June 28, 2019.
  14. ^ McCabe, Sean (January 4, 2008). "Fire Pro Wrestling Returns (PS2) Review". 411Mania. Archived from the original on January 7, 2008. Retrieved June 28, 2019.