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  • Summary: Game modes include Deathmatch (steel cage, barbed wire, or landmines), MMA rules, no-holds barred gruesome fighting, and SWA homebrew rules that mix pro wrestling and MMA. Create your dream wrestler from over a thousand devastating moves, and even more body parts, to battle for customGame modes include Deathmatch (steel cage, barbed wire, or landmines), MMA rules, no-holds barred gruesome fighting, and SWA homebrew rules that mix pro wrestling and MMA. Create your dream wrestler from over a thousand devastating moves, and even more body parts, to battle for custom championship belts. Personalize the ring, mat logos, and even the referee. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Sep 11, 2018
    90
    Fire Pro Wrestling World brings back everything that was great about Fire Pro R and expands upon it to give fans the definitive Fire Pro experience. Don't let the graphics scare you away, this is one of the most fun and most in depth professional wrestling games around today that any fans of professional wrestling, no matter what promotion you enjoy watching, can enjoy.
  2. Aug 30, 2018
    90
    In an era when so many other wrestling games continue to focus on style over substance, a legendary Japanese franchise returns to remind its rivals of how things should be done. While Fire Pro Wrestling World isn’t without room for fixes or improvements, it’s still by far the best video game wrestling experience to arrive in recent memory. It’s been 12 years since the last proper Fire Pro game, but it was absolutely worth the wait.
  3. 85
    Fire Pro Wrestling World is just the best wrestling game I’ve played in years. It’s also a perfect fit for the PS4, with its arcade-style input commands right at home on the DualShock 4. If you want to play a wrestling game on the PS4, there’s only one option, and Fire Pro Wrestling World might be set to have art imitate life and experience the same kind of global renaissance that NJPW is experiencing.
  4. Aug 20, 2018
    80
    Fire Pro Wrestling World is the best entry in the longest-running wrestling game franchise. It combines the modern era of New Japan Pro Wrestling with a gameplay style that does not only that company, but many others justice with its diversity. The learning curve may be tough on newcomers in theory, but the training and Fighting Road modes ensure that you never feel too out of your depth even if you haven’t played a Fire Pro game before. Fire Pro Wrestling World is a must-buy for any fan of New Japan or pro wrestling as a whole.
  5. Sep 25, 2018
    80
    An addictive, accomplished wrestle-fest that will have you grappling for hours at a time.
  6. Sep 4, 2018
    80
    For anyone who has the patience, Fire Pro Wrestling World is a game that will appease any pro wrestling fan.
  7. Oct 5, 2018
    68
    Quotation forthcoming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Jan 4, 2019
    10
    I think most buyers of the game that hate it don't take the time to dig into the deep mechanics. Yes, on the surface it seems simple. If youI think most buyers of the game that hate it don't take the time to dig into the deep mechanics. Yes, on the surface it seems simple. If you gloss over the controls but don't bother going into the create a character and looking at the ratings, move-sets and logic, you're missing out. Customization is fantastic, the modding community is bustling with activity, and it constantly surprises me with little details that make this game fun (IE, settings for random guys in your stable-or opponents stable- running into the ring, having a manager ring side, etc.). This is the first fire pro game I've played and I love the flexibility and gameplay. It could be that because I'm older, I dig the graphics and overall style of the game. But it still plays ten times deeper than what I've seen across other wrestling titles. It's not a button masher, it requires timing and true strategy to win in this game. This was definitely worth the 20 bucks or so that I paid. I've spent that on much worse in my lifetime. Expand
  2. Sep 11, 2018
    10
    The best simulation of professional wrestling ever created. Endless customization, a plethora of match types, and every wrestler is there forThe best simulation of professional wrestling ever created. Endless customization, a plethora of match types, and every wrestler is there for the picking/creating. You can even make your own ring.

    If you've never played a Fire Pro game it will take time to learn the basics. The gameplay used to be a major hurdle for new players, but there's actually a training mode in FPW called Mission Mode. Stick with it and you'll be having 5-star classics in no time.
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  3. Jan 19, 2019
    10
    Amazing game, great gameplay and interesting visuals. I also enjoy the tie in with NJPW since that one is my favorite wrestling promotion.Amazing game, great gameplay and interesting visuals. I also enjoy the tie in with NJPW since that one is my favorite wrestling promotion. Costumization is more deep than ever, with several accessories for your created characters. I am really happy that the king of wrestling games is back. Expand
  4. Sep 22, 2018
    10
    From the customization to the arcade gameplay everything is good but the online has some problems that need to be fixed
  5. Aug 28, 2018
    9
    Well worth the wait. I have been a fan of the Fire Pro series since 6 Man Scramble on Sega Saturn. Love the NJPW licensing.
  6. Aug 30, 2018
    9
    The only thing this game needs is to have a royal rumble, with over 30 wrestlers. I am a fpw fan since the saturn, dreamcast and ps2. IThe only thing this game needs is to have a royal rumble, with over 30 wrestlers. I am a fpw fan since the saturn, dreamcast and ps2. I always felt comfortable playing fpw. World is not staying behind, fpww is almost perfect. Expand
  7. Aug 29, 2018
    8
    Easy to play but hard to master, the game plays out the way you would watch a match on tv smooth and realistic. If you don't mind the oldEasy to play but hard to master, the game plays out the way you would watch a match on tv smooth and realistic. If you don't mind the old school arcade style and graphics and only care about gameplay then this is the best wrestling game that hit the shelves in a long time Expand

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