Rated 8 out of 10 by David B. Hayter Good game but needs work!
I don't know why anyone would give this game below a 6 rating, because it's not the best game but not the worse. The game to me is like a clone, not perfect, of No mercy for N64, that was by far the best wrestling game to date. Midway wanted to make something new that didnt look like a crappy, same move having, and buggy svr. I'm talking about (07 and 08 CRAPPY). The story is far the best since a long time in the genre. It was short but sweet. The controls are nice but the only thing I didn't like was the the game didn't have a lot of moves and rev moves. Also the rev moves were hot because you can rev a move more then once. The online can be better, A LOT BETTER, it's only 1 v 1, but you can play against many of the wrestlers or midway workers. The style points I hated since I played need for speed underground 1. They really get to you. It's like you will never get many points to unlock some wrestlers (200,000- low ki). Overall it's not a bad game, but it's not worth $** maybe like $**.
Rated 7 out of 10 by BkLiveWire A Review
TNA iMPACT! had a lot of potential, but it didn't follow through on most of it. Beyond the limited/repetitive moves, lackluster CAW, and scaled back online, my main problem is that iMPACT! doesn't feel like real wrestling. The opponents never stay down long enough, they don't sell limb damage, there's an announcer table and announcer voices (which are super-repetitive), but no announcer bodies, there are no championship belts to wear or defend even though they're mentioned in the story, chairs are just sitting around the outside of the ring, there is no rope break, and every match is no count out/no DQ. Don't get me wrong, the control scheme is solid as well as a throwback to the wrestling games of old (so it's sure to appeal to a lot of people) and the Ultimate X Match is fun and provides for some good looking spots, but overall TNA iMPACT! ends up being a shallow game. It's not going to take you long to see everything this title has to offer and start dreaming about the sequel.
Rated 7 out of 10 by Hardtime1982 It is not that bad!!
The TNA video game is a good first effort for TNA. Hopefully they make more games after this so they can improve on some things. Controls: The controls are not bad, they are easy to learn and when you get the hang of the reverse buttons you dish out some great moves. The finisher button is easy to use as well as the grapple buttons. There are much in-depth controls for SVR games but if you are looking for quick easy controls to learn this game will do. Graphics: The graphics are great and the animations are perfect. You really get the feel that you are driving someone through the mat as opposed to SVR where the animations can be slow at times. All in all this is not a bad game, the WWE games are much better, but as far as the animations and the way the wrestlers look when performing a move, TNA takes the cake. I have played WWE games since SEGA, and this game is not as bad as people think. The game can get frustrating at times but after you play it for a while you will love it. Take it from me, I have played them all!
Rated 0 out of 10 by WSDON1 Oh it's real, its @#$% real
Game looks real clean, I was concerned about the speed of the game until I saw it in motion on a actual t.v. The moves look fluent (mid air reversals moves outside the ring!!!) with little collision recognition problems like the competion. I'm a wrestiling fan and I've been waiting for a wrestling game to have better gameplay than Def Jam Vendetta on PS 2. A game which actually used the N64's no mercy game engine, it somewhat faster, with improved graphics. Down loadable content will be a reality, sick, characters will be added to the roster and hopefully new match types only seen in TNA that aren't in the realease title are in the works for down load. I'm a long time WWE game fan but the with the exception of the extreme rules matches not much has changed in the SvR titles on the next gen systems. Lastley true wrestling fans are happy to welcome back Sting, Jeff Jarrett, Kevin Nash, Ryno and Kurt Angle to the video game realm. It's not the nWo but I hope this game is just as popular for the future of wrestling games sake.
Rated 6 out of 10 by Loboid87 Good, but not great.
First off, it should be stated that one really cannot compare this to the WWE Smackdown vs. Raw games by THQ. The TNA brand tries to differ itself from the WWE; and the same can be said about this game. Most of the negative reviews for this game are probably based on that comparison. Now with that being said, TNA iMPACT! is a wrestling game that can be enjoyed; IF you can forgive some of the flaws. I won't go into details about what is right and what is wrong with this game. Just know that if you are a fan of professional wrestling, and you like to play as some of your favorite wrestlers or want to create your own and face said superstars, then you will have a good time playing this title. However, if you are getting into this, expecting something remotely similar to what the WWE games have to offer, of course you will be greatly disappointed. The best option is to go with your gut on this game. Some may enjoy it like I did. Others will complain how it's not like SDvR and let it be known with negative reviews and comments.
Rated 5 out of 10 by Jcoolk Wait For The Sequel................
This game after all the hype lacks alot of potential. There are for no reason , some chairs lying flat on the ground around the ring for you to use as weapons. The graphics are nice but have been doen before.. the ring entrances are cut way short. There are no belts from what I can see anyway. There is an occasional blood splatter on the ring but, no blood from you getting hit from the chair a million times.....There really isnt a big match variety as far as that goes.. No cage...No cage how in the world can you not include a cell or for that matter a ladder match.. Yes, I know it has ultimate x but , this game turned into the ultimate flop...One match is not worth getting this game over.. Rent it or borrow it but trust me it gets old really fast unlike smackdown Vs. Raw.Over all this game could have blown WWE out of the water so, next year when the sequel comes out well, have to wait and see..Just remember rent or borrow... Gets old quick..
Rated 1 out of 10 by DemonSlayer0000 It Sucks, Dont Buy!! Please don't buy
I am going to tell u that there is a lot more wrestling games on NES that have better playability than this game, the controls the graphics the sound eveything in this game is awful. Well i got this yesterday and i was excited that it was a different wrestling game instead of wwe all the time (but at least they make good games) well i started playing tna and right off the bat the controls stink, i dont know what the hell i am doing half of the time. I mean they had all this time to make a really great tna game, they choose midway out of all the companies to choose from, they have a rep of screwing games up so they develope this piece of crap also to add to the list? Midway needs to close the doors they just cant make a good game anymore.Basicaly what i am saying is go out and buy wwe wrestling games, they are a hell of a lot better, and at least you know they will be, but this tna game sucks so bad, i wouldnt even recomend it to a dog!!!!
Rated 3 out of 10 by sephirothzero The TNA Game
When I heard of the TNA game coming out, I was totally for it. But when I played it, I was so disappointed. First of all, the story mode is so short. I rented it at like 2pm and played it till four, then played it till midnight at like 10, then played it for like two more hours in the morning and I was done with the story. The controls are ok but are quite difficult at times. The game screws you out of a lot of matches. You can beat them up all match with weapons and evrything you have and if they get you on the ground or anything, more than likely you will lose that match. The graphics are okay. Overall, I would give this game a four for a lack of variety in CAW and the story mode. There also aren't that many characters available even after you complete story mode. There is one upside. The finishers are very good looking, especially the D.O.A. That is one of my favorite moves as it just looks ridiculous.
Rated 1 out of 10 by rbzcf Worst Game Ever
I rented it and I wish I had my money back. The graphics are bad there are no complete entrances. CAW is bad no create and entrance very lousy game that I would not recommend. I cant even figure out how to pin some one. The story mode is awful and Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 is a much better buy than this. I rented it and I wish I had my money back. The graphics are bad there are no complete entrances. CAW is bad no create and entrance very lousy game that I would not recommend. I cant even figure out how to pin some one. The story mode is awful and Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 is a much better buy than this. I rented it and I wish I had my money back. The graphics are bad there are no complete entrances. CAW is bad no create and entrance very lousy game that I would not recommend. I cant even figure out how to pin some one. The story mode is awful and Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 is a much better buy than this.
Rated 1 out of 10 by LOUI3 2Point0 Hate The Game
I hated this game it was the stupids game ever made the finsher was hard to get use to, about every one can do a flip off the ropes, I got to say great graphics, story lined sucked, the tag team were stupid you cant even get a pin without the fat samoa joe jumping over the rope and landing on you, I would say if your kids want this I would not let them get it unless you want them to say "I want to take this game back, now" or "This game is dumb I want to get another one" and people I know how annyoing it is to have a kid yelling at you because the game stinks lets face the fact people when has Midway made a good wrestlilng game No Mercy Sucked, the only good wrestling games back then were like Day of Reckoing one and Two, wrestlemaina 2000 thats when another company took over, so I got adivce for TNA next time they want to make a wrestling game, get some one else to do it