The newest WWE video game series may be prettier, but Fire Pro Wrestling Returns is the game pro wrestling fans will want to marry.
The Japanese import recently found a new home when Sony re-released the game for folks to download on the Playstation Network. In 2007, North American gamers got a chance to devour the addictive and impressively deep game that Japanese fans had already been playing.
The graphics are dinky. There aren't the online options, story modes or slick presentation that other great wrestling games have had, but in spite of that, Fire Pro Wrestling Returns is the best wrestling game ever.
Greg Miller of IGN.com wrote that it is "a game the right fan could get lost in for years." Michael Donahue had even higher praise. He wrote on 1UP.com that, "Fire Pro Wrestling Returns is the best wrestling game ever. That's not an exaggerated statement."
From its depth to its accuracy, there are several reasons why Fire Pro Wrestling Returns outshines its competition. Let's dig into those reasons, starting with the overwhelmingly large roster.