If you don't think WWF No Mercy for the Nintendo 64 was, and is, the greatest professional wrestling video game created you need to seriously reevaluate your life. Yeah, the graphics aren't next-gen, blah blah, boohoo. It's not about the graphics, it's about the gameplay and the overall user experience, and for that, No Mercy is No. 1.
This game was just about as close to perfect as it gets. Much of my middle school and high school existence revolved around this masterpiece, and for very good reason. This game had a stellar control scheme, a great create-a-wrestler mode and, to this day, the greatest story mode a WWE/F video game has ever seen.
Oh, and you like awesome rosters? This game had over 60 Superstars and Divas to choose, including a TON of secret characters that could be unlocked through the insanely thorough story mode, which is amazing. You pick any wrestler, even a created one, and start the story. Different things happen depending on whether you win or lose and what decisions you make. With so many different branches and choices, this story almost never played out the same which is something you can't find in wrestling games today.
Let's not forget about the gameplay and the controls. No Mercy's controls set the stage for almost every WWE game that has come along since. They aren't extremely in-depth or intense, which makes for a comfortable and enjoyable gaming experience that just feels right.
Everything about WWF No Mercy was amazing. This game had absolutely everything you could ever ask for in a wrestling game and is simply the greatest WWE video game of all time.