Best pro wrestling game of the 2000’s?

The 2000’s decade was probably the best time period to be a pro wresting fan while being a gamer considering all of the video games that were released during that era. We got to see the release of various classics including WWF: Smackdown Shut Your Mouth, WWE Day of Reckoning I & II, WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2006 & 2007 and more from the 00’s that are still talked about to this day. However, when it comes down to quality and overall popularity many people would go on record and say that the best pro wrestling video game from the 00’s decade was WWE Smackdown: Here Comes The Pain from 2003. WWE Smackdown: Here Comes The Pain was game that almost every hardcore pro wrestling fan could ask for especially as it related to the season mode. The season mode of WWE Smackdown: Here Comes The Pain allowed players to choose almost any wrestler they wanted while providing them with numerous storylines to partake in depending on how many superstar points they possessed. Players had the opportunity to form their own factions along with challenging for any title they wanted to depending on their popularity along with the ability to switch their alignment from face to heel and vice versa during certain parts of the season. The exhibition mode in WWE Smackdown: Here Comes The Pain was also awesome because there was endless match types that players could participate along with a list all-star roster of pro-wrestlers from the 80’s, 90’s and the 00’s. It seems like every pro wrestling game that has been developed after Smackdown: Here Comes The Pain has not been able to match the replay value of that particular game; which is why its considered to be arguably the best pro wrestling game of the 2000’s decade. Some would argue that WWF No Mercy from the year 2000 was the best pro wrestling game of the 00’s decade and those people are not entirely wrong. Both WWF No Mercy and WWE Smackdown: Here Comes The Pain are definitely within the top five best pro wrestling games of the 00s decade. But when it comes to PlayStation exclusive pro wrestling titles that deserve a modern day HD remake many hardcore pro wrestling fans would put WWE Smackdown: Here Comes The Pain on the top of their list.

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