Hello there Destructoid users. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Brendan. I'm currently in the 11th grade and live in Baltimore,Maryland I have been a gamer ever since the GameCube. My console of choice is the ps3, which I have owned for five years. Some of my favorite games include Infamous, Uncharted, Red Dead Redemption, and many others. I'm also a huge wrestling and have played most wrestling games.
Welcome to the first part of my history with wrestling video games series. In this series I will start with how I started to get into wrestling games and end with my opinion on them as a whole.This all dates back to December 2004. At the time it was winter break and my friend had come over for a play date. He was a huge wrestling fan and eventually got me interested in it. I had never heard of wrestling until he showed me WrestleMania X8. Since I was unfamiliar with wrestling, I had no idea who any of the wrestlers were. My favorite one to play as was the Hurricane because I thought he was the coolest looking character. I only remember beating my friend once and that was in a steel cage match. Who was always he playing as? Mr. Burial himself Triple H.
In 2005, both Day of Reckoning 1 and 2 were out. In these two games, I became a better player and I could actually win matches. The next year I had finally become a wrestling fan and for Christmas, I received the game that would later become my favorite wrestling game and most played game of all-time, Smackdown Vs Raw 2007. Thanks for reading the first part of my history with wrestling video games. In the next part I will discuss all the Smackdown Vs Raw games(except for the first one because I only played it once.)