AEW: Fight Forever – Review

Our Score: 8/10

AEW Fight Forever is a professional wrestling video game developed by Yuke’s and published by THQ Nordic. AEW: Fight Forever combines nostalgic arcade-wrestling with All Elite Wrestling finishers and moves. Featuring a big roster of AEW talent, multiple match types, robust career mode, tons of customization options, more than 40 weapons, and so much more! 

AEW: Fight Forever - Bat

Do Try This at Home

One of the things that I love most about AEW Fight Forever is the way it captures the feel of an actual wrestling match. The controls are tight and responsive, and the animations are smooth and fluid. This makes it easy to pull off complex moves and combos, and it really makes you feel like you’re in the ring with the wrestlers.

AEW: Fight Forever - Suplex

The gameplay principles are quite straightforward: you have two different attack buttons (low and high), as well as a grappling command that allows you to knot up with your opponent. Press any direction and one of the three buttons to access all of your moves from the grapple. When the “Special” indication is flashing in your health metre and you are in the proper position for your huge finishing move, you only need to hit your right stick.

Book Your Match

Another thing I love about the game is the variety of match types. Yes, you can have a straightforward one-on-one, tag-team, three-person, or four-person match. However, you can also include the infamous ladder match, an electrified barbed wire death match in which you have 120 seconds before the ring explodes, inflicting more damage on the wrestler who is closest to the ropes. You can play ranked matches, casual matches, and private matches with other players online as well. There are over 20 different match types to choose from, including singles matches, tag team matches, triple threat matches, and even battle royals. This gives you a lot of different ways to play the game, and it keeps things from getting stale.

In AEW: Fight Forever’s “Road To Elite” mode, you can go through a year in the life of an AEW wrestler—whether that fighter is one of the 49 on their roster or a character you create. From there, CEO Tony Khan invites you to join AEW as one of its founding members, where you begin your professional journey. At the conclusion of the match, you receive a score for the match’s overall quality. If you perform well in front of the audience, you score better and receive more bonuses, including money that may be used to buy the many characters and customization options in the customised mode. Going too fast and taking too many sharp bumps can potentially put your health at risk. When you get hurt on the Road to Elite, you have to use one of your turns to go to the hospital and get treated so that you have the best chance of advancing in your career.

The graphics in AEW Fight Forever are quite good. The wrestlers look great, and the arenas are detailed and atmospheric. The game also features a great commentary team, which really adds to the overall experience.

Final Verdict

AEW: Fight Forever - Barbed Wire

AEW Fight Forever is a great wrestling game that’s a lot of fun to play, and it’s a great way to experience the thrill of professional wrestling. If you’re a fan of the older arcade wrestling games or of AEW, then I highly recommend checking it out.

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