Looking back at WWE Day of Reckoning

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WWE Day of Reckoning was released in 2004 during a time when WWE fans who also owned a Nintendo Gamecube were clamouring for a smash-hit wrestling game to call their own. The Smackdown series on Sony's PS2 was proving to be a huge success, Gamecube owners were left with the WrestleMania X8 and WrestleMania XIX games that left a lot to be desired in terms of variety. When Day of Reckoning was finally released, the media praised the game, calling it a suitable answer to the Smackdown series that had been dominating the wrestling game landscape.
This video looks at WWE Day of Reckoning on the Nintendo Gamecube, covering it's in-ring gameplay, the Create a Wrestler mode, the "Ruthless Aggression" roster, the story mode and much more.
#WWE #Gamecube #Wrestling


  1. LBDJ The Third
    LBDJ The Third
    Ditë më parë

    Why am I not surprised that even though I'm just getting around to your video game reviews, you are just as capable of doing a solid retrospective on wrestling games as you are about the wrestling itself. Seriously, these videos make me feel like "The Story Of" and "Reliving The War" videos make me feel. Fine work. Janky Reptile has the it factor.

  2. Carlos Cota
    Carlos Cota
    8 ditë më parë

    Day of Reckoning series for me is the most balanced WWE games released up to date. Perfect gameplay, fast paced, decent graphics.

  3. Greg Gillings
    Greg Gillings
    14 ditë më parë

    Day of Reckoning was so fun! It was my 2nd favorite wrestling game of all time. The 1st one being here comes the pain, 3rd one is the very first Smackdown vs Raw.

  4. Jon Malbrough
    Jon Malbrough
    25 ditë më parë

    Ok, anyone made Jankey Reptile in Fire Pro yet?

  5. Jon Malbrough
    Jon Malbrough
    25 ditë më parë


  6. Todd Sleezer
    Todd Sleezer
    Muaj më parë

    Yay! My favorite WWF GameCube game! After all of the games I went through that only included "The American Badass", and didn't even bother to include "The Deadman" version of The Undertaker... This one didn't bother to include "The American Badass", and ONLY had "The Deadman"! And you shouldn't taint this great game by making Roman Reigns. You should unmake him right now.

  7. Ronnie Lee
    Ronnie Lee
    Muaj më parë

    I never had a GameCube, so never got a chance to play this, but the creation mode looks better than HCTP.

  8. Am im a Punk
    Am im a Punk
    2 muaj më parë

    This is better than No Mercy or Here Comes the Pain cause No Mercy is boring and HCTP looks blend, GameCube's Day of Reckoning series is the best with improved graphics and it still looks great when years has passed, it even stays with later games until Nintendo and even THQ Nordic decides to plain about the Switch version of DoR series.

  9. Gordon
    3 muaj më parë

    Loved these games so much. Ant wait for Day Of Reckoning 2 vid. These are 2 of my fav games.

  10. Alex Mckenzie
    Alex Mckenzie
    3 muaj më parë

    My biggest gripe with day of reckoning 2 was that terrible stamina meter. The graphics were better, the wrestling engine was improved a little bit more, more wrestlers. But the freaking stamina meter, imagine playing a cage match and getting tired wile climbing up the cage? i freaking hated that game, i don't think that stamina works in wrestling games, but if they were going to include stamina they should have given us a button to press to raise instead of having to just stand and wait while the computer continues to attack. for that reason i never played the 2nd one, i always preferred the 1st one

  11. TitanVeteran24
    3 muaj më parë

    These were the days

  12. HttpHive
    3 muaj më parë

    I put so many hours into this game when I was younger

  13. Kali Beats
    Kali Beats
    3 muaj më parë

    As someone who's only ever played the Smackdown and Svr series, the similarities this game has with Smackdown vs Raw is a bit uncanny, down to the inclusion of Brutus Beefcake lol

  14. Flocka Waka
    Flocka Waka
    3 muaj më parë

    Ref bumps where great in DoR. They would just Hulk right up after you give them a Conchairto than proceed to bury you like the Dungeon of Doom

  15. domso1o
    3 muaj më parë

    best wrestling game of all time

  16. Elijah Pierce
    Elijah Pierce
    3 muaj më parë

    This storyline was the best. Beating Undertaker and Triple H was so hard. Each had their differences. Triple H would technically beat you down and wear you down while Undertaker would physically beat you down. So you had to think about what you wanted to do to beat them. I also love the different ways each wrestler play in this game. I wish WWE games had this now.

  17. B33FY2015
    4 muaj më parë

    I've never played Day of Reckoning since I never owned a Gamecube back in the day. But I actually like the idea of the career modes carrying over to the next game. That's something I always wished the Smackdown games of that era would've implemented. It would've been interesting for sure and would've been more realistic with the on screen action also.

  18. Cawporate Kane
    Cawporate Kane
    4 muaj më parë

    Great review! DoR is probably my favourite wrestling game and I loved No Mercy. I've created so many CAWs I have about 5 memory cards full of the current roster. Sucks that you can't have championships in exhibition and some current moves are not there but it's still a fun play after all these years.

  19. Jon Nay
    Jon Nay
    4 muaj më parë

    If anyone is interested in sharing caws please let me know.

  20. David Williams
    David Williams
    4 muaj më parë

    This game is really good, the only problem is the small roster and no alternate attires.

  21. Admiral Chancey
    Admiral Chancey
    4 muaj më parë

    Honestly to this day I think DOR is the funnest gameplay wise of the wrestling games

  22. Robert Brown
    Robert Brown
    4 muaj më parë

    Day shoulda made day of reckoning 3

    4 muaj më parë

    About Angel Lara!

  24. Slipknotyk06
    4 muaj më parë

    Where can I get that remix of Drowning Pool?

  25. Jeffrey Turner
    Jeffrey Turner
    4 muaj më parë

    Talk about Reptile Dysfunction.

  26. - MetropolisKid -
    - MetropolisKid -
    4 muaj më parë

    my best friend and i would always stay on this game...and with the CAS we stayed even longer and have endless matches. great memories man.

  27. Marc Caselle
    Marc Caselle
    4 muaj më parë

    I play this on my softmodded Wii with nintendont

  28. Komortas
    4 muaj më parë

    Reptile ftw!

  29. Hannibal Lovecraft
    Hannibal Lovecraft
    4 muaj më parë

    This and 2 I played so many times, I loved them so much!

  30. OfficialOTRJoe
    4 muaj më parë

    Do one on heat or mark jindrak or chuck palumbo

  31. P0cket Rcket
    P0cket Rcket
    4 muaj më parë

    This was a fun video, i look forward to the sequel's review

  32. Jordan Truax
    Jordan Truax
    4 muaj më parë

    Love this channel.

  33. DirtyWater
    4 muaj më parë

    I loved day of reckoning 2... played the story mode so many times... I remember being stuck on that fatal 4 way cage match at summerslam for a long time before I finally figured out how to win it lol good times

  34. Philgood_Productions
    4 muaj më parë

    Dude, is this Finlay?

  35. Isaac Peachey
    Isaac Peachey
    4 muaj më parë

    “Guys who toe the wellness policy line” 😂😂

  36. captainxhulio
    4 muaj më parë

    This game was horrible

  37. RabazaniGaming
    4 muaj më parë

    Did you guys know They censor the soundtrack named Firefly breaking benjamin

  38. Camille Walters
    Camille Walters
    4 muaj më parë

    I don't care what anyone says, Day of Reckoning and Day of Reckoning 2 are the best wrestling games! Multiman matches were so much fun and the story mode is really fun and challenging!

  39. Kelly Aesop Delete Your Gmail & Facebook & Twitter
    Kelly Aesop Delete Your Gmail & Facebook & Twitter
    4 muaj më parë

    I cant remember being more excited for a video game as a kid than when Day of Reckoning was announced. I had a Gamecube, so the first Wrestling game was WM X8 for cheap at a Circuit City. I'm fond of it because it was my first. WM 19 only improved things, even with the wacky revenge mode. But DoR looked like a massive upgrade graphically and gameplay wise and I was so very happy that it delivered on both of those expectations I had! This video was very satisfying to watch as someone who really appreciated what DoR 1 and 2 brought us.

  40. JM1993951
    4 muaj më parë

    “From Compton, CA.....Coolio!”

    4 muaj më parë

    Wow even got the song in the beginning let the bodies hit the floor, this definitely brings me back, I grew up next to the twin towers so this is a very remember part of my life and this just brings it back in a good way

  42. Ray Durazo
    Ray Durazo
    4 muaj më parë

    You should review the Xbox and ps2 titles

  43. Jones206
    4 muaj më parë

    Back when wrestling games were actually fun still!

  44. Insignificant Aftermath
    Insignificant Aftermath
    4 muaj më parë

    Booker T looked like Coolio in that entrance cut scene lol

  45. Kadeem Saxton
    Kadeem Saxton
    4 muaj më parë

    Sorry I skipped this version

  46. Silentman 99
    Silentman 99
    4 muaj më parë

    My second wwe game I played. And it was an awesome one.

  47. PrimusVsUnicron
    4 muaj më parë

    How much of the game footage is played by WrestlingBios?

  48. Darin rampage Adams
    Darin rampage Adams
    4 muaj më parë

    The sequel to wcw nwo world tour, wcw nwo revenge, wwf wrestlemania 2000 and wwf no mercy 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

  49. Jordan Wiggins
    Jordan Wiggins
    4 muaj më parë

    This game made me break because the mf tutorial would not pass me even when I was doing it right, sold my GameCube shortly after big regret

  50. Rare Wrestling Footage
    Rare Wrestling Footage
    4 muaj më parë

    WCW vs. NWO Revenge had janky subzero WWE Day of Reckoning had janky reptile

  51. Kiefy Venable
    Kiefy Venable
    4 muaj më parë


  52. jblue88 hood gamer
    jblue88 hood gamer
    4 muaj më parë

    Damn HHH has one of the best states in the game damn.

  53. Nototiouss_EV
    4 muaj më parë

    This and day of Reckoning 2 were awesome for Gamecube. Id rather play these with their story mode than the current 2k version. Theyrs absolute garbage...

  54. Rodney Costa
    Rodney Costa
    4 muaj më parë

    Lmao hear u swear lmao just killed me lmao

  55. Piguel Monce
    Piguel Monce
    4 muaj më parë

    Love the content keep it up but can you do sad story again

  56. Xbox_Juan_Gaming
    4 muaj më parë

    This was jam growing up.

  57. MikeyXSuicide
    4 muaj më parë

    Janky Reptile for HOF 2021.

  58. Jermaine Lee
    Jermaine Lee
    4 muaj më parë

    Wrestlemania 21 next if you didn’t do it

  59. PettryTheTHC Dr
    PettryTheTHC Dr
    4 muaj më parë

    I remember taking this back to Walmart. I was sick when I got there and they told me I couldn't get my money back I was just a kid, I was pissed! lol

  60. Cool Dude
    Cool Dude
    4 muaj më parë

    When I tell you when this came out you knew THQ wasn't playing. D.O.R 2 had the best game menu I ever saw in my life

  61. luckymfmc
    4 muaj më parë

    This was my favorite wrestling game of all time

  62. Brian Corbin
    Brian Corbin
    4 muaj më parë

    Man you make me feel old way back then

  63. Dave f
    Dave f
    4 muaj më parë

    matt has never lost his credit card I loved those Matt facts

  64. Dave f
    Dave f
    4 muaj më parë

    I was shocked a kid that gail kim was never in here comes the pain or original svr and day of reckoning

  65. Dave f
    Dave f
    4 muaj më parë

    awe the gold old days of wrestling and wrestling games

  66. Pudding
    4 muaj më parë

    The day of reckoning will come, the record will be set straight.

  67. Tyrique Galant
    Tyrique Galant
    4 muaj më parë

    TechAltar, is that you?

  68. The Dime Drawer
    The Dime Drawer
    4 muaj më parë

    Can you please make some videos on the WWE video game that came out on the Original Xbox.

  69. Wesley Landon Woolsey aka Mistah Woose
    Wesley Landon Woolsey aka Mistah Woose
    4 muaj më parë

    I like your Janky Reptile character! I used to create myself as a wrestler on the Day Of Reckoning games! I was a Chris Benoit/Bret Hart hybrid wrestler since I liked to use submission holds as finishers!

  70. Jared Quinney
    Jared Quinney
    4 muaj më parë

    I actually own this game

  71. Darryl Nevels
    Darryl Nevels
    4 muaj më parë

    Hard game they didn't play on that series.

  72. C G
    C G
    4 muaj më parë

    We need an SVR series next!

  73. Bungus Bros.
    Bungus Bros.
    4 muaj më parë

    This, Wrestlemania 2000, and WCW vs. NWO Revenge are the wrestling games I grew up with. Absolute legendary game, with brutal ladder matches. The only real issue with this game, for me, were the stats of the roster as it only felt like characters from Triple H to RVD were really worth playing in a 4-player fatal 4 way. The sequel does its job even better, I think, adding Steve Austin and Mankind. Love these games

  74. ruxcooking
    4 muaj më parë

    I'm sad to say I skipped this one and went straight to the sequel . GameCube was basically my 2nd platform behind the PC at this time but I remember having a ton of fun with part 2 and a custom old man Keiji Mutoh I created.

  75. John Sheppard IV
    John Sheppard IV
    4 muaj më parë

    Trying to get these ROMs for my emulator and its a bitch

  76. James Smith
    James Smith
    4 muaj më parë

    I dont like wrestling games. I play hello kitty island adventure

  77. Charlie Bowen
    Charlie Bowen
    4 muaj më parë

    As the characters were flipping through I was looking at charisma...... some of them are way off.... flair only half a point more than booker t!! Jesus

  78. Joris Weyen
    Joris Weyen
    4 muaj më parë

    Damn great video. Man, I missed out on N64 No Mercy back in the day as my local gamestore was unable to get it. I would like to believe that Day of Reckoning is closest we could get to a similiar No Mercy experience. Spend loads of hours with friends on this one, the gameplay was so good and so easy to pick up. I even prefer this one over DoR2 because that game would crash if we try to play with 4 CaWs at the same time. Easily my favorite wrestling game ever.

  79. Aj's Gaming
    Aj's Gaming
    4 muaj më parë

    Don't Know Why You Felt You Had To Take A Poke At WWE2K20 For The Most Part It Was An Enjoyable Game And I Did Not Seem To Get A Lot Of The Glitches That Most PPL Claimed They Got.

  80. Marcus Hunter
    Marcus Hunter
    4 muaj më parë

    I played most wwe games over the years, for all consoles, but to me DOR2 is the absolute best WWE game ever imo, purely because of the gameplay and even the graphics. Many people praise Here Comes the Paim but really, i think they overlook the most important factor, the gameplay. Pain def has more content, but the gameplay itself I feel its not on the same level.

  81. Quincy111
    4 muaj më parë


  82. King Of The Swing
    King Of The Swing
    4 muaj më parë

    Give us the sustainable vs mcmahon series

  83. Ryan Schumacher
    Ryan Schumacher
    4 muaj më parë

    Had both games on the GameCube Game was lit

  84. Freddie Johnson
    Freddie Johnson
    4 muaj më parë

    I had kind of given up on good wrestling games coming out on the Gamecube after the really poor Wrestlemania X8 and the more arcadey sequel. Then when magazines started showing this and said it was going to play as a mix between No Mercy and the Smackdown games I was intrigued because it certainly looked the part. Obviously the games didn't have had much in as the disc capacity was smaller so the roster size was a bit smaller and the commentary was cut, not that it was a loss. The team working on the two games really did a great job of making games that not only looked good for the time but gave an experience you couldn't get with other WWF games. I always wished THQ continued with different games for each platform to make them stand out more continuing these games for Nintendo systems, the team behind Raw 2 on Xbox systems because despite being rough around the edges that game did a lot of first in the creation suite and showed promise and of course the Smackdown series on Playstation. Obviously looking back that was never sustainable financially to produce three separate wrestling games every year and made sense to use the money on making one game across multiple platforms but one could dream.

  85. John TheLion
    John TheLion
    4 muaj më parë

    Wrestlemania 19 is sooo good I still go back to it every now and then.

  86. Preston Cooper
    Preston Cooper
    4 muaj më parë

    Just downloaded an emulator the other week and played both installments of this nostalgia filled series

  87. Mr Zomber
    Mr Zomber
    4 muaj më parë

    Dof is the best wwe game in the story

  88. Enter The Dungeon
    Enter The Dungeon
    4 muaj më parë

    Do 1 for Lex Luger in the NWA.

  89. Charles Teague
    Charles Teague
    4 muaj më parë

    Need to cover day of reckoning 2 next

  90. Striker
    4 muaj më parë

    IDK if you've done a video on WWE Wrestlemania 21 the video game. If you haven't you should because that game was ass! glitchy AF! I got the game when it came out and got rid of it a month later. It was unplayable.

  91. The Real Frisco
    The Real Frisco
    4 muaj më parë

    It was a great game but I still think WM 19 was better imo.

  92. Derek Borba
    Derek Borba
    4 muaj më parë

    Your channel us by far hands down the best wrestling content channel on ALfirst! Keep up the good work my man.

  93. Cee Jay
    Cee Jay
    4 muaj më parë

    The part where you can interrupt a finisher or get knocked down by a move you can do in the WM games too.

  94. James Moss
    James Moss
    4 muaj më parë

    Wwe day of reckoning is still a good gamecube game. 😀👍🎮

  95. BawesomeBurf
    4 muaj më parë

    This game was tons of fun. My only gripe is that Ironman match against HHH for the title. It didn't matter how many finishers I landed on him, he just would not stay down for a 3 count. Must have done about 25 finishers. I tried getting him counted out as well, but that didn't work either.

  96. Atroz7
    4 muaj më parë

    I'd watch a full match of Janky Reptile versus Resident Evil Merchant Barry

    1. Jon Nay
      Jon Nay
      4 muaj më parë

      Lmao. I have the merchant in my game and he has the freaking backpack on.

  97. L.A.fan423
    4 muaj më parë

    I love this game

  98. JustJulyo
    4 muaj më parë

    The nostalgia overload! Thank you for this!

  99. pantera Nineteen
    pantera Nineteen
    4 muaj më parë

    Best WWE games made cause they had this thing call CAREER MODE. not road to lamamaina

    1. MikeyXSuicide
      4 muaj më parë

      It’s wrestlelamia, get it right! Hahaha

  100. steven imeson
    steven imeson
    4 muaj më parë

    never had a game cube back then but these games look rad!