Rocky Legends

Rocky Legends
Developer(s) Venom Games, MGM Interactive
Publisher(s) Ubisoft
Director(s) John G. Avildsen
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Release date(s)
  • NA: September 28, 2004
  • PAL: October 2004
Genre(s) Fighting game
Mode(s) Single player

Rocky Legends is the sequel to the 2002 video game Rocky. It is a video game of the fighting game genre released in 2004, by Venom Games. The game is based on the Rocky franchise, excluding Rocky Balboa, which wasn't released until 2006.

The events of the game take place before the films and in between. In the game the player can take control of Rocky Balboa, Apollo Creed, Clubber Lang or Ivan Drago and witness their early careers before their famous encounters.


Rocky Legends has six different gameplay modes to choose from including Career, Exhibition, Tournament, Survival, Training, and Practice. To unlock extras, the player must buy them from the shop.


Career mode allows the player to select one of the major characters of the first four Rocky films. Each character has a story of how they rise to the top of the boxing world. They all remain true to the canon of the Rocky films except for Ivan Drago's story, which differs in the match against Rocky Balboa.


A training mode is included in Rocky Legends. Training can be done in freeplay or career. While training in career mode awards the player points to upgrade their character based on how well they trained. This gives the player a chance to change how the stars of Rocky fought as the player is allowed to decide which stats to raise. Training in freeplay can be done both alone and with another player competitively, however this has no effect on the character's stats.


Featured Boxers
  • Alain Girard
  • Alexei Baluk
  • Apollo Creed1
  • Big Chuck Smith
  • Big Yank Ball
  • Billy Snow
  • Bob Cray
  • Brendan Doyle
  • Burt Judge
  • Buddy Shaw
  • Carlos Arguello
  • Clubber Lang1
  • Dipper Brown
  • Dalan Hattori
  • Ernie Roman
  • Floyd McCallum
  • George Fullmer
  • Ivan Drago1
  • Jack Jarrell
  • Jack Reid
  • Joe Czak
  • Joe Zale
  • John Barkley
  • Jose Mendoza
  • Ken Klaasen
  • Kofi Langton (Originally appeared as Jeff Langton in the Rocky V movie)[1]
  • Marco Chavez
  • Maurizio Medina
  • Mickey Goldmill
  • Paulie Klein
  • Randy Tate
  • Razor Robinson
  • Rocky Balboa1
  • Sam Monroe
  • Salvador Martinez
  • Spider Rico
  • Sergei Izhora
  • Tommy Gunn
  • Tony Duke
  • Troy Miller
  • Union Cane
  • Virgil Abrams
  • Wolfgang Peltzer
  • Yuri Denisov

1These boxers can be used in career mode.

Ludmilla Drago, wife of Ivan Drago in Rocky IV, is exclusive to the Xbox version, in place of Paulie who is selectable on the PlayStation 2 version.


Aggregate scores
GameRankings(Xbox) 73%[2]
(PS2) 69.47%[3]
Metacritic(Xbox) 67/100[4]
(PS2) 65/100[5]
Review scores
Game Informer6.5/10[8]
Game RevolutionC[9]
OPM (US)[14]
OXM (US)6.6/10[15]

The game was met with average reception upon release. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 73% and 67 out of 100 for the Xbox version,[2][4] and 69.47% and 65 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version.[3][5]


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  8. Helgeson, Matt (December 2004). "Rocky: Legends". Game Informer (140): 165. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
  9. Reilly, Mike (October 21, 2004). "Rocky: Legends Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
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  15. "Rocky Legends". Official Xbox Magazine: 78. December 25, 2004.
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