WWE 2K15 PlayStation 4

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  • Summary: For the first time, guide your custom Superstar through an authentic WWE career in the MyCareer Mode. From NXT to RAW, make your way up to the WWE Championship and live the life of an actual WWE Superstar. By using new motion capture technology, 2K15 includes many more new animations thanFor the first time, guide your custom Superstar through an authentic WWE career in the MyCareer Mode. From NXT to RAW, make your way up to the WWE Championship and live the life of an actual WWE Superstar. By using new motion capture technology, 2K15 includes many more new animations than any previous WWE title. The game also includes a new chain wrestling system. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 44
  2. Negative: 4 out of 44
  1. Nov 18, 2014
    84
    WWE 2K15 makes its debut in the next gen with a notable game. Controls have been fully redesigned in order to offer the best gameplay mechanics, and its visuals are mainly what you would expect.
  2. Nov 19, 2014
    78
    WWE 2K15 is a good debut in this new generation, with accessible and fun gameplay, some interesting modes and improved visuals, but it is still below 2K14 in roster, creation options and modes.
  3. Nov 27, 2014
    71
    WWE 2K15 on new-gen consoles is like a Raw talent with an already high definition who needs a harder workout to increase his muscle mass, wrestler roster and MyCareer contents.
  4. Nov 25, 2014
    60
    WWE 2K15 gains a good graphical improvement cutting many interesting modes from the previous chapters of the franchise. The slow gameplay, long loading times and unresponsive controls are big issues which ruin a potentially good gameplay.
  5. Nov 27, 2014
    55
    WWE 2K15 shows great wrestling sports with awesome looking wrestling stars. But it is such a pity there are not many wrestlers to choose from and the gameplay feels very slow because of the addition of endurance. WWE is all about spectacle and those things sure keep this game away from being spectacular.
  6. Nov 27, 2014
    30
    Graphically assured as it is, almost every other element of the 15-year-old series has been cut back, tampered with pointlessly or outright ruined. The series hasn't been good for a long time now, but this year is the first it's been actively bad. The wait for a great new WWE game continues.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 58
  2. Negative: 28 out of 58
  1. Nov 18, 2014
    10
    This is a new game that they built on a new engine from the ground up. I expected that a lot of things would be cut out. Think of this game asThis is a new game that they built on a new engine from the ground up. I expected that a lot of things would be cut out. Think of this game as the foundation of WWE games on the new consoles. The game play itself in this game is miles ahead of 2K14 and 2K15 on last gen consoles. You can feel the heavier hits, the more realistic pace, and watch the stamina system really take control of a match. Matches closer represent what you would see on Monday Night Raw due to the stamina and slow, not arcade like, pace. The showcase mode gets the job done, it focuses on two of the best rivalries in WWE history, and is objective based so I can unlock things, great. My career is pretty good now, but it will only receive more work and polish as this is the foundation for the future. This came accomplished way more than I wanted it to... remember SVR 2008: At least it's not that bad. Expect that now that the engine is done, for them to do a slight graphical update for 2K16, but really focus on creation, universe, and my career. Now that WWE 2K15 has made an awesome foundation, expect 2K16 to be the game of the ages. Expand
  2. Nov 22, 2014
    10
    with "here comes the pain" this is my absolute wwe game of all time. i can not understand all the bad reviews. everyone who loves wrestlingwith "here comes the pain" this is my absolute wwe game of all time. i can not understand all the bad reviews. everyone who loves wrestling will love this game! i have never experienced a more authentic wrestling game. i would give this game a nine out of ten because they cut of a lot of creation content wich i enjoyed in the past releases. but as much as i loved creation, the presentation and gameplay of this years game makes me forget about it. i have been waiting for major changes to gameplay and graphics like this for years and finaly it is here, definetly a big step in de wright direction! i am giving this game a ten because of all the bad reviews it got. people, if you want to play a beat em up, play tekken or street fighter. this is a sports game and yes it is slow paced at the end of matches and yes they prioritised the graphics over content, but still they created a awesome expirience! another point other reviewers made was that the roster is small. first the roster is still big and second they included a lot of old stars like flair, booker t and nash. why dp people espect that they put every freaking legend in this game? its like putting every fighter in in the ufc game who ever had success in the sport! its ridicolous! i could write more and more about how much attention to detail 2k put in this game, nearly every time i play am match it puts a smile on my face because the wrestlers climb the ropes exhausted or they roll onto position when when i want to do a diving move.
    AWESOME WORk 2K! please keep evolving the game on this new foundation despite the bad reviews! and this is coming from a both a fan and active wrestler!
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  3. Jun 28, 2015
    7
    This game is so average that it's just not funny with no superstar threads, no Create-An-Arena, no Create-A-Belt, no story designer, and theThis game is so average that it's just not funny with no superstar threads, no Create-An-Arena, no Create-A-Belt, no story designer, and the fact you can't create a diva is just plain stupid. I wouldn't recommend this unless you're an insane fan or you rented this for 2 bucks. Expand
  4. Nov 24, 2014
    5
    The next generation of WWE game ends up a decidedly mixed bag which is difficult to see as anything but a disappointment for those familiarThe next generation of WWE game ends up a decidedly mixed bag which is difficult to see as anything but a disappointment for those familiar with the series and, for those that aren't, struggles to be comprehensive enough to warrant a purchase.

    Obviously the graphics are improved over previous incarnations, the animations more fluid and realistic. However it's not exactly the leap that some seem to be suggesting, certain models are decidedly odd and the faces have a tendency to look disconnected and static. The actual bodies in use are sadly very generic, and mostly it appears like the same guy has simply put on a mask to imitate another wrestler....the divas have it even worse....don't be fooled by static shots yes momentarily they can look terrific but in the main they just look 'wrong'.

    My Career is the big feature here and in concept is very exciting (yay they give us a mode we had back in 2003), in execution however it is underwhelming with extended periods of nothing going on and a sad lack of character interaction or involvement. Cut scenes are few and far between and the absence of key match types from the game limits the variety it offers.

    The combat system has slowed considerably, this brings some sense of weight to proceedings but also much frustration, coupled with the heightened stamina effects you'll spend a lot of time screaming for your fighter to do 'something'. Early in career mode even the shortest matches leave your fellow drooping and ponderous after only a few moves. Reversals are even more frustrating than previous years as the animations are so disconnected from the move's inception the window for reversal feels very out of synch with what's playing out on screen - you will get used to this but imo the fluidity of play is badly affected. I am a fan of the chain wrestling element introduced this year, albeit it's really something that perhaps occurs twice at the beginning of the match and is never seen again...it just ends up feeling a bit half hearted.

    Much has been said about the omissions from the creation suite, however just as concerning is the implementation of what they have given us. Body customisation is considerably less powerful than previous years, the same generic body can be made fat or thin (there's also a 'Buff' setting that does very little) but with no ability to change limb or torso lengths nor to change the relative size of the head in relation to the body there is much less variety in who or what you can create. The texture tool is terrific but this is a heady conceit of the game because customisation is more than just applying a different texture to the same model, in short the elements that most affect the model are marginalised or non existent.

    Then there are those inexplicable changes or omissions, match types mia, no replay capture, customisation features removed elements that gave the older games masses of replay value...gone! Conversely still present are the usual issues the franchise has suffered for many years dodgy collision detection and clueless opponent AI.

    If you haven't got a WWE game and don't care too much for customisation, its worth a rent or maybe a purchase if found on offer...but this is not a showcase next gen game, nor does it feel a complete entry for the series....in many ways you would still be better to go seek WWE 2k14 on last gen.

    I am a sucker I buy these things almost regardless, but even for me this time around Yukes and 2K have seriously lost momentum and good will - delivering a bare bones game with slightly improved graphics but precious little innovation where it matters most i.e. gameplay and customisation......I'd love to call it a promising start for a new generation, but it isn't even that as yet - next years iteration has a lot of work to do.
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  5. Jan 16, 2015
    3
    I really wanted to like this game, the 2K showcase mode is great at telling past stories. The Career mode is well just ouch. this is by farI really wanted to like this game, the 2K showcase mode is great at telling past stories. The Career mode is well just ouch. this is by far one of the worst career modes ive ever seen. nothing happens back stage theres no story line at all. heres a brief summary on the entire career mode. after the intial proving ground to get on NXT all you get are text boxes telling you what your next match is, you fight said match and get a generic text message stating good job. you spend points to improve your creation then click next event get generic text stating your next match.... you get the point then you get promoted to main event. the only thing that changes is now you get a generic text from the next manager stating she has no matches setup and you get to choose either a dark match for extra money or a tune up match for extra followers. after your match you get the same generic text good job. you rinse and repeat the same endless repetitive choose match fight match good job on and on and on. on a very very rare occasion a new text box will appear which sorta gives a rivalry but again theres no cut scenes or voices just the same generic tex but from a different person, you fight that person multiples times in a row in varying matches up to the PPV event, then you fight the ppv and suddenly you get back to the same generic good job message followed by more of the same generic text messages to choose your next opponent week after week until you get promoted to smackdown, and low and behold instead of changing people you get the same generic messages from the same person again and again. there is literaly nothing to do between matches except spend skill points to improve and buy new moves/ manager. there is no interaction other than that. I don't know if it improves after smackdown because I just could not handle the same dull task over and over again to buildup enough followers to reach RAW, but I can imagine that since the only thing that's changed over the course of the rest of the career is the brand name your competing in, theres little hope RAW will be any different. Expand
  6. Apr 27, 2015
    2
    Pros: In Ring Game Play; Graphics; Custom Logos; Ability To Edit Current Wrestlers To A Degree; 2k Showcase Is Good

    Cons: No Create A Diva,
    Pros: In Ring Game Play; Graphics; Custom Logos; Ability To Edit Current Wrestlers To A Degree; 2k Showcase Is Good

    Cons: No Create A Diva, Title, Arena, Story Designer, or Create A Finisher; No Custom MP3 Music & Entrance Motions VERY Limited; Limited Match Selection; Stale MyCareer Mode; Paying for Modes That Should Already Be In The Game; Terrible Commentary

    This game definitely shows promise in terms of in ring ability. I wrote an article/wishlist of improvements and features I would love to see in the game. The puzzling part about WWE games is similar to Madden they continue to omit incredible features and add unimpressive ones rather than build on their product. This is the definitely of a bare bone game. WWE 2k15 strips out all the fun and is a reflection of the product we get on Smackdown on Thursday nights. They could've literally skipped this title, however; like I said before this series has incredible potential. This game could be the NXT of the WWE rather than the Smackdown/Raw. If they build on this game and re-implement the best features from previous installments 2K has the potential of creating a firewall 10 "Game of the Year" game.
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  7. May 7, 2015
    0
    Please rectify the referee's movements, always gets in th way while fighting, and block the view to the reversal pointer, and gets extremelyPlease rectify the referee's movements, always gets in th way while fighting, and block the view to the reversal pointer, and gets extremely irritating especially in crucial matches. Add an option to remove the referee in cage matches, since the player's view is already very irksome while playing them. Expand

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