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7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 105 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 72 out of 105
  2. Negative: 12 out of 105
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  1. Nov 14, 2013
    1
    I'm not naive, i know most of you will see the low score and dismiss it, due to the other high scores. You would be wrong. Save yourself £40 and read this first (I know its long, but if you can't cope with that much writing, this game is probably right up your street).

    Typically this game has a high score in terms of reviews. Why? possibly because the only people who play it love WWE or
    I'm not naive, i know most of you will see the low score and dismiss it, due to the other high scores. You would be wrong. Save yourself £40 and read this first (I know its long, but if you can't cope with that much writing, this game is probably right up your street).

    Typically this game has a high score in terms of reviews. Why? possibly because the only people who play it love WWE or don't want to criticise a game they just spent £40 on. I dod not just spend £40 on it, and i do not love wrestling. I played Smackdown v Raw, the original. It was ok.
    WWE 2k14 then, is it worth £40? No. What about £30? Nope. Surely £20? Still, wouldn't even take a second glance. £10 bargain..no?
    No. I wouldnt pay even a fiver for this bag of utter garbage. I have never played such a clunky game. And that includes Resident Evil 5.
    So where to begin? First off, lets start with basic gameplay. This game may as well be point and click. Move close to opponent, press 'a' for grapple move, 'x' to punch, or 'b' to irish whip. Repeat. 'Y' for a finisher, 'b to pin. end. Unless of course you are playing against the AI on any difficulty other than easy. In which case they will reverse and you will be forced to repeat the same scenario again...and again...and again, until finally you win or lose. Half the time it feels like a lottery, what happens is totally up to the mood of the computer. so, the AI is second rate at best, what about when you fancy a bit of a bashing of your mates? Nothing, thats what. Controls feel even more clunky than on single player; attacking the target you aimed for is nigh on impossible, especially when there are more than 3 of you in the ring. there is no accurate system for aiming, no way of stopping yourself once you inevitably attack the wrong player, and, unless you know your wrestlers by their appearance over the years no way of determining quite who you are playing as. So not the most friendly of games to anyone new to the series.
    As much as anyone can argue "it will keep a WWE fan entertained", that certainly does not mean it is a good game. By that logic 'Shinty 2010' (i just made that up) will keep anyone who loves shinty happy. Just because a game caters for a small amount of obscure sports fans does not make it good.
    The frankly awful graphics and laziness of the developers also deserve a mention. 2K games have made a fantastic job of pressing copy and paste on their computers. No different to last years final THQ instalment. Graphically, 2K have been presented with the task of creating around 50 wrestlers, and significantly fewer rings. Seriously, thats not much to ask. FIFA do thousands of players and around 50 stadiums every year and make it look pretty.
    Graphical and gameplay ineptitude aside, the game is brilliant in every sense, which in a game this basic is... none.
    To conclude then, if this is your first foray into the world of wrestling, simply dont. Its not for you. the game difficulty is ridiculous, unless you play on easy, in which case its practically impossible to lose. This is the clunkiest game released since... well, WWE 2013. Until someone comes up with a revolution in the wrestling genre, none of the current crop of them are worth throwing your hard earned cash at. Poor graphics, clunky gameplay, a dumb learning curve and the most basic controls in a game make this one to leave on the shelf. In its thousands.
    Yes, there are many positive reviews... but they all come from people who have played many previous games in the series, or wrestling fans, or people who have spent a whole lot of money on the game, and don't want to admit they have wasted their money.

    My advice, and i've been playing video games for the past 19 years, is to steer well clear. If you really want to get into the wrestling franchise, or simply want a taste of what the WWE games have to offer, save yourself £38 and buy WWE 2007 for £2.00 from your local second hand games shop. Even then i can't guarantee its good value.
    1/10 Painfully Poor.
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  2. Nov 3, 2013
    2
    What is terrible is it has been two years still with no WWE wrestling on the Wii U. WWE 2k14 gets a horrible rating from me because it is a port of WWE 13. Than rather improve the create your superstar feature. They waste data on relive the moments. I care less about the past.
  3. Dec 15, 2013
    4
    Multiple match types are broken to the point of unplayability. The AI can take control of your character if it feels like it. The game crashes on a regular basis. Random Universe cutscenes consistently mix up characters. Limited slots for custom content despite remaining hard drive space. The positive aspects of this game are completely overshadowed by bizarre design decisions andMultiple match types are broken to the point of unplayability. The AI can take control of your character if it feels like it. The game crashes on a regular basis. Random Universe cutscenes consistently mix up characters. Limited slots for custom content despite remaining hard drive space. The positive aspects of this game are completely overshadowed by bizarre design decisions and near-incompetent feature implementation. Expand
  4. Nov 16, 2013
    0
    Worst one ever. The in ring gameplay is crap compared to last year. Go ahead and try 30 years of wrestlemania and let me know how you do on the third match... The CPU flat out cheats at every corner and it's way too obvious. They improved upon the menus, but who cares, they screwed up the game itself. Don't believe the fan boys, this is the worst one they've ever done.
  5. Nov 23, 2013
    3
    WWE 2K14 is overpriced. its way more than what a fighting game should be. no improvement in graphics just a few new added features like every year. borrow it from one of your wwe friends if you want to play this save money for some better upcoming titles. after here comes the pain all wwe games started going down the pit and it seems to be going further below. still majority of my friendsWWE 2K14 is overpriced. its way more than what a fighting game should be. no improvement in graphics just a few new added features like every year. borrow it from one of your wwe friends if you want to play this save money for some better upcoming titles. after here comes the pain all wwe games started going down the pit and it seems to be going further below. still majority of my friends play the 6 player PS2 smackdown pain which is much faster and has many match types and has better single player story lines compared to current wwe games even without audio :D Expand
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 43 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    Mar 11, 2014
    81
    Wrestlemania makes the day. [Dec 2013]
  2. Dec 12, 2013
    70
    For now WWE 2K14 will serve as an admirable filler, its wide array of modes and customisation there so players can concoct their own stories once Wrestlemania’s has been told.
  3. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Dec 7, 2013
    60
    30 Years of Wrestlemania is brilliant but that aside, this is exactly the same WWE sequel you would have expected from the house of THQ. [Issue#105, p.86]