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  • Summary: Welcome to Suplex City, courtesy of cover Superstar Brock Lesnar! WWE 2K17 arrives as the reigning and defending flagship WWE video game franchise champion! WWE 2K17 features stunning graphics, ultra-authentic gameplay and a massive roster of WWE and NXT's popular Superstars and Legends.Welcome to Suplex City, courtesy of cover Superstar Brock Lesnar! WWE 2K17 arrives as the reigning and defending flagship WWE video game franchise champion! WWE 2K17 features stunning graphics, ultra-authentic gameplay and a massive roster of WWE and NXT's popular Superstars and Legends.
    Immersive Gameplay & More
    Experience the most authentic WWE gameplay ever, featuring thousands of new moves and animations, backstage and in-arena brawling, and the biggest roster of WWE and NXT Superstars and Legends to date.

    Powerful Creation Suite
    Create and develop your custom WWE Universe with the deepest Creation Suite to date, featuring new options such as Create a Video, Create a Victory and a Highlight Replay system. New features and additional content allow you to customize the most amazing Superstars, Arenas, and Championships.

    MyCAREER and WWE Universe with New Promo Engine
    The all-new Promo Engine brings the drama and personality of the WWE Superstars to life in MyCAREER and WWE Universe modes. Choose your words wisely and smack talk your opponents, start rivalries or form alliances. Your dialogue will shape your characters as they rise through the ranks of NXT and WWE to become WWE Hall of Famers!

    Soundtrack by Sean Diddy Combs aka Puff Daddy
    Enjoy a star-studded soundtrack featuring the top names in the music industry, such as Twenty One Pilots, French Montana and Black Sabbath, curated by Executive Soundtrack Producer Sean Diddy Combs aka Puff Daddy!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Feb 13, 2017
    70
    Even the inconvenience aside that this year (unlike 2016 and 2015) the console DLC is not included and has to be paid for separately the direction of the dominant wrestling franchise is still unclear. You have more wrestlers than ever before, but with just marginal enhancements of the proven fighting mechanics and reduction of modes you wonder what’s next.
  2. Feb 10, 2017
    68
    Oh boy, how fun it is to smack down Roman Reigns, while moving through the backstage-area. Or throwing Roman Reigns off a ladder. Or even kicking Roman Reigns off the entry-ramp. Yeah, I probably do not like Roman Reigns that much. But I definitely do like this game. The gameplay is back to feeling overall more well-rounded and some small issues have also been fixed in WWE 2K17. The outdated technology and noticeable screen tearing doesn’t bother me that much. What does bug me is the missing showcase and the blatant DLC-policy.
  3. Feb 15, 2017
    65
    The PC version of WWE 2K17 comes out of time for several reasons, with a standard price, no DLCs included and the same issues we found on console: cumbersome controls, no story mode and a mixed bag in terms of graphics.
  4. Mar 8, 2017
    63
    WWE 2k17 is very disappointing, and it has a lot of unclaimed potential. The graphics aren't all that good, especially the audience. The ranking system of the Online doesn't work well, and the game is full of bugs. On the other hand, the special abilities are great, the customization system is wonderful and the special games modes are perfect.
  5. Feb 13, 2017
    45
    The basic combat is fine, but WWE 2K17 botches everything, from performance to presentation.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. Feb 22, 2017
    8
    Seems a lot of negativity for this game, as someone that has enjoyed watching Wrestling on and off for 35 years, and played a lot of the gamesSeems a lot of negativity for this game, as someone that has enjoyed watching Wrestling on and off for 35 years, and played a lot of the games in that time too... well it is pretty decent on PC. First off the game is definately an improvement in many ways over 2k15 and 2k16 much in the same way small tweaks happen in other franchises like FIFA every year without much overhaul overall, this is very true here also.

    Graphics - I play maxed out in 4k60 without any issues and the game looks very nice with it's updated lighting and visuals over the last 2 PC installments. The animations have been vastly upgraded, faces now look better and have a lot more actions, taunts have been vastly improved and look more natural to the Tv shows now.

    Sound - Less buggy than the previous years without a doubt, 2k16 had an annying glitch on the sound for custom characters not playing all the crowd fx, this seems fixed for 2k17.

    Solo modes - Decent choice and revised mini-games is a welcome thing, definately feels sharper and more responsive this year, again compared to the only 2 PC games available for the last 15 years.

    Multiplayer online - TBH i never buy these type of games for web play cos bad pings would ruin the fluid gameplay, although I have tested on a private friends only match and seemed fine to me.

    Bad points? PC owners have to buy the DLCs this year... definately a crappy point for a late release vs console... also annoying glitch when custom characters sometime bomb the game to desktop when editing, but thats about it.

    I'm reviewing Digital Deluxe steam edition.
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  2. Feb 15, 2017
    8
    The WWE game series is a great thing to be honest, but for god's sake, I wish they would use the PC's creative power to it's full potentialThe WWE game series is a great thing to be honest, but for god's sake, I wish they would use the PC's creative power to it's full potential (mod support). Expand
  3. Feb 8, 2017
    7
    You know your game is broken when Bray Wyatt gets hit by 12 finishers, 1 OMG moment through the barricade, and still kicks out of every pinYou know your game is broken when Bray Wyatt gets hit by 12 finishers, 1 OMG moment through the barricade, and still kicks out of every pin attempt (a total of 15). Also it crashes every 20 minutes.

    Fix your f***ing game. Or start selling them for 2 bucks if you can't even polish a game that hasn't changed in 900 years. At least it's still a funny game to play.
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  4. Jul 11, 2020
    3
    One of the worst wrestling game I've played.

    Alot of crashes, I gave up on it after a few hours.
    Terrible game.
  5. Feb 10, 2017
    2
    Awful, frustrating and broken. You can be guareenteed it'll crash frequently, the submission system is terrible. Feels like a major stepAwful, frustrating and broken. You can be guareenteed it'll crash frequently, the submission system is terrible. Feels like a major step backwards for the series, only major WWE fans will enjoy this version. Hopefully they can reboot the franchise and get it right for 2k18. Expand
  6. Feb 8, 2017
    2
    Good game but it keeps crashing during video scences such as entrances and what not. Much better than the last WWE 2k game i played wich wasGood game but it keeps crashing during video scences such as entrances and what not. Much better than the last WWE 2k game i played wich was 15 edition. Game would be fun but i know the crash is coming during every match. Expand
  7. Jun 1, 2020
    0
    I downloaded the game and opened it. It worked really good i played 1v1 mode with John Cena and my fps is around 60. There is no such aI downloaded the game and opened it. It worked really good i played 1v1 mode with John Cena and my fps is around 60. There is no such a problem. Then, like 2k16 i wanted to play mycareer mode and be the best superstar in wwe with my own charecter. There is no loading screens like 2k16. 2k17 is more better than 2k16 about the loading screens. Then i wached the Finn Balor's victory agains Sami Zayn and then Finn tagged me I WAS SO EXCITED. Then wwe logo comes up ANDDD THEN MY GAME STUCK IN THE **** BLACK SCREEN. I HEARD WHAT COACH SAYS BUT I COULDNT SEE ANYTHING I CLICKED EVERY BUTTON THAT I SAW BUT IT DOESNT WORK AM STUCKKKKKKKK. :( As a great fan of WWE unvierse and ofc the games, it really broke my heart and my fckn internet cause the game is 45gb :///// AND I COULDNT EVEN PLAY PLS HELP I WANNA PLAY THIS GAMEEEE PLSSSSS :( Expand