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  • Summary: The world of WWE is your battleground with all-new, over the top, in-your-face arcade action as your favorite WWE Superstars and Legends battle it out in outlandish interactive environments around the world. Compete with your friends in your favorite match types with an arsenal ofThe world of WWE is your battleground with all-new, over the top, in-your-face arcade action as your favorite WWE Superstars and Legends battle it out in outlandish interactive environments around the world. Compete with your friends in your favorite match types with an arsenal of exaggerated maneuvers, special abilities, and devastating power-ups, including Steel Cage, Royal Rumble, Fatal Four Way and more, as Mauro Ranallo and Jerry "The King" Lawler call all the mayhem! Are you ready to enter the battleground? Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 33
  2. Negative: 3 out of 33
  1. Sep 23, 2020
    85
    WWE 2K Battlegrounds is definitely not the perfect arcade-style WWE experience, but it’s a far better game than I expected going in with minimal bugs and issues. As a workprint for the future, it’s rock-solid and can easily lead to the Battlegrounds games being a great breather between simulation-based entries in the series going forward. Hopefully we’ll see things like customizable movesets be added into future installments – but as it stands, this is a great way to enjoy some pick up and play WWE action on any gaming platform you have.
  2. Sep 23, 2020
    75
    WWE 2K Battlegrounds is the best WWE game in a long time. Its over-the-top combat leans heavily on cartoon violence, so if you’re looking for a wrestling sim, you won’t find that here. What you will get, though, is a fun, fast-paced, and lighthearted wrestling game.
  3. Sep 22, 2020
    70
    Battlegrounds is a fun little game for WWE fans. It lacks the depth of other brawlers, although if you like the competition it is based on we think you’ll enjoy it.
  4. Sep 30, 2020
    63
    WWE 2K Battlegrounds is not a bad game but we believe that its true potential has not been exploited in the least.
  5. Sep 24, 2020
    60
    WWE 2K Battlegrounds is more focused on casual players who look for a fun, simple multiplayer experience. However, the game lacks value in its content, not to mention its tendency to drive you to pay to unlock characters.
  6. 55
    Far less stuffy than the mainline WWE 2K series and designed for quick bursts of entertaining casual play with friends, WWE 2K Battlegrounds lack of depth and technical issues sadly undercut its energetic audiovisual presentation. Hardly the sequel to WWE All-Stars that so many wanted, WWE 2K Battlegrounds could simply be so much more - but it just... isn't.
  7. Sep 21, 2020
    30
    WWE 2K Battlegrounds is a game that seems like it exists purely to house its storefront, offering predatory microtransactions which would be overly pricy in a free-to-play game. In a paid title - even a budget one - they're offensive. The only silver lining here is that the game is rubbish anyway, so feel free to skip it without feeling like you're missing out.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 37
  2. Negative: 19 out of 37
  1. Sep 20, 2020
    10
    Let me clarify that the game do have microtransactions like all games now days but everything, literally everything in the game can beLet me clarify that the game do have microtransactions like all games now days but everything, literally everything in the game can be unlocked with the in game currency that you get by playing both online and campaign. Anyway I understand some people hate 2k but I don't understand those ratings, please ignore them annbuybthe game yourself cause it is really fun! Just enter any community on FB and you see that everyone who is playing the game is having fun enjoying, I've bought it 2 days ago and played almost home stop both campaign and on-line.s Expand
  2. Sep 20, 2020
    10
    Крайне весёлая игра. Самое то для вечерних заруб с друзьями. Однозначно рекомендуюКрайне весёлая игра. Самое то для вечерних заруб с друзьями. Однозначно рекомендую
  3. Sep 27, 2020
    9
    So you have to fight to build up to use other moves It’s an interesting wrestling mechanic but the overall arcade look is amazing. MinorSo you have to fight to build up to use other moves It’s an interesting wrestling mechanic but the overall arcade look is amazing. Minor glitches but overall this game is pretty fun. Only thing I don’t like is the system where you can pay for coins. At least give us more coin for our buck Expand
  4. Sep 21, 2020
    4
    an sich macht das spiel schon ne gewisse zeit spass aber es langt höchstens nur zu nem couchgame mit kumpels dazu ist es zugaballert mitan sich macht das spiel schon ne gewisse zeit spass aber es langt höchstens nur zu nem couchgame mit kumpels dazu ist es zugaballert mit Microtransactions was den preis für 40 euro nicht rechtfertigt wenn das spiel mal für 20 oder 25 euro zu haben ist könnte man sich das überlegen sich das anzuschaffen Expand
  5. Nov 13, 2020
    3
    WWE 2K Battlegrounds is just a glorified mobile game, or at least that is how it feels to me. There are a few different modes to choose from,WWE 2K Battlegrounds is just a glorified mobile game, or at least that is how it feels to me. There are a few different modes to choose from, and even a "story" to follow, told through comic strips. Sure it sounds cool, but there isn't enough depth. You are also forced to play as a made up character who isn't the least bit interesting. The gameplay is more fun than the mainline 2K games, because it's a bit faster, but the controls are kind of terrible and you never feel like you are completely in control. It's fun at first, but after a while, it grows tiresome. The CAW suite isn't anything special either, with minimal customization options. There are "sort of" microtransactions here too that make the game feel cheap and mobile-like. I would avoid it all costs, and that's sad since the NBA 2K Playgrounds series is actually decent. Expand
  6. Sep 22, 2020
    1
    Gave it a 1 because it does run. Most regrettable game purchase I've ever made and i would feel the same at 15$, but this game is 40$ wGave it a 1 because it does run. Most regrettable game purchase I've ever made and i would feel the same at 15$, but this game is 40$ w microtransactions and it doesnt even offer any online matchmaking which is insane. I thought tag team would be fun, good luck finding 3 ppl you already know who were also dumb enough to buy this game. The roster is just ok, creating a wrestler is generic and pointless. It got old after about an hour, the gameplay is stale, terrible collision,limited movesets. Expand
  7. Jul 12, 2021
    0
    I got this free on Playstation network and it is terrible. I have many happy memories of old Wrestling games and hoped this might atleast haveI got this free on Playstation network and it is terrible. I have many happy memories of old Wrestling games and hoped this might atleast have a nostalgia hit. But it did not even manage that. There are no entrances, unique movesets or fun diverse characters to try. The first problem is all the characters have the same moves. The second is that all the characters are behind a paywall. Thankfully the first problem means you will have no desire to waste money on the unlocks. Bad graphics, bad gameplay and bareley even a wrestling gameThey should be ashamed. Expand

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