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  • Summary: Offering more than 120 unique playable characters, including cover Superstar Stone Cold Steve Austin alongside Seth Rollins, Daniel Bryan, Dean Ambrose, Bad News Barrett, Paige and Finn Bálor, WWE 2K16 includes the largest roster in WWE games history. The roster contains a combination ofOffering more than 120 unique playable characters, including cover Superstar Stone Cold Steve Austin alongside Seth Rollins, Daniel Bryan, Dean Ambrose, Bad News Barrett, Paige and Finn Bálor, WWE 2K16 includes the largest roster in WWE games history. The roster contains a combination of current WWE Superstars and Divas, emerging NXT talent, WWE Hall of Famers and WWE alumni from multiple eras. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 47
  2. Negative: 3 out of 47
  1. Nov 4, 2015
    91
    The game's only real misstep is the wildly inconsistent graphical presentation, but the gameplay and amount of features and things to do more than makes up for some occasionally shoddy visuals.
  2. Oct 29, 2015
    86
    WWE 2k16 solves almost every problem that the previous game had, making it one of the most enjoyable wrestling games of the last few years.
  3. Oct 30, 2015
    85
    WWE fans will love this game, but some aspects such as wrestling mechanics and the general graphical appearance need to improve in the future.
  4. Nov 2, 2015
    80
    A bigger roster, more finely-tuned gameplay mechanics and a more versatile creation system help make WWE 2K16 the current-gen superstar that it wants to be, even if some inconsistent ideas and bugs do hold it back from time to time.
  5. CD-Action
    Jan 12, 2016
    75
    Yuke’s made some improvements taking the series in the right direction, but do not expect any revolutionary changes, because the most important aspect – the combat system – was only slightly modified. [13/2015, p.38]
  6. Nov 6, 2015
    70
    WWE 2K16 is clearly a step in the right direction. The game may not be perfect visually but it has a lot of content and fun new gameplay elements (the new submission system has got to go though).
  7. Nov 6, 2015
    40
    WWE 2K16 improves on the many things wrong with last year's game, but not nearly enough.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 60
  2. Negative: 12 out of 60
  1. Oct 27, 2015
    10
    Sting vs. Bret Hart for the European championship at clash of the champions. It was a clinic. Kick out after kick out, scorpion death locks,Sting vs. Bret Hart for the European championship at clash of the champions. It was a clinic. Kick out after kick out, scorpion death locks, sharpshooters, and finally a superplex on an exhausted Bret Hart for the 1-2-3. Sting stood tall as the new champion. Yeah it felt like a big match. It played like a big match. Great graphics, huge and impressive roster. Some minor glitches that need to be patched. Mangers play and act as they should. I retained the tag team gold with a well placed distraction. Just like on tv. And there are quite a few surprises for managers. I highly recommend getting the season pass or at the very least invest in the unlock everything feature. With such a huge roster and a wealth of options, this year's game should not be missed. It is no fire pro, but those games are different animals. And for anyone wishing for Aki controls, just stop. Those controls are old, they haven't aged well, and the are not missed. This game has great graphics, the gear looks amazing, the crowd sounds amazing, and the game feels real. The submission system will take time to get used too for some, and the reversal system is cool and add that much needed ring drama. Go forth and buy this game, create, and make your own wrestlemania moments. Expand
  2. Dec 18, 2015
    10
    This is a great improvement over 2k16! A lot more immersive. MyCareer is still iffy not the best. The roster makes the game a blast to play.This is a great improvement over 2k16! A lot more immersive. MyCareer is still iffy not the best. The roster makes the game a blast to play. Underrated! Expand
  3. Oct 29, 2015
    10
    As a big wwe fan for years now, i have always loved the wwe games but this one is the best one by far. love the 2k showcase modes and theAs a big wwe fan for years now, i have always loved the wwe games but this one is the best one by far. love the 2k showcase modes and the gameplay is so much better . Essential Expand
  4. Dec 24, 2015
    8
    I grew up playing Shut Your Mouth, Here Comes the Pain, etc. and haven't played for a while but I think this game is great.

    Gameplay- The
    I grew up playing Shut Your Mouth, Here Comes the Pain, etc. and haven't played for a while but I think this game is great.

    Gameplay- The new reversal system helps shift the control throughout the match and stop the annoying constant reversals of before. Having a set amount of reversals creates an interesting dynamic between wrestlers because you need to decide whether to save them for specific moments or use them immediately. One of the problems I have is the slower paced compared to the other games. Moves feel like they take a lot of time to execute whether its a punch or grapple. The more prominent stamina system alleviates this issue for me since each move takes a lot of stamina when the match has gone on for a while. This makes each suplex feel important and you don't fire of 10 of 'em in a matter if seconds.

    Graphics- Everything looks great concerning the wrestlers but the crowds are still a mess. It's not that they are low poly people but that they just don't act like a normal crowd. They randomly wave and stand for no reason. If they really fix this issue and make the crowd feel more realistic it would help increase the immersion. Another element of the presentation that needs a little love is the commentary. If they improved these two aspects of the presentation it would be practically flawless.

    The 2K showcase was great even though some matches didn't feel important but everything was handled well. The create a superstar mode seemed great and so did the other modes.

    The game plays great and has plenty of modes to keep people busy. If they focus on some of the presentation aspects they could have an amazing experience. That being said, what is here is still great and worth a look for any fan of wrestling.
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  5. Nov 30, 2015
    8
    I'm going to start this review by saying I don't play online, nor do I use the creation suites. I usually stick to Universe mode andI'm going to start this review by saying I don't play online, nor do I use the creation suites. I usually stick to Universe mode and Exhibition. I have been playing wrestling games since the NES days so I usually stick to the basics, I guess I'm just old fashion that way. Stone Cold being in the spotlight this year was a highlight for me, since he was my favorite wrestler growing up. 2K16 doesn't have as many match types as 2K14, but definitely an improvement from last years. 120+ wrestlers in a game is insane, I remember only being able to choose from 10. I love that they included more NXT guys in the game this year, especially Finn Balor and Samoa Joe. Through the years the wrestling games have been feeling all the same, like the madden games, but how much more can you really do with them? Expand
  6. Nov 8, 2015
    6
    Average wrestling game, modes of game were good, and roster is interesting, but gameplay is so slow it sucks. It is buggy, too.
    It is also
    Average wrestling game, modes of game were good, and roster is interesting, but gameplay is so slow it sucks. It is buggy, too.
    It is also too simple, after 1 hour i knew how to play correctly
    6/10
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  7. Nov 1, 2015
    0
    Don't believe the good reviews on this website. They are written by astro turfers for 2k that get paid to write good reviews. The game is aDon't believe the good reviews on this website. They are written by astro turfers for 2k that get paid to write good reviews. The game is a horrible, broken, glitchy mess. Characters will randomly start spazzing out, teleport around the ring, glitch into each other, etc. The computer ai is horrible and completely cheap on any difficulty setting. The graphics are also an embarassment for the current generation of consoles. It looks like an upscaled PS3 game. Don't waste your hard earned money on this game. Go rent it at Redbox and see that I speak the truth! Expand

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