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  • Summary: A new MyCAREER experience puts you on the path to greatness as you journey along on the road to WrestleMania. Explore WWE through free-roaming backstage, conversing with WWE Superstars, forming alliances, making enemies, seeking out quests, and strategizing for upcoming matches. Road toA new MyCAREER experience puts you on the path to greatness as you journey along on the road to WrestleMania. Explore WWE through free-roaming backstage, conversing with WWE Superstars, forming alliances, making enemies, seeking out quests, and strategizing for upcoming matches. Road to Glory - Can your MyPlayer make it to the WWE Hall of Fame? Introducing the all-new Road to Glory. Compete with opponents online to improve your MyPlayer by earning unlockables, boosts and upgrades all while securing your entry into Special Events that are held alongside real-life WWE special events, such as pay-per-views. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 54
  2. Negative: 4 out of 54
  1. Oct 16, 2017
    85
    2K Games and Yuke's have heard the critics and learned from them. WWE 2K18 improves throughout on its predecessor. My Career mode is full of possibilities and Road to Glory provides endless fun. In addition, WWE 2K18 has some new mechanics that bring variety to the fights and it has the largest roster in the entire series.
  2. Nov 3, 2017
    80
    WWE 2K18 starts strongly and the nostalgic atmosphere of the game take you back to good old days of the series. But the fact that there’s no other game on the market to challenge it causes the developers to leave some small issues unpolished. Yet, WWE 2K18 is a great sports game and one the best WWE games ever.
  3. Oct 23, 2017
    78
    WWE 2K18 is very similar to the previous installments of the series: the gameplay is still somehow slow, but approachable and easy to learn. If you were hoping for a radical change, you'll be disappointed. On the other hand, if you're looking for a game with a solid roster and full of spectacular moves, well, WWW 2K18 is the right answer.
  4. Oct 18, 2017
    70
    Yuke's seems trapped in a Sharpshooter, that's the only way to explain this uninspired chapter in the series.
  5. Dec 11, 2017
    65
    While WWE 2K18 does hit enough right notes for a recommendation, it still leaves something to be desired. As much as I like the style of these newer games, I miss being able to be as nonsensical as the older ones would allow. All in all, it's a toss-up for me.
  6. Oct 18, 2017
    60
    WWE 2K18 has numerous visual improvements this time around compared to past years and with that being said, gameplay remains the same and the usual technical problems still exist.
  7. Oct 23, 2017
    25
    The passion is gone from this franchise and something needs to be done to get it back. The good thing is, like many other die hard wrestling fans, I’m very forgiving and this year’s enhancement talent-like performance won’t deter me from checking out next year’s release. But unfortunately, I can’t recommend this year’s release to anyone. Stick with the older games in the series for now.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 47
  2. Negative: 20 out of 47
  1. Oct 14, 2017
    10
    Finally, goodness has come back to WWE games! While not perfect, much like NBA 2k, they are laying the groundwork for better and better games.Finally, goodness has come back to WWE games! While not perfect, much like NBA 2k, they are laying the groundwork for better and better games. The my career, coupled with Road to Glory, offers a bevy of fun matches, customization, and backstage shenanigans. The updated graphics, collision d tectonic, and modified submissions and grappling offer newcomers and seasoned vets chances to enhance and enjoy the game. All round solid entry with room for improvement, and countless hours of fun. Expand
  2. Oct 19, 2017
    10
    Firstly I like wrestling games, and second, a bunch of new and returning modes are here in this game, and third I won't say its the best, butFirstly I like wrestling games, and second, a bunch of new and returning modes are here in this game, and third I won't say its the best, but I can guarantee on the aspects within everything and I mean everything since I played WWE SvR 2011 on my PSP, and because of this, I'm giving it 10/10, despite that I won't say its the best, but electrifying great. Expand
  3. Oct 15, 2017
    8
    Graphics were overhauled to look incredibly real this year. Gameplay is more or less the same with the new carry system and other features.Graphics were overhauled to look incredibly real this year. Gameplay is more or less the same with the new carry system and other features. MyCareer is 100% better than last year but gets repetitive real fast. Universe Mode hasn't changed at all regardless of what they've said and that's a let down. Creation Suite was improved fixing bugs from the year before and Community Creations seems to have been fixed as well (still it is pre-order customers only right now). The A.I have been given an improvement it seems as they are tough to beat on Legend. However, the reversal window is completely broken making some matches just the AI beating you until the end. The icon will pop up and you still won't hit it in time. Overall solid game, wish they'd fix the reversals however Expand
  4. Oct 31, 2019
    5
    The creative suite and universe mode is where the money was for me. Nothing else in the game mattered much
  5. Oct 15, 2017
    4
    OK first off I have played every single version ever of any WWE game dating all the way back to WWF In Your House, so i bought this game on aOK first off I have played every single version ever of any WWE game dating all the way back to WWF In Your House, so i bought this game on a digital platform thinking "it's going to be great and worth the money!" I was wrong, yes it is beautiful and the game play isn't too bad. But the character development is so damn bad, and the walking around a venue to exit the parking lot because your done with your day. That is a huge waist of time, even more so you will cut so many promos that this is what the game becomes about, cutting promos. Yes you get a match here and there, but for every 3 or 4 promos i get one match and no ability points. The ability to grow your character is very limited and boring, I regret wasting my money on this. But I thought buying the digital copy would be worth it, I was completely wrong. I am going back and buying 2k16 or 2k17, rent the game from a game rental place before investing all your money. This game is bad, they need to start over and use some of the great things about previous games that worked and get rid of this version of the game. Whomever was in charge of overseeing the development of this game, needs to be fired. They have not made a fun game to play, but they made a great game to look at. Expand
  6. Oct 22, 2017
    3
    At launch, MyCareer is filled with so many glitches that it's unplayable. Storylines drop and resume with no rhyme nor reason. Character namesAt launch, MyCareer is filled with so many glitches that it's unplayable. Storylines drop and resume with no rhyme nor reason. Character names get switched to the point that the narrative degenerates into nonsense. There is barely any real choice or player agency, and on the rare occasion that there is, the game will most likely glitch and ruin the experience.

    The loot crate system put into place, for unlocking gear and moves for your player to use is predatory, in terms of the grind it demands of you. (This only applies to MyCareer. Everything is unlocked for Create-A-Wrestler for use in other modes.)

    Universe Mode is largely unchanged from the past few years, but old glitches return, and new ones pop up, including many that cause the game to crash entirely.

    The in-ring action has improved, so much so that I'm willing to not rate the game a zero. Commentary is a nice plus, having improved considerably with the removal of Jerry Lawler and his incessant skwaking. Still, repetitive lines do occur.

    Graphically, we get a nice boost for most wrestlers, and with a large roster to play around with, there's definitely a lot of choice. Creation has also gotten some nice options as well, which is a breath of fresh air.

    In a few months, hopefully some patches will make this game a worthwhile purchase, but at anything more than $30, this game is a ripoff.
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  7. Nov 1, 2017
    0
    How is it that we let these people make and sell us the same crappy game year after year. Not only do they price gouge you this game is soHow is it that we let these people make and sell us the same crappy game year after year. Not only do they price gouge you this game is so glitcy it puts ps1 games to shame. This is ridiculous and unacceptable its times for who ever is working on these games to go away from the game industry forever. If you can't tell i am really pissed off. Expand

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