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Overwhelming dislike- based on 258 Ratings

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  • Summary: For the first time ever in WWE 2K, play as both a male and female MyPLAYER in MyCAREER as you journey through the twists, turns and storylines on the path to WWE excellence - featuring cutscenes and voiceovers from your favorite Superstars.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 29
  2. Negative: 16 out of 29
  1. Nov 13, 2019
    65
    This year's chapter has failed to be placed as the best installment of the saga. It meets what we can expect from wrestling matches, but simply said, it complies. Too much emphasis on the show and little emphasis on gameplay and bug fixes.
  2. Oct 29, 2019
    64
    The game is flat-out broken right now and unlike Matt Hardy, I don’t think the lake of reincarnation can help it. It needs some time to be fixed up and lots of it. Fortunately, 2K through their WWEGames Twitter account maintains that patches are coming in the next few weeks – so if those come out and fix things up, grab the game then. Until then, you can safely skip 2K20 and it’s a shame because conceptually, it’s got a lot of improvements – but the final product just doesn’t live up to its potential.
  3. Oct 28, 2019
    56
    Ugly, unplayable, and filled with glitches, not even the biggest wrestling fan should pick up WWE 2K20 in its current state.
  4. Nov 13, 2019
    45
    WWE 2K20 is flat out worst entry in the series, period. The game is obviously unfinished and is full of bugs and glitches, and there is almost no way that even the die hard fans of WWE can enjoy it. WWE 2K series seems to be done for this generation, and we can only hope that the new developers will have something to offer on next generation of consoles.
  5. 40
    WWE 2K20 has its issues, and maybe they could have been overlooked if all the game modes worked. Sadly, that is not the case, and it feels like a broken game from the get-go.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Dec 17, 2019
    30
    Patches may rescue this to some degree. For now, it’s an unfinished game which should remain unpurchased by your wallet. [Issue#170, p.86]
  7. Oct 29, 2019
    20
    WWE 2K's annual release schedule has felt superfluous for a number of years now. This has never been more apparent than with WWE 2K20, a game that's not only riddled with frequent technical issues, but one that's notably worse than its predecessor in almost every area--whether it's the dull and unenjoyable combat, the fact half the roster look like terrifying goblin facsimiles of themselves, or MyCareer's obnoxious and tedious story. This is the moment the WWE 2K series hit Rock Bottom.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 123
  1. Oct 23, 2019
    10
    F the haters. This game is still fun. And it’s gonna be patched. Yukes left them high and dry. I feel bad for the developers at 2k. NextF the haters. This game is still fun. And it’s gonna be patched. Yukes left them high and dry. I feel bad for the developers at 2k. Next years will be better with a year under their belt and a long lead time, but this game is still fun as well! You can’t help but chuckle at some of the glitches Expand
  2. Nov 9, 2019
    5
    the game is so buggy, i did not expect visual concepts the one who assisted yuke to make wwe 2k for years to destroy the series with thierthe game is so buggy, i did not expect visual concepts the one who assisted yuke to make wwe 2k for years to destroy the series with thier first wwe 2k Expand
  3. Jan 9, 2020
    2
    I see some people in here who gave this game 10 score blaming it on Yuke's for leaving 2K high and dry .First of all 10 score for a game thatI see some people in here who gave this game 10 score blaming it on Yuke's for leaving 2K high and dry .First of all 10 score for a game that doesn't work? Really? Second if you are going to post a review at least know the fact's before you do ,Yuke's didn't quit,2K wanted them out from the start so they can implement their idea's which they failed miserably to do. So they thought they can take page out of EA's playbook and just sell the game that absolutely doesn't work,only problem with this EA at least has their cash cow Ultimate team ,2K doesn't have a damn thing except glitches ,bugs ,updated roster and graphics that look's like it went backwards a decade. With all these problems you would think they would be working hard to fix at least some of them but the lack of patches and support has been shocking. Expand
  4. Oct 26, 2019
    0
    A woeful game. They said they tried to make the controls more beginner friendly, but they made them worse for beginners. It's glitchy. TheyA woeful game. They said they tried to make the controls more beginner friendly, but they made them worse for beginners. It's glitchy. They still can't get hair physics right after all these years. Shocking. Some backstage parts in the career - and I'm not exaggerating - look like a PS2 game. The models in the game that haven't been face scanned just look so incredibly bad. Surely the worst graphics I've seen on a high budget PS4 title. WWE should end their partnership with 2K as year after year they are putting out absolute trash. This is the final straw and I will not buy another 2K WWE game. New developers needed to freshen it up. Expand
  5. Oct 22, 2019
    0
    Please, what game crap did they just throw? The fighters don't look anything like that, they have a stupid face with crossed eyes, the storyPlease, what game crap did they just throw? The fighters don't look anything like that, they have a stupid face with crossed eyes, the story in career mode is insufficient, without grace, and worst of all are the constant failures while one fights, objects that disappear, characters that have strange movements as if they had a demon inside. The people of "2K" are doing a terrifying job, but the "THQ" team did everything perfectly, they already know who the good ones are and who the bad ones are. Expand
  6. Oct 22, 2019
    0
    As someone that has played wrestling games since the early days of the N64 and a constant supporter of the WWE 2K series, this is by far oneAs someone that has played wrestling games since the early days of the N64 and a constant supporter of the WWE 2K series, this is by far one of the worst wrestling games I've ever played. As of this writing, the game is inherently broken and suffers from these glitches, bugs, and removed features below, from a list I found compiled online. I will update this review when these bugs are fixed:

    Images can be uploaded using the online image uploader, but the images cannot be downloaded once in-game.

    Universe divisions are glitched. They may not save.

    Loading screen for Matches and Create an entrance mode get caught in a seemingly infinite loop when using a superstar with custom logos

    Can't switch between partners on the fly anymore. No known workaround.

    Adding a superstar to a division in Universe takes away another superstar, seems to be the last ranked one.

    Rowan's beard doesn't appear at times

    Managers multiply at times. Seen here.

    Hair dye reverts after saving

    The "Resiliency" perk refuses to activate

    Can't download alt Hogan attires from Community Creations due to "not having the proper DLC", despite owning the DLC

    Some users experiencing a glitch where all CAWs start a match with zero stamina and red health

    Some users are having issues not being able to control their characters for the first ten seconds of the match

    After buying Curtis Axel's beard item in MyCareer, all of one user's unlocked facial hairs only showed up pink in cutscenes and matches, no matter what.

    Adam Cole enters without kneepads, but they magically appear when the match starts.

    Create moveset: many of the animations are broken during preview. Catching finishers, table finishers, ect. Defending champion animation's have them doing magic tricks and clipping belt through body..

    Participants in tag matches on the apron for some reason are holding nothing instead of the rope at times..

    Hair floats off of superstars at points.

    Billie Kay has Zelina Vega's moveset.

    Advanced Create An Entrance won't let you save.

    Day 1 patch removed the shirt and boas from Hogan's entrance

    Tomasso Ciampa doesn’t have a pre-set strong running grapple and if you try to practice with that non existent it crashes the game.

    The ref starts counting someone out if they are thrown over the top rope but stay dazed on the hardest part of the ring.

    The audience audio during 2K showcase randomly cuts out between cut scenes.

    Showcase bug where the objective is to Irish Whip Natalya into the turnbuckle and despite doing it multiple times, it's not counted..

    Online tag matches sometimes turn into a 3 v 1 when your partner is somehow automatically teamed up with your opponents. Certain superstars are getting stuck frozen in their "comeback" animation. Downloading CAWs from Community Creations causes their names to change to a CAW you already have on system. Multiple reports of random game freezes. X-Pac isn't unlocking with the Accelerator for some people. Certain creation items are locked behind playing MyCareer. The Hardy's music is listed under "Evolution". On the champions page in Universe mode, every slot is just Kofi as WWE champion.. No champions are entering with their titles in Universe mode. Face scans are pretty messed up. Creating alternate attires results in a weird shadow overlay on characters. Belts don't appear on larger body types, get clipped inside the character. CAWs being imported into an existing universe mode lose their moveset and overall rating. Luke Harper's theme is a 3 second loop that starts over and over. The Shield group entrance floats over lava when entering the "hell" arena. Multiple cases of hair and clothing stretching to max resolution. Removed Features: The "random superstar" button has been removed. Can't switch to and control your tag partner anymore. Can't change the color of face paint anymore. Post match Elimination Chamber celebrations are gone. You can no longer have mixed gender stables. The option for "Superstar Head Height" has been removed, head width remains. The ability to view entrances during an online match is gone. No using MyCareer arenas online. You can now only have one ladder during a TLC match as opposed to the old 3 or 4. You aren't able to use any created arenas during online play. No custom matches for online gameplay. Create A Championship, despite being in since 2K15, "will be patched in" later on
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  7. Oct 23, 2019
    0
    This game clearly wasn’t ready to be released. 2K should be ashamed of themselves for releasing this garbage.

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