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  • Summary: Get ripped out of the stands and hit with complete control of the WWE Universe. Hit with the biggest and most realistic-looking WWE Superstars and Legends: The Rock, Sasha Banks, Goldberg, Brock Lesnar & more. Relive pivotal moments in Rey Mysterio’s iconic career in 2K Showcase and 619 yourGet ripped out of the stands and hit with complete control of the WWE Universe. Hit with the biggest and most realistic-looking WWE Superstars and Legends: The Rock, Sasha Banks, Goldberg, Brock Lesnar & more. Relive pivotal moments in Rey Mysterio’s iconic career in 2K Showcase and 619 your way to superstardom. Booyaka! Call the shots as a WWE General Manager in MyGM - Take the reins of Raw, SmackDown, NXT or NXT UK and draft your ultimate roster then compete against rival GM’s to build the biggest brand in the WWE Universe.

    Take on not one, but two MyRISE adventures, featuring unique male & female storylines that let you choose your journey like never before.

    The Creation Suite is back & better than ever. Be yourself or someone else. Then step in the ring anytime, anywhere in the world.

    In a franchise-first, the all-new MyFACTION lets you build a faction that rivals the nWo, with weekly events and regular updates!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 60
  2. Negative: 0 out of 60
  1. Apr 11, 2022
    90
    Boasting a polished presentation, enjoyable gameplay that more closely resembles modern pro wrestling and two brilliantly executed modes in Showcase and MyRISE, WWE 2K22 is genuinely delightful and a defining chapter in its franchise’s legacy.
  2. Mar 10, 2022
    84
    Superbly playable console wrestling, that is suffering from severely outdated technology.
  3. Mar 10, 2022
    80
    WWE 2K22 is a tremendous leap forward compared to 2K20. The action is faster, more pick-up-and-play friendly, the roster of 160+ wrestlers has never looked better, and the addition of MyGM mode rounds out a well rounded offering of modes for just about every type of wrestling fan.
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    Apr 1, 2022
    80
    A fine return to form, this is the closest you can get to competing without putting on a 8 silly costume and scripting a fight with a terrifying athlete. [Issue#13, p.95]
  5. Mar 15, 2022
    75
    This is a re-establishment year for the WWE 2K series. Let’s face it, WWE 2K20 was rough and while it took more than 2 years to develop, 2K has re-emerged with a strong and not only playable wrestling game, but a fun one. The engine is better and the basics are tighter, but we’re looking forward to more layers in the future.
  6. Mar 11, 2022
    72
    WWE is back with a fun game that serves as the promising foundation for all the good things that, we hope, will come with the future entries.
  7. Mar 10, 2022
    60
    WWE 2K22 is 2K Sports’ first mainline WWE game since 2019. Following the abysmal reception to 2K20 that year, 2K took an extra year to make sure bugs were squashed and character models looked the part while preserving the fun factor. The team behind the latest release has addressed most of these issues this time around, and while 2K22 is significantly better than its predecessor, the bar was absurdly low. The extra year has certainly helped, but ultimately, the final product still feels undercooked.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 52 out of 80
  2. Negative: 16 out of 80
  1. Mar 10, 2022
    10
    Good good good good good , best wwe game in a while glad they took time off 2k21 to make this, wwe2k20 was bad
  2. Mar 10, 2022
    10
    WWE2K22 is the best wrestling game ever made in my opinion. I've been totally blown away with how smooth and fast it feels, the graphics areWWE2K22 is the best wrestling game ever made in my opinion. I've been totally blown away with how smooth and fast it feels, the graphics are out of this world. The character models look so realistic you could honestly believe it was. It also has more game modes than you can shake a stick at. Huge credit to Visual Concepts for getting it perfect after much disappointment with WWE2K20. Trust me you won't be disappointed, just buy it 10/10 rating. Expand
  3. Mar 11, 2022
    10
    I'm not sure why people feel the need to rate this game a 0, especially those who haven't even played it ("canceled my preorder", "watched onI'm not sure why people feel the need to rate this game a 0, especially those who haven't even played it ("canceled my preorder", "watched on youtube"). I probably would have scored this game an 8 but since there are so many unnecessary 0 scores I'll be rating this a 10 to try and counter those. Expand
  4. Mar 12, 2022
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Lo bueno: Es buen juego, sin dudarlo es el que tiene los mejores gráficos de toda la saga y la jugabilidad renovada, cumple con el lema del juego (golpea diferente). Donde más se reflejan los gráficos es en las entradas que se ven mejor que nunca. Lo malo: Se removieron cosas que mo se debian tocar cómo la toma de regere en los comnates uno contra uno, no hay entradas de campeones con 2 títulos, se removieron los momentos omg, no hay luchas nuevas, hay 11 versiones de rey misterio y faltan las luchas más importantes en el showcase. Expand
  5. Mar 10, 2022
    8
    A solid entry and a return to form after the mess than was 2K20. This is a lot of fun to play. Gameplay is much better, commentary has beenA solid entry and a return to form after the mess than was 2K20. This is a lot of fun to play. Gameplay is much better, commentary has been improved, menus are sleek, and the graphics look incredible considering there's very little difference between PS4 and PS5 - character models look great. The new modes are also well done: MyRise is a great story-based career mode and has decent replay value. MyGM is addictive and fun, though very barebones so don't expect too much - but it's a good base to build on for future games. Universe mode is essentially unchanged if you're wondering, which is disappointing. It's by no means perfect, not at all, but if you like wrestling games it's definitely worth getting. Expand
  6. Mar 11, 2022
    5
    First of all. Logan Paul is going to be in the game as DLC. That alone, I should give it a 0/10 but I guess I'll be legit.

    The game is OK.
    First of all. Logan Paul is going to be in the game as DLC. That alone, I should give it a 0/10 but I guess I'll be legit.

    The game is OK. NOT worth $70 bucks on PS5 at all though. Really, not worth 60 as well. it's a 20 dollar game that has some fun gameplay but is very shallow and the gameplay is constrictive. You can't switch to who you're facing when in animation so that makes a triple threat and fatal 4 ways really lame. When you have a tag team match, you play as both people in the match and can't have fun messing with the other opponents in the match. You're stuck on your tag corner and that's that.

    I just wish the game was more free. The gameplay feels so constrictive it really messes with me. The reverse system is also lame. Just a button mash. Mash all of the face buttons and win. Why is GM limited to a certain number of weeks? It makes zero sense. The max weeks in GM you can do is 50. That is a lot but why can't I just keep going? Again, constrictive gameplay. Just give us the WWE game we've all wanted since the 90's. Cmon. Also, trying to use weapons is SO slow. I love grabbing weapons and just beating the heck out of people in WWE gamges. Very lame and slow in this years game.

    I would rather just go back to Smackdown vs Raw on my PC emulator.

    In NO WAY should you pay full price for this game.
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  7. Mar 9, 2022
    0
    This game is pure trash, after playing 60 hours. Filled with bugs, an absolute trash game. The game has tons of bugs and alot of crashes.

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