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.
I think this game is the best WWE game I have played in a long time. I love that it is easy buttons and I love the suspense of a comeback. The last few WWE games have been bad. I’m glad 2K took a year off to make this game. I’m currently in My Rise career mode and I love the choices I have to make. I recommend this game for PS5. So many options to building your player and so many moves. I have played for 10 hours and I love the fun and the excitement. Get this game- you won’t be disappointed.
While WWE 2K22 does suffer from content bloat, it’s a vast improvement on WWE 2K20, and one of the best games of the entire WWE 2K series. With a number of smart fixes, streamlined action gameplay, and a handful of engaging, well-designed modes, it has successfully shed the franchise’s bad reputation. A year off has certainly done the series good, and helped 2K Games and Visual Concepts rethink what makes wrestling so fun. WWE 2K22 is a game changer, and one that certainly does ‘hit different’.
WWE 2K22 is the face turn this series needed. The game looks incredible and the new gameplay mechanics help get new players up to speed and have some arcade fun with others. But still, even with those changes, the game still suffers from mediocracy in some places, mainly MyGM and the roster which is one of the weakest in the series.
WWE 2K22 is a step forward, but not the fresh start the fans were hoping for. Although the game is much more fun than its predecessors because of the improved gameplay mechanics, it still has some technical issues and some of the game modes are rather disappointing.
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.
Create a wrestler has some good move customisation and decent enough visual customisation, the career mode is alright and the Rey Mysterio campaign is passable.
The MyFaction is a really REALLY mixed bag with a lot of the daily challenges mislabelled or bugged and with certain match types being very poorly tested (such as 6 man tornado tag) as the AI will just focus on one wrestler completely, sometimes deliberately losing the match by refusing to break up pins. Due to the match actions and being unable to control both of your wrestlers this often means your teammate loses the match for you by pinning an AI while you are chain stunned/countered by the other 3 causing you to win the match but fail the objectives with no player agency which is idiotic, just allow the player to switch wrestlers or remove this half baked game mode.
The constant issues with animations locking, snapping, collisions missing/not connecting, random I-frames, being interrupted out of your own moves by yourself, the referee or collisions with environmental objects and the AI just being all over the place really mar what would otherwise be a really enjoyable game.
The game is still broken. I've had to restart the game multiple times due to it freezing, there have been multiple crashes for me, hit detection is horrible, reversals are horrible if it even gives you a chance to reverse. If you try to use a weapon, it's such a task to even pick the weapon up, When you try to hit your opponent with it, the animation is extremely slow, they'll reverse it. Since you guys got the new deal, the next game better be fixed. There is no reason for this game to be this bad after 2.5 years of development.
SummaryGet 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 a...