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  • Summary: Features thousands of new moves and animations, backstage and in-arena brawling, and the biggest roster of WWE and NXT Superstars and Legends to date. Now more than ever, you will feel like you are commanding an actual WWE broadcast! POWERFUL CREATION SUITE. Create and develop your customFeatures thousands of new moves and animations, backstage and in-arena brawling, and the biggest roster of WWE and NXT Superstars and Legends to date. Now more than ever, you will feel like you are commanding an actual WWE broadcast! POWERFUL CREATION SUITE. Create and develop your custom WWE with the deepest Creation Suite to date, featuring new creation options such as Create a Video and Create a Victory. New features and additional content allow you to create custom Superstars, Arenas, and Championships. The power is in your hands to create your WWE. MyCAREER AND WWE UNIVERSE WITH NEW PROMO ENGINE. The all-new Promo Engine brings the drama and personality of the WWE Superstars to life in MyCAREER and WWE Universe modes. Choose your words wisely and smack talk your opponents, start rivalries or form alliances. Your words will shape your characters as they rise through the ranks of NXT and WWE, to become WWE Hall of Famers. [2K Sports] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Oct 17, 2016
    82
    WWE 2K17 doesn’t make any big, drastic changes, but its smart gameplay tweaks have revitalized match types I’d ignored the past few years. I really miss 2K Showcase, and 2K17 is still weak in areas that I feel should have been shored up by now, but its excellent combat, and generous amounts of customization help it retain its title.
  2. Nov 1, 2016
    80
    You will get out of WWE 2K17 exactly what you put into it - be it a quick go for exciting ring action or an in-depth wrestling simulator which you can sink many hours into.
  3. Oct 21, 2016
    78
    A good step forward for 2K's series, with solid gameplay improvements and very good commentating. We were underwhelmed by the Career mode and the lack of a Showcase mode.
  4. Oct 19, 2016
    70
    WWE 2K17 doesn't seem like the newest game release in the franchise. No Showcase Mode in this edition without new gimmicks to justify the absence. No brand split, Universal Championship and the other new titles in this new era of WWE, but there’s a lot of content and fighters with which play dozens of hours.
  5. Oct 23, 2016
    70
    The WWE 2K series needs a comprehensive tutorial more than anything. Hopefully that's on the agenda for next year's game. WWE 2K17 has all the authenticity a wrestling fan could want – I just wish it would ease new players into the gameplay better.
  6. Oct 19, 2016
    70
    WWE 2K17 is a marginally better game than 2K16, as the core mechanics feel like they've been refined a bit, but with the fantastic 2K Showcase consigned to the bin and no new modes to replace it, this is a package that's now sorely lacking. You might as well play last year's game, unless you're a massive fan that has to have the most up to date roster possible. Otherwise, WWE 2K17 is an enjoyable wrestling game that could still do with a bit of a kick up the backside for next year's instalment.
  7. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Dec 4, 2016
    40
    Like Roman Reigns, it looks the part, but the wrestling is rubbish. Scrap this and start again, 2K. [Christmas 2016, p.86]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 14
  2. Negative: 7 out of 14
  1. Oct 21, 2016
    10
    Good Game though, but lack new modes and features in order to play, plus i really miss 2k showcase, it rocks me. especially CM Punk vs JohnGood Game though, but lack new modes and features in order to play, plus i really miss 2k showcase, it rocks me. especially CM Punk vs John cena, Shawn Michaels vs HHH, and even Stone Cold's early Austin 3:16, They are one of my favorites, but kinda think of it, they're already ran out of ideas. but despite of it, just 10/10 of your game. Expand
  2. Oct 12, 2016
    10
    Depois de comprar jogos de wrestling desde 2000 acredito depois de varias horas de jogo que WWE 2K17 é o jogo definitivo de wrestling, é umDepois de comprar jogos de wrestling desde 2000 acredito depois de varias horas de jogo que WWE 2K17 é o jogo definitivo de wrestling, é um jogo tão bom que nos seguintes podem se centrar em adicionar coisas novas .
    Gameplay
    A base do ano passado esta lá , mas tudo o que me irritava foi corrigido , como o sistema de submissão em que perdia muitas vezes a conta do mesmo , depois temos pequenos acréscimos , como novos ângulos de camara , a minha alteração favorita foi no botão de taunt (insulto) , em que foi alterado , temos as provocações mas outras acções que mexem com a acção , e tudo isso pode ajudar ou piorar a nossa capacidade física , uma boa utilização pode nos dar uma vantagem num combate em que estejamos por baixo.

    Modos de jogo
    Para ser sincero ainda não joguei o my career (sinto me mais um manager lol) mas já detonei umas horas no universe mode, acho que o trabalho feito pela 2k tem que ser elogiado, embora ainda me esteja habituar aos menus e as novidades , mas a verdade é que conseguimos reproduzir um show como na tv , desde abertura , as novelas e aos combates e tudo melhora ainda mais com o seguinte ponto que irei falar ...

    Editor de jogo
    Vou ser muito sincero neste ponto, sempre achei que só se conseguia fazer algo de jeito no editor quem descarregava as imagens e faces etc (achava tudo demasiado genérico), tanto que ia lá brincar um pouco e tudo o resto que precisava ia a comunidade descarregar Caws , tudo isto para dizer que estou viciado no editor do 2k17, são tantas mas tantas opções , conseguimos criar lutadores incríveis e únicos , por exemplo criei ao pormenor The Prince Alexander II , um príncipe egípcio, depois de criado consegui em dois tempos colocar o moveset do undertaker e a sua entrada (deu tempo tambem de colocar os festejos , sim agora podemos alterar como se festeja um titulo) e tinha o meu novo personagem heel , que terá ainda 2 comparsas , tudo isto porque o editor me fez querer ressuscitar a wcw com novos e únicos lutadores :-) , coisa que nas entregas anteriores me limitava a usar o roster e alguns atletas que não estavam no jogo . Já agora referir que os loadings entre criações estão bastante rapidos.

    Community creations
    Só para referir que o menu de pesquisa esta muito mais intuitivo , mas principalmente que já não bloqueia em certos downloads e que esta muito muito rápido , , o ano passado já era difícil entrar na community creations quanto mais fazer downloads, eram demorados os menus e muitas vezes os downloads ficavam parados , foi tudo melhorado a 1000%.

    Considerações gerais

    E pronto basicamente , se são fans de wrestling de verdade (e não só de wwe) comprem o jogo , não liguem as criticas de quem vem aqui escrever, leio certas coisas que fico estupefacto como as pessoas são mentirosas e querem prejudicar a reputação dos jogos sem os terem .
    Já agora uma nota final de que todo o jogo esta bastante mais rapido, o ano passado quando usavamos algo editado no combate acontecia do loading pré combate demorava muito muito tempo, fiz questão de fazer um combate com dois caws e uma arena criada e o tempo de loading foi algo perto ao que tínhamos o ano passado em loadings com cenas base do jogo , e se for só um caw não se sente diferença nenhuma, acredito que a ideia da 2k seja tornar futuramente o jogo cada vez mais editavel , termos este ano os lutadores por exemplo sem imagem real , mas sim a imagem do seu avatar já diz muito do caminho a seguir , para mim ficou 5 estrelas , já não existe aquela diferença entre caws e roster base .

    Nota 98/100 (não dou 100 porque a 2k ainda não desponibilizou o Shinsuke Nakamura para download lool )
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  3. Oct 19, 2016
    10
    My son and I are huge wrestling fans and get these games every year to play together. And I have to say this is the best release in years.My son and I are huge wrestling fans and get these games every year to play together. And I have to say this is the best release in years. Everything is responsive and attacks feel like they have weight to them. All the classic names are here and all the new stars too. It makes for some great fantasy matches. My son is really enjoying the my career mode as well. He made some a character that looks like sting but called shagg-de-doobie or some thing. He really seems to enjoy it. Good Job Vince I look forward to next years release. Expand
  4. Feb 4, 2018
    3
    Wow this is a terrible game. Firstly as a next-gen game the graphics are pretty poor. Outside of character models, which aren't that brilliantWow this is a terrible game. Firstly as a next-gen game the graphics are pretty poor. Outside of character models, which aren't that brilliant anyway, nearly everything else is pared down. A ton of the roster is locked to begin with and you are expected to earn (or buy) VC their in game currency to unlock an admittedly huge list of classic wrestlers.

    The issue is you'll not want to do that because the gameplay is probably amongst the worst I've ever seen on a next-gen game.

    Reversal windows are absolutely tiny and nigh on impossible to time. Again this wouldn't be a problem if it were a level playing field however the CPU will reverse you nearly every single time. Even when you're playing as 95 OVR Brock Lesnar against 69 OVR Simon Gotch. So what essentially happens is you can spend whole minutes watching your player get absolutely destroyed by a significantly weaker opponent as you miss reversal windows over and over and over again. The CPU effortlessly chains together moves giving you almost no chance to change anything that happens on screen. When you get a chance to attack you'll be reversed I would say 7 out of 10 times and once reversed it will start the chain of reversal failures again. Basically the only way to win is to button mash, not focusing on what move comes of it so that the CPU maybe doesn't have time to reverse you and then unleash your finisher as quickly as possible. This is on normal difficulty and I'm astounded how bad they messed this up because honestly a wrestling game is probably one of the simplest beat em up ideas to implement.

    The moves also are drab and with no real flair. A finisher is carried out with the same aplomb as a regular suplex there is no change in presentation or effects to make it apparent that THIS move is of a different standard to the rest. There isn't even that many moves for each character and none of them feel like they have any weight to them.

    There is a variety of modes but I was literally shocked to the point of laughing at how tiny the backstage area is. I remember PlayStation One games that had more variety and areas than this AAA attempt in 2017. The backstage area consists of one lobby room, one corridor, one dressing room and the commissioners room....and they need a loading screen to access this.

    All in all I got this game through Game Pass so it's not really cost me anything more than the time it took it download it and I'm still vastly disappointed in it. I cannot believe how they screwed this up, you get the licence for WWE and put a semi decent combat system in and you'd have a good if not great game. Rarely do you see a game fail so obviously at its core mechanics as this does. Avoid this like the plague.
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  5. Oct 21, 2016
    3
    I should have known that when 2K announced that Showcase mode was being scrapped in the middle of development, this game would have issues. 2kI should have known that when 2K announced that Showcase mode was being scrapped in the middle of development, this game would have issues. 2k added a lot to the gameplay this year with rollouts in mult-person matches, more customization in Universe,new mechanics to ladders and tables matches, crowd fighting and backstage brawling, as well as improvements to Create a Superstar and Create a Championship.

    If I was scoring the game on all that I would probably give it an 8.5. Unfortunately the game is mired in a litany of bugs and glictches. The fanboys will deny this and tell you "you're playing the game wrong" but this is the buggiest, most unstable game I have ever played.

    You can't edit cards in Universe. The game just adds random matches to the card at the end every time you try to edit something. Good luck having a brand split or separate promotions. The game randomly injects superstars from other shows into your cards. Wrestlers don't come out with titles. The text in the promo system is plagued with spelling and grammar issues. Did this game even go through QA testing?

    The worst part is the constant crashing. People are having their games crash only to find when they relaunch the game, all their save data is gone. The crashing was so bad for me that I finally got fed up, called MS customer support and asked for a refund.

    WWE 2k17 has some improvements but is plagued with bugs and issues. 2k released an unfinished, unplayable game. Hopefully people don't experience as many issues as I did. However if you do, don't hesitate to get a refund. 2k should be held to account for releasing such a broken game.
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  6. Mar 19, 2017
    2
    This is definitely one of the worst, boring, uninteresting wrestling games of the next gen era. There is literally no creativity or thoughtThis is definitely one of the worst, boring, uninteresting wrestling games of the next gen era. There is literally no creativity or thought put into these wrestling games anymore. My career is boring, Universe mode is Awful, create a wrestler is terrible no body morphing really? don't even get me started with the horrendous online play. This game is a total ripoff you basically get the exact same game every year with little to no effort or improvements at all. The only new feature we got was a LAME backstage brawl which also sucked because you only have one area to brawl in. Even playing with all of the legends pack this game was still boring to play. Wrestling games used to be so awesome when they had thought and creativity to them even if they were sort of goofy that's what made them fun to play. Now they are just stale and flat out boring the fact that they charge 60 $ for this crap with no improvements or anything that has changed at all is crazy. It's really sad that in 2017 id still rather play old classics like Here comes the pain or shut your mouth gamest hat were made years ago then this boring garbage. SAD Expand
  7. Mar 18, 2017
    0
    It feels like 2k tried their best to make this a good game, but ended up making it worse. I have a few WWE games (Raw VS Smackdown 2011, WWEIt feels like 2k tried their best to make this a good game, but ended up making it worse. I have a few WWE games (Raw VS Smackdown 2011, WWE 13, WWE 2k14, WWE 2k15, and 2k16 on PC) and I think that 2k16 really messed up the whole thing for anyone who has been playing the WWE games for a while because they changed the controls for a lot of the little mini-games (such as pinning, submission, mitb) if it tells you anything I would say that I have about 150 hours in WWE 2k15 and I have about 16 hours in 2k16. Since getting 2k17 (last December) I have probably played the game for about 5 hours tops. It just isn't as fun, they revamped the entire custom character thing, scrapping pretty much everything cool about it (body morphing etc.) and even though they might say this game has "one of the biggest rosters ever" don't plan on having a lot of characters available without unlocking. The last 2k WWE game that was good was 2k15, 2k wants to try to change things up but they are just screwing it up more. I do NOT plan on getting the next WWE 2k game unless they can prove to me that it's worth my money and time because this most definitely is NOT worth the $60 they are asking for. Expand

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