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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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  1. Mar 11, 2022
    10
    Fabulous. Enjoying the game very much. So much to do. Great gameplay, graphics and presentation
  2. Mar 11, 2022
    10
    Amazing game
  3. Mar 11, 2022
    10
    I'm an optimistic gamer but even I can admit that 2K20 while it was fun for me, largely failed to appeal on a large scale due to a lot ofI'm an optimistic gamer but even I can admit that 2K20 while it was fun for me, largely failed to appeal on a large scale due to a lot of issues out of its control during its dev cycle. The year-long break was exactly what the series needed. They needed to hit a home run, and they hit a grand slam! The future of WWE games certainly looks bright! Expand
  4. Mar 14, 2022
    8
    Big step up than WWE2k20, The experience from the last-gen is still playable and very fun enjoy arcade-like wrestling.
  5. Mar 16, 2022
    3
    The new control system makes the game more like an MK game than any of the recent wrestling games. While the visuals are improved, the newThe new control system makes the game more like an MK game than any of the recent wrestling games. While the visuals are improved, the new controls overcomplicate the game in extra button presses that make me pause, check the combos screen, then return to the game and repeat. It is simply not fun for me.

    Also, the GM mode - what I was most excited for - is barely passable. It manages to be both more complicated and not nearly in depth enough. They've added features and problems to make the mode bogged in myotomy and less fun, and removed features from previous editions. For starters, you only can book THREE matches per show! Can you imagine a real life wrestling show with only three matches? Additionally, there are only 1v1 and tag team matches. No triple threat, fatal four way, elimination chamber, etc. In those two categories, you only have 4 options for different stipulations. Rivalries feel arbitrary, where you have no control over their story. For your show, you ONLY have 1 champion. (Not like you could book more than 1 title on a show with only 3 matches per day). So the US Title, Intercontinental, Women's, and Tag titles literally do not exist in GM Mode. Playing 2k22 GM Mode has only made me load Pro Wrestling Sim on my PC or SvR 08 on my 360, both of which offer FAR BETTER experiences than 2k22.

    Additionally, the roster is paper thin with several versions of the same wrestler to give the illusion of a deep roster. However, thanks mostly to the WWE's string of releasing most of their roster, the game's selection of active wrestlers and legends are the bare minimum. This could have been a non-factor, but the 'HAVE' to have DLC, so if we want a decent roster, we'll have to pay extra for it.
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  6. Jun 12, 2022
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    WWE 2k20 was considered an embarrassment for not only the AAA company that is 2k, but also the WWE itself. Riddled with bugs, glitches, poorWWE 2k20 was considered an embarrassment for not only the AAA company that is 2k, but also the WWE itself. Riddled with bugs, glitches, poor development, and a cheap version of a wrestling game, WWE 2k20 was possibly the absolute worst game to ever be developed in the modern age of video games. So bad, that 2k took 2 years to try to rework the wheel, so to speak. However, with WWE 2k22 coming to consoles and PC, fans of WWE gave 2k another shot at redemption. For the majority of fans of the game, they were kind in most of their reviews. Maybe, a little too kind. To be frank, WWE 2k22 is a reminder that reworking the wheel meant it was designed to work better. WWE 2k22 is not that reworked wheel, more like replacing a flat tire with a donut; in other words, it's better than a flat, but still worse than a brand new tire.

    The gameplay is completely different, and by different I mean weird. The biggest issue with the gameplay itself is buttons don't register smoothly and accurately, which can be very frustrating. For example, for Xbox the Y button is the reverse button whenever an opponent attacks and the player's character attempts block it, but the majority of times you find yourself seeing the big yellow icon flash to indicate the player's character has in fact reversed or blocked the attack, only to have the opponent execute his or her move. Frustrating isn't the word for how this game plays. For example, while playing the Undertaker, of all people, and wrestling Brian Kendrick, I almost kicked out out of a pin; however, the game literally stopped my advances mid-kickout and wasn't able to kick out, despite I could have.

    The different modes in WWE 2k22 are a hodge-podge of different ways to play the game. One of the modes is called Proving Grounds under the MyFaction mode. Proving Grounds is essentially WWE 2k22's version of MK 11's towers, in which a player chooses a number of wrestlers – in the form of Pokemon style playing cards - to be in your “faction”. Some of these cards have different slots that can update a selected wrestler from silver to gold to emerald to sapphire to ruby to amethyst and, if you're lucky, diamond. These particular updates make the selected wrestler “better”. Each of these updates comes with a price, so to speak, as the player must execute different tasks to build up a score so the wrestler in question could be updated. For example, a wrestler may have to execute light attacks 500 times, execute heavy attacks 250 times, and execute their finishing move 100 times before that wrestler is updated. The problem with this juncture is some of the moves don't register for that particular task, even during the match itself, which normally has a similar juncture in that a player must collect enough MyFaction points during the match before the player could move on to the next stage.

    “Proving Grounds” is an example of how the game “cheats” the player by setting different challenges a player must execute in three different levels on a stage or level. The biggest issue here is the matches don't get harder, but they get ridiculously stupid. For every one on one match a player must wrestle in, there are weird match up's that one may find redundant, boring, and, again, stupid. How many super-duper-8 man tag-steel cage-ladder matches that can only end when one executes their finishing move first before climbing the ladder (an exaggeration, but it feels like it) and getting the ever so dull Money In the Bank briefcase. (What happened to putting the title belt up for the ladder match?) Even more frustrating is a player could execute the tasks assigned in order to garner enough MyFaction points to move on to the next stage, but they don't register and one finds that they have been grinding for nothing, because the game didn't register the points one has to garner in order to accomplish the task when winning the match.

    A giant (no pun intended) problem that has plagued WWE wrestling games for a long time is the attention to detail in their wrestlers. For starters, Rey Mysterio, Jr, a 5 foot 6 cruiserweight that has stamped a legacy dating all the way back to 1989, and also the feature wrestler on the cover of the game, can still miraculously unleash an uncanny amount of power and strength by suplexing Andre the Giant, who stands 7 foot 4 and weighing at over 500 pounds. 2K needs to take a physics class, or have common sense.

    The attention to detail in WWE 2k22 is also riddled with issues that it's clear they didn't pay attention to the details of any wrestler they put in the game. Hulk Hogan, who is one of the most recognizable legends in pro-wrestling history, apparently walks over the top rope when he enters and exits the ring, which he has never done in his illustrious career in the WWE and WCW.
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  7. Jul 23, 2022
    0
    2K is the worst company ever!!! This game you can't play because of servers going down. So we have to wait over a month for more people after2K is the worst company ever!!! This game you can't play because of servers going down. So we have to wait over a month for more people after 2 years. Each game has had people like Bruno Sammartino, Ricky Steamboat, Bam Bam Bigelow, Greg Valentine, Lex Luger and more. Than we are missing others like Paige, The Bellas, Zelina Vega, Kurt Angle, Lita, Brutus Beefcake, Sycho Sid, Dusty Rhodes, Molly Holly, Reggie. This was supposed to be the biggest roster and it isn't and definitely doesn't hit different at all. How can you have a rey mysterio showcase and not have the best matches with legends in it. Legends made WWE and for them not being in is ridiculous since 2K has had 2 years to do it. I know for sure they won't be happy with this! Than we need a new moves pack because hardly no new moves are in the game after 2 years! Expand

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