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  • Summary: Get ripped out of the stands and hit with complete control of the WWE Universe. Hitting this hard has never been so easy. Everything from the controls to the graphics have been redesigned, and feels as real as being ringside at WrestleMania. Hit with the biggest and best-looking SuperstarsGet ripped out of the stands and hit with complete control of the WWE Universe. Hitting this hard has never been so easy. Everything from the controls to the graphics have been redesigned, and feels as real as being ringside at WrestleMania. Hit with the biggest and best-looking Superstars and Legends: The Rock, Sasha Banks, Ric Flair, Alexa Bliss & more.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Mar 18, 2022
    90
    WWE 2K22 hits different. It hits way better than the last outing and only the game modes really hold it back from being considered a main event masterpiece. If you love wrestling, you should contemplate stepping into the squared circle with WWE 2K22.
  2. Mar 18, 2022
    88
    WWE 2K22 brings all the passion and adrenaline of wrestling, in a format that, although it is fair in terms of graphics, stands out for its renewed gameplay, enhancing its mechanics and positioning itself as the best in the franchise.
  3. Mar 21, 2022
    83
    WWE 2K22 is the comeback that the series needed to put itself back on everyone’s radar once again. The game’s amazing presentation and fluid gameplay are exactly what the doctor ordered to make such a solid and enjoyable experience. 2K delivered on all of their promises making WWE 2K22 a instalment that “Hits Different”.
  4. Mar 11, 2022
    80
    Though not a flawless reinvention, WWE 2K22 is a monumentally large step in the right direction for the series.
  5. Mar 14, 2022
    75
    WWE 2K22 is a step in the right direction, with a lot of content and a lot of fun to be had. A far from perfect title loaded with nostalgia, and too many game modes can be overwhelming. An easy recommend for wrestling fans, and newcomers.
  6. Mar 18, 2022
    70
    With all the extra time between 2K20 and this entry, I expected several things. I expected the roster to be out of date, and it is. Many of the 180+ wrestlers featured here are no longer with the WWE (although that’s more WWE’s fault than 2k’s). I expected many of the wrestler characterizations and storylines to also be out of date, and they are (for example, Seth Rollins is still operating under his “Messiah” character). Most importantly I expected some big improvements, and while some of the items here definitely meet that qualification the game is still stuck in a rut with respect to AI and physics/clipping issues. There’s talk that WWE may look to partner with EA on future games, so this may be the last go around for the team at 2K, but if it’s not I hope that their focus for WWE 2k23 will be on fixing some of these issues so that the solid base they’ve built can actually live up to its potential. Hopefully I’m not revisiting that sentence again next year.
  7. Mar 15, 2022
    60
    WWE 2K22 certainly hits different, go check the score again, it certainly has not come out a perfect ten. The redeemable qualities, thankfully, are the wrestling mechanics themselves, which ironically might not be everyone's cup of tea, and MyRISE mode which offers a good amount of content to keep the average WWE gamer going. It has taken over 2 years for the game to finally release and while it is an improvement on WWE 2K20 it still serves up disappointment in other ways, such as an outdated roster, a pathetic attempt at recreating General Manager mode, and a disgusting ethical issue of microtransactions in MyFACTION mode, albeit optional. MyFACTION mode is enjoyable, and can be played without using real-world money to progress, but the fact of the matter is that this mechanic should not exist in a full priced game. If you came to play then there is certainly a price to pay.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 6 out of 20
  1. Mar 12, 2022
    10
    This is the most fun I’ve had on any WWE game since possibly WWE 13 and the SVR series. MyRise is the best career mode 2K has ever created,This is the most fun I’ve had on any WWE game since possibly WWE 13 and the SVR series. MyRise is the best career mode 2K has ever created, Online is improved and allows much more customization, Showcase mode is different from previous showcase modes which makes it very interesting and unique. Then there is also MyFaction and GM Mode which are currently lacking a bit, but the potential for the next games are there. The gameplay and the graphics stand out in my view. This is by far the best looking wrestling game of all time. Gameplay wise, it is super refreshing and is much different than anything seen in previous games. It is a combination of the simulation style seen in previous 2K games and the arcade style seen in games like Here Comes the Pain. It’s very smooth and a fun experience.

    I’ve played about 15 wrestling games, and this one would rank in my top 3.
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  2. Mar 11, 2022
    10
    Comeback game of the year. This is a wrestling game that will be talked about for years. It's that damn good.
  3. May 1, 2022
    10
    WOW!! I’ve been trying to find somewhere to give a review about WEE2k22. I’ve bought many previous versions but either it was the gameplay orWOW!! I’ve been trying to find somewhere to give a review about WEE2k22. I’ve bought many previous versions but either it was the gameplay or the graphics which turned me off. I’m lost for words on this version. The models are brilliant and move and look so photogenic and lifelike. Absolutely stunning!! And the revamped controls are awesome making for full immersion and FUN!! You can hear the pain and slapping sound, audio is superb. And the girls, so hot!! I used to turn off the intro but now I watch it with amazement. Yes moving, smiling, even wiggles and taunts. It’s not just a game but an experience. And what’s more, I’m winning thanks to the new simpler system. This is one hell of a game and experience that I can say is every cent worth the $109 I paid for it. All quality and top class. You can tell that the developers worked really, really hard on this game and created a masterpiece in my humble opinion. Congratulations to the devs. Brilliant game and experience. Absolutely stunning on the x box series x. Expand
  4. Mar 14, 2022
    8
    In short, despite a few bugs I have encountered I would say the gameplay experience is JUST decent. Pretty much better than WWE2k20.
  5. Jun 11, 2022
    8
    谁能想到WWE 2k22今年做的这么有上进心呢?在摆烂这么多年之后,这款相比以前已经很棒了。
  6. Mar 9, 2022
    4
    although the gameplay is better now
    i really cannot bear they force us to play the showcase and myrise to unlock
    there is no reason to buy
    although the gameplay is better now
    i really cannot bear they force us to play the showcase and myrise to unlock
    there is no reason to buy the fake supercharger if it can't unlock everything like wwe2k19
    i hope you will not see 2ksport anymore next year
    try to change another company please
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  7. Mar 21, 2022
    0
    at first I was satisfied but I'm starting to get tired of this game:
    - modes suck, they are boring (especially GM mode is a big tease)
    - the
    at first I was satisfied but I'm starting to get tired of this game:
    - modes suck, they are boring (especially GM mode is a big tease)
    - the reverse movement system is really bad (doesn't always give you the option to reverse a move)
    - the physics of hair and objects remained poor
    - online servers are not working
    - they have released a lot of things from the creations (now you can't create advanced entrance and you can't change the physical parts of your character)
    - the game collapses if you download too many things from the community, it becomes unplayable
    - in the roster there are very serious shortcomings (especially among the legends)
    WWE please fire 2K, they are incapable
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