This year another installment of WWE has come to home consoles. Will it prevail against all odds or will it be down for the count?
This year’s Installment of WWE is a huge step in the right direction compared to last year’s 2k15. I will start this review by talking about the 2k showcase mode which you take on the career of WWE legend stone cold Steve Austin through his early days in ECW,WCW and WWE attitude era. When I played this mode it took me back to when I was a kid watching wrestling on Saturdays which was a great thing and was really popular in the attitude era. With all the matches you do there are special objectives to complete in order to unlock certain items whether it is attire, rings, wrestlers and title belts. In this mode you really get to relive a great piece of history in the wrestling entertainment world (The attitude era). The rivalries Stone cold had are probably some of the most memorable such as Mr. and Shane McMahon, Brett Hart and The Rock; The rock and Stone cold were the biggest superstars in the WWE at the time so it was absolutely fantastic rivalry. Once you are done with the 2k showcase you can go back to do the special objectives which unlocks more items. Even though there is only one show case in this year’s WWE game it is better than last year’s three showcases combined.
Now with this year’s career mode is a huge improvement over last year’s it is not as bland and repetitive. In this year’s career mode there are a lot more customization options with your character. Once creating your character is done you jump right in to NXT and get with in the top 10 rankings for the title and along the way you get in to heated rivalries with your fellow WWE superstars especially the ones you dislike and as you win matches you move up in the ranks for the title. The only problem I have had so far with this and the rivals is that you can only fight for a title at Pay per View events and you cannot hold more than one title at a time I personally think you should be able to hold the U.S. Title and WWE heavyweight title at the same time. Now with the customization in the career mode is absolutely fantastic there are hours upon hours of customization from your move set to your entrance which is great. The career mode is great compared to last years with lots of exciting new installments it expands as a 15 year career where you fight to become a WWE legend and enter the WWE hall of fame.
WWE 2k16 certainly packs a punch this year with its improved gameplay mechanics, 140 wrestlers and divas, Amazing showcase, a much improved online and career mode and customizations out of this world when it comes to rings, titles and characters. The game is not perfect though with some minor glitches during game play and some events it is noticeable and a new submission system that takes some time getting used to and wrestlers that don’t exactly look like themselves. But the game is really fun to play and exciting I am giving this game an 8 out of 10
WWE 2k16: 8/10
Review done by Tyler at Atlantic Gaming