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7 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2017

Under the better-than-ever graphics and great-as-ever core wrestling gameplay, WWE 2K18 is a largely disappointing iteration. It wastes too much of its ambition on the poorly written and dull MyCareer RPG mode, leaving its other promising modes to languish for another year. What few enhancements we get to the carry mechanics and eight-person matches are welcome, but not as much of a year-over-year refresh as would be needed to keep the excitement level as high as it's been in past years.

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Oct 23, 2017

Exceptional when it all works, but for the third year running launch-day gremlins prohibit an even greater score.

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5 / 10
Oct 23, 2017

More frustrating because of the things it gets right than the blindingly obviously problems with bugs, a dull career mode, and a strange new loot box system.

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6 / 10.0
Nov 18, 2017

WWE fans might get a kick out of creating their own wrestlers, entrances, and promos, but the basic mechanics won't appeal to a wider crowd

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5 / 10
Oct 19, 2017

With the glitches piling up and very little in the way of innovation, WWE 2K18 continues the series' floundering output.

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5 / 10.0
Oct 20, 2017

Much like being a fan of the real thing, WWE 2K18 is often more of a chore than it is fun. Hilariously, yet tragically, I still find myself hoping it'll be better next time.

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85 / 100
Oct 16, 2017

2K Games and Yuke's have heard the critics and learned from them. WWE 2K18 improves throughout its predecessor. My Career mode is full of possibilities and Road to Glory gives endless fun. In addition, WWE 2K18 has somes new mechanics that brings variety to the fights and it has the largest roster in the entire series.

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8.3 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2017

Despite some light areas of concern with gameplay and some of the auxiliary modes and features, the core of the WWE 2K franchise has been strengthened. It won't scratch every itch that virtual wrestling fans have, but the game is deep and fun. At the end of the day, that's what we're looking for in video games.

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5 / 10
Oct 25, 2017

For WWE fans, there is a lot to like with the package, but ultimately, bad design cripples what could be a real winner. While I was not the biggest fan of them, the removal of the showcase events is a huge loss for longtime wrestling fans. The game still lacks any kind of decent general manager mode and offers players no way to set up and book their own fantasy wrestling shows. This mode was included in the series many years ago, so it shouldn't be that tough to get it working on this generation of consoles/PC. On the gameplay side of things, 2K is still falling way short of the fun and simulation aspects of much simpler WWE games from the 1990s. Only the most hardcore WWE fans should apply. On a scale of 10, the PC version is probably two full points better than the console versions. I wish it wasn't true, but it's damn true. 5/10 Phenomenal Forearms

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7 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2017

WWE 2K continues to modify and improve its content on an annual basis. WWE 2K18 comes with improvements that include most of the game modes, but not the root changes or upcoming additions except the new lift system, the best character models in the history of the series, the improved lighting system and the presence of a large number of wrestlers. In the game, anyone can notice that these changes are almost minor and do not provide much difference from last year's version.

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7 / 10.0
Oct 18, 2017

Yuke's seems trapped in a Sharpshooter, that's the only way to explain this uninspired chapter in the series.

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8.3 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2017

WWE 2K18 is the necessary step forward of the franchise after presenting a renewed visual aspect and a product much more updated and according to the show that represents.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2017

Whilst there are some changes, it doesn't feel that different from last year, and the technical issues hinder enjoyment somewhat.

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Oct 26, 2017

This year's WWE game has a lot to love, from the huge roster to the revamped MyCareer mode. But it also suffers from the same old issues, such as the lack of a proper comprehensive tutorial, stiff and unintuitive controls, rough character models, and a general lack of polish.

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7.8 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2017

WWE 2K18 is very similar to the previous installments of the series: the gameplay is still somehow slow, but approachable and easy to learn. If you were hoping for a radical change, you'll be disappointed. On the other hand, if you're looking for a game with a solid roster and full of spectacular moves, well, WWW 2K18 is the right answer.

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7 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2017

WWE 2K18 is another decent entry in the long running games franchise. But as I said last year, it's sad that these games are just decent because they can be and should be great.

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84 / 100
Oct 21, 2017

WWE 2K18 is as pleasing to the eye and ear as it is to the touch, as a ton of improvements has been made to the game's presentation.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2017

Drowning in modes, creative scope and possessing the best grappling gameplay in a good while, WWE 2K18 is the best the series has ever been on PS4. All the same, the time is ripe for the series to undergo the sort of far-reaching transformation that both it, and its fans, have long deserved.

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7 / 10
Oct 18, 2017

WWE 2K18 is a solid entry into the annual series, but is unfortunately let down by a few clunky implementations. The presentation and actual wrestling gameplay are as good as ever and Universe Mode has seen a number of additions to make it far more enjoyable. Unfortunately, the ambitious attempt to revamp MyPlayer misses the mark a little with glitches, repetitive side-quests, and a story that's afraid to deviate even a tiny bit from its set path.

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5.5 / 10.0
Oct 17, 2017

This franchise is almost out of chances. This is the fifth WWE game from 2K, and they've still only figured out one of the three ingredients. WWE 2K18 is great if creating wacky wrestlers is all you're interested in, but those looking for solid in-ring action or a compelling career mode will be let down yet again. If WWE 2K18 were a wrestler, it'd be Jinder Mahal – all flashy show muscles, no fundamentals. I realize a lot of hardcore fans will buy WWE 2K18 regardless of reviews, but if you actually want the series to change, it might be time to tap out.

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