Percentile Rank

WWE 2K20 is ranked in the 2nd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 47 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

39

Top Critic Average

2%

Critics Recommend

Based on 47 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Player2.net.au
F
F
Oct 27, 2019

I would rather swim through a pile of Kane’s sweaty undies than play another match in this game.

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Operation Sports
Unscored
Operation Sports
Phil Varckette

Top Critic

Unscored
Oct 25, 2019

If you have not bought the game yet, then my recommendation would be to wait it out. See what VC does as far as patches go, and see if they can fix the major issues. I would imagine the price of the game will drop soon, and you may be able to get it for a steal on Black Friday. By that time, I would think VC would have at least released a couple of major patches that would make the game more enjoyable to play.

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Scored Reviews

Cerealkillerz
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2019

WWE 2K20 doesn't look good, some Wrestlers probably wouldn't even recognize themselves. It doesn't play well despite the old engine, it doesn't run well because of a immense amount of bugs and glitches. There's not much positive to mention about the newest WWE game, so fans should stay away from this one.

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Hobby Consolas
65 / 100
65 / 100
Oct 29, 2019

The debut of Visual Concepts alone with WWE 2K20 has not gone as well as we expected, with a very continuous title regarding modes and content, and with many flaws at the graphic level. But if you are a fan, you' ll find a game with a lot of content and many hours of fun.

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Impulsegamer
2.8 / 5.0
2.8 / 5.0
Oct 25, 2019

Ugly, unplayable, and filled with glitches, not even the biggest wrestling fan should pick up WWE 2K20 in its current state.

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Heavy
5.5 / 10.0
Heavy

Top Critic

5.5 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2019

But there are far too many negatives in place here that disrupts all the good WWE 2K20 tries to deliver. Perhaps it’s time for another developer to try their hand at WWE’s video game efforts…

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Everyeye.it
5.3 / 10.0
Everyeye.it
Giuseppe Carrabba

Top Critic

5.3 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2019

As it stands now, WWE 2K20 is in fact a faded copy of its predecessor.

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Forbes
5.3 / 10.0
5.3 / 10.0
Oct 21, 2019

It feels as if this was a rebuilding year for the WWE 2K franchise. While a few of the legacy strengths such as the creation suite are still strong, the most important part, the gameplay is in a bad place. The previous years’ version of a game shouldn’t play significantly better than the new title, but that’s the case with WWE 2K20.

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Cheat Code Central
2.5 / 5.0
2.5 / 5.0
Oct 23, 2019

At its core, there is still a great deal of fun in playing WWE2K20, but the technical issues, poor visuals, and bad writing make this year an easy one to skip, especially if you’re still playing through WWE 2K19.

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Saudi Gamer
5 / 10
5 / 10
Oct 30, 2019

WWE2K20 left the gameplay behind while trying to focus on delivering diverse content, it's a technical disaster and a huge setback for the franchise.

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GameSpew
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2019

So overall, while WWE 2K20 isn’t terrible, there’s no reason to pick it up if you already have WWE 2K19 in your games library. Not unless you like throwing money away, that is.

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GamesRadar+
GamesRadar+

Top Critic

Oct 30, 2019

WWE 2K20 plays like a work-in-progress demo that's yet to be stress-tested - but there's a decent game somewhere under the hot mess.

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Cultured Vultures
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2019

The series is back up to its old tricks, the bad ones, as this new installment hosts a crazy number of glitches and annoyances. Some fun can be had playing with WWE’s toys, but the cost of entry seems steeper than ever this year.

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Darkstation
Nov 4, 2019

I love the game that is bubbling under all the excess garbage. This year’s MyPlayer is pretty much what I would have liked to see before in the series, even though I had to play it with Plan B characters as photo uploading in-game didn’t initially work. Despite its crappy presentation, MyCareer is also endearing and inspiring.

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Oyungezer Online
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Nov 5, 2019

A huge letdown for fans of the series. If you want to play this regardless, we suggest you to wait until the game is patched properly.

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COGconnected
45 / 100
45 / 100
Nov 2, 2019

I will be very interested to look at WWE 2K20 a year from now, after some massive updates, and featuring all modes. It’ll probably have the same ugly graphics, but let’s hope that this is a wake-up call to 2K games that they need to release a polished product. Some of us still like having our games on disc when we buy them.

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Spaziogames
4.5 / 10.0
4.5 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2019

Please don't publish - WWE 2K20 is the Botchamania of wrestling game.

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IGN
4.3 / 10.0
IGN
By Mitchell Saltzman

Top Critic

4.3 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2019

WWE 2K20 is a buggy mess, but its gameplay also feels notably worse than previous years.

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Sports Gamers Online
4.1 / 10.0
4.1 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2019

WWE 2K20 is one of the most broken games in the franchise, and it shows.

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God is a Geek
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Nov 11, 2019

WWE 2K20 lacks anything new,with a poor story mode and bad animations, and the wrestling is plagued with technical issues that ruin any kind of enjoyment you may have.

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PC Invasion
4 / 10
4 / 10
Oct 24, 2019

Bugs, glitches, missing features, sluggish gameplay, and unreliable systems -- it's a smorgasbord of problems that would lead anyone to conclude that WWE 2K20 should not have been released in this state. In modern times, WWE 2K20 is the jabroni of pro-wrestling games. It didn't just set the bar, it lowered the bar.

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DualShockers
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2019

I mean, it can only go uphill from here, right?

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We Got This Covered
Nov 4, 2019

WWE 2K20 has its issues, and maybe they could have been overlooked if all the game modes worked. Sadly, that is not the case, and it feels like a broken game from the get-go.

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Hardcore Gamer
2 / 5.0
2 / 5.0
Oct 26, 2019

WWE 2K20 can't be recommended in its current state and something like this should have never been released.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Oct 28, 2019

I look forward to the WWE games, but I think WWE 2K20 would have been better served skipping a year and getting more time to work through its issues.

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Cubed3
4 / 10
4 / 10
Nov 15, 2019

Ultimately, WWE 2K20 is the same old story of good ideas and bad execution. Having both female and male main characters in the MyCareer story mode is great. When presented alongside the "Four Horsewomen" mode/documentary, it shows 2K's commitment towards inclusivity. However, this is frequently undone by a plethora of bugs and glitches. In just a short amount of play-time, you're guaranteed to run into any number of them. Even if you can inexplicably manage to look past these problems, you're treated to original content that's also pretty flawed. Wrestling fans deserve better.

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BaziCenter
4 / 10
4 / 10
Nov 11, 2019

WWE 2K20 is flat out worst entry in the series, period. The game is obviously unfinished and is full of bugs and glitches, and there is almost no way that even the die hard fans of WWE can enjoy it. WWE 2K series seems to be done for this generation, and we can only hope that the new developers will have something to offer on next generation of consoles.

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Flickering Myth
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Oct 27, 2019

A shameful disaster which fits only the loosest standards of "fit for sale."

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GameSpace
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2019

WWE 2K20 features a lot of modes and a full WWE roster but that's all you get in the game. If you want to enjoy the game, you have to get along with numerous technical issues, forget about any online feature, and get used to the awkward narration of MyPlayer.

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MSPoweruser
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Nov 1, 2019

It’s clear that WWE 2K20 needs a lot more time in the oven. The departure of Yukes has clearly had an effect on the series’ annual development, an effect that publisher 2K should have realised and accounted for. Even with the countless bugs and crashes, there’s still a soul here that’s hard to extinguish and for all its faults, at least we know the bigger company is to blame.

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PushStartPlay
4 / 10.0
4 / 10.0
Nov 28, 2019

I cannot recommend WWE 2K20 to anyone

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New Game Network
36 / 100
36 / 100
Nov 3, 2019

WWE 2K20 is a complete debacle, and in the running for the worst entry in the series to date. Outside of the solid 2K Showcase and plethora of match options, this is a downgrade in almost every way. The visuals are repulsive, there are glitches everywhere you look, and the gameplay has been significantly compromised.

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PSX Brasil
35 / 100
35 / 100
Nov 26, 2019

WWE 2K20 is a game that, unfortunately, manages to be worse than the last edition in almost every aspect of it, from its awful models to structural problems in game modes and gameplay, being almost impossible to recommend it even to the most passionate fans of wrestling.

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ZTGD
3.5 / 10.0
ZTGD
Ryan

Top Critic

3.5 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2019

Even if you’re a huge WWE fan you shouldn’t play it. 2K should take a year off, scrap this engine, and start over from scratch.

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Metro GameCentral
3 / 10
3 / 10
Oct 28, 2019

After several patches and months of waiting this may, possibly, become a halfway decent wresting game, but at launch this is the gaming equivalent of Doink the Clown.

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Shacknews
3 / 10
3 / 10
Oct 30, 2019

If you must. catch the cutscenes from the bonkers MyCareer mode on Youtube. If you need a new wrestling game to play, seek out Fire Pro Wrestling World or CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling. This way, you have a chance at playing a well-made game and will be supporting publishers that don’t see their player base as mindless ATM machines

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Wccftech
3 / 10.0
3 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2019

WWE 2K20 is a slap in the face. I'm sure plenty of passionate people worked on this game, but the fact that 2K Games was willing to release it in such a sorry state shows they believe WWE hardcores will blindly gobble up whatever they shovel at them. WWE 2K20 is ugly, broken, uninspired junk, written and presented with contempt for pro wrestling and its fans. I know buying the annual WWE game is a tradition for a lot of people, but I strongly urge you to reconsider this year. If 2K and Visual Concepts can't do better than this, it may be time to hang up their boots.

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Push Square
3 / 10
3 / 10
Nov 1, 2019

Perhaps as much as anything else, we feel angry at WWE 2K20 for robbing us of precious time as we circle the swirling vortex of death. It's completely bewildering that a game of this magnitude has been released in such a state, and whether you want to pin the blame on outgoing developers, poor management, or a rushed development cycle, there is absolutely no denying that this title needed more time in the oven. We initially wondered why 2K weren't that keen to send us their latest WWE title, but after playing one of the highest profile flops of 2019, we're starting to understand why.

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PlayStation Universe
3 / 10.0
3 / 10.0
Nov 3, 2019

Between the game breaking bugs, the glitches, the recycled moves, grating commentary, stale presentation and now the unneeded content barriers and paywalls, I have exhausted my patience with this series. WWE 2K20 is the worst wrestling game to come along in a decade and is in desperate need of a ground up rebuild.

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Critical Hit
3 / 10.0
3 / 10.0
Nov 5, 2019

For a time, it looked 2K had finally found their groove with the release of WWE 2K19. WWE 2K20 takes all that goodwill and pisses it away, constructing the shoddiest backyard ring possible and filling it with a broken product, busted progression systems and an overall presentation that makes WWE 2K20 the worst there was, the worst there is and the worst that ever will be.

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GamingBolt
3 / 10.0
3 / 10.0
Oct 26, 2019

WWE 2K20 is rotten on the inside and broken at its core. It fails at doing many fundamental things properly, which actively take away from the experience. Then there's the fact that it does't improve upon any of the ideas of its predecessor – and in some cases, actually takes them a step back – and that it's an absolute technical mess riddled with bugs and plagued by bland, sub-par visuals.

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TrueGaming
3 / 10.0
TrueGaming

Top Critic

3 / 10.0
Oct 24, 2019

This year's release is a total technical catastrophe, the series keeps moving downwards with each release and requires an overall reinvention or taking a break till then.

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Screen Rant
Oct 29, 2019

2K's latest grappler is a largely miserable experience that even the most diehard wrestling fans shouldn't think twice about passing up.

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GameSpot
2 / 10
2 / 10
Oct 29, 2019

WWE 2K20 is a calamitous new entry in the wrestling franchise.

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Gaming Nexus
2 / 10.0
2 / 10.0
Nov 14, 2019

Completely unacceptable. This game should have never been released in this state and it baffles me that this was even allowed to be sold at all. WWE 2K20 is by far the worst game released in the 20-year history of the mainline series of WWE Games.

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GameMAG
2 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

2 / 10
Nov 29, 2019

2K and Visual Concepts declined Yuke's services, but forgot to rework the game's concept. So WWE 2K20 has a ton of visual, gameplay and technical problems. Monotonous gameplay, dull story campaign and a huge number of microtransactions do not leave the project any chance.

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Game Rant
Oct 26, 2019

WWE 2K20 is a broken game that is one of the worst wrestling video games made to date, plagued by technical issues and boring game modes.

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