WWE 2K20 Reviews
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.
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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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…
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.
WWE 2K20 is a buggy mess, but its gameplay also feels notably worse than previous years.
2K20 is packed with content and offers some of the best wrestling in the franchise. Throwing down in the ring has never felt better, and above all else makes you feel like the Superstars you know and love. 2K's Showcase mode feels like a love letter to Four Horsewomen fans, and you'll be more than entertained reliving some of those classic matches. That said, the MyPlayer mode needs another year of refinement before it can truly reach its high ambitions, and the online side of things needs to be fixed ASAP. For me, online play just isn't that important, and my experience has been relatively glitch-free outside of that, so if that describes you as well you won't be disappointed.
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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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.
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.
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.
Ugly, unplayable, and filled with glitches, not even the biggest wrestling fan should pick up WWE 2K20 in its current state.
I mean, it can only go uphill from here, right?
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.
WWE 2K20 can't be recommended in its current state and something like this should have never been released.
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.
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.
I would rather swim through a pile of Kane’s sweaty undies than play another match in this game.
A shameful disaster which fits only the loosest standards of "fit for sale."
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.
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.