WWE 2K Battlegrounds

Rating Summary

Based on 65 critic reviews
Weak Man

OpenCritic Rating

60

Top Critic Average

14%

Critics Recommend

Based on 65 critic reviews
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6 / 10
Oct 27, 2020

Despite some serious drawbacks, WWE 2K Battlegrounds is the first exciting game licensed by WWE in over a decade.

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5 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2020

WWE 2K Battlegrounds works as a shallow party game you play for an hour, then move on to something else, and that's it

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6 / 10
Sep 30, 2020

A simple but enjoyable party game that's very easy to pick up and play with friends – and a considerably better video game than last year's WWE 2K20.

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Sep 21, 2020

Like an early card match at a pay-per-view event, WWE 2K Battlegrounds is meant to keep the crowd entertained before the main event re-enters the arena, but it's rarely as flashy or fun as its concept implies.

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3 / 10.0
Sep 24, 2020

It lacks so much of what made over-the-top arcade wrestling games great in the first place, while also being filled to the brim with microtransactions. The spectacle of its over-the-top moves and abilities are quickly lost in the tedium of its progression, lack of depth, budget presentation, and technical issues. It almost feels like 2K has come crashing down with the WWE license...and it hurts inside.

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75 / 100
Sep 21, 2020

WWE 2K Battleground it's an interesting change of course, an arcade that's far from being perfect, but is by far the most entertaining title that WWE has left in the recent years. It's fantastic for short sessions, with tons of unlockables (even with microtransactions), but it can be repetitive soon and some ideas are far from the right spot.

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8 / 10
Sep 20, 2020

WWE 2K BG isn’t going to provide you the depth that the traditional, more sim-related version aims to deliver. However, for what it is, which is an arcade, over-the-top, dump-your-rules, beat-em up, it hits on all the major points. The game is fun, deeper than you might expect and offers a very good bang for your 40 bucks.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2020

WWE 2K Battlegrounds is fun and attractive for wrestling and WWE fans, crazy and entertaining. However, the combat still feels imprecise and the number of game modes is insufficient, with a character unlock system that is too similar of a free to play.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2020

WWE 2K Battlgrounds is going to divide a lot of people with its pay to play mentality, but there are plenty of ways to earn it. With modes like the enjoyable King of the Battleground and its Campaign, you are never short of opportunities to experience the over-the-top gameplay.

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Ken McKown

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2020

WWE 2K Battlegrounds is a fun romp that I enjoyed a lot more than I anticipated I would. Again, take it with a grain of salt as I am not a wrestling fan anymore. This reminded me of the more friendly spectacle of past games like WWE Arcade and Superstars. I wish there were more legends to be found and the models weren’t so creepy at times, but as a whole this is the best use of the license in years.

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