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  • Summary: WWE 2K19 arrives as the latest entry to the flagship WWE video game franchise and features cover Superstar AJ Styles. WWE 2K19 will showcase a massive roster of popular WWE Superstars, Legends and Hall of Famers, as well as NXT favorites. Experience authentic WWE gameplay, extensive creationWWE 2K19 arrives as the latest entry to the flagship WWE video game franchise and features cover Superstar AJ Styles. WWE 2K19 will showcase a massive roster of popular WWE Superstars, Legends and Hall of Famers, as well as NXT favorites. Experience authentic WWE gameplay, extensive creation options, engaging match types, fan-favorite modes and much more!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Oct 11, 2018
    94
    Overall, WWE 2K19 is an evolutionary step forward for the series – but a big one. The return of the showcase mode offers up a lot to enjoy for fans of Daniel Bryan while the MyCareer mode brings things back that worked before – but tells a far better narrative than most. The debuting 2K Towers offer an ever-present challenge and are sure to make even seasoned players wince a time or two, and the revamped gameplay for things like striking and cage-related modes allows for more realistic matches than prior entries across the board.
  2. Oct 9, 2018
    85
    It is a massive improvement for the series, with plenty of great modes to choose from, along with so many great wrestlers past and present to wrestle with. It finally feels like things are looking up for WWE 2K.
  3. Games Master UK
    Nov 1, 2018
    82
    Key improvements across the board result in a significant upgrade over last year's entry. [Issue#336, p.70]
  4. 80
    WWE 2K19 suffers from the same problems the WWE product does as a whole: a failure to move forward. The game is great and makes some very notable improvements, especially in MyPlayer and Showcase modes, but it also refuses to move beyond the dated engine that limits actual gameplay innovation.
  5. Oct 10, 2018
    75
    Loaded with content, WWE 2K19 still bears some of the previous games’ flaws, such as its out-dated visual and irritating micro-transactions. But there’s too much to do, too much to enjoy for all wrestling fans.
  6. Oct 25, 2018
    70
    WWE 2K19 might not reach the lofty heights of wrestling video gaming's heyday--or maybe that's just the nostalgia talking--but it's 2K's best effort so far. Maybe next year we'll be on to a true title contender.
  7. Oct 15, 2018
    50
    WWE 2K19 struggles to meet expectations. It’s a mid-card talent with potential, but is too set in its ways to leave any lasting impact.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 24
  2. Negative: 7 out of 24
  1. Oct 11, 2018
    10
    Though the game isn't perfect, I am giving it a 10 anyways due to 2K finally giving us a good amount of actual effort in the first time inThough the game isn't perfect, I am giving it a 10 anyways due to 2K finally giving us a good amount of actual effort in the first time in years (probably the most effort since 2K took over the WWE gaming franchise). Everything is improved here, from the flow of the match and variety of match types to the return of Showcase mode and a mycareer mode with an actual story!

    Unlike past entries, this mycareer mode ditches the nightmare that is playing random meaningless matches non stop with barely any story lines, and introduces us to a fully voiced and original story about your created "MyPlayer" character going from a living in a van indies star to the top of the WWE ladder. Showcase mode is finally back as well, and focuses this time on the career of Daniel Bryan, filled with introductions by the man himself. Towers mode is an interested addition too and can really put your skills to the test.

    Although the game is not perfect (commentary still has its issues and there are still bugs that needs to be fixed), I think it is enough of an improvement to take notice of and makes things seem much more brighter for the WWE 2k series going forward.
  2. Oct 10, 2018
    10
    Well...WWE is not a very good show of wrestling, NJPW are better, but we are not talking about wrestling shows, we are talking about aWell...WWE is not a very good show of wrestling, NJPW are better, but we are not talking about wrestling shows, we are talking about a wrestling game. So, with that in mind, i have to say this: there is not one game of wrestling better than WWE 2K19. WWE 2K19 is not a revolution, right, but is a big evolution. Big! Not like WWE 2k17 to WWE 2K18...no...the difference here is much bigger. First of all, the gameplay is much more smoother, have new mechanics that makes the difference, new animations...all of that makes the gameplay better and more fun. The game have new match types and new modes, like Towers. When i heard about Towers, i think: well, is something that we play one or two times, and then we don´t play anymore". Well, i was wrong. There is not a 2 or 3 Towers, there is much more than that and all are different, with rewards. And yes, we have a Showcase, with Daniel Bryan. Is amazing. But the best mode is without a doubt MyCareer. Yes, MyCareer sucked in other WWE games, but in this...well, is very, very good. Yes, it have voices, yes, it have a very good story, yes, is capable to surprising us. My friends, i love wrestling, i know what i am saying when i say this game is a very good one. If you love wrestling, or WWE, this game is for you. No, is not 10/10. The game have some bugs, the series need a new engine, the faces of wrestlers needs a upgrade, there is not a GM Mode again and is necessary something really new that amazing us even more. i give 10 just because is very unfair that the user review is now on 5.2/10, because the game is very good and don´t deserve that. I give the game a 8.5/10. Good job 2K. It was a big step in the right direction.
  3. Oct 7, 2018
    10
    WWE 2K19 is the best wrestling game in new generation currently, The game is better than last year with new features like 2K towers mode, BigWWE 2K19 is the best wrestling game in new generation currently, The game is better than last year with new features like 2K towers mode, Big head mode, The return of 2K showcase, My career mode with amazing story, Updating type matches like steel cage - hell in a cell, new superstars from (raw-sd-nxt-legends), The details and graphics and the speed of movement is very impressive, This is the best wrestling game 2K has made (Never Say Never).
  4. Oct 10, 2018
    8
    I am beginning to believe that no matter what 2K does, they will be overly critical of WWE wrestling games. Now this game is far from perfectI am beginning to believe that no matter what 2K does, they will be overly critical of WWE wrestling games. Now this game is far from perfect but if you have played this franchise for years, you will notice the number of strides it has made. The main improvement is the gameplay. Its just so much more fast paced and fluid. It is now a fun game on top of being more simulation. The graphics have improved as well. Although they could be better, I feel like each wrestler is definitely more detailed and now resemble their real life counterparts. If you are a fan of WWE and you liked previous installments of this series, you will love WWE 2k19 because its the best one to date.
  5. Oct 10, 2018
    7
    This is definitely a step up from past WWE games. Gameplay is alot smoother, roster is huge, and amazing. (aside from a few misses). There isThis is definitely a step up from past WWE games. Gameplay is alot smoother, roster is huge, and amazing. (aside from a few misses). There is alot of attention to detail in this game, and graphics improved as well.

    Happy to see the new and improved career mode. While I've only played a little it doesn't seem like it's that boring NXT match after NXT match to hopefully make it to the main roster. Every match and interaction with other superstars seem to serve a purpose. There are some cheesy moments during it but it's still good. Don't like how you really don't have any control over your characters moveset or entrance at the start. They give you a few but not enough.

    Hope to see a patch to improve the menus. The very white menu screens aren't nice to look at, and in the creation modes it's hard to tell what option you have selected.

    It's worth the pick up. If your not a hardcore WWE fan then wait until the Black Friday sales.
  6. Oct 8, 2018
    4
    This game sucks, I always played the WWE games because of the Custom Wrestlers and the story/career mode and i havent played a good wwe gameThis game sucks, I always played the WWE games because of the Custom Wrestlers and the story/career mode and i havent played a good wwe game since wwe 2010. Since 2k acquired the game the character creation sucks, i don't some 8 or 10 options to choose for the body part rather i want the old style size sliders. I am waiting for the good wwe game and i think i have to forget about getting one.
    If i wanna play with the original wrestlers then i just go watch a WWE on TV, Career's story better than the previous 2k wwe games but still sucks. I just wish they have never got the wwe games' license from THQ. THQ's last few games were not good but still better these 2k on's crap. I bought the game this morning and just got back from returning about half an hour ago, that shows how bad the game sucks for me. And guys down giving it a 10 need to have checked from the brain doctor. At max its a 6.5 game.
  7. Nov 1, 2018
    0
    I've played this after 3 days after buying it and I'm mentally drained and find it hard to launch the game from lack of motivation. NoI've played this after 3 days after buying it and I'm mentally drained and find it hard to launch the game from lack of motivation. No surprise critics are given it an overall mediocre score. Royal Rumble should be fun but its tedious and unfair, esp. on legend. Showcase on Legend was so frustrating with the fun sucked out of it, 2k tower mode, good idea but poor execution, its too stressful and pointless when you get to the final match, eg as roussy you must win by submission then meet steph mac in cage match where she has a finisher at the start, used it, then climbs cage and wins in under 2 mins. and the game expects you to grind back to the start and win 4 matches to try it again, eg 2 C. Flair must submit Paige where Paige will use payback about 7 times to escape your submissions, which I eventually won after 25 mins eg 3 beat Undertaker in 5 mins by pin or submission no foreign weapons (DQ) but he was counted out and I progressed?. Payback benefits the AI more than it does you especially in Legend. Elimination Chamber use to be my favourite match type, but now its too stressful with Payback and even when I play without. Warning!!!!! This game is not improving enough to be an entertaining simulation, especially non-children and non-wrestling fanatics and gamers who don't have someone competitive on their level of skill to play with. After 3 weeks, had to trade it in. The franchise seems dead to me and don't think if I would buy another for a long while.

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