What I liked:
- I was very impressed with the improvements in the MyCareer mode and when those improvements combined with the very good story I ended up having a great time in this mode.
- In terms of content the game feels like it has much more this time around and without a doubt it will keep you satisfied for many months to come.
- The new addition of Paybacks and Overcharges is a welcome addition because it keeps each match fresh and no match ever plays out the same way.
- Grappling and striking feel very satisfying this year because everything flows perfectly and on the whole the moves just feel more on point.
- I found the online components of the game to work very well and I can see me having a ton of fun here this year.
What I didn’t like:
- The presentation side of the game whilst not bad doesn’t offer anything new and both the visuals and sound design fail to capture your imagination at times.
- I was a little disappointed with Hell in a Cell because fighting in these surroundings still feels awkward and too finnicky for its own good.
Does WWE 2K19 do enough to get a recommendation from me?
All in all I was a little disappointed with last year’s game because it didn’t offer anything new and it just felt like the series was stuck in a rut a little. Thankfully WWE 2K19 whilst not perfect has tried to solve some of last year’s previous shortcomings, and thankfully I’m pleased to say that they’ve successfully done this. WWE 2K19 is probably the best WWE game in quite a while and there’s so much content that you’ll find it quite difficult to put down. There’s new modes and some of the old modes have been improved significantly which shows that the developers are listening to us. Grappling and striking also feels improved this time around and I must admit that the fluid way you can do certain moves does make for a more satisfying experience. In terms of problems the game doesn’t have too many and the problems it does have like the boring visuals and sound design can easily be tweaked so it doesn’t really harm the fun factor much. At the end of the day then recommending WWE 2K19 is quite easy because it feels much more fun and worthwhile this year and fans of the series will no doubt be excited again and I hope they carry on with the momentum they’ve built.
I rate WWE 2K19 8.5/10.
Written by: gerrardnum8 (Dean Martin)
Developer: YUKE’S Co., Ltd.
Publisher: 2K Games
Release Date (Xbox One): October 9, 2018