The Good WWE 2K16 features the largest roster in the game's history. You can create a custom superstar and fight through the wrestling ranks in the MyCareer mode, or relive Stone Cold Steve Austin's rise to the top in a special Showcase mode.
The Bad Some prominent characters are missing, and graphics are hit or miss. The game still has its fair share of bugs.
The Bottom Line WWE 2K16 is an enjoyable game for wrestling fans, but you may be better off waiting for a price drop.
A fun game for wrestling fans, with some limitations
I've been a wrestling fan for the past few years. No, I'm not talking about UFC and I'm not talking about boxing. I'm a fan of World Wrestling Entertainment, more commonly known as the WWE -- you know, scripted wrestling. I attend live events, I buy apparel, and quite frankly I spend more money on wrestling-related gear each year than I would like to admit.
I originally intended to purchase WWE 2K16, but the mixed reviews made me hesitant. Our sister site Gamespot gave it a 4 out of 10, while others have called it "the best wrestling game in years." The game scored a 74 rating (out of 100) on Metacritic, a CBS-owned website (as is CNET) that aggregates reviews from a variety of sources.
I've now played the game for the past few weeks and have had more fun than I expected. It's not exactly a home run, and if you go in thinking it will be perfect you will be let down. But there's a lot to like about the game, and wrestling fans will enjoy battling it out with their favorite superstars.