WWE2K remains undisputed; at the head of the table

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This is without question the best WWE 2K that has ever been released.

In life you have to take risks. Thankfully for me, that risk is the first ever official video game review for The Sporting Tribune as we take a look at WWE2K24. During Royal Rumble Weekend I had the opportunity to get a first hands look at the game but more importantly speak to the cover stars: Cody Rhodes, Bianca Belair, and Rhea Ripley. 

40 years of WrestleMania, over 200 superstars at the start of their release cycle, a familiar control scheme with some added twists and you have the perfect reason to get back in the virtual squared circle with the release of WWE 2K24.

The annual ‘Showcase Mode’ tells the story of WrestleMania with select matches from all 39 WrestleMania’s. My one grip with this is the legendary Sasha Banks versus Bianca Belair match from WrestleMania 37 is not available for obvious reasons but still a boy can dream, dream? Matches are interlaced with Corey Graves detailing not only that specific match but the history that followed and lead to the next match you get to playthrough. It will make you want to watch these matches but it might make you a bit tense to say the least trying to complete objectives with the match to receive bonus characters and that year’s WrestleMania stage. 

The MyRise mode has two story-driven journeys that is an excellent option for those that need to play out a narrative with great use of characters and continuity of plot points from previous years. It is something worth playing through if you don’t get stuck creating your characters for hours upon hours.

WWE 2K24 has consistency from previous titles and built on that while dusting off the rough edges. The blueprint has turned out to be fantastic that might have fans wanting a huge shakeup in the years to come but for now this game will get 8.5 out of 10. For some of our readers it was just announced Pat McAfee and his entire show will be available via DLC in the coming months as well. 

FINAL VERDICT – This is without question the best WWE 2K that has ever been released.