WWE 2K19

WWE 2K19


In comparison to the other WWE 2K games available on Steam, 2K19 is the “best” out of the bunch, though that isn’t a very high standard. The game has a large roster of current, past, and legend superstars to play as. You can expect bugs and crashes sprinkled here and there that can potentially ruin your experience (e.g. crash during character creation and losing all progress). If you want to play a wrestling game on PC, your best bets are either WWE 2K19 or Fire Pro Wrestling World. Also, we don’t talk about WWE 2K20.

Real player with 846.0 hrs in game

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Do not buy this game. Oh, it’s on sale? It’s still not worth it. Specifically if you enjoy creating content in-game. The video editor crashes frequently, royal rumbles crash more often than not halfway through. Changes you make to characters don’t save. Audio tracks fail to load. Custom Arena settings don’t work. Music will play over itself during cut-scenes. Created content fails to save correctly and will corrupt your entire save file. The game will crash at a load screens and corrupt your save file. Deleting content will corrupt your save file. I spent over 200 hours creating content for this game. Lost it all because I attempted to copy a created MITB briefcase, which crashed the game and corrupted my save. Had to start over from scratch. Maybe a month later attempted to save a created video. It went through the saving process but stayed in the video editor. I exit out to desktop and the preview is listed as empty. Close the game, reload, everything is gone again. This happened on two different gaming PCs, both which have a GTX 1080. Oh but there’s a BIG HEAD mode now…………….. cool.

Real player with 573.6 hrs in game

WWE 2K19 on Steam

WWE 2K18

WWE 2K18

WWE2k18 does a good job of hammering out some wrestling mechanics that are solid. However, it needs some help in other areas for sure.

The major issues with the game are the MyCareer and to a lesser extent Universe mode. MyCareer is terrible this year. First, there is no way to import or export MyPlayer created wrestlers. MyCareer requires a created wrestler, so you can’t play it as a default WWE star at all. Second, if you make a wrestler in free play you cannot import that wrestler for use, and must make a new MyPlayer CAS. Third, if you make a wrestler in MyPlayer it only works in MyCareer, it cannot be exported to Universe mode or Free Play. This is obnoxious. Sadly creating your wrestler in MyPlayer is entirely subject to loot box RNG as the overwhelming majority of moves, costume pieces, etc are locked behind the loot box system. Lastly there is way too much pointless walking around in the backstage area of MyCareer and a ton of deadspace that doesn’t meaningfully improve on your game play experience. For example, you must walk to and from a security guard to get into/out of your car every night that you perform. This is just a frustrating waste of player time. It might be different if you could get into confrontations and brawls in the backstage, but its mostly just a bunch of random wwe stars milling about aimlessly, and annoying WWE employees who stalk the main hallways getting in your way. The interactions you can have are pretty lame, just little custscenes with overlay text, really boring and pointless. It had me wishing for the single locker-room screen to manage this stuff from, just getting phone calls and texts to advance storylines like I recall from a previous WWE game. MyCareer mode can be considered a total failure in this year’s version of the game.

Real player with 376.8 hrs in game

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Ok, another year has come and gone. Last year I wrote a review of WWE:2K17 and it was my first year buying a WWE game from the 2K franchise. I was pretty happy with it. If you havent read it somewhere I gave it a 7/10, which is pretty modest in my opinion. This year 2k18 was hyped up beyond belief and I am afraid I cannot give as kind of a review to this game that I so desperately wanted. So I am going to go through a fairly lengthy review and give my Pros and Cons and what I thought about my experience after having over 50+ hours in this game. So sit back and enjoy if you are feeling down to read a bit. And before I continue, thank you for reading this review and I hope it helps you make the decision on whether you will wait for it to go on sale, whether not to get it at all or whether to take the risk. Here goes.

Real player with 119.6 hrs in game

WWE 2K18 on Steam

WWE 2K17

WWE 2K17


Wait for a patch before buying this game!

Since it’s PC release, I’ve had my save data corrupted for the 5th time! Meaning I had to

  • set up a universe,

  • recreate my CAWs (you CAN upload them so when things go sideways, they’re just a download away… But still!!),

  • adjust the settings and game/superstar balance

  • deal with the random crashing

…more times than I’d like.

PS4 users have supposedly dealt with the save data bug when it was released, it had something to do with putting the console on sleep mode while the game is on, OR downloading things from the community.

Real player with 358.4 hrs in game

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A downgrade to WWE 2k16 in every way.

First of all, there are hardly any innovations in this game.

There is no Showcase mode, only a DLC(!) Hall of Fame Showcase.

And the legends are just imported from 2K16, but not all.

So missing are Haku, Col. Mustafa (The Iron Sheik), Fit Finlay, Sgt. Slaughter, William Regal/Lord Steven Regal, Savio Vega, Stevie Ray and many more i will not list now.

But also many important managers from 2K16 missing. Such as Paul Bearer or Jimmy Hart. Especially strange with Randy Savage is that he has to get along without Miss Elizabeth. (Cause she is not in the game, unlike in 2K16)

Real player with 347.8 hrs in game

WWE 2K17 on Steam

Bop’N Wrestle

Bop’N Wrestle

A beloved retro wrestler from Beam Software returns in all its 80s glory!

You’ve seen ‘em on TV. You’ve seen ‘em in person. You’ve seen ‘em flying into the aisles. Now you get to climb into the ring with ‘em. For the first time in any arena, you get to join the mayhem of professional wrestling at its best. BOP’N WRESTLE puts you in the ring with 10 of the meanest, baddest, biggest, toughest, ugliest pro wrestlers you’ve ever seen fly off a turnbuckle!

Wrestle your way to the top as Gorgeous Greg, tenth-ranked contender for the World Championship Belt, as he battles a series of contenders.

  • Dozens of spectacular moves

  • Ten wild opponents

  • One or two-player modes

Bop'N Wrestle on Steam

Fire Pro Wrestling World

Fire Pro Wrestling World

I’ll start by saying that I’ve been playing Fire Pro World for around three years now. I have all the DLC, I’ve made hundreds of edits, produced a series of YouTube videos (cheap plug: Power Pro Wrestling and Fire Promoter Complete), and at the time of this writing I’ve logged 10,047.4 hours in the game. That’s not a typo. Ten thousand hours. Over ten thousand hours. And I am still extremely excited to boot the game up every single time. All without using mods whatsoever.

Fire Pro World is not a perfect game. One could argue that the controls are too esoteric for casual players, that the lack of gimmick matches diminishes its quality to American fans, you could even say that the necessity of having all the DLC to get the most out of the game is to its detriment. My girlfriend says that it looks like colorful sausages fighting which I don’t think is fair, but which echoes a common criticism of the game’s graphics.

Real player with 10479.7 hrs in game

Fire Pro Wrestling World is the most incredible wrestling sandbox you’ll ever see. With an unlimited number of wrestlers and just about anyone who’s ever stepped into the squared circle available on the Workshop, you can recreate historical matchups, try to emulate modern wrestling, and set up impossible dream matches spanning multiple eras. You’re able to do the same with boxing and MMA, and on top of all that, throw in original creations, pop culture icons, and whatever else your imagination can come with.

Real player with 4872.7 hrs in game

Fire Pro Wrestling World on Steam

Pro Wrestling Sim

Pro Wrestling Sim


My first review was after 40+ hours. I recommended the game to anyone who finds TEW too complicated, but also stating that this game was in desperate need of a pre-booker, RNG, the ability to have more freedom to create match-types, gimmicks, etc. Also asking for match history, etc.


Now after 60 more hours of playing and very regular updates by the developer (respect for that!), I can still say that I recommend this game to anyone who likes booking wrestling shows, without the complexity of TEW holding them back.

Real player with 131.9 hrs in game

Bro this is the first kind of “manager” game I’ve ever played and hooooooly its great. Super easy to learn, super easy to read the UI. And super easy to book a whole show. I bought this trying to scratch that itch of having a GM mode in WWE 2k.

This game is just a little more in depth. Gives show ratings, gives crowd reaction to matches, gives 0-5 star match rating, and gives amount of money made from each show. Whats great about it is getting so much feedback that I think a lot of people have been wanting from WWE 2k games and their Universe mode. Game also has Injuries, Superstars asking for pushes or to work with someone, hundreds of people to contract for different jobs like referee, announcer, staff, wrestler, and ever some that can do all of these things.

Real player with 128.9 hrs in game

Pro Wrestling Sim on Steam

Wrestling Cardboard Championship

Wrestling Cardboard Championship

A game experience inspired by wrestling, making use of simulated physics, cardboard boxes with unique skills and movements, fight in large arenas based on arenas that have marked wrestling, such as Madison Square Garden, Arena México and Tokyo Dome.

A new wrestling company has been born, offering a unique show around the world, different fighting styles and extremely skilled fighters ready to give it their all in the ring. The Wrestling Cardboard Championship gives all kinds of cardboard boxes the opportunity to show that they are the strongest and that they have the talent to entertain the people.

Experience different game modes for up to 4 players: 1 vs 1, 2 vs 2, 3 vs 1 and All vs All

Single player mode or up to 2 players, choose your favorite box and face the entire WCC roster in 1 vs 1 or 2 vs 2 matches depending on the modality and show who is the king.

The Normal Box is in its last days of useful life, after knowing what its cruel destiny would be, being crushed and recycled, it decides to change it for wrestling, arriving at the WCC in search of an opportunity and showing that his passion can take him to the top, although you will soon realize that being a professional wrestler is not an easy thing.

12 unique boxes with varied fighting styles, inspired by well-known brands and professional wrestlers. Each Box has its own theme song and its own personality. (Adding more post-launch boxes via DLC).

Inspired by real settings such as Madison Square Garden, Hammerstein Ballroom, Arena Mexico and Tokyo Dome. (Adding more post launch scenarios via DLC)

Wrestling Cardboard Championship on Steam

King Of The Pit

King Of The Pit

This game is pretty neat! I cannot wait for them to work on it more! I’m excited to use this on stream for my giveaways as well as just fun community events!

Real player with 2.4 hrs in game




Real player with 0.1 hrs in game

King Of The Pit on Steam

MMA Team Manager

MMA Team Manager

If you like MMA and sports simulation, this game is a MUST have. It felt expensive but I took a gamble and I’ve already become hocked. The thing is, the UI isn’t as bad as people are saying and the game has significant depth and if worked on with future updates, it could become a serious classic video game for MMA fans.

The league system and variety of tactics involved are seriously entertaining with a great challenge in the first few seasons.

I wish there were more STATs on fighter’s records because as a sports simulation buff, that is what turns me on the most.

Real player with 603.1 hrs in game

Really enjoying playing this title. I start out in lower leagues and try and work my way up. You get a monthly recruitment drive where every once in a while you find a stud that can really pay dividends if you were able to sign him to a long bargain contract. Finances are a challenge and I’ve been sacked a couple different saves from not paying enough attention to it.

One way to better your finances is to get fighters who can win. A fighters career wins adds to his crowd attraction stat, what caliber the fighter is also adds to it. Currently my home attendance average is 2388 with a ticket price of 20. My bargain find fighter who won league 7 fighter of the year last year is a huge contributor to attendance. He’s 21 years old has 50 wins and I have just extended his contract 5 years. He didnt want to extend last year but after we won the 7th league my manager status changed so I was able to. I like the way the game’s contracting is setup. You might be able to sign a bluechip from the market but if the caliber difference is heavily favored by the fighter, expect a overpaid fighter on your hands.

Real player with 70.4 hrs in game

MMA Team Manager on Steam

Treachery in Beatdown City

Treachery in Beatdown City

Beatdown City’s gonna whoop yo ass. If there’s a downside, it’s that I played through the game in a day, but I really do like the combat system. It makes button mashing useless, turning what could have been a twitchy mess into a beautiful strategic masterpiece. Okay, not really a strategic masterpiece, but it’s pretty sweet.

I do kind of wish that the advantages/disadvantages were slightly more influential. I love the way weapons are handled. Costing more FP to use them and limiting defensive actions focuses the combat towards disarm. And it feels really awesome to throw a Mexican Suplex on some dumbass fool stupid enough to get in your way.

Real player with 62.6 hrs in game

Twenty-second read. Combines the forces of the masked Ryu (Ninja Gaiden (NES)) and Final Fantasy VII with a side-scroller brawler (Streets of Rage, Double Dragon) in an 80s setting similar to Final Fight (Arcade). The world map borrowed from Super Mario 3 (SNES) and the political themes alas Orama etc. stretch the games’ twenty-dollar price tag over a twenty year conversion period; does anybody really think noone had thought of making a turn-based, side-scrolling beat-em up game 🎮? Is just a game that has been politicized openly yet in enigmatic ways with a cast of characters that appear to be part of a Blackmirror (Netflix) sequel. Just my two cents.

Real player with 33.2 hrs in game

Treachery in Beatdown City on Steam