publisher: 2K Sports
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / common screen
The rights to the WWE license were obtained by 2K Games in 2013. That is also when the first installment was created under the wings of the new publisher. WWE 2K17 for PC, PS4 and etc. is the fourth full-fledged installment of the series published by 2K. The title was developed by studio Yuke which has been develops wrestling games for years. The developer was supported by Visual Concepts studio.
WWE 2K17 for PC, PS4 and etc. expands the mechanics used in WWE 2K16. The developers attempted to recreate the fights of real WWE and NXT wrestlers in as realistic way as possible. Among the available characters there are both real legends and rookies with potential. There are also a few legends that once were triumphant. The player can fight by using wrestlers like Chris Jericho, Booker T, Fernando, Andre The Giant, The Rock, Goldberg, John Cena and a few ladies, including Sasha Banks, Paige and Bella sisters.
The developers created even more realistic fight system that allows not only to perform regular hits, but also to knock down the opponent, to throw him on the mat or use various objects. WWE 2K17 for PC, PS4 and etc. introduces thousands of new animations and movements, making it the most advanced installment of the series. What’s interesting, the fights are fought not only on the ring – sometimes the player will have to fight his opponent outside the mat, near the crowd or behind the scene.
WWE 2K17 for PC, PS4 and etc. offers singleplayer and multiplayer modes. One of the more interesting modes is the well known by the fans MyCareer mode in which the player leads his pupil to fame and riches. The developers introduced some novelties. In this installment the player can freely select the behavior of his character during interviews. Depending on what he says and does during the conversations with a journalist, he can cause a fight behind the scenes and even be sent to court. WWE Universe that pretends to be a television transmission is interesting as well. Before the meeting the player watches various scenes, participates in a show when entering the arena and sometimes he attacks the opponent even before the fight starts.
The PC, PS4 and etc. version of the game looks very well and it uses the same technology as the previous edition. The fights are realistic, character models are great and well animated and the game has an energetic soundtrack composed by a rapper and produced Diddy aka Puff Daddy.
Users that pre-ordered WWE 2k17 received an additional playable character, the legendary wrestler Bill Goldberg. He is available in two versions – from when he fought in WWE federation and from when he fought in WCW federation. The pre-orders also included WCW Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc arenas.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i7 3770K 3.5 GHz/AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 770/Radeon R9 290 or better, 50 GB HDD, Windows 7(SP1)/8.1/10
Minimum: Intel Core i5 3350 3.30 GHz/AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660/Radeon HD 7770 or better, 50 GB HDD, Windows 7(SP1)/8.1/10