publisher: 2K Sports
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / common screen, players: 1-2
WWE 2K18 for PC, PS4 and etc. is the next installment in a popular series of sport games devoted to wrestling and developed under the auspices of 2K Games. Similar to the previous installments, WWE 2K18 was created by Yuke's, and Visual Concepts. The game came out for a few systems.
The players assume the roles of wrestlers from WWE and NXT leagues and take part in encounters accompanied by the commentary from Micheal Cole, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves – professional commentators of wrestling events. The combat system developed over the years by the creators went through a series of smaller and larger changes aiming to improve the experience. Above all, the number of moves the wrestlers can make was increased here. Fighting is not all about exchange of attacks, as sometimes the player brings the opponent down, throws them at the mat or even out of the ring in order to continue the duel closer to the audience or in the backstage. The list of the available wrestlers is opened by Seth Rollins, whose silhouette is depicted on the game's cover. Apart from him, the player will find here mainly Chris Jericho, Andre The Giant, The Rock, John Cena or the Bella sisters.
WWE 2K18 for PC, PS4 and etc. offers plenty of game modes – both for a singleplayer experience and multiplayer competition against other players. The MyCareer mode is the core element of the game – the player leads a chosen wrestler to fame and money. It is worth mentioning a completely new mode, included in the versions for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, that is, Road to Glory. Here, one faces other players in order to qualify for competitions broadcasted on Television in the pay-per-view model. All of this is complemented by the special Creation Suite, which gives an opportunity to create one's own wrestlers, competitions, arenas, or even promotional video materials.
WWE 2K18 was not released for the previous-generation consoles - PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. As a result, the creators were able to spread their wings and develop a completely new engine for the editions for Sony's and Microsoft's consoles. Thanks to that, this edition features more realistic wrestler models and a system of dynamic lighting, which is quite spectacular.
Those who pre-ordered WWE 2K18, received an exclusive wrestler as a gift, and their name is Kurt Angle.
PC / Windows
- Minimum: Intel Core i5-3550 3.3 GHz/AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 670/Radeon HD 7850 or better, 50 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit
- Recommended: Intel Core i7-3770 3.4 GHz/AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 970/Radeon R9 290X or better, 50 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit