Parents' Guide to

WWE 2K16

By Jeff Haynes, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Violent but fun sports game boasts deep, replayable content.

Game PlayStation 4 , Xbox One 2015
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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

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Based on 2 parent reviews

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This title has:

Great messages
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Easy to play/use

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Kids say (7 ):

This year's installment for wrestling fans overwhelms with depth and content that will keep gamers playing for months. Many of the omissions that were left out of last year's game have been included for this year's title, such as the ability to create divas, championships, and shows, making players feel like the GMs of their own shows or events. It's also great to see enhancements to the MyCareer mode; you almost feel like you're cutting your own wrestling promos when you're answering interview questions, letting your personal attitude shine through. Speaking of attitude, the decision to focus the 2K Showcase on Stone Cold Steve Austin really highlights the Attitude Era of the WWE. His style of wrestling drives home many of the new gameplay elements, such as triggering a reversal to avoid a match-ending finishing move or running in and ambushing other wrestlers during a fight.

There are so many improvements in this year's game, it's hard to highlight all of them. But there are still a number of mistakes that can't be overlooked. For one, though it highlights NXT as a development ground for the show, there's no focus on the Divas division and the NXT women that brought much-needed excitement to shows this past year. The reversal system, though much better than last year, can still feel flawed when you really need it; even if you pound on the counter button at the time the prompt pops up and your reversal meter is full, countering can still be hit or miss. Plus, though the presentation of the game has been expanded to a three-man commentary roster, they have a tendency to repeat the same dialogue constantly or at the wrong moments, which breaks the broadcast-like feel. And sure, there are still some graphical issues and glitches, even with a big patch that comes with initially starting the game. But many of these issues can be overlooked, especially if you consider the large roster and the number of customizable elements that have finally been added back. For wrestling fans, WWE 2K16 cleanly pins all comers for the win.

Game Details

  • Platforms: PlayStation 4 , Xbox One
  • Pricing structure: Paid
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: 2K Sports
  • Release date: October 27, 2015
  • Genre: Sports
  • Topics: Sports and Martial Arts
  • ESRB rating: T for Blood, Language, Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol, Violence
  • Last updated: October 22, 2021

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