To say that WWE 2K20 was a massive disappointment would be an understatement.
A lackluster mix of undercooked visuals, entirely too-slow grappling mechanics, a cringe-worthy story mode, and a litany of bugs & glitches turned a promising WWE product into one of the worst wrestling games of all time. Wrestling fans have become accustomed to quality experiences within that sub-genre that gives them tons of fun creation options, an easy-to-understand combat system, and a simulation suite that lets them book their own fantasy feuds and matches. Visual Concepts and 2K Sports certainly have to go back to the drawing board if they hope to regain the confidence of everyone that was burned by its most recent offering.
Now that I’ve mentioned a terrible wrestling game, allow me to bring some balance back to this conversation by mentioning a whole slew of awesome ones. These 21 picks represent the very best when it comes to games that are entirely focused on smashing fools while adorned in the flashiest in-ring attire possible.
Whether they’re linked to WWF/E, WCW, Japanese promotions, or your favorite rappers, these games stand out as the best way to enter the wild world of professional wrestling.