Video game website IGN.com has released its review of the new WWE ’12 video game and gave it a 9/10 “Amazing” rating. If you’re familiar with IGN’s ratings, you’ll know that a 9/10 is a major accomplishment. This is the best rating a WWE video game has gotten in many, many years – and a real sign that THQ’s complete overhaul of the WWE video game property has paid off bigtime.
Here’s a summary of their review, followed by their video review:
- Presentation: 9.0
Some incredible work here, recreating the WWE experience in a dramatic, almost lifelike way. The story needs some work.
- Graphics: 8.5
On the ramp and in the ring, the graphics are great. When it comes to acting, the results are about as good as you might expect.
- Sound: 7.5
All the music you want is here, and so are the wrestlers’ voices, but the wrestlers have more passion on TV.
- Gameplay: 8.5
The core mechanics are excellent, but the single-player story doesn’t want to let you use them.
- Lasting Appeal: 9.5
There are almost too many options. Online is great but the interface is a bit awkward.
- OVERALL: 9.0 (“Amazing”)
* VIEW HERE: IGN’s Video Review Of WWE ’12