Train2Game News: WWE 13 Review

WWE 13 came out earlier this month and I got to play it for the very first review on Train2Game News.

The first thing I dived into was the career mode. If you have played WWE games before then you know it is normally a Road To Wrestlemania involving current day superstars. This time however it’s different

You get to play through the famous 90’s Attitude Era.

The career takes you from the Rise of DX seeing the meeting of Hunter Hearst Helmsley, who would go on to be known as Triple H, and the Heart Break Kid, Shawn Michales, up to Wrestlemania 15 with all the excitement in between.

As someone who never got to experience the Attitude Era of Wrestling as I am a recent fan it is a brilliant career mode for me. Playing through some of the iconic matches like the Calgary screw-job where Vince screwed Bret Hart and seeing the Big Show, still then known as Paul White, rip through the ring during the steel cage match between Vince McMahon and the Rattlesnake Stone Cold Steve Austin, you can really enjoy the Attitude Era.

As for the rest of the game it is very much the same as previous WWE games with some added extras and improved graphics.

You still get the WWE Universe mode with this games sizeable roster and the same match types as before with the addition of an I Quit match. You can now also perform “OMG Moments” which are an enjoyable feature where you can use your finisher to perform exciting moments like smashing your opponent through the crowd barriers.

Single player game play is fairly smooth with the occasional hiccup here and there but the multiplayer is still quite clunky. Troubles with targeting players and clear visual bugs still occurring, at one stage as Edge stood up his arm seemed to fall through his body leaving him quite contorted.

Over all the game is as always one for Wrestling fans, it certainly won’t be drawing in a new audience with the game. If you are a Wrestling fan though I would highly suggest this game as I feel it is the best one so far, purely for the great enjoyment I got from the Attitude Era.

If you are a fan of WWE then live the revolution!


Train2Game News: WWE 13 Trailer

The new WWE game from THQ boasts an incredible roster including many fan favorites such as Stone Cold Steve Austin, John Cena, The Rock and CM Punk.

An official press release describes the game:

“Positioned to offer the most authentic, extensive and fervent experience to date, WWE ’13 will transform gameplay through WWE Live, a brand-new audio and presentation system designed to produce the most authentic and vibrant commentary, sound effects and crowd participation levels ever heard in a WWE videogame. In addition, players will experience the atmosphere, spectacle and fervor of a WWE live event through attention-grabbing Spectacular Moments, including ring breaks and barricade crashes.

WWE ’13 will also debut a franchise-first single player campaign based on an unparalleled and groundbreaking period in WWE history: the “Attitude Era.” Set during a time of pure raucousness, grandiose personalities and colossal revolution, players will focus on eight purveyors of attitude during the famed television “Monday Night Wars,” including WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin.”

I am a big fan of WWE and have been playing the games for many years. I am incredibly excited for this.

Enjoy the trailer and then join the revolution.

The game is released 2-11-12