Excerpt: Growing up, my friends and I would spend hours with games like WWF No Mercy and Smackdown trying to recreate our favorite moments. We would throw Mick Foley off the cage, pit wrestlers like Stone Cold Steve Austin against rivals like The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels.
Summary: I will openly admit that I had lost a lot of love for the WWE video game franchise in recent years and wondered whether the latest in the series " WWE 13 " could rekindle any enjoyment I had with the games throughout their history.
Summary: WWE 13 is a very enjoyable game with a fantastic story mode that everyone should try out. The gameplay has been made smoother with easier reversals and some slight additions that give it more depth.
Excerpt: Last year’s revamp and rebrand of THQ and Yuke’s wrestling games was a sensible decision, as the series formally titled WWE Smackdown and then WWE Smackdown vs. Raw had long been due an overhaul of its primary mechanics and underlying engine.
WWE ’13 gives fans plenty of nostalgic Attitude (review)
9 November 2012
Conclusion: WWE ’13 ultimately plays almost exactly like WWE ’12. After such a major overhaul to the franchise, I’d have been surprised if Yuke’s already decided to make drastic changes to the gameplay.
Pros: The Attitude Era Mode is the greatest feature in WWE ’13. The mode revisits the best period of professional wrestling history, when the WWE threw aside superheroes and goofy gimmicks for grittier, more real characters in the late ’90s. You play as some of the biggest stars from the period, such a...
Cons: While the Attitude Era mode shines a bright spotlight on wrestling’s past, the modern product gets stuck in the shadows with the WWE Universe mode. It’s essentially fantasy wrestling. You import your custom wrestlers, belts, and arenas into a full WWE season. You can simulate every match of every...
Summary: As the dust settles on the re-telling of WWF’s strongest ratings period, the average gamer will be left wondering whether it was really worth it. Some of the things that have plagued this series since day one are still knocking about and the sound issues are unforgivable.
Excerpt: After all of the hype and promoting THQ has been doing for WWE ’13 , fans may have been expecting a bit of a letdown. WWE '12 was easily one of the best wrestling games of all-time and hands-down the best current generation WWE game, but many wondered how Yuke's would do in there follow-up title.
Excerpt: adds onto an already solid foundation, and puts the attitude back in wrestling games, both literally and figureatively. While the game still has some flaws which will remind you it's still got a bit to go before it's an all-timer.