Review: WWE 2K24 explained to parents

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What parents need to know

WWE 2K24 is the latest edition of the wrestling simulation (wrestling for our European cousins) signed by Visual Concepts and 2K games. This year, with the 40th edition of Wrestlemania (WWE’s flagship event) on the horizon, the developers have decided to bring us back to some of the most memorable matches in the history of the event over the decades.

Otherwise, the usual fads of previous years are back. There’s the MyRise mode that allows us to create our own pugilist (a man and a woman) and have them experience a first year in WWE, with all the obstacles and betrayals that come with it. MyGM allows us to manage our own WWE franchise, MyUniverse allows us to create the cards of our dreams, MyFaction offers temporary challenges that we have to complete with the we pick from card packs, and the creation suite allows us to let our imagination run wild, creating championship titles, entrances, arenas, entrance videos, and of course, wrestlers.

Otherwise, it’s obviously still possible to fight in a variety of matches, locally or online.


Release date: 8 March 2024
Developer: Visual Concepts
Publisher: 2K Games
Available on: Steam PC, Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series
Available format: Physical and digital
Version tested: Playstation 5

Game genre: Wrestling/wrestling, fighting
Themes covered: Fighting, Professional Wrestling, Wrestling
Duration of a game: 1h
Duration of the main game/story: 40h
Total time to complete everything: 150h

Text languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Italian,
Voice languages: English,

Number of local players: 4
Number of online players: 8

Level of experience required

Age 3+ 7+ 12+ 16+ 18+


Naturally, since WWE 2K24 is a wrestling/wrestling simulation, it’s a violent game. Everything revolves around the fight, you can attack your opponents with weapons, in short, it’s violent.

By default, blood is turned off, but if the option is enabled, hemoglobin will also be present.

Many wrestlers wear outfits that leave little to the imagination, but other than that, the game doesn’t have a special focus on sexuality.

Some stories in the single-player mode can also turn into seduction, but again, this is not a game that will present us with nudity or graphic sexuality.

You’ll have to read if you want to follow the story in MyRise mode or the narration in Showcase mode, since the voices are in English and you have to fall back on the subtitles if you don’t speak Cena’s language.

Since it’s a mock wrestling, the fighters sometimes insult each other, but the language isn’t outrageously filthy. We can expect a level of vulgarity comparable to what we would see when watching WWE on TV.

It’s a wrestling game, everything is always settled by violence.

WWE 2K24 isn’t a particularly difficult game for regular players (some particularly intense fans complain that there is no difficulty level beyond “Legendary”.

That being said, the game requires us to execute button combinations quickly, and press certain keys in a very short time. Players with little experience or motor skills may have difficulty finding it useful.

This is where the problem lies.

The downloadable content is already numerous, expensive, and the edition of the game that gives us access to all the content, the 40th anniversary edition of Wrestlemania, costs a whopping $159.99 CAD (€119.99).

But that’s not all. Through the MyFaction mode, the game still asks us to pocket card packs containing wrestlers, but also managers and items to decorate our online profile.

At the time of writing, the cheapest pack of cards costs 8900 VC, and it costs $6.99 CAD (€4.99) to get 15,000 VC.

The publisher will surely defend itself by saying that it is also possible to buy cards with the currency accumulated in the game, MFPs, but the rate of accumulation of MFPs is very slow, so players who are really invested will have to put their hands in their pockets.

Local game modes

Local matches: you can choose from dozens of stipulations to compete against the computer or your friends.

Showcase: recreate key matches from the first 39 editions of Wrestlemania. We are given some instructions to recreate the original match as closely as possible, and players will be awarded numerous rewards (new characters, belts, arenas, etc.) if they join the original match.

MyRise: We create a male and female wrestler and follow their careers through the matches, but mostly the decisions made behind the scenes. Some decisions change the course of our character’s story, which provides good replayability. Two distinct scenarios are available, one featuring a female wrestler and the other a female wrestler.

Universe: We’re simulating our own version of WWE. We can choose to play as a single wrestler, real or created, and thus see his career evolve through rivalries, or choose to simulate the federation as a whole, creating our own rivalries. It is possible to change the wrestlers who are part of our company as we wish. You can recreate your virtual federation, the WCW of 1996 or stage all the characters of your favorite franchise, if you like.

MyGM: You have to manage a budget and create the most interesting segments possible in order to get great ratings and become the best GM you can be.

Creation: A whole suite of creation is offered to you, allowing you to create wrestlers, arenas, belts, entrances, in short, the possibilities are almost limitless!

Online Game Modes

Once again the modes are numerous.

You can compete against your friends or strangers online in matches, share your creations and see what others have created, create a faction in MyFaction mode, and compete against other players… The possibilities are enormous.

Expansions/Add-ons (DLC)

Downloadable content, as mentioned earlier, is plentiful and expensive.

First of all, we’re giving you a season pass for $49.99 CAD (39.99) that includes all upcoming DLC packs. These can also be purchased individually. There will be 6 separate packs (in addition to one pack included with pre-orders, and another that only comes with the deluxe editions of the game):

WWE 2K24 40 Years of WrestleMania Pack
WWE 2K24 DLC #1: ECW Punk Pack
WWE 2K24 DLC #2: Post Malone & Friends Pack
WWE 2K24 DLC #3: Pat McAfee Pack
WWE 2K24 DLC #4: Global Superstars Pack
WWE 2K24 DLC #5: WCW Pack

The first, 40 Years of Wrestlemania, retails for $26.99 and will include a new arena (Wrestlemania 40), cards for MyFaction mode, and costumes for some wrestlers.

You can also buy a virtual currency (VC) that allows you to buy cards in the MyFaction mode, a Mega-Boost that allows you to make your characters stronger faster in the MyRise mode as well as a Supercharger that allows you to unlock characters faster.

Our opinion

This edition of WWE 2K24 is not a year of revolution, but of fine-tuning. This is the third game fully under the guidance of the Visual Concepts developers, and we can see that they are now comfortable with the task, and that the systems are well in place.

WWE games have been known in the past for their many visual and gameplay bugs, but we have to admit that this edition is particularly stable. In the few dozen hours we’ve spent with WWE 2K24, we haven’t had any significant bugs . It should be noted that artificial intelligence sometimes has difficulty navigating the ring when there are several fighters in it, but apart from this rather minor flaw, we can’t fault WWE 2K24 in terms of performance.

Major additions to this edition are quite rare. A few more stipulations have been added: guest referee match, ambulance match, coffin match, and gauntlet match (a form of relay match).

On the other hand, a lot of small improvements have been added, and they make the game even more realistic. There is now an exchange of blows mechanic, which simulates this moment that we often see in fights on TV. We can now throw objects at our enemies, which is sure to create hilarious moments, and we’ve added new weapons (Zelina Vega, for example, can attack with a sandal). You can also put multiple titles on the line in a fight, jump on a group of enemies outside the ring, and make Super Finishers that are really likely to knock out the opponent.

These improvements, although minor, make the fights even more dynamic and realistic (at least, compared to what we see on TV…). Is it worth buying WWE 2K24 if you bought WWE 2K23? It depends.

If you’re a die-hard wrestling fan and don’t miss a single episode of RAW, this installment of the WWE 2K franchise should satisfy you without a problem. For less avid fans, the changes may not be enough to be worth the expense, especially since microtransactions are numerous and expensive, which can inflate the bill even further.

But if you’re in the mood for a wrestling game, even more so if it’s been a few years since you’ve made the jump, this WWE 2K24 is the best installment in a long time.

Our rating : 16 / 20