WWE 2K15 PC - Thank you 2KSports!
2K Sports did the best possible thing that they could do, 2 weeks back. After a really huge gap of almost 13 years, WWE is back on PC. This time it is WWE 2K15 and it is just an awesome game. It is ported from the next gen consoles and the game is truly amazing to watch. The last game that we saw on PC was WWE Raw, by THQ, way back in 2002. Even though it received mediocre reviews, WWE fans just loved it, including me. With the release of 2K15, 2K Sports have also confirmed that players will be able to use mods, just like in NBA 2K15, and this just takes things to a whole new level. So let us take a look at the game, the game modes, players, settings and whole lot more.
These are my PC settings, just in case anybody wanted to know:
Sapphire Radeon R7 250 1GB GDDR5
8 GB Kingston HyperX 1600MHz
I play in medium settings and I get 58 fps on an average with VSync and MSAA off. When I turn them on, I get an average of 47 fps. I prefer 58 fps because I didn't notice any considerable difference with VSync and MSAA switched on, apart from the fps drop.
When we launch the game, we are greeted with a picture of John Cena on the Main Menu. The Main Menu is beautifully laid out. We have a really huge range of playable characters and matches. I haven't unlocked all of them, since I've just started playing. There are 2 awesome game modes, the 2K showcase and the MyCareer mode. The 2K showcase takes a look at two of the most talked about rivalries. One, between John Cena and CM Punk and the next one is between Triple H and Shawn Michaels. These 2 modes together consists of 33 matches and after you've finished them all, you get to unlock a lot of stuff. I am currently playing MyCareer mode. People who've played NBA 2K14 and 2K15 will be familiar with this mode and surprisingly, MyCareer mode in WWE 2K15 sports a lot of features that is seen in NBA 2K15 as well. There is the Social Media rating and the Face/Heel rating, which gives you an idea about your social media followers and how much they like you. There are also situations, where our decisions will bring about a direct impact on the career. This mode has been just awesome, but one thing that I disliked about this one is the number of useless matches that we play just to increase our ratings. About 80% of the matches are just to increase our ratings and after a point of time this becomes too much to handle.
The PC version is ported from the next gen consoles. The graphics are pretty awesome and you will not be disappointed. These are the requirements of the game:
CPU: Core 2 Duo E6600, AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+
RAM: 4 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 450 or AMD Radeon HD 5770, 1GB GDDR5 (DirectX11 compatible)
Hard Disk Space: 22 GB
CPU: Intel Core i5-3550, 3.30 GHz
RAM: 8 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 or AMD Radeon HD 6970
Hard Disk Space: 22 GB
The environment can be used to your favor in a variety of ways. You can smash the person through the announcers' table, look for things under the ring, wedge steel chairs at the corners and bang the person onto it and whole lot of other stuff. But somewhere down the line, it gets repetitive and people who are not fans of WWE, may not enjoy it for a long time. I've uploaded a small video of me playing as Brock Lesnar against Santino Marella. Frame rates drop here and there because I am recording the game.
The controls of the game are quite easy to get used to. 2K Sports have introduced a mini game, which takes place when you are being eliminated during Royal Rumble or when both of the contestants grapple at the same time. You have to press a series or hold them down or rotate the analog stick. These are a bit frustrating and irritating, but when you get used to it, it is okay.
Music and DLC
The soundtrack of the games is just amazing. I loved almost all of the songs, but my favorite is "Heart of a Warrior" by Dizzee Rascal featuring Teddy Sky. WWE 2K15 does not have a retail release. It is only available on Steam and it features all of the DLCs absolutely free, excluding the Season Pass.
WWE 2K15 is an absolute stunner of a game. If you put aside the repetitive gameplay and the frustrating mini games, it is just perfect. For WWE fans like me, it is like heaven on Earth. No matter how many matches I play, it doesn't get boring and the same will be felt by other die hard WWE fans. So if you're a die hard fan of WWE, this is a must buy for you guys. For the others, I would certainly recommend it, but don't expect new things all the time.