Top 10 Best WWE Video Games of All Time

The top ten greatest WWE (and WWF) video games ever created. Ranging from cartoonish and simple to realistic and technical, these are the best from over 30 years of games branded with the name of the leading professional wrestling promotion company.
The Top Ten
1 WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain

This game just changed everything, and I mean everything. It had the best story mode since No Mercy, probably one of the best rosters ever, and awesome graphics. Easily the best wrestling game ever since No Mercy.

Greatest game. Having so many superstars, including Brock and Goldberg, is great. The season mode is pretty much the best, as it changes constantly and never loops. Plus, the mechanics play really well for its time.

SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain was banned in 2008. I wish that SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain would start selling again because many fans, including myself, have needed this game for the last three years. Please re-release this game for the PS2!

2 WWE 2K14

WWE 2K14 is by far the best WWE game of all time and still is. It offers an awesome selection of superstars and legends, new and old. All the Wrestlemania Arenas from 1 to 29 are available. There are so many championships to give and take.

The customization is beyond limitless, and you can create your own WWE universe by making your own brands and championships, leading to plenty of options.

My favorite, of course, is 30 Years of Wrestlemania. Seriously, the fact that you can relive some of the greatest moments in Wrestlemania history by playing through them is just wonderful. I love the challenges you need to do while doing them. By far, this is one of the greatest things WWE games have done in years.

3 WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2007

The gameplay in this game was perfect. The soundtrack is legendary. The season mode is wacky, awesome, and fun. It's the best version of GM mode and remains the best mode in this game.

The challenge mode is one of the most underrated modes in WWE games. The match types, like Hell in a Cell, Special Referee, Buried Alive match, and many more, add to the excitement. The roster is incredible. You have guys like Triple H, HBK, Undertaker, Edge, John Cena, Eddie, Rey, Booker T, Big Show, Chavo, Ric Flair, Stone Cold, The Rock, Hogan, Dusty Rhodes, and I could seriously go on and on.

I haven't even mentioned one of the greatest wrestlers of all time and the highest overall in the game: Kurt Angle. And who could forget Bret Hart? The roster is stacked. There are new features like crowd fighting and more hotspots. The presentation alone is enough to make this one of the greatest wrestling games of all time.

It's legitimately the most complete wrestling game of all time. Overall, this game might be the greatest wrestling game of all time. I give this game 10/10, no doubt. It's a certified classic!

4 WWE '13

Ultimate game. This game should be on top. It has an awesome roster, amazing graphics, and the Attitude Era is just awesome. Best game ever.

Best game ever. They introduced the Attitude Era for WWE games, and it just knocked every mode out of the way. This is the best game ever, period.

This game is the best WWE game I've ever seen. Hey, but I didn't buy this game until now, just saw some videos on the internet. I love the Attitude Era. This game is the best in the WWE series, not WWE SVR 2010.

5 WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008

It introduced many things, for example, fighting styles, ECW, and more. The gameplay itself was very fun. You could fight into the crowd, and each fighter has different unique abilities. Also, it was the last game to feature GM mode, which was a very good game mode to play.

If this game had a slightly bigger roster, it probably wouldn't get as much hate as it does. In my opinion, this is better than SvR 2007. Nevertheless, that game is still great.

Best storyline in the series, good selection of superstars, great customizing options, amazing unlockables that provide a fantastic challenge to unlock them, and even some match modes that aren't in WWE '13, like the Buried Alive match! Great Royal Rumble mode, too. Definitely the WWE game to start with out of all of them.
8/10.

6 WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010

The best one. It has all the moves seen until the game was made. Unlike '11, some moves were locked and unusable. Also, in all the other ones after 2010, when you make a superstar, you can select their overall, which just ruins the game. But in this one, you have to earn it.

If they made another one based on 2010 and mixed it with all the features of the other newer games, then they would have made the greatest WWE game ever!

I love the Royal Rumble mode. It's all realistic, like in real life, and you'll feel epic winning the match being the 1st entrant on legendary difficulty.

7 WWF: No Mercy

No Mercy is hands-down better than the Smackdown series and the games that followed.

This is the greatest wrestling game ever!

I wish there was a remake of this game.

8 WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011

WWE SmackDown vs Raw is a great game because it has high-quality graphics and easy controls. WWE '11 also includes 'Road to WrestleMania', which is amazing as it gives users a look behind the scenes. So, this game is the best.

Loved how interactive the Smackdown vs Raw games were. I can't really recall a huge difference between 2010 and 2011, but I think they were both great games.

New Create Mode that the next-gen of 2K didn't have! The features of this game were really great! You can create your own scenario, finisher move, etc.

9 WWE Smackdown! Shut Your Mouth

Don't close this game because millions of fans want to play it. Don't close this game.

10 WWE '12

I like it because Edge, Evan Bourne, Batista, John Morrison, and Brock Lesnar are in the game. They are fun characters to play with. Please bring back Jeff Hardy, AJ Lee, CM Punk, Melina, Layla, Kelly Kelly, and Rey Mysterio.

I simply had the best experiences playing this awesome game.

This game has the best roster ever and the best WWE Universe mode.

The Contenders
11 WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2006

Almost all people say this is the best game in the Smackdown vs. Raw series. But it's really good. It has modes that aren't in the next WWE games like Fulfill Your Fantasy, and its season mode is cool too.

Well, overall, it's awesome. I know all people say they love it as No. 1, but it's not really No. 1 for me. But it's still so fun.

A cool WWE game, one of my all-time favorites. It has a good roster, and the season mode is pretty good.

12 WWE 2K16

The roster is exceptional (an amazing NXT selection, countless current superstars, and tons of Legends). Universe mode is brilliant, as is this year's iteration of the 2K Showcase, and the revamped MyCareer Mode is awesome! In-match gameplay is technically sound and often thrilling to play, and the creation suite has somewhat been improved. Needs more recognition.

The WWE Universe mode is fantastic. Favorite wrestling game is rather subjective depending on what you're looking for. 2K16 offers a highly realistic simulation style form of the WWE rather than the beat-em-up arcade style that games before 2K13 offered. A fantastic addition to the franchise.

13 WWE Smackdown vs Raw

It has great features and an awesome and badass story. You can play with many characters.

14 WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2009

Just for that awesome Chris Jericho's Road To Wrestlemania. The masked man was damn creative!

15 WWE 2K17

The fact that this game isn't #1, or at least #2, is surprising to me. This game is a newer Here Comes the Pain essentially, with interactive promos, a MyCareer with many choices to be made, great customization, and realistic gameplay. This game is the full package.

I absolutely love the controls, the graphics are great, the fighting is also great, even the backstage fights are good. I still play it to this day when I get bored. This game is one to remember.

Best WWE game ever. Has very great graphics, a massive roster, and very good gameplay. It should be number 1 on this list.

16 WWE 2K15

Best roster? Yeah, tied with 2K14 - my second time with Team 2K! Actually, I should have added WWE 2K14. What I like is the realism, like Flair putting his legs on the rope when pinning. In the game, landing a pedigree on Cena makes the character fall on his back due to fatigue, then crawl to pin Cena with one arm - excellent.

They need to bring back Sammartino but make him more believable overall, 92! 4,040 days as champ, and that's his overall? Was he old in this game? No wonder people did not pick him! Okay, I will stop. The commentary on this game is awesome! I love the history lessons about Nick Bockwinkel, Antonio Inoki, and the IWGP - awesome!

The roster is awesome. I don't care what people say. Missing from other previous WWE games are Jerry Lawler, Vader, Kurt Angle, Bob Backlund, and Jeff Jarrett. The last two were CAWs in the games. Ugh, when will they be made by developers and get the okay from WWE? Thank God Vince is a forgiving man!

17 WWE Day of Reckoning 2

Amazing graphics for the time. Better than most of the actual wrestling games.

Very good game with realistic-looking wrestlers. It's better than the WWE SVR series.

18 WWF Smackdown 2: Know Your Role

This was the game made for people who couldn't afford a PS2 to get WWF Just Bring It.

Yes, the best game with low graphics I have ever played.

First game I ever played. Great game.

19 WWE All Stars

This game is even better than the 2K Series! Exaggerated moves, with entrances, and superstars for both new and old WWE/WWF fans! Some, no, LOTS of people think it's better than Fortnite! And I would agree!

WWF stars with modern superstars! Evergreen great matches again! Even though the players are portrayed in an exaggerated way, it is the best WWE game released so far. It should be #1.

This was a fun (but extremely unrealistic) WWE game. I feel like it had good lasting appeal, but I must admit that the 20-foot-high chokeslams were a little much sometimes.

20 WWE 2K19

Out of the 2K15-20 games, this one is the best overall. Most of the games are very similar, and this is the best overall out of all of them.

The smartest game 2K has ever released. If you install all the DLCs and updates of the game, you can add 95 more wrestlers with the save file on YouTube.

The best WWE game of the last 5 years. You can download any wrestler you want with Community Creations on PS4.

21 WWE Day of Reckoning

One of my favorites! Solid gameplay (seemed faster to me than the newer games). The momentum could change at any time with well-timed reversals. I loved creating characters, and I will forever love the old Breaking Benjamin along with the rest of the bangers on the soundtrack!

One of the most fun wrestling games out there and the one that kept me hooked when I was younger.

22 WWE: Smackdown! Just Bring It!
23 WWE 2K18

This game has the best graphics, and it looks much more realistic.

This is a good game on Nintendo, but it's worse than WWE 2K23, and it's so hard to get 10-star matches.

24 WWF Wrestlemania 2000

Great for what it was. Long career mode and you could win all the titles.

25 WWE 2K22
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