WTMG's Fernando da Costa: "After years of not touching a video game from WWE, I can confidently say my return was triumphant. It’s a nostalgia bomb that had me giddy. The amount of content in this package seems like a statement – 2K may have slipped, but they’re not going anywhere. For instance, the MyRise mode is given another story to enjoy – a first for the series. John Cena is also the focal point of this year’s showcase. It’s a rundown of every historical event of his career, from debuting on Smackdown to finally winning the big one. Hell, it even references a classic meme that’s sure to appease folks everywhere. Yeah, there are little hiccups, but they’re minuscule and fixable with a quick patch. The WWE franchise has entered a hot streak, with 2K23 being a considerable step forward to recapturing the glory the series once held."
Greg @ FG: After taking time off, WWE 2K23 is here to reignite that love for wrestling games. Is it welcoming, or too much for newbies? The Finger Guns Review.
"It has been another year and another WWE game has been released, but how does this one fare against the previous titles that left a somewhat bland taste for new and old wrestling game fans?" Mat @ Thumb Culture