WWE Champions 2019 Review
NEW CUSTOM TITLES WITH ABILITIES & BUFFS
- Collect straps and medals to craft specialized Titles
- Customize and upgrade each Title. Thousands of different combinations
- Equip Superstars before the start of every match to gain a competitive edge
- PvP WWE battles with enhanced worldwide multiplayer matchmaking
- Showdown Shop store delivers exclusive rewards & prizes
- Simultaneous tournaments for men’s, women’s, and mixed tag teams.
WWE SUPERSTARS AND 100+ ALL-TIME GREATS
- Get the latest Superstars & gear including Becky Lynch, NWO Randy Savage, and Wolfpac Sting
- Download now to start with The Rock, Roman Reigns, Alexa Bliss, and John Cena
- Recruit Seth Rollins, AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, and all of today’s top Superstars
- Choose The Undertaker, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and all-time Attitude Era icons.
- Becky Lynch, Alexa Bliss, Asuka, and top Women’s Superstars compete in their own division.
- The NWO, New Day, DX, and all the greatest factions are here.
WWE ROLE-PLAYING GAME ACTION
- Use RPG skills to earn XP in this unique RPG Puzzle Battle Game.
- Win matches to customize moves and upgrade your team.
- Epic RPG gameplay lets you combine a variety of skills.
- Hire Trainers to boost your Superstars’ abilities.
- Strategize! Pick the best Class to beat opponents. Choose from Technicians, Strikers, and more.
WWE EVENTS & CONTESTS
- Join the WWE Universe in new weekly bouts and fighting game events
- WWE Monday Night RAW and SmackDown Live themed battles
- From WrestleMania to SummerSlam, play events inspired by the Pay-Per-View events
- Enter monthly title events and recruit up-and-coming WWE Superstars
- Travel The Road from NXT to arenas around the world
- In-game Contests update every week to match on-air and Pay-Per-View schedules
MATCH 3 GAME. WWE MOVES
- Match 3 gems to obliterate rivals
- Use signature WWE Superstar moves
- Upgrade to use the Rock Bottom, Attitude Adjustment, Styles Clash and more.
- Puzzle RPG combos and finishing moves
FACTIONS & ALLIANCES, WWE STYLE
- Join a Faction to play with friends and to heal and help teammates
- Strategize with Faction members in your own Headquarters
- Exclusive Faction Missions earn rewards and loot
VIP MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS
- Subscribe to WWE Champions exclusive memberships
- Play as Triple H – King of Kings, DX Triple H, or DX Shawn Michaels
- Access to exclusive content, contests and special rewards
WWE: Champions are an odd combination of strategy and match-three. After choosing your wrestler the actual game consists mainly of matching colored gems to perform your moves.
Just to add a little variety, once you fill a certain colored bar you can activate one of three special attacks – each of which varies depending on the wrestler – and attempt to beat your opponent down enough to then pin him and win the match.
As well as the pin-meter, each body has a health bar, and the amount of health you have when pinned depends on how easy it’ll be to shake your opponent off. If you run out of health entirely it’s an easy win.
Things take a little while to get started. Through loading screens and cluttered home pages, eventually, you get led through an easy-to-follow tutorial. And then the training wheels come swiftly off.
There are lots of ‘bits’ to the game. Loot boxes, cash, training cards, special bonuses, daily challenges, unlockables, upgradable, purchasable, and more, and, boy, it gets a little overwhelming at times.
As an unfortunate side effect of this type of free-to-play game, more time is spent outside of the main game than actually in it.
Collectively, the average match lasts maybe a couple of minutes before you’re tossed back into the loading screens, upgrading schemes, and whatnot.
Each wrestler can be upgraded quickly, meaning that most matches are over before they began, though I did appreciate the call for certain classes to take part in certain fights.
The graphics and background scores are also very pleasing, giving the game a real wrestling world feel to it.
If you love wrestling or match-stuff puzzlers then there’s a decent game bubbling around here. It’s just a shame that once you look past the pretty graphics the actual gameplay is a little bland, and the interface is a touch too busy.