WWE 2K18 Kurt Angle and Cena DLC Now Available as Standalone Purchases
Players that didn’t preorder WWE 2K18 or get its Deluxe Edition can now purchase the Kurt Angle and John Cena DLC packs. The Kurt Angle pack features two versions of the Olympic hero for $4.99. Meanwhile, the “Cena (Nuff)” pack features four characters: two versions of John Cena, Batista, and Rob Van Dam. The Cena DLC is priced at $7.99.
Here’s the full list of the newly available WWE 2K18 DLC:
The Kurt Angle Pack:
- Formerly available only as a pre-order bonus includes:
- Includes two playable versions of Kurt Angle (WWE “American Hero” and ECW “Wrestling Machine”);
- The Kurt Angle Pack is available for $4.99.
Cena (Nuff) Pack:
- Formerly available only in the WWE 2K18 Deluxe Edition or Cena (Nuff) Edition;
- Includes two playable versions of John Cena (ECW One Night Stand and WrestleMania 26) and playable characters Batista and Rob Van Dam;
- The Cena (Nuff) Pack is available for $7.99.
While neither of these newly available packs are included in the WWE 2K18 Season Pass, they are special items for pre-order customers (Kurt Angle Pack) or Deluxe and Cena (Nuff) customers (Cena (Nuff) Pack).
One of the biggest selling points each year is that the roster is bigger than previous years. 2K18 is no different, as there are dozens of characters ranging from retired (and dead) legends to new wrestlers that are currently only in WWE’s developmental system. It’s great to see so many people represented, but the work that has gone into a character’s likeness can vastly differ. While the three different versions of John Cena I had access to all looked incredible, other characters looked horrendous. For example, Alexa Bliss looked absolutely terrible in-game, as her long, highlighted hair constantly jumped around the screen as if it was trying to escape the bad game it was trapped in. At this point I’d rather have the game focus less on characters that all were up to the same standard, rather than have to battle these hideous looking clones gone wrong.
What’s most disappointing about WWE 2K18 is that there are so many good ideas present. Being able to go backstage and interact with larger-than-life wrestlers should be great fun, not a monotonous annoyance. The goals should add some much needed structure to the career, but instead they’re so oddly specific that many players won’t be bothered to even advance pass them. That’s not even mentioning the horrendous artificial intelligence, which is somehow leaps and bounds worse than previous years. Clearly a lot of work went into this year’s installment, but the end result simply did not come together in the slightest.
WWE 2K18 is available now.