ASK anyone in their 20s or 30s and they’ll talk fondly of their love for wrestling as a child.
Even if you grew up and out of it, it was a big part of pretty much everybody’s life at some point.
The WWE is still going strong though, with a new generation of fans from small children to this fully grown adult, enthralled every week.
That diversity is what makes this year’s instalment of 2K’s annual video game so special.
You can be an adult, out of love with the sport, not having watched for years, and still have a blast.
Anyone will have a good time on WWE 2K18, with its fast-paced, brutal and addictive action.
It’s slightly slicker than last year, improving on small details to give it that extra sense of authenticity.
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Graphically it’s stunning, from smallest tattoo details to muscle definition, giving wrestlers an edge of realism.
Something apparent from the get-go of my world first hands-on time was how good star’s entrances were this year.
They’re better than you can imagine, getting you pumped up for your match from the comfort of your sofa.
Having tried out a singles match, Elimination Chamber and 10-man Royal Rumble, diversity is a huge factor of 2K18.
Local co-op matches with loads of mates around are sure to be a lure, drinking games included, of course.
Or picking up online matches against randoms from across the world with your own mini-tournament is sure to be a blast.
If you're new to the series, have no fear, it's easy to pick up and play, and practice will make you a master of the squared circle.
WWE 2K18 is going to bring the big kid out in all of us once again.
WWE 2K18 promises to bring you closer to the ring than ever with hard-hitting action, stunning graphics, new game modes and much more!
Scheduled for worldwide release on October 17, 2017 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, as well as in Autumn 2017 for Nintendo Switch™, pre-order your copy today from Amazon.co.uk