WWE 2K19: 10 Worst Looking Characters

Some parts of WWE 2K19 look absolutely gorgeous, but not this lot...

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With WWE 2K19 set to hit shelves worldwide next Tuesday (9 October), anticipation is fast heating up for what looks like the long-running series' most entertaining entry in years, with the developers pushing a wide array of weird and wonderful new features to the forefront.

Though nobody should expect a major overhaul from a series that deals primarily in incremental annual updates, 2K19 looks promising. If you're a fan of the franchise, you'll almost certainly have your itch scratched when the time comes, even if you don't fancy battling blown-up Minecraft men in 'Big Head Mode.'

Surprisingly, what we've seen so far suggests a visually inconsistent game. Some of the trailer footage is absolutely gorgeous, with the developers nailing 2K19's in-arena presentation in particular. The same can't be said of the game's most esoteric locations, though, with subpar textures leaving the MyCAREER trailer's parking lot, House of Horrors, and others looking like locales from a PS2 game.

It's WWE 2K19's character models that best represent the game's visual discrepancies. AJ Styles, Triple H, Shinsuke Nakamura, and countless others look great, but this lot? You could probably do better in the Creation Suite, and that's being kind...

10. Randy Orton

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That 2K have done such a piss-poor job with Randy Orton's face in this year's game us almost unfathomable. As one of WWE's most valued and decorated stars, you'd think the developers would put extra effort into making 'The Viper' look as close to his real-life self as possible. Instead, they've delivered a borderline photo-realistic body, accurate attire, and a face that looks like a pitbull sucking on out-of-date lemons.

There are two versions of Orton in 2K19, and the Randy of 2013 suffers from similar problems. The man's head must be incompatible with the game engine. That's facetious, but how else do you make such problems with a guy who's been a cornerstone of WWE programming for well over a decade, and has few equals in terms of prestige and reputation?

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.