The Undertaker Will Cheat to Beat You in WWE 2K14
It feels weird to say about a sport in which outcomes are predetermined, but the Undertaker’s 21-0 streak at Wrestlemania is undoubtedly one of the most impressive feats in professional wrestling history. So much so, in fact, that the streak has become one of Wrestlemania’s main attraction these last few years, with the streak being almost as big of a storyline draw as a championship.
And so, of course, there is a mode in the new WWE 2K14 game dedicated to the streak. Gamers can either play as the Undertaker to try to beat 21 straight computer opponents, or, play as any other wrestler to try to end the Taker’s streak.
Vincent Ingenito of IGN.com recently checked out the streak mode from the upcoming game, and says beating digital Undertaker in WWE 2K14 might be tougher than beating the real life Undertaker:
You will line up, as 21 wrestlers before you, to take out ‘Taker, but this won’t be anything like any singles match you’ve played before. Forget for a moment that he’ll be fighting at a difficulty level beyond even the highest setting of the core game, but the supernatural happenings that have always orbited the legendary grappler will be in play too. So you could be on the verge of scoring a pinfall, only to have the lights of the arena mysteriously go out and then come back up with The Undertaker standing behind you, ready to bury you with a Tombstone Piledriver.
So not only will the video game version of Undertaker be set on the highest difficulty, he’ll be able to pull off all kinds of supernatural feats to win. Video game AI that cheats is perhaps the most frustrating aspect of playing video games, but to be fair, it seems kind of fitting here.