World Wrestling Entertainment enthusiasts try to take the title under a new title in WWE '12: a continuation of the series from THQ and Yuke's, with its due serving of raw smackdowns, despite the shortened name. The expanded roster includes contemporary stars such as John Cena, Randy Orton, and The Miz, as well as player-created Superstars, assigned custom entrances, finishing moves, and storylines. The game centers on a main campaign that runs through 18 months of WWE programming and two WrestleMania championships.
Broken into three acts, the campaign casts players first in the role of the villainous Sheamus, and then as Triple H, before finishing the story as a custom WWE superstar. Character creation includes a choice of story and highlight reel, as well as finishing moves and special abilities. Technical improvements over the previous SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 include a revamped Braking Point system and control scheme enhancements, as well as redesigned rope physics and improved collision detection, for more realistic grappling battles. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide