WWE 2K18 rates Roman Reigns better than The Rock, Brock Lesnar and every other wrestler ever

There's a new greatest wrestler of all-time to be hailed according to character ratings in WWE 2K18 - and his name is Roman Reigns.

The three-time WWE Champ is one of the most divisive grapplers in company history, and news that he's been scored 95 out of 100 – as revealed in WWE 2K18 footage from Element Games – in the new 'rassle sim is unlikely to quell fan complaints that he's overrated by big boss Vince McMahon.

For comparison, take a look at some of the legends ratings on offer. For gaming purposes, much like FIFA 18, each is considered in their prime - so Stone Cold Steve Austin's model stems from his 1997 heyday - yet none match Reigns. Austin scores 92. The Rock fares slightly better, with 93. Undertaker (who Reigns controversially pinned at WrestleMania) also nabs a 93. All good, but none mightier than the superman-punching American Samoan.

Among his contemporaries, John Cena and Brock Lesnar tie for second best with a 93 overall rating each. Finn Balor and Seth Rollins get 92, AJ Styles 90, reigning WWE Champion Jinder Mahal 88, and Braun Strowman 87.

It's worth noting that this is likely a call made by WWE, who get final approval on roster likenesses and ratings, rather than developer 2K. Even so, the clear message to fans is: we know best. And Reigns is best.

WWE 2K18 is out on 13 October, and you can see profiles of all its 187 wrestlers in our WWE 2K18 roster gallery.

Ben Wilson

I'm GamesRadar's sports editor, and obsessed with NFL, WWE, MLB, AEW, and occasionally things that don't have a three-letter acronym – such as Chvrches, Bill Bryson, and Streets Of Rage 4. (All the Streets Of Rage games, actually.) Even after three decades I still have a soft spot for Euro Boss on the Amstrad CPC 464+.