Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
  1. It's just hard to play this for more than a few minutes at a time without getting frustrated with the controls.
  2. THQ's new WWE game for the DS gets only one thing wrong. Unfortunately, that one thing is pretty important. [Holiday 2008, p.89]
  3. Unless you really need to play a wrestling game while away from home, avoid and stick to the home console version.
  4. With controls that don't work, incomprehensible RPG-styled gameplay between matches, and limited character creation utilities, WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 for the NDS has come from its "has potential" status from last year all the way down to "scrap it."
  5. 20
    SmackDown vs. Raw's atrocious controls make it one of the worst wrestling efforts in recent memory and a textbook example of how not to utilize the DS' abilities. If you own a PSP, go with that version instead.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Nov 12, 2011
    3
    I don't think it is worth playing because the controls are terrible. You have to use the stylus to use all the moves in the game. It is notI don't think it is worth playing because the controls are terrible. You have to use the stylus to use all the moves in the game. It is not very fun to do anything in this game because of that. Full Review »