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 could have done with a progress meter. [Christmas 2008, p.98]
  2. On one hand the controls are a testament to what can be done with the DS; on the other, they also prove that not every franchise should be wholly touch-based.
  3. WWE fans will enjoy what is available now, but the experience may be short lived.
  4. A step in the right direction after the previous entry, but THQ really needs to shelve the touchscreen control for the inevitable 2010 version.
  5. By changing the game to more of a true wrestling game and less of a turn-based RPG, the developers definitely took a step in the right direction.
  6. It’s a real shame that WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 has such unorthodox controls. There is a lot of game to be had here, but the stylus controls for the sake of stylus controls make it hard to get to.
  7. Impressive technically but ultimately spoiled by control and AI issues. [Dec 2008, p.57]
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 »