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  • Summary: Features an updated roster with even more WWE superstars, including Hollywood Hulk Hogan, Stacy Keibler, DDP, Ric Flair, the nWo, and many more. The in-depth story mode has multiple character paths, and for the first time, players will have the option to enter superstars into a World Wrestling Entertainment draft pool. There are a variety of backstage areas modeled after Madison Square Garden, and more than 14 PPV arenas, including Backlash, Vengeance, and Unforgiven. The thousands of animations include superstar signature moves with double- and triple-team moves. The improved create-a-wrestler mode lets players build the ultimate wrestler with a dynamic layer system and a new thumbnail system, allowing even more CAW options. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. 100
    The most remarkable change may be this year's Season mode, which sets a new standard for wrestling games. [Jan 2003, p.48]
  2. The epitome of what a wrestling game should be like.
  3. Well, knock me across the head with a sledgehammer and call me Koko B. Ware...Smackdown: Shut Your Mouth is a great title!
  4. As wrestling games go it is probably the best total package.
  5. 82
    This is the first time there hasn't been an obvious, glaring problem with the series' gameplay, which is cause for some kind of celebration.
  6. The best PS2 wrestler there is, largely thanks to Yuke’s success in mimicking the cheese that oozes from every pore of the WWE.
  7. The controls bug me, too. Where's the innovation? [Jan 2003, p.136]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Dec 30, 2012
    8
    A solid WWE game that covers an interesting time period for the sport. A good roster and solid gameplay...well worth the price used today. SYM is leagues better than current gen WWE offerings. Expand

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