Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. The gameplay still might be a little too fast-paced for some, but Shut Your Mouth tries to balance it with a more useful grappling, submission, and counter system.
  2. Control-wise the game has been nicely polished since "Know Your Role" and "Just Bring It."
  3. 88
    Particularly well done are the new "Hell in a Cell" matches, which finally allow you to perform aggressive moves like rubbing an opponent's face against the chain link fence, or throwing an opponent off the top of the steel cage.
  4. Options! Holy mother of baby squirrels this game has options!
  5. The bottom line is that Smackdown!: SYM is the only wrestling game on any console (not just the PS2) to have everything that the fans want… and a whole lot more. If that’s not enough of a reason to go out and get it, we don’t know what is.
  6. Not a big brave step forward in the world of wrestling games...But the whole game has been pumped up and inflated to such impressive proportions that you can't help applaud both THQ and Yukes for treating the WWE with the care and campness it deserves.
  7. 91
    Forget what the magazines say about Smackdown, because I can guarantee you not one of those brainwashers dissected this game the way I did just now.
  8. 100
    The most remarkable change may be this year's Season mode, which sets a new standard for wrestling games. [Jan 2003, p.48]
  9. Well, knock me across the head with a sledgehammer and call me Koko B. Ware...Smackdown: Shut Your Mouth is a great title!
  10. The epitome of what a wrestling game should be like.
  11. Sets a new standard when it comes to wrestling games.
  12. The arenas are superbly well done, with excellent layout and ultra smooth texturing.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Dec 30, 2012
    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. Full Review »
  2. AndrewA.
    Aug 9, 2005
    I agree with one person is that you can`t get weapons when in the other games you can.
  3. EhsanF.
    Aug 1, 2004
    I gave this game a 7. Thats becouse: u cannt get any wepons from the audience for example:chairs, baseball bats these stuff. i think its ok that theirs no blood. but it could have better graphics i must say! Full Review »