WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth PlayStation 2

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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 WorldFeatures 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. Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. GameNow
    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. netjak
    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.
  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. You can pick it up and play with barely any learning curve, and the multiplayer of the game gives it nearly infinite replay value.
  5. While SmackDown is still quite a long way from matching the visual peaks reached by other highly popular fighting series (Tekken, DOA, Soul Blade…), there have been massive strides in the right direction with this fourth instalment from the THQ/Yule team.
  6. 80
    It has its faults, and they’re similar to last year’s, but there’s no better game for getting the feel of being a WWE superstar.
  7. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    50
    The controls bug me, too. Where's the innovation? [Jan 2003, p.136]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. DevonC.
    Jul 14, 2004
    10
    This is the coolest and for the guy who gave it a 0 he is WRONG!!!!!!
  2. JohnK.
    Apr 10, 2003
    10
    Great game, vince sucks in this game.
  3. MattD.
    Nov 22, 2002
    10
    Although this game does have its minor hang-ups its still my favourite game released this year along with MOH:Frontline. graphics vastly Although this game does have its minor hang-ups its still my favourite game released this year along with MOH:Frontline. graphics vastly improved and incredibly replayable. although season mode only lasts two years it still works out at over 120 events (Raw, Smackdown Pay per Views) every time you play in season mode. CAW has been improved greatly. you can choose whether you want the crowd to love you or hate you depending on what decisions you make during season mode. And finally the inclusion of voodo child for hogans entrance tops the game off very nicely. If your a Wrestlin fan YOU MUST BUY THIS GAME!!! If you're a wrestlin fan but have say an X-Box sell it, buy a PS2 AND GET THIS GAME. cheers! Matt Expand
  4. Nick
    Oct 3, 2003
    10
    The BEST wrestling game ever good job THQ And those who think wrestling is fake they dont know sh*t! Dudes the NFL is fake not WWE!
  5. EvanM.
    Jul 3, 2004
    9
    Why is Rico a character? Where in this game is the blood. Other than that this game is a cool game. nWo, you are the best. Continue to make Why is Rico a character? Where in this game is the blood. Other than that this game is a cool game. nWo, you are the best. Continue to make good Smackdown! games. Expand
  6. 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.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
  7. MatiasP.
    May 8, 2003
    0
    The Worst game ever. This is the Truth.

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Awards & Rankings

#22 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
#35 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002