WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2006 PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Nov 14, 2005
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 84 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 63 out of 84
  2. Negative: 3 out of 84
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  1. IsaacW.
    Jan 10, 2006
    6
    the game is good, dont get me wrong, but i was so pissed off when i found out that the STORYLINE REPEATS ITSELF! its so stupid, you can only be WWE champ for like 10 seconds. its so freakin lame. you cant even add your own created superstars to your WWE RAW or Smackdown GM roster. the whole general manager thing sucks too. you pretty much set up matches and get douched. anyway, the game the game is good, dont get me wrong, but i was so pissed off when i found out that the STORYLINE REPEATS ITSELF! its so stupid, you can only be WWE champ for like 10 seconds. its so freakin lame. you cant even add your own created superstars to your WWE RAW or Smackdown GM roster. the whole general manager thing sucks too. you pretty much set up matches and get douched. anyway, the game play is crap compared to that of the earlier smackdown games, however the intros are cooler, the sound is better, the camera cuts are better, the pyro is more believable, and the real life momentum system is amazing. anyway, im out, im gonna play this game some more, and beat the GM thing. oh and one more thing, you can unlock the ECW arena! totally cool! Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Feb 6, 2006
    5
    The story mode keeps repeating itself and you cant even defend the title its really retarded. However the graphics and real life stamina is really good. This was a really good game dont get me wrong. But peace out.
  3. puffy
    Nov 18, 2005
    7
    smack down vs raw 2006 the newest smackdown for playstation......... for starters the staina system is very nerve racking just be lucky u can turn it off......then the computer ai... normal wth stanma on can be imposslbe espically if they knock u to the ground .... even with stamina off its hard enuff.....the challages .... they seem pretty tuff when u look at them ...like undertaker vssmack down vs raw 2006 the newest smackdown for playstation......... for starters the staina system is very nerve racking just be lucky u can turn it off......then the computer ai... normal wth stanma on can be imposslbe espically if they knock u to the ground .... even with stamina off its hard enuff.....the challages .... they seem pretty tuff when u look at them ...like undertaker vs kane in a buried alive match ..... seems impossble dont it ..but its not ...... all u have to do is use the other controller n finsh the challage ......if u have a multiy tap uj can complete almost any challage......then there is the undertaker ..... great wwe star... known for his tombstone...... but ..... gl with it .....u can pull it off .......... but u get more rope breaks than pins form a tomb stone ...sometimes u will be also be grabing at ur oppniet u will grab to the left n evnen to the right ...computer tag partner can be of no help either ..... he will stand there.... elimation chamber.......... lets just say they rushed it ..... worst camram angle of all... u get more then 3 or 4 people in the match n u got a real mess on ur hands .. u cant tell were u at at sometimes....the chamber n all blocks the view ...i would stay away from that match at cost but u have to at lest go thru it once cause of a challage u have to pull off to unlock somethin in the game .....turn around system is kind of a lil ruff as well ..the grahics well they are good but in my opiion i like last years charecters a lll better ....last years game was more colorful.....this game does offer a lot of options .. but options dont make a perfect wrestling game...then there is gm mode ... very nice to finace a show n have ur own stars n make ur own fueds ..... but in all honesty.... how long do u plan on playin ?...sure u can use two players but i would not adivise it ... if u really want to sit a long long i mean long time if u l make it two players... gm mode is not bad it is a great start on things to come ......smack down vs raw 2006 throws alot on the table its a attempt to throw relizmin in a game .... but in my opion relizim is just no nothin that needs to be done here........there is good points to the game .. comatating is nice.......i pretty funny to liston to king n ross agrue or even taz n cole....( that is just gas jr.. well king i did have some oklhoma barcuce.....).season mode is funny eugane with a cruch actin like a machine gun... i rolled on the floor laughin my but off he is really funny .eugane makes the season mode worh ur while....im glad i wen thru season .....if u do anything lest go thru season mode ...but that stll dont make a game a ten nine or even a 8....after u read this i say ur thinkin one of the followin things ... here is someone that hasnt played it .... i own the game got it the 15th when it came out and yes played it everday tryint o give ita chance.....u all be sayin well her some fanboy who just needs to go back playin his x box or gamecube....i dont have xbox ... i do have a game cube ... but i am a wrestling fan n i do like ps2 games as well as gamecube games....and far as fan boy.... to me that kind of sounds like someone is tryin to be jeff foxworthy tellin red neck jokes...if u like xbox better than ps2 u might be a fanboy.....i guess some will even call me every cuss word that they can leaglly put here....go head feel free .. i will be back to check to see what other reviews have to say on this game ...rember this my opion u may think diffent but none the less. im nto gointo put no reviewer down ........n others may even say hes lieing...go head try some of the stuff i tell you .. yes u may have better ludck out of the undertaker pullin off tombstones.... but that still dont make noone a lier....but as far as recomondin the game ..... i can say yes n no... if u ur a hardcore fan go for it ... weither i say no anit goin to change ur mind .....the game beats last years in all catacgoys execpt ....charcters .... n yes that is my opiton u may think diffenrt.. i coud be wrong very . but im not goint o dispit no ones word...if i could give this a score i give it a 7 or 7.4 good attempt at what is yet to come ... have fun gamers ill be back to see wht u have said about my reives n others that have hit the review board ....... Expand
  4. JodyD.
    Nov 23, 2005
    7
    Game play is great but you get the same storyline over and over. Unless I'm doing something wrong it starts over every year not drawing on what happened last season like the first Raw vs Smackdown did.
  5. JonnyT.
    Dec 11, 2006
    5
    Great graphics, tons of matches & moves. but seriously, after playing day of reckoning 2 on the gamecube, i found that the gameplay in this just isnt nearly as good. reversals are too hard (or maybe thats just me), you always fall off the friggin cell!, and in general i find the whole game is way too focused on presentation over real in-game delivery. but thats just me.
  6. May 13, 2016
    5
    Pros:
    Cool roster, GM mode is pretty cool, fast gameplay and the graphics, music and intros were high quality for ps2 gen.

    Cons:
    The collision detection is awful, not have a difficulty curve and the combat system is a step back compared to older games.

Awards & Rankings

#33 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
#6 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005
Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 45 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. 92
    While I'll be the first to admit that the series could still work on its list of recurring problems, there's no other wrestling game since "No Mercy" that offers this much replay, value, or depth.
  2. 50
    Hardcore wrestling fans will find the deepest reservoir of variety ever available, and may even forgive the feeble fighting system long enough to enjoy some theatrics.
  3. Those who bought last year's game might find themselves disappointed by the lack of genuine innovation and new thrills. It's still a truly amazing game, but one that's in need of a freshening up and a different slant before they chuck out next year's version. [PSW]