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  • Summary: An amazing 100 different match types to challenge your wrestling skill and from the halls of immortality, a new roster of celebrated WWE Legends. Lace up your boots for the definitive wrestling experience that is WWE SmackDown! vs RAW 2006. New high-resolution textures and integrated motion-capture technology brings WWE programming to life like never before. Revolutionary momentum system adds increased depth with less complexity, while the all-new stamina system brings a new level of realism and strategy to matches. Challenge players online to gain prestige in a virtual WWE Championship
    Improved cut-scenes and 2 full seasons to play without story repetition. Buried-Alive Match, Bar Brawl backstage area, a special surprise for the WWE divas and others. Fully customizable 3D locker room (first time ever in 3D), 3 levels of blood and other "fan favorite" first time additions. A new roster of some of your favorite legends of all time. [THQ]
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  1. Positive: 39 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. 100
    With multiple single player aspects such as GM Mode, two storyline seasons, PPV creation and Exhibition title-defences, WWE SmackDown vs RAW 2006 is easily the most full-featured SmackDown ever made and the online mode is a simply phenomenal addition that is hard to resist if you're able to connect.
  2. 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.
  3. It's not the perfect wrestling game but it's damn close. You don't have to be a wrestling fan to appreciate the challenges put forth in this excellent title.
  4. A wrestling fan’s wet dream crammed onto a disc. Almost every mode you could possibly want is present and well done. The roster is top notch, with nearly every wrestler imaginable available.
  5. Combines classic elements of the best wrestling games to see the light of day, such as excellent animation/facial mapping, a wide assortment of events/wrestlers and a solid soundscape.
  6. It may not be a perfect game, but it's still a lot of fun. [Holiday 2005, p.92]
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. Jan 14, 2013
    10
    the second best wwe gaem it is very fun great roster, season mode, good graphics for ps2 great game modes introduced buried alive and your characters finally talk it is a good game the best SVR game of all time Collapse
  2. Mar 30, 2014
    9
    This is so far the best WWE game I have ever played. The graphics were great, the controls were good, there are so many different kinds of matches and options and in this game if you are playing as a male super star you don't get f**king disqualified for hitting a diva during a match unlike some of the other WWE games these days (eg WWE 2010 and 2011) . This is the best WWE game to me so far because I haven't played WWE 2K14 yet. Expand
  3. Apr 24, 2011
    8
    Pros: Excellent graphics and controls; stellar single player and multi-player mode; variety of superstars and matches. Cons: Quirky online play with no voice chat; some of the matches are dull. Expand
  4. Oct 26, 2013
    8
    This is the WWE game that finally fells like your actually playing a WWE game. The superstar roster seems to be very balanced, but I hate some of the ways you have to unlock superstar legends. Expand
  5. Jul 29, 2011
    8
    My first and probably the only one I really enjoyed so far, maybe the reason I didn't liked the (repetition, man how many are ) other WWe S vs R games was because it was the same and lack of new ideas. Sometimes good stuff don't last to much Expand

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