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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 integratedAn 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. AceGamez
    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. 90
    I've always been a hater of this series (far too arcadey for my tastes) but this time around, I'm completely sold. There are a few issues standing between it and true wrestling perfection (a better targeting system would be nice), but they're hardly anything to tarnish the experience.
  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. The fact that you can fight for belts in Exhibition alone makes it a must buy, but the wrestlers staying in the ring while their opponents come down the aisle tickles my funny bone and I love being tickled.
  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: 17 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  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 yourthe 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 Expand
  2. KieranJ.
    Dec 4, 2005
    10
    I think SD vs. RAW 2006 is the best game that has ever been brought to PS2...
  3. EdT.
    Jan 25, 2006
    9
    Every couple of years we get a wrestling title that's so fun that you wanna keep it as part of your collection rather than trade it Every couple of years we get a wrestling title that's so fun that you wanna keep it as part of your collection rather than trade it after a year. Smackdown vs. Raw 06 is the most fun since Smackdown:"here comes the pain". Expand
  4. AnonymousMC
    Feb 25, 2006
    8
    it is a good game over all, the creation mode i hard to get the right numbers because it moves to quick.
    The season mode got a bit boring
    it is a good game over all, the creation mode i hard to get the right numbers because it moves to quick.
    The season mode got a bit boring after a while.
    GM mode is great. the new matches are great the best is the buried alive match.graphics is excellent and the new create a entrance is excellent
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  5. Apr 24, 2011
    8
    Pros: Excellent graphics and controls; stellar single player and multi-player mode; variety of superstars and matches. Cons: Quirky onlinePros: 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
  6. 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 usmack 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
  7. JohnDick
    Dec 4, 2005
    0
    I don't understand some ratings...
    WWE SmackDown! vs Raw 2006 gets an average of 81 while NGC's WWE Day of Reckoning 2 gets 76.
    I don't understand some ratings...
    WWE SmackDown! vs Raw 2006 gets an average of 81 while NGC's WWE Day of Reckoning 2 gets 76.
    Well, now compare which is really better. Compare Reckoning's graphics with this one.
    I don't understand why PS2 games always get higher rating for worse games. Maybe you tell that the ratings are set depending the system's power. But in this way NGC will always get worse ratings for better games, so PS2 will always sell more...
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