WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2006 PlayStation 2

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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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Score distribution:
  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: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  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. L.Smith
    Dec 12, 2005
    9
    this game is cool but the limitations on music 4 create a playa bites.
  4. TonyB.
    Jan 30, 2006
    8
    this is a good wrestling title, still not as good as the n64 wrestling games but good. I havent been watching wrestling for a while so i had this is a good wrestling title, still not as good as the n64 wrestling games but good. I havent been watching wrestling for a while so i had no idea who the majority of the wrestler were which sucked the only other draw back about this game is for some reason i could not tip the ladder over during ladder matches is there a possible way or what. Expand
  5. JohnC.
    Nov 5, 2007
    8
    not bad at all. the 2nd best WWE game for the ps2 next to here comes the pain. the new GM mode is just so cool. and with the spinning belt not bad at all. the 2nd best WWE game for the ps2 next to here comes the pain. the new GM mode is just so cool. and with the spinning belt and every thing alse it is just that good. this is what a wwe should be. and you can actually go for the tag team titles unlike in SvsRaw. so yea that is way cool the champ is here! Expand
  6. 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 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
  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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#37 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2005
#9 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2005