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  • Summary: From the most successful wrestling game series of all-time comes the next phenom in sports entertainment ? WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW.Two worlds will collide as the most elite Superstars square off on the Playstation 2. WWE programming comes to life with Superstar Voice Over and commentaryFrom the most successful wrestling game series of all-time comes the next phenom in sports entertainment ? WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW.Two worlds will collide as the most elite Superstars square off on the Playstation 2. WWE programming comes to life with Superstar Voice Over and commentary throughout the unparalleled season mode. An abundance of new gameplay mechanics provide full control over all aspects of the game including new stare-downs, chop battles, submission reversals, match tactics, and overhauled Royal Rumble controls. The Divas are hotter than ever with an enhanced bra and panties match and to polish off the robust roster, from the halls of immortality, come a handful of the most celebrated legends to ever lace up their boots. [THQ] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. The fact that Smackdown! Vs RAW manages to both encapsulate the essence of the WWE while also delivering a highly skill-based and technical beat-'em-up means that even those without a taste for wrestling will be able to enjoy at least most of what the game has to offer.
  2. A very good game that any WWE fan should play. However, those looking for a leap as huge as "Here Comes The Pain" introduced will be disappointed. The much vaunted online mode isn’t nearly as great as it could have been.
  3. If you’re a wrestling or a Smackdown fan, you’ll go nuts over this year’s Smackdown! vs. RAW. However, if you’re looking for an in-depth, stat-tracking online wrestling title, you’ll want to hold off for future installments and simply rent this one.
  4. 80
    The first wrestling game to offer online matches, but sadly this feature just isn’t up to snuff. You can select either a standard match or a bra-and-panties match, and then after venting your frustrations on a silent, nameless opponent, you’re done.
  5. The season mode will last you a fair old while and if you decide to create a character, you won't even play a match for the first two hours, thanks to the depth and breadth of CAW options available to you.
  6. 80
    It's odd to see as many steps back -- smaller roster, no Cruiserweight or Tag Team titles, no backstage -- as there are steps forward -- Internet, voiceovers, heel/face discrepancy.
  7. Some intuitive additions to the gameplay save this title from being decidedly average, but on the whole it feels like a missed opportunity much like the Angle/Puder affair.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
  1. brandonvass
    Sep 17, 2004
    10
    this game is the best wwe game ever made. I have watched every video there is on this video game. when i came across this site i wanted tothis game is the best wwe game ever made. I have watched every video there is on this video game. when i came across this site i wanted to enter my thoughts and i cant wait for this one to come out i have played evry wwf/wwe game ever made wwe is the best.

    alright then cya later

    Brandon Vass
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  2. Feb 13, 2014
    10
    This is the best wrestling game ever made. And it has a lot of things that are more realistic than the new wrestlings. The best characters areThis is the best wrestling game ever made. And it has a lot of things that are more realistic than the new wrestlings. The best characters are included right here in this game.
    It's feking epic!!
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  3. M.A.
    Nov 5, 2004
    10
    It's the BEST!!
  4. TheodoreC.
    Jan 31, 2005
    10
    Best There Where, Best There Is, and Best There Will Ever Be!!!!
  5. JunaidA.
    Apr 6, 2005
    10
    I think that it is great and is online.
  6. JoãoPauloMiróR.
    Nov 12, 2004
    9
    I'm from Portugal, but I ill try my best in writing my critique in English. First, I would give 10 to this game, if it wasnt for this I'm from Portugal, but I ill try my best in writing my critique in English. First, I would give 10 to this game, if it wasnt for this factors I going to mencion next!!! The good things first! Great graphics, no doubt about it, it's cool to have the characters voices and to creat our titles and pay-per-view. Then the bad things I fink it's wrong to take out Stone Cold Steve Austin, Goldberg, Brock Lensar and some others characters. Wheres Spike Dudley? After all, he is the Cruiserweight Champion! And what's it this ting of taking out th World Tag Team Titles and the Cruiserweight Title?!?! .Remember Here Comes The Pain? In that game, they should already have Spike Dudley, Bily Gunn, Hardcore Holly, Scotty 2 Hotty,etc. About the legends, they sould already have Andre "The Giant". So there, that's my coment. I hope you see things my way! Bye!!! [Ed: Nice job with the English!] Collapse
  7. MauzK.
    Nov 12, 2004
    0
    rubbish

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