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8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

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  • Summary: A brand new Analog Control System makes fighting more realistic than ever with intuitive movement and new elements of control. An enhanced Season Mode provides multiple branching storylines and unprecedented levels of player choice. In and out of the ring, dozens of user-controlled environmental hotspots let players take advantage of anything at their disposal to inflict damage on opponents in new and unique ways. Additionally, new high impact combination moves let players take the power of WWE Superstars into their own hands. Experience the intensity of WWE fans in a brand new, fully loaded interactive fighting area. Players can take advantage of multiple weapons, environmental damage and grabbing signs and weapons from the crowd. WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2007 offers multiple enhancements, including incredible high definition graphics, updated rosters for both RAW and SmackDown, an expanded General Manager Mode, online multiplayer game play with voice chat support and more. [THQ] Expand
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. This is still the best grappling game that money can buy, but having said that there isn't really a lot of competition.
  2. You can spend dozens of hours playing through the game’s various modes and match types, and that’s even before you start playing multiplayer.
  3. All of the changes and new features were all for the better, and any wrestling fan will be happy with this game.
  4. The new controls merely paper over the same old flaws - but, ultimately, it's still compulsive fun. [Christmas 2006, p.84]
  5. 80
    Think of SmackDown 2007 as the Ric Flair of videogames -- a wrestling great with enough titles and fond memories to keep its forward momentum for yet another, but aged to a point where we're questioning how much longer it can go.
  6. But, for as fresh as it seems, it also feels horrendously outdated in terms of story and characters. [Dec. 2006, p.128]
  7. The new control scheme makes SvR 2007 much less of a button-masher as much of the grappling is now mapped to the right analog stick, although sometimes a combo button is needed for certain grapple follow-ups.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. BrandonF
    Dec 27, 2009
    10
    This is one of the best games in the series, from my point of view. a pretty good roster, Create-a-superstar mode, and GM mode. I still play it to this day, I even bought a new ps2 so I could continue to play it. Expand
  2. Aug 24, 2013
    10
    WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2007 BEST WWE GAME EVER PLAYED ON PS2 ,
    BEST CONTROLS,
    GOOD GRAPHICS,
    VARIETY OF PLAYERS ,
    I THINK THIS GAME HAVE
    EVERYTHING WHICH A PLAYER EVER WANT

    DON'T FORGET TO TURN OF THE STAMENIA THING FROM THE OPTION BEFORE PLAY IT

    THIS GAME IS ONE OF THOSE GAME WHICH YOU NEVER GET BOARD IF YOU PLAYED IT OVER AND OVER AGAIN

    HAVE FUN
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  3. JamesS.
    Nov 15, 2006
    10
    Top game allthogh the controls are a bit hard 2 get used to after playin the other wwe games in da series.
  4. ZiftK.
    Dec 8, 2006
    8
    This game is another great game in the Smackdown! series. To any fan of the series, it's an inevitable disappointment. However, with a great analog grappling system, and a few other new things, you can look past these problems to enjoy yet another great game in this long running series. Expand
  5. Apr 24, 2011
    8
    Arguably the best of the WWE bunch. Pros: Fantastic graphics; great gameplay and controls; variety of superstars and matches; humorous story mode; addictive General Manager Mode. Cons: The online play has a few bugs; cruiserweights are practically useless against heavyweight superstars, making fan-favorite Rey Mysterio difficult to play. Expand
  6. DevonS
    Sep 23, 2007
    8
    i dont see what the big deal it is a great game no doubt if people dont like the commentary turn it off in the options menu its great!!!! but still it has some bugs who gives 8 out of 10 Expand
  7. GameOver
    Nov 24, 2006
    5
    THis is the buggiest Smackdown game too date. The commentary has nothing to do with in ring action, and commentators voices don't match with who's actually commentating. The commentary is 100% of last yrs with a few extra lines thrown in. CAW, the graphics on preview characters are like igsaws Random pixels missing. Story mode is boring, and pointless you get screwed every month. and still win anyway. And the second yr is just a repeat of te first but you are the champ to start with. Post match the cutscenes show completely different results to what actually happened. YET your profile indicates the true result? Pretty Good selection of characters. Referee always and I mean always get's in the road. CPU tag partners are uselss as last yr's Ladder matches, the CPU only needs to grab the belt for the final few seconds, as If you go up and wrestle it down the CPU throws you off the aldder pretty easy and then just have to do the final few seconds (not start from scratch) Challenge Mode - You have the Superstar Challenges unlocked, but only 4 of the 16 Legend ones and no indication how to get the rest unlocked. PPV mode, you have to set Title Matches as title matches with no contestants or stipulations until you save the PPV and go to play it, then you have to set the matches one at a time. (SO DUMB!) There are countless other issues with this game, It's obviously stuffed and we should get refunds. I purchaesd it pre-order for $70(Aus) and a week later it dropped to $50 because it's so shit THQ/Jakks must go to the same Production School as EA/Dice. Release games wrought with bugs that are either never tested or released anyway I loved SVR til this one. Now i'm just Pissed Off. Expand

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