Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
Buy On
  1. 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.
  2. The game engine is certainly in need of a makeover, and this might be the last year THQ can offer what is more or less a slight update, but it's a fun game and something that will get more than a few hours play with some mates.
  3. 73
    Online play is worse than ever before as you can’t even set up matches with friends, and hacking is still prevalent.
  4. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    70
    For the first time in I can't remember how long, the yearly WWE game is actually fun to play! [Dec. 2006, p.126]

Awards & Rankings

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#34 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
9
#9 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 61 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 50 out of 61
  2. Negative: 2 out of 61
  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 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. Full Review »
  2. 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.
  3. Jun 23, 2016
    9
    At the time, there hadn't been a great WWE game, apart from maybe Here Comes The Pain and 2006, since Shut Your Mouth! Cracking Season ModeAt the time, there hadn't been a great WWE game, apart from maybe Here Comes The Pain and 2006, since Shut Your Mouth! Cracking Season Mode where the story was thoroughly enjoying and GM Mode was awesome! Although the controls were difficult at first, I got used to them eventually and the game was a blast! The gameplay was very fun and I thoroughly enjoyed playing this with my friends and family. CAW mode was equally fun too.

    Only reason this game wasn't perfect was because of the occasional hiccups and glitches during the matches. Some bits and bobs were also limited, but apart from that, a fantastic PS2 game.
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