WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Nov 13, 2007
Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
Buy On
  1. A good rental for most and a decent buy for the super-hardcore wrestling fanatic, WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2008 doesn’t push the series forward. But with the next-gen consoles in full swing, it doesn’t seem like there is much room for the game to grow without jumping ship.
  2. However, considering how affordable the previous versions get when the new titles hit the shelves, you’re better off picking up one of those games and saving your money.
  3. 68
    The graphics are stale, single-player 24/7 Mode is a step backward for the series, the Create-A-Superstar and GM 24/7 are basically rehashes of last year's product, and the same complaints we've had for years -- awful AI, lame commentary, poor collision detection -- are still rampant.
  4. WWE Smackdown vs. Raw could have been a great game and a step into making the best wrestling game to date. With so much potential that could have been used, the game just feels a bit too unbalanced at times.
  5. With little notable improvement to the formula and steps backward in several key areas, SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008 is a big disappointment.

Awards & Rankings

#20 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
#6 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2007
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. May 13, 2016
    4
    I'm not a fan of SvR series but it's the worst one, the wrestling styles is cool but remains the same deep problems (a system based in reflexI'm not a fan of SvR series but it's the worst one, the wrestling styles is cool but remains the same deep problems (a system based in reflex and smash buttons over ability and strategy) and the worst of all is the 24/07 mode, which sadly killed the GM mode. Full Review »
  2. Oct 5, 2015
    8
    Despues de jugar el WWE 2007 y me gusto tanto que me compre WWE 2008, que puedo decir de este juego ? Que tiene un roster muy variado y muyDespues de jugar el WWE 2007 y me gusto tanto que me compre WWE 2008, que puedo decir de este juego ? Que tiene un roster muy variado y muy bueno, con nombres realmente iconicos, la jugabilidad es innovadora muy distinta a lo que era la entrega anterior, las gráficas buenas para su época, el modo historia bueno . Un gran juego Full Review »
  3. Jun 18, 2011
    7
    This is my first wrestling game so from what I've played, the game is alright. It's good in multi-player and the graphics are pretty much whatThis is my first wrestling game so from what I've played, the game is alright. It's good in multi-player and the graphics are pretty much what I expected so for a wrestling game, it ticks all the boxes. Full Review »