Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. From the spiffy graphics to the more right analog stick-centric controls to the robust Create-A-Superstar to the new WWE 24/7 career mode, this is SmackDown as its finest. [Dec 2007, p.72]
  2. 90
    This isn't a title for the casual gamer, but if you're a fan of the franchise or just really love throwing half-naked men off ladders and pinning them to the ground, then SvR 2008 is about as good as it gets. [Dec 2007, p.124]
  3. 88
    Entering the ring with a lot to prove, the development team has been both daring and dynamic in its approach. Despite a few glitches, Yuke's has produced a game that can more than hold its own with the quality "SmackDown" games of old. [Issue#159, p.66]
  4. SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 may be the only major pro wrestling title in town, but it's a good one and, unlike Madden with the NFL license, doesn't let its exclusivity lead to a lack of innovation and improvement. A solid upgrade!
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12
  1. Oct 19, 2014
    9
    WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2008 lets players take the fight into their own hands with the debut of Superstar Fighting Styles. The game featuresWWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2008 lets players take the fight into their own hands with the debut of Superstar Fighting Styles. The game features eight unique styles, each having its own strategy and exclusive attributes. A brand new Struggle Submission System gives players intuitive and natural control over their WWE Superstars by using the game's popular analog controls. Realism and strategy are at the forefront, as players now control the amount of pressure they apply to their opponents. In addition, WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2008 features a significant Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) presence, including a variety of Superstars, arenas and weapons. The game is also packed with significant updates requested by fans, including new rosters, more environmental hotspots, a combined Season and General Manager Mode experience, improved out-of-ring action, enhanced online community support and much more. Full Review »
  2. May 27, 2013
    7
    this ok wresling game i like mechanics and wwe manger. but if i was you i would buy wwe 12. graphics are meidocre its fairly cheap now day sothis ok wresling game i like mechanics and wwe manger. but if i was you i would buy wwe 12. graphics are meidocre its fairly cheap now day so its probaly worth your money Full Review »
  3. therealdealdude
    Jun 3, 2009
    5
    even though the game isnt good i would say it was the down fall of wrestling games like 09 is even worse but this one is better than 09 but even though the game isnt good i would say it was the down fall of wrestling games like 09 is even worse but this one is better than 09 but it is terrible just look at the past games the thing that lacks is free mode which i liked like in shut ur mouth and here comes the pain Full Review »