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6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 42 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 42
  2. Negative: 8 out of 42

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Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 37
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  1. A clear improvement over "SvR 2008" but a lot of it's still very familiar. [Dec 2008, p.54]
  2. It's a huge return to form. [Dec 2008, p.114]
  3. 78
    In the end, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 is a good game but one that falls short of its potential. The Roster Editor is a welcome addition, Create-A-Finisher could be deeper but is a great first effort, the Inferno Match is over-the-top but fun, and Road to WrestleMania is one of the best story modes I've seen in a wrestling game in years. However, I can't shake the feeling that I'm playing last year's game when we get down to the nitty gritty match mechanics.