User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 43
  2. Negative: 8 out of 43

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  1. Jan 6, 2013
    8
    the game is really fun though it lacks game modes and some major game modes were taken out aka gm mode and 24.7 mode/ season mode but the gamne is still great becuz of the super duper fun road to wrestlemania mode ( very short though 1.5- 2 hrs per wrestler) 5 or 6 to pick from much betetr graphics than 08 and u can put coustom music and the online is good get it even if u hav 08 becuse its exhibiton is better alongside graphics tag team and rwt is a blast Collapse
  2. Oct 19, 2014
    8
    WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 upholds the franchise’s commitment to delivering the definitive videogame simulation of live WWE programming. The Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system, PlayStation 2 system and PSP system versions of the game unleash a brand new tag team experience, allowing players to build momentum and attributes, eliminate opponents with high impact double teams and finishers, as well as get the “hot tag” for the win. The franchise's renowned creation system offers a brand new Create-A-Finisher option, while a new Road to WrestleMania Mode paves the way to WWE’s biggest event of the year and lets players experience co-op storylines for the first time. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 also extends the virtual WWE gameplay experience with robust online capabilities, including the highly anticipated debut of downloadable content. Expand
  3. Jan 6, 2013
    0
    the game is really fun though it lacks game modes and some major game modes were taken out aka gm mode and 24.7 mode/ season mode but the gamne is still great becuz of the super duper fun road to wrestlemania mode ( very short though 1.5- 2 hrs per wrestler) 5 or 6 to pick from much betetr graphics than 08 and u can put coustom music and the online is good get it even if u hav 08 becuse its exhibiton is better alongside graphics tag team and rwt is a blast Collapse
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  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.