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7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 46
  2. Negative: 8 out of 46

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  1. Mike
    Dec 6, 2008
    5
    SDvsR 09 is a total let down for me.sure they added create a finisher and the custom entrance music features but they also got rid of the create a championship and trade a superstar features.The "new" Road to Wrestlemania feature is a total waste of time considering it only lasts 2-3 months instead of the usual 12 and you fight the same 3 ppl over and over again throughout the 2-3 SDvsR 09 is a total let down for me.sure they added create a finisher and the custom entrance music features but they also got rid of the create a championship and trade a superstar features.The "new" Road to Wrestlemania feature is a total waste of time considering it only lasts 2-3 months instead of the usual 12 and you fight the same 3 ppl over and over again throughout the 2-3 months.everything else looks just like it did in SDvsR 08 so if you dont mind blowin $60 on the same game minus a few cool features replaced by a few not as cool ones then go get this game.if not then keep playin SDvsR 08,your wont be missing out on much. Expand
  2. BrandonJoyner
    Oct 15, 2009
    7
    This was the biggest improvement since Here Comes the Pain, but it still lagged a bit. The Road 2 Wrestlemania mode was good but it could've been better I liked the storylines & I was especially happy that The Undertaker was included cuz if he wasn't I would've been pissed. The Career Mode was ok but and I guess the yuke's thought it was a good idea but I don'tThis was the biggest improvement since Here Comes the Pain, but it still lagged a bit. The Road 2 Wrestlemania mode was good but it could've been better I liked the storylines & I was especially happy that The Undertaker was included cuz if he wasn't I would've been pissed. The Career Mode was ok but and I guess the yuke's thought it was a good idea but I don't wanna choose who 2 fight from a short list of superstars in every title bracket I enter I understand that it wasn't the main mode in the game, but dude would it have hurt them 2 make it seem more life like and give it a lil more depth cuz if undertaker didn't have a story in RTW mode I would've been even more pissed 2 just play w/ him in this crappy wwe simulation. I don't usually use the create a wrestler mode much in all the other smackdown games but I really enjoyed it this time around, and I really liked giving him entrance music from my downloaded music but it would've been better if it could've been heard while playing online and speaking of online play everytime I played the lag was SO F'N horrible I couldn't even get a decent win online cuz the movement was so F'd up and I've always been near perfection w/ my reversals but while playing online it was damn near impossible and my wins weren't even fun 2 obtain and when I would lose I would get massacred due 2 the my wrestler movin so F'n slow and my internet connection is 100% everytime I check my internet status so there should've been a patch to fix that problem a long damn time ago. I hope Yuke's solves those descrepancies bcuz I've bought every WWE game since the PS1 and these SvR games haven't made me feel as happy or excited as I was when I was around 14 & 15 yo playing smackdown 1 & 2 so here's 2 hoping that SvR 2010 is significantly better. Expand
  3. AdeolaO.
    Aug 28, 2009
    5
    Dis game is good alright but it is a let down. There is no real season mode or GM mode, the RTW is a bit limited. But they totally blew it with the A.I. This game is so BLOODY EASY even on legend. All they know how to do is reverse virtually every move you do when they cannot even stop a pin. Pathetic.
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.