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  • Summary: CREATE-A-SUPERSTAR REDESIGN - The franchise’s renowned customization interface delivers a new look, improved graphical quality and a host of new parts, allowing players to create Superstars who are comparable in quality with their WWE counterparts. Take creation one step further with a new Paint Tool to detail created Superstars with original tattoos, logos and other unique designs. SHARE THE CREATIVITY - Share created content with the WWE Universe by uploading created Superstars, entrances, finishing moves, highlight reels, created storylines and more. Utilize the keyword search engine to view created content from around the world and download for use both offline and online. SUPERSTAR THREADS - For the first time in franchise history, create alternate ring gear for Superstars by customizing the colors of shirts, logos, face paint, elbow pads, boots and much more. Save the alternate looks for use throughout the game and online to show off the Superstars in grand fashion. [THQ] Expand
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  1. Positive: 32 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 easily represents the biggest leap forward for the series. While previous entries certainly piled on the match types and character rosters, the new creation aspects of SvR 2010 make it the best and most immersive WWE video game experience to date.
  2. 90
    It doesn't reinvent the wheel with new gameplay mechanics or revamped graphics, but WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010 excels once again as the definitive pro wrestling game on the market. Fans of the series and pro wrestling alike should definitely put it in their queues.
  3. WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010 is the best iteration in the series in years. The franchise manages to be focused not only on hardcore wrestling fans but on a more generic community too.
  4. The amount of content you’ll reap from the create-a-wrestler alone will astound. If WWE’s your thing, welcome to nirvana. [Dec 2009, p.76]
  5. Easily the best game in the series to date, and a must-buy for WWE fans - especially if you've been giving it a wide-berth for a few years. The controls are refined, the game modes are plentiful, the presentation is top class and the customisation features will excite the little kid in WWE fans the world over.
  6. An intriguing new creation tool and widespread refinements make it another good year for Smackdown vs. RAW, but it still hasn't received the overhaul that it needs.
  7. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2010 doesn't fix any of the fundamental issues that the series has had for years, and as this style of gameplay gets another year older, it looks that much more dated.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Aug 20, 2010
    This is the best WWE game to come out for a number of years. If you enjoyed all of them up until SDvsR, and then enjoyed SDvR2006 before the franchise really took a nose-dive in quality in 07,08 & even 09, then 10 will make up for a number of the past stupidities. You can perform 20 front standing moves again instead of just 14, the variety of moves is very good this year, the CAW is also good, even though I feel the variety of short haircuts became quite limited this year. On top of that, as a fan of Mitsuharu Misawa I was pleased to see they included his tights in the selection - however, they didn't bring back the Tiger Driver '91 which was available in the earlier smackdown games as "The Dangerous Driver", it became difficult to recreate AJPW's main event from the 1990s, as well as some other wrestlers from NJPW & pro wrestling NOAH (so that I could create a puroresu invasion in story designer...KENTA is quite easy to make though) and some of the more awesome Create-A-Finisher variations are not in it anymore, which was a let down, making me give it 8 instead of 10 Collapse
  2. Dec 5, 2010
    To me this game is good, but only if you play it with friends. Playing against the AI just isn't fun. The problem is that nothing really new of innovative has been done to this particular series for so many years now. What the game really needs is a total redo, that uses euphoria physics instead of no physics. The game needs to be more intuitive and immersive, rather than "Oh that guy is doing a grapple with that other guy, I can't attack either of them until they finish their animation", which is really bad. The create you're own content tools are sort of alright, but the create-a-superstar is very time consuming due to the model having to reload every time you chance something about it.

    I would personally recommend this to anyone with 2-5 other friends that they would be able to play it with, because otherwise it will get very tiresome very quickly.

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