Mixed or average reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 42
  2. Negative: 2 out of 42
  1. Nov 1, 2010
    It is so reprehensibly constructed and targeted directly at the lowest common denominator that fans and gamers alike should be insulted, as I was. The Universe, online, and creation features are compelling, but the foundation upon which they are built is so decrepit that it completely invalidates the meager value this game has to offer.
  2. 40
    Every year this moribund franchise goes without a complete overhaul the more obvious and unacceptable its half-decade old problems become.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Oct 27, 2010
    this game is an absolute masterpiece, THQs goal this year was to create a an immersive and realistic title with major improvements which were cried for years by the loyal smackdown fans. This year you wont be dissapointed the game delivers what it promises and initiates it with precision from the addition of the ever changing Universe mode to the addition of the Physics engine, players can orchestrate authentic WWE action seen on Tv, true fans shouldn't miss out the game is must buy 10 out 10 Full Review »
  2. Oct 27, 2010
    I'm only about 4 hours in so it may be a bit early to give a score, but I can say the create a superstar mode is unbelievable. I got lost in all the options - it's great.

    The throws off the Hell In A Cell are crazy. I may have killed Rey Mysterio last night.

    The blood is GREAT. If you bust a dude open you get blood on your hands and on the weapon, if you use one. The blood splat was clearly visible on the chair I used. I played as CM Punk and at the end of my match the tape on my striking hand was stained red and there was blood on my chest from the other dude.

    I started a Road To Wrestlemania w/Jericho and so far so good. Good matches, good interaction. Navigating the wrestlers is a bit of a pain but still alright. It's the freaky choppy kind of over the shoulder/first person view that's good for giving headaches.

    I got bored pretty quickly w/2010 but 2011 looks like it has a lot more content and fun stuff to do.

    I sure do miss the strong grapple/weak grapple of the N64 games though. Best wrestling games ever made, but this is close enough.
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  3. Mar 29, 2011
    One of the best SvR games I've ever played. The replay value you get from WWE Universe mode is alone more then enough to warrant a buy. Also the physics engine used is great it makes playing those 'hardcore' matches awesome. I strongly suggest getting this game, you will not be disappointed. Full Review »