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WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role Image

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 24 Ratings

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  • Summary: Prepare for the most outrageous WF experience ever created. Brawl in the ring, backstage, in the VIP room, the parking lot of the new WF New York. Let your fury rage in the new Tornado Tag Team mode. If that's not hardcore enough, pull out the tables, ladders or chairs and really get nasty.
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
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  1. Infinite playability and attention to the he-men details make this a treat. [Mar 2002, p.34]
  2. 100
    One of the best wrestlers on the PlayStation, Smackdown 2 puts all the other jabronis to shame with its quick action, cool graphics, and exciting game play.
  3. A fantastically comprehensive and playable wrestling sim - if it's actually possible to simulate something that isn't 'real' in the first place.
  4. 90
    A huge arsenal of moves and a ridiculous number options - some great, some not so great - add tons of replay value and make Smackdown 2, making it a virtual no-brainer for wrestling fans.
  5. 89
    Clearly the best wrestling game on the PlayStation and packing a feature set much larger and well-rounded than the original Smackdown.
  6. The solid gameplay from the first game is there, and the game has more than enough modes to keep you entertained, but overall, WWF SmackDown! 2 is simply more of the same.
  7. 80
    The custom options are outstanding and there's tons of hidden stuff to find. The only real drawback are the painfully long loading times.

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
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  1. DannyE.
    Nov 27, 2002
    The game kicks a**.With the best superstar Jeff Hardy and some of the best matches ever such as the Hell in the cell and Ladder maches!
  2. [Anonymous]
    Oct 9, 2002
    This game is freakin' awesome!!! The Ladder match and TLC matches are the best. You can do anything you want in the ring. you can put your opponent thru a table more ways then one. this is the only game that lets you be creative as you want and entertain the fans. A hella lot of wrestlers to choose from, you won't get bored with this. I know, I play this all the time! Expand
  3. KasperH
    Jan 12, 2010
    One of my all-time favourite games, gameplay, create your own wrestler, everything but having to do 5 years in season mode to unlock everything was perfect! Expand
  4. AdamC.
    Mar 18, 2003
    I think the game is really good and i would recommend it to any wrestling fan.
  5. JonnyB.
    Jan 5, 2008
    What a game!! The Season is really long and you earn to unlock new people. The vids that come up every week can get repetitive though, but I still love it! Collapse
  6. mattm
    Jun 26, 2009
    wrestling in its prime. deep roster awsome 4 player story mode and the replay value to keep you playing for months
  7. Jan 1, 2014
    This was a defining game for the first Playstation as its gameplay was good, the unlockables seemed infinite, it had a great list of playable wrestlers and was generally enjoyable. Expand

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