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  • Summary: SmackDown vs. RAW 2006 delivers the deepest and most realistic wrestling experience ever. New high-resolution textures and motion-captured technology bring WWE programming to life like never before. The improved fighting system brings a new level of realism and tactical thinking to matches.SmackDown vs. RAW 2006 delivers the deepest and most realistic wrestling experience ever. New high-resolution textures and motion-captured technology bring WWE programming to life like never before. The improved fighting system brings a new level of realism and tactical thinking to matches. Lace up your boots for the definitive wrestling experience. Features over 50 playable WWE Superstars. Robust Create-A-Superstar and Create-A-Championship modes. Full Season Mode and dozens of exhibitions. PS2 to PSP Connectivity. Transfer season mode and created characters between the two game systems. Exclusive PSP Features: Party Mode -- WWE mini-games with wireless multiplayer support. Exclusive PSP unlockables: up to 4 player multiplayer wireless gaming. [THQ] Expand
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  1. Positive: 25 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. You won't even believe how nearly identical the game is to it's PS2 counterpart. If ever there was the "perfect port", this is very close to what you'll get.
  2. It's arguably the best fighter/wrestling title out for any portable console, is the best ever in the long history of the title for PS2, and has a great gameplay experience that it's hard to imagine any wrestling fan not immediately falling in love with this game.
  3. The complete package. There is so much content here that you won’t believe you are playing it on the PSP.
  4. This is one of the best wrestling games created to date. [Mar 2006, p.93]
  5. If you don't already own the PS2 gmae, this is a must-have. If you do, then it's not quite so essential, but a quality grappler nontheless. [Jan 2006, p.102]
  6. 80
    What we have here is about as close to a perfect-port of such a massive title that we're going to get.
  7. The gameplay and modes are identical to the PS2 version in every way I can think to evaluate them. The minigames are completely worthless, but they don’t really get in the way of the actual game so I’m going to pretend like they don’t exist and treat the game as if it was an exact PS2 port.

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  1. Cameron
    Dec 15, 2005
    10
    it is the best wwe game in the history of the wwe games like you can get hulk hogan,eugine,shelton benjiman and most important batista and it is the best wwe game in the history of the wwe games like you can get hulk hogan,eugine,shelton benjiman and most important batista and john cena. and there are heaps of matches to choose from. Expand
  2. XavierR.
    Dec 21, 2005
    10
    this game is the best wrestling game in the world.i was online looking at this game and i could'nt believe it. i was so amazed.
  3. McBainWolfcastle
    Feb 7, 2006
    10
    Hands down this is the best game out for PsP right now. Yes there are some horrid load times, but if you bought a PsP you were aware of this Hands down this is the best game out for PsP right now. Yes there are some horrid load times, but if you bought a PsP you were aware of this issue to begin with. The story mode is great, way better than anything I expected. And all the options and depth are here. But the reason this game stands above all else is the fluidity of the movments. Its not just a button masher like earlier incarnations. Anyone who loves wrestling MUST pick up a copy. Expand
  4. GregD.
    Nov 16, 2005
    9
    This is the best wrestling game since No Mercy for Nintendo 64! I think that verbalazation in the story mode could be better and I was This is the best wrestling game since No Mercy for Nintendo 64! I think that verbalazation in the story mode could be better and I was expecting a little out of the gameplay. But overall it's a great game. Highly recommended!!!! Expand
  5. JohnD.
    Apr 11, 2006
    8
    Pretty good... first game I got on my PSP. It rocked, story mode could be a lil longer and I do admit, the load-times were awful. But it was Pretty good... first game I got on my PSP. It rocked, story mode could be a lil longer and I do admit, the load-times were awful. But it was still the best game ive played for psp. Expand
  6. RoyG.
    Dec 26, 2005
    8
    Again THQ delivers another great wrestling game for PSP. But I do have some complaints. First the time it takes to load each scene takes a Again THQ delivers another great wrestling game for PSP. But I do have some complaints. First the time it takes to load each scene takes a long time and can make a player to get bored early with this game. And even though they have completed such a realistic wrestling game with many features , it still needs some work on its collision engine, so that no arms do not run through other bodies, and falling through other objects like ring ropes and etc.. Other then this this games is very good and I rate it an 8. Expand
  7. AdamJ.
    Feb 27, 2006
    4
    If you love long load times, you'll love this one! It brings back memories of Crash Bandicoot Wrath of Cortex on the PS2 -- you can If you love long load times, you'll love this one! It brings back memories of Crash Bandicoot Wrath of Cortex on the PS2 -- you can measure the load times in minutes. Expand

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