Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 100
    WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007 exceeds all my expectations and even surpasses them; of the three versions available, the PSP is the most fun to play, and while there are still loading times and a few glitches here and there, it can't tarnish the fact that THQ managed to fit almost everything from the 360 version into a machine not even half as powerful.
  2. Sure the awful framerate problems will frustrate as will the long load times but considering the deep single-player modes and the tons of extras, this one might not be perfect but it still has all the right moves.
  3. The grappling system has been transferred to the buttons and makes sense. [Jan 2007, p.71]
  4. Very impressive - it is, after all, a portable version of a great PS2 game with some of the usual compromises developers make when porting to the PSP. Sure, it has its flaws, but the sheer breadth of stuff helps make up for that.
  5. Deep single-player options and suitably frantic multiplayer combine to make this a joyful and long-lasting handheld bash-up. [Jan 2007, p.81]
  6. It's like a mash-up of the old and new control schemes, which works pretty well. [Jan. 2007, p.82]
  7. 80
    Actually plays slightly better than the new PS2 version - perhaps it's because you don't have to press buttons repeatedly quite as much and this helps save your wrists from pain and prevents you from snapping your PSP in half. [Issue #147, p.88]
  8. A slower, slightly clunkier wrestling game than what the PS2 version was able to deliver, but it still works great for the PSP's capabilities.
  9. For those who are willing to invest the time, Smackdown is a really good and interesting wrestling title that's worthy of its namesake.
  10. The career mode finally last longer than a season, but GM mode still needs a major overhaul; lacking many of the enhancements found on PS2 and 360, Smackdown vs. Raw 2007 is an upgrade only in the eyes of diehard WWE fans who want to wrestle as The Great Khali or Umaga on the go.
  11. The game has long loading times, collision detection and some displaced momentum. But the end result hits with all the authority of a steel chair to the face.
  12. 60
    In its current state, it's a crippled -- yet still decent -- wrestling title. Much like its console big brother.
  13. 60
    The lack of portability and obtuse load times mean that it has no advantage over the PS2 or Xbox 360 versions - that, and you'll be paying the same, if not more than the PS2 version.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. AndrewN.
    Jun 1, 2007
    7
    Far too similar to the 2006 version. What was impressive a year ago now feels pretty standard. Season mode is still too linear. Collision detection is still messy and the stamina system is too frustrating. Despite this it works well on the PSP and is still capable of eating up many hours of your time. Still the best wrestling game around. Unfortunately only by default. Full Review »
  2. JoshA.
    Jan 11, 2007
    9
    It is cool but I hate how the rosters are different than the PS2 or Xbox 360.