WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 PSP

Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
Buy On
  1. The PSP is hot again and SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 for PSP is along for the ride; but it doesn't measure up to Silent Hill: Origins, Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions, Disgaea: Afternoon of Darkness or Jeanne d'Arc.
  2. Games Master UK
    80
    A mild improvement for PSP, but you really want to play on a big telly. [Dec 2007, p.46]
  3. WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 pushes the series marginally forward with a focus on creating a more personal touch with the unique fighting styles and updated visuals. This doesn’t mean Yuke's is out of the clear, the really buggered up the merger of the 24/7 and GM modes in this edition which causes the season mode to feel out of synch and unfocused.
  4. 70
    SVR 2008 does quite a few things right, the new fighting styles and ECW content really add quite a bit to the gameplay experience. However, the disappointing 24/7 mode, outdated graphics, and sometimes frustrating control scheme holds it back from living up to its full potential.
  5. As far as SvR 2008 is concerned, it makes for a decent rental but either of the previous entries of the series can just as well satisfy your wrestling fix.
  6. 65
    I found the controls off-putting and the lack of detail sad, but the big name modes -- Tournament, Money in the Bank, TLC, GM, etc. -- that make up the console versions are packed in here for you to digest on the go.
  7. Even with the few good changes and the inclusion of the ECW stable, the awful controls, murky graphics and a rushed 24/7 Mode just hold this game back from being a franchise favorite among fans.
  8. PSM3 Magazine UK
    62
    There's no excuse for the clumsy control system that saps the joy from the experience. [Jan 2008, p.79]
  9. There's potential here but it's sadly squandered thanks to a frustrating control system and needlessly repetitive game modes. One for hardcore WWE fans only.
  10. AceGamez
    60
    If you're a WWE fan (or only own a PSP) then you need to think hard before parting with your cash for this game - you're better off just picking up a copy of WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2006, because it's so much better than this latest release.
  11. The odd control changes, some pretty bad graphics and presentation, and problems in half of the 24/7 mode, make the PSP iteration the bottom feeder of every available version. Avoid this, and wait to see how SvR '09 turns out.

Awards & Rankings

#55 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2007
#15 Most Shared PSP Game of 2007
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jul 15, 2014
    9
    I liked the modes. The controls weren't too good, but it was a fun game for me back in the days. Played it on my friend's PSP, so not too muchI liked the modes. The controls weren't too good, but it was a fun game for me back in the days. Played it on my friend's PSP, so not too much to say about it, but I had fun. Full Review »
  2. Sep 23, 2012
    6
    Could've been better. The game is a bit clunky in controls. It's fun,though. The main reason I keep coming back is GM Mode.Something about GMCould've been better. The game is a bit clunky in controls. It's fun,though. The main reason I keep coming back is GM Mode.Something about GM Mode just makes this game for me.Sound is OK.Some of the songs could be better.They're generic but are burned into your mind.The roster could be better,but it's not bad.The visuals are good for 2007 and the PSP.Not the best SVR game,but not the worst.It's average.A 6/10 an enjoyable game that falls short of greatness. Full Review »
  3. BobE.
    Jan 1, 2008
    9
    Even though the graphics are average the new styles of wresting make this game great.