WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Wii

Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
Buy On
  1. There’s still a lot of work to be done before the Wii has a truly excellent wrestling game, but the semi-natural controls, competent graphics and breadth of gameplay in WW Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 make it a good choice if you’re a Wii-only person.
  2. The story mode is great even if the character choice is limited. And while the gameplay is very arcade like it's still enjoyable by either upping the difficulty or playing with mates. Online is fun too unless your unlucky enough to get bad lag.
  3. You should be able to run at your own discretion. THQ should do a better job of advertising which match types are console exclusive so as to not mislead their customers.

Awards & Rankings

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#75 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Oct 6, 2013
    4
    Mainly, I see very little enjoyment out of this one. The roster is one of my main issues; many on the characters on this roster are unknownMainly, I see very little enjoyment out of this one. The roster is one of my main issues; many on the characters on this roster are unknown and don't hold up well; some of these obscurities include (spoilers) Tony, the Masked Man, and actually obscure Superstars like Chuck Palumbo, Snitsky, and the Boogeyman. The Create-a-Superstar Mode is lacking when compared to the PS3 and 360 versions of the game. The "Road to Wrestlemania" Mode's stories are bland, uninteresting, and feel too much like fanfiction. The new controls for grappling on the Wii version are extremely unresponsive and glitchy; and aside from the new Tag Team Modes, there is not much interesting about the Exhibition Mode. Full Review »
  2. Feb 14, 2013
    9
    Awesome game you think its awesome until you see wwe 12 for wii and see that nearly nothing graphic wise is changed but based on when it wasAwesome game you think its awesome until you see wwe 12 for wii and see that nearly nothing graphic wise is changed but based on when it was made and whats in it its awesome its the only wwe game on the wii that requires motions to do things making it 20% better for the body than the average video game as instead of just in gameplay also in taunts entrances and more do you move to burn some hand calories than theres the storylines this game introduced road to wrestlemania and made playing wwe games on the wii in my opinion 3x better with the achivements to unlock things the co-op ability its a great game if your looking for a smackdown vs raw game for the wii i recommend this game it has tons of amazing fun very few problems ive noticed except for in multiplayer its not because its boring or stupid but because noone ever does it anymore awesome game better than most in the series at least for the wii i would rather play on the xbox 360 playstation 3 or well anything else any day but still like i said great game Full Review »
  3. Miko?ajL.
    Nov 21, 2008
    9
    Really, it's a very, very good game! Fine game-play, realistic moves of remote&nunchuck, nice "road to wrestlemania mode", game online Really, it's a very, very good game! Fine game-play, realistic moves of remote&nunchuck, nice "road to wrestlemania mode", game online mode (I dont know why, but people always play as one vs. one mode... Why?! I want to play with more players ;p) good fights and fun... But, unfortunately, in the game 're many bugs and error and the graphic is very bad. Maybe many people will say about it that "Bad graphic? It is just a wii! If you want a good graphic you should bought x360 or ps3!". Ok, I know that it's just a wii, but other games (for example SMG, SSBB, MonsterHunt, CoD) so I think that the staff producting this game should do it better, becouse they cought, I think... My rate will be 8+ or 9-, I dont know... But I've hope that this game on 2010 version will be really better. So 9 (9- but i can't). Sorry for my english, i know that it isn't good, but i m beginer (I'm 17) and i m learning it. Polish player&fan of triple h, hbk and cm punk. Full Review »