WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Wii

User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
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  1. MarionW.
    Nov 17, 2008
    5
    Complete and utter garbage. The only reason it gets a 5 is because of the huge improvement over the bigger piece of garbage that was Smackdown vs Raw 2008 for the Wii. Tons of moves and features are left out of the Wii version, yet made it into the PS2 version, showing that it's not a hardware or technical issue, but rather a developer idiocy / laziness issue. The motion controls get Complete and utter garbage. The only reason it gets a 5 is because of the huge improvement over the bigger piece of garbage that was Smackdown vs Raw 2008 for the Wii. Tons of moves and features are left out of the Wii version, yet made it into the PS2 version, showing that it's not a hardware or technical issue, but rather a developer idiocy / laziness issue. The motion controls get tiring very quickly, and greatly limit the actions you can perform, keeping your wrestler from even being able to freely run in a direction other than directly at the opponent. Yuke's may have put in more effort this year than last, but it still falls horribly short of being a good game, let alone comparing to the excellent Smackdown games from 4-5 years ago on the PS2. Expand

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#75 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Games Master UK
    84
    Wii owners have a SmackDown to be proud of that has the definitive ladder/cage matches. [Dec 2008, p.56]
  2. Bar some tiny niggles, it's easily the best wrestling game since the N64 glory days.
  3. Nintendo Gamer
    82
    If you like wrestling but find old-school SmackDown as welcoming as Croydon, it's finally time to get involved. As enjoyably overblown as the TV show. [Christmas 2008, p.64]