Generally favorable reviews - based on 50 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. I implore you to give this a go if you’re a wrestling fan, and even if you aren’t – it might well be worth a play. I like the improvements that have been made, and I’ll be playing this long into 2007.
  2. Graphically it looks wonderful and plays just as well, but next year Yukes really needs to scrap a lot of the built-in aspects and redesign from the ground up, such as the CAW and Season modes.
  3. To the point: pain has rarely been so pleasureable. Rumble on, spandex warriors. [Dec. 2006, p.74]
  4. At present, this is the closest you will come to knowing what it is like to step inside a WWE ring. Here’s hoping THQ and the WWE will move past their business disagreements and continue producing superb wrestling games.
  5. The sheer depth of the game, various modes, and customization available are second to none, combined with an improved control schema and interactive environments, you’ll be playing this one for a very long time.
  6. It's an absolute monster, with tons of power while simultaneously possessing impressive agility.
  7. The new control scheme makes SvR 2007 much less of a button-masher as much of the grappling is now mapped to the right analog stick, although sometimes a combo button is needed for certain grapple follow-ups.
  8. The core of this game is far too good to not enjoy. For fans of wrestling or fighting games in general, this annual series has become a required purchase.
  9. As for Achievements, there are 29 objectives required to earn those 1000 points.
  10. All of the changes and new features were all for the better, and any wrestling fan will be happy with this game.
  11. You can spend dozens of hours playing through the game’s various modes and match types, and that’s even before you start playing multiplayer.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Jan 16, 2014
    This is another title I picked up on a nostalgic vibe and, just like me, the game is riding on the coattails of it's second instalment that appeared on the PlayStation. In reality this franchise failed to evolve in any way. I used to see wrestling games as the ultimate beat 'em ups during the PlayStation era but during the last two generations I believe the Marvel vs. Capcom franchise has evolved just enough to take that away from wrestling games. Overall a game that needed to be enjoyed on release by wrestling fans, otherwise a sack of **** entry in a dead gaming franchise. Full Review »
  2. Jan 18, 2013
    While it's a shame that some characters are teased but not actually in the game the roster is great and the in ring action is fantastic. The create a character is fun and the story mode is different for each show. The customization of the locker room is a waste of cash you could spend on unlocking characters. Full Review »