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  • Summary: WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2008 lets players take the fight into their own hands with the debut of Superstar Fighting Styles. The game features eight unique styles, each having its own strategy and exclusive attributes. A brand new Struggle Submission System gives players intuitive and natural control over their WWE Superstars by using the game's popular analog controls. Realism and strategy are at the forefront, as players now control the amount of pressure they apply to their opponents. In addition, WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2008 features a significant Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) presence, including a variety of Superstars, arenas and weapons. The game is also packed with significant updates requested by fans, including new rosters, more environmental hotspots, a combined Season and General Manager Mode experience, improved out-of-ring action, enhanced online community support and much more. [THQ] Expand
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. 90
    This is definitely not a title for the casual gamer, but if you're a fan of the franchise or just really love throwing half-naked men off ladders and pinning them to the ground, then WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 is about as good as it gets.
  2. 80
    The good news is that once you do hop inside the ring, you tend to forget about who is missing as you try to figure out how you can slam your head into a steel cage or get hit in the back with barbed wire and not get hurt (you can't).
  3. Ultimately, Smackdown VS RAW 2008 is a lot of fun to play.
  4. A very poor second effort from THQ. There are three key features that provide the WWE’s appeal; the wrestling action, the story lines and the visual display. While the wrestling action is passable, the story lines via 24/7 mode, and the visual appeal do not deliver the goods or meet the minimum standards for a quality Xbox 360 game.
  5. A modest update to an annual franchise but needs to be sent down to OVW for more work.
  6. With little notable improvement to the formula and steps backward in several key areas, SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008 is a big disappointment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16
  1. Feb 22, 2011
    Pretty good game in the series. Graphics were decent, gameplay was entertaining. If you are a fan of WWE or wrestling, it's defently a game to pick up. Expand
  2. Jan 18, 2013
    Combining Story mode and GM mode was either the smartest or stupidest Idea ever. While both play excellently, the inability to play both at once sucks. The Hall of fame mode gives you some goals to work towards and the controls are great as always. Expand

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