Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 59 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 59
  2. Negative: 0 out of 59
  1. This is certainly a leap forward in the series thanks to some sweet customization, but there is work that still needs to be done to improve the overall gameplay experience.
  2. If you're a fan of wrestling, you'll doubtless enjoy the game on a further level, but if not, it still makes a fun distraction from the class-a titles. It is an acquired taste though, so if you're not sure, this is definitely one to rent first.
  3. 70
    WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 is an impressive new direction for the franchise, as it features a way for players to become directly involved with the other side of professional wrestling: the storylines. Sadly, I've been unable to find a playable match online, thanks to severe latency issues.
  4. A so-so game on an engine so old it's literally powered by steam. [Christmas 2009, p.92]
  5. Smackdown Vs Raw 10 has the look of the TV show but lacks the excitement of fighting in the ring.
  6. There is something to be said for the entertainment value of wrestling games, but for a series that is supposed to be bettering itself with each new year, this just isn’t good enough.
  7. So beyond the handful of menu options with flashing "NEW!" logos next to them, and the potential of the Story Designer to deliver some hilarious content, Smackdown vs. RAW 2010 doesn't do a great deal to progress the series. The sweat isn't even noticeably shinier.
  8. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2010 doesn't fix any of the fundamental issues that the series has had for years, and as this style of gameplay gets another year older, it looks that much more dated.
  9. If this year’s features are expanded on for the next game, brilliant, and all that, but in order to really take things to the next level, perhaps completely reworking the gameplay would be the best thing to add into next year’s release.
  10. Everything but the gameplay is great - but as fun as creating your own stories may be, it's not enough.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Apr 13, 2015
    9
    Amazing, starting from this game and onward, the series started getting good starting from this game, I got this game when it was less than aAmazing, starting from this game and onward, the series started getting good starting from this game, I got this game when it was less than a year old! Full Review »
  2. Oct 8, 2011
    7
    Story: 2
    Characters: 10
    Graphics: 7 Setting: 8 Multiplayer: 9 Technical: 3 Audio: 7 Gameplay: 6 Re-Playability Value: 10 Fun Factor: 9 Score:
    Story: 2
    Characters: 10
    Graphics: 7
    Setting: 8
    Multiplayer: 9
    Technical: 3
    Audio: 7
    Gameplay: 6
    Re-Playability Value: 10
    Fun Factor: 9

    Score: 7.1/10 = B-
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  3. Dec 1, 2010
    9