Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 49 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 49
  2. Negative: 2 out of 49
  1. Nov 1, 2010
    45
    It is so reprehensibly constructed and targeted directly at the lowest common denominator that fans and gamers alike should be insulted, as I was. The Universe, online, and creation features are compelling, but the foundation upon which they are built is so decrepit that it completely invalidates the meager value this game has to offer.
  2. Nov 1, 2010
    40
    I enjoy playing around with all the different creation and storyline-focused options in these titles, but when I actually find myself presented with the concept of wrestling, my enjoyment disappears in a cloud of disappointment. There was a time when this gameplay design worked, and that time was years ago.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Sep 22, 2011
    5
    After a four year hiatus from the Smackdown series, curiosity took the best of me, and I decided to give Smackdown vs Raw 2011 the benefit of the doubt with a weekendâ Full Review »
  2. Feb 27, 2011
    10
    Amazing, easily the best wrestling game ever. Tons of customisation, loads of DLC, good online, road to wrestlemania mode is entertaining, create-a-storyline is much better, and WWE Universe mode is compelling. I am very much enjoying this game and would recommend it to any WWE fan. Full Review »
  3. Dec 27, 2010
    7
    This game is fun, but flawed. The new suped up weapon controls provide hours of crazy stunts, but the moveset control and stiffness really slows down the game. The WWE Universe mode is fantastic and provides endless fun and storylines which you can sink hours in to. The RTWM mode has some good storylines, but gets VERY boring and frustrating having to trump around backstage for ages, to the point where you just want to turn it off. The game features some glitches and is so unpolished, it's either crazy fun or very annoying, nowhere near as polished as it's predecessor. Not bad, overall. Full Review »