WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 Xbox 360

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 49 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 49
  2. Negative: 2 out of 49
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  1. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    Dec 28, 2010
    71
    A very decent update of a game that's sadly years - no, generations - past its prime. [Jan 2011, p.81]
  2. Jan 6, 2011
    70
    With WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2011, the series is starting to show its age. Despite being a recent release, the graphics and the sound start to feel old, and major gaffes have remained in those areas despite being singled out in several reviews.
  3. 70
    This year's instalment still provides enough fan-service to make the hardcore throw their money into the ring, but it doesn't offer enough mass-market appeal.
  4. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Nov 13, 2010
    70
    Enough is enough and it's time for a change. [Issue#65, p.85]
  5. Nov 10, 2010
    70
    WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 doesn't feel like a "new" game but more of a half step forward from last years game. WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 is an incremental improvement that provides some solid new content but nothing earth shattering.
  6. Nov 4, 2010
    70
    Really, with the levels of customisation as huge as they are, the player's enjoyment is only held back by their lack of imagination.
  7. Nov 3, 2010
    70
    On one hand, Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 is a serviceable sequel that genuinely tries to stretch the limits of its design, but lackluster new features, poor follow-through, and gameplay that has yet to evolve past its prehistoric husk make it clear that the series has some serious thinking to do.
  8. Oct 29, 2010
    70
    Smackdown vs. Raw is showing its age, but there's plenty of fight left in this old superstar.
  9. Oct 28, 2010
    70
    WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011 is far from perfect, but it is entertaining.
  10. Nov 8, 2010
    68
    Aside from the WWE Universe and pitiful backstage portions of Road to Wrestlemania, SvR 2011 just doesn't add much from last year's game.
  11. Official Xbox Magazine
    Nov 16, 2010
    65
    It's still a fun series that can come right back like a determined wrestler, but this year's iteration lacks the polish and wow factor of previous versions. [Holiday 2010, p.78]
  12. Nov 5, 2010
    60
    WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 will easily satisfy every wrestling fan and probably entertain the tourists of the ring. The game is very complete in terms of game modes and choice of wrestlers, and it perfectly recreates the atmosphere and the fun of the discipline. However, it lacks some real innovations: the graphics looks a bit old, many bugs are still there and the single player mode is a joke. We hope that Yuke's Media will raise the bar next time.
  13. Oct 29, 2010
    60
    It's unquestionably fun. But that doesn't excuse the many, many problems, most of which should have been ironed out when the series was a PS2 exclusive over five years ago.
  14. Nov 12, 2010
    50
    WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 does to little to become a great game. Just the regular WWE Universe and the multiplayer aren't enough to make something beautiful out of a bad game.
  15. Nov 4, 2010
    50
    The WWE Universe stuff is pretty cool, but outside of that, this really feels like a title that's gone back to the well one too many times at this point.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 46 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 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 ofAfter 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,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 reallyThis 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 »