Generally favorable reviews - based on 49 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 49
  2. Negative: 2 out of 49
  1. Nov 3, 2010
    Plenty of content and refined controls make this title a definite buy for WWE fans. This is one of the most entertaining wrestle games around. It's easy to get lost in the WWE fantasy. Just keep in mind that you'll need to shell out more moolah for the online multiplayer if you get a used copy.
  2. Oct 27, 2010
    Yuke's and THQ set the bar quite high with last year's rendition of this franchise, and they could have easily taken the year off and rested on their accomplishments. It is quite impressive to see that the development team has stayed hungry and added some key elements to this franchise that fans are going to go absolutely wild over.
  3. Oct 26, 2010
    It's still the best wrestling experience on the market and is easily worth the $60 investment.
  4. Nov 1, 2010
    While it lacks in a few areas, Smackdown vs Raw 2011 has raised the bar with the unpredictable WWE Universe mode, Road to WrestleMania and Match Creation system. This is like a sandbox wrestling title; the WWE is your playground, do with it what you will.
  5. Nov 16, 2010
    The lack of many big name legends is a shortcoming, but the massive amount of customization options and user created content will keep any fan playing for months.
  6. 87
    The look of the new Smackdown game is a mess. The gameplay is very solid but next year there must be a complete graphical remolding of the series. We mostly liked the online Royal Rumble with up to 12 players.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Sep 22, 2011
    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
    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
    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 »