Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
Buy On
  1. With over 70 match types, 50 wrestlers, and multiple storylines to play in Road to Wrestlemania, SvR 2009 is one of the hottest WWE titles in recent history.
  2. Games Master UK
    Perfect structure for a handheld SmackDown, but get the big version if possible. [Dec 2008, p.57]
  3. While the 2009 edition feels much a bit like last year’s offering, SmackDown! Vs. Raw 2009 for the PSP does bring some refreshing changes to the ring. There are still a few elements that still need a bit tweaking but, overall, wrestling fans will find a good reason to lay the smack down once again.
  4. Overall, WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2009 is a remarkable title for the PSP. While it might not win over the traditional fighting game fans with its slow paced action, the game features solid gameplay and impressive production values that would make most PSP owners proud – even if they know noting about wrestling.
  5. If this is your type of game, then have a great time, everybody else should probably get their kicks elsewhere.
  6. 65
    The straight truth is that SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 on the PSP is a stripped down version of what's on the home consoles, and it shows. It's not bad, but it's nowhere near as solid as or as entertaining as its brethren.
  7. Altogether, WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 is a decent enough wrestling title on the PSP, but I think it also lacks a little polish, especially with the visuals.
  8. 60
    Overall, this wrestling game has just enough content to make it worth your time, but it could've used a little more sting in its Irish whip.
  9. Much like its predecessors, WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2009 possesses plenty of breadth but precious little depth. A fun but dated take on the sports-entertainment franchise.

Awards & Rankings

#30 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2008
#11 Most Shared PSP Game of 2008
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. Feb 6, 2020
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  2. ZachDeWitz
    Jan 26, 2009
    Exceptional as far as hand held wrestling games go. The controls are sluggish at times, but it doesn't effect the gameplay all that much.Exceptional as far as hand held wrestling games go. The controls are sluggish at times, but it doesn't effect the gameplay all that much. The table match is by far the worst thing about the game, as it takes forever to figure out how to win the match. Overall though, it's worth the money. Full Review »