• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Sep 16, 2003
Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 26 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
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  1. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    43
    Problems from the first Raw carry over - matches plod on too long, and animations look unrealistic and robotic. Even diehard WWE fans should treat this as a rental. [Dec 2003, p.224]
  2. Xbox Nation Magazine
    40
    The title makes no bones about the unfinished state of the wrasslin' found within. [Dec/Jan 2004, p.95]

Awards & Rankings

21
#21 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
3
#3 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2003
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 29
  2. Negative: 6 out of 29
  1. Apr 16, 2020
    8
    I've spent countless hours on this game. The Create A Wrestler is the best I've ever seen as of April 2020. The lighting in this game isI've spent countless hours on this game. The Create A Wrestler is the best I've ever seen as of April 2020. The lighting in this game is masterful. Season mode is so fun. Gameplay lacks though. The AI is bad at times. Title changes can be from a disqualification. It needed work but I wish we got a Raw 3. This is a childhood favorite of mine. Full Review »
  2. Oct 8, 2017
    9
    The best wrestling game on the original Xbox.

    I bought this game for a very cheap price and it was well worth it. This game gets a lot of
    The best wrestling game on the original Xbox.

    I bought this game for a very cheap price and it was well worth it. This game gets a lot of hate and it doesn't deserve it.

    It is a HUGE improvement over the original WWF Raw game in every way.

    The graphics and wrestler models look way better than WWF Raw and look slightly better and more realistic than WWF Smackdown: Here Comes The Pain. The entrances look fantastic but some wrestlers are missing their proper themes like Mark Henry, Matt Hardy, Kane, Rob Van Dam, Christian and Chuck Palumbo. They were probably altered to avoid copyright issues. The create a wrestler and tag team is the best customize-able mode next to WWF No Mercy on the Nintendo 64. It improved on match types. It has all the matches you expect with many changeable options such as pay per view, 10 count, disqualification, match time and referee. The roster is a massive improvement. It is near perfect for 2003 albeit missing a few notable wrestlers. It is the only Xbox wrestling game to have a season mode and its really good. You can do whatever you want, whenever you want with different outcomes. There are many belts you can go for. Then finally the gameplay. It is really good. The controls are responsive and tight. You can perform finishers on the turnbuckle, ropes and perform normal finishers. You can perform two finishers. The wrestling mechanics are decent but nowhere near as polished as Here Comes The Pain.

    The main flaws with the game are the terrible AI, lack of good unlockables, repetitive season mode, dodgy animations and glitches.

    It is essentially No Mercy on a sixth generation console. It's a really good wrestling game and it doesn't deserve the hate. Here Comes the Pain is better. If you are a huge wrestling fan, get this game.
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  3. Apr 27, 2017
    9
    Ya desearian muchos juegos de la WWE tener la libertad que tienes en este juego, quizas no es muy atractivo visualmente pero cumple todo loYa desearian muchos juegos de la WWE tener la libertad que tienes en este juego, quizas no es muy atractivo visualmente pero cumple todo lo que promete, las interacciones entre las peleas y sus diseƱos ya no se ven tan coherentes en las entregas posteriores a este juego Full Review »