WWE Smackdown vs Raw
Pretty Decent Game
Smackdown! vs. Raw is an okay game, maybe not the best. First of all, the pros; it has one of if not the best rosters of all the games, with superstars like Legion of Doom, André the Giant, Scotty 2 Hotty, Rey Mysterio, Matt Hardy, Tajiri, Garrison Cade, and tons more. Create-a-superstar and moveset are just as good as the other SVR games; they have the same moves and clothes and such for the most part. The match types are good too. They have steel cage, tag team, ladder, hardcore, battle royal, backstage brawl, royal rumble, and many more. The pre-match minigames can be fun, but some are hard. Unfortunately, there are some cons. First of all, as great as create-a-superstar is, your superstar's overall always starts at 28, making them really weak and hard to win matches in season mode which raises your superstars overall, so it's hard to make them stronger. Also, the grappling system isn't really the best either. Even just with a quick grapple, you have to get in some sort of special system where you press the button for grapple, then press it again to do a grapple. Overall, it's not too bad, but definitely not the best.
This was the first Smackdown! vs Raw and it was great when it first came out on PS2 but if you ask me they should of made it for the PSP and PS3 that game would of had way better graphics in some ways. The game does have nice controls but at times when it comes to pressing a button repentantly just weakens your controllers and sometimes doesn't always get you out of submission holds you end up tapping out or loosing a match you know. The game did have a good grappling system at the time you could move quick or powerful or even do smart moves to trick your opponent. Yet the game does have it's flaws such as you can really pick up certain weapons because of your weight class or something. If you play as Rey Mysterio you already know he can't lift up most of the wrestler in the game or even lift up a weapon the game was being too realistic. The graphics are good but the created characters could of looked better I mean really they just look too deformed when you make em they look nothing like the real wrestlers. But what more can I say the game is great doesn't glitch much either. So I would say it is a good game but move on to the newer Smackdown vs Raws that come out every year. I give it a 9.75 out of 10.
Not A Superstar
I've never really been a big fan of wrestling games, and this game hasn't really changed that. Even though I've been watching WWE for most of my life, the games haven't lived up to what I always pictured they could be. Lack of personality, dependency on button-mashing, and cookie-cutter characters don't portray what the WWE is all about. This game gets a bit closer to an accurate portrayal of the business with authentic voiceovers, more recognizable character models, and some sort of storyline, but it still feels like it comes up short. I like that you're able to adjust the wrestlers' attributes to reflect their real-life counterparts. I also really enjoyed the satisfaction of slamming opponents to the mat, and the visuals that accompany most of the more powerful moves. The season mode leaves much to be desired as the character you play as doesn't have a voiceover and depending on who you choose, it may not match the Superstar's personality on tv. Also, the interactions with the female Divas are borderline pornographic and cheesy. The mechanics are pretty solid, the graphics are decent enough, and the presentation is pretty cool, but there's so much more that can be done with this franchise, and this game doesn't live up to that.
Smackdown! vs. Raw is a good game, especially being the first in the Smackdown vs. Raw series. First of all, it has one of the best rosters, in my opinion. It has a lot of superstars (and divas, of course) like Scotty 2 Hotty, Renee Dupree, Rey Mysterio, Eddie Guerrero, Rob Van Dam, Hardcore Holly, Big Show, Batista, Randy Orton and Tajiri. Not to mention it has awesome legends like Legion of Doom (Road Warrior Animal and Road Warrior Hawk), Bret Hart, The Rock, Mankind, Masked Kane, André the Giant, and more. The controls are nice, similar to the previous games, although the grappling system isn't the best. Sometimes, there are minigames before matches which can get you a head start if done correctly, although some can be hard. The create-a-superstar is suprisingly good, with a lot of options to completely customize your superstar or diva. Create-a-moveset is great too, with a wide array of moves. You can also buy movesets to use for your created wrestlers in the WWE shop. The only problem with creating a wrestler is that they start off with an overall of 26, therefore it's hard to win matches and raise their overall. But if you get a lot of attribute points in season mode as another superstar, you can transfer them over to a new season mode game and give them to your created superstar, which is nice. There are most of the usual match types that are in the current SVR games and the previous Smackdown! games. Overall, it's a pretty good game.
its controlls are off
well this game has a problem with sound but it has alot of the wwes finest but the controlling system is wacky and it doesn't have good moves but the game also has great match types and the season mode rocks.
ONE OF THE BEST
I USE TO LOVE PLAYING THIS GAME IT WAS JUST CRAZY FUN AT THE TIME BUT ANYWAY IT'S A GOOD GAME YOU WILL HAVE FUN PLAYING IT ITS A MUST BUY IF YOUR INTO WRESTLING GAMES.
This is one of the best WWE GAMES EVERRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!! Im geting it today i lost it 1/5/13
This is not one of the bestest games I've played.But they make a new smackdown vs. raw game every year and it gets better and better.
This is a good wrestling game.The story is really good and you can do alot of crazy matches.But not the best in the series.
this game is awesome its fun and has a good roster but sadly no Goldberg,Brock lesner,stone cold Steve Austin