Rated 9 out of 10 by bubbalicious A good but not great Game
first off i want to tell you all that this game has an incredibly sucky storyline, because it is the road to wrestlemania, there are only 6 storylines you can do and one co-op storyline which is actually good because you can do it with both different characters, which are batista and rey mysterio. the other five are, triple h, cm punk, the undertaker, john cena, and chris jericho, there is the problem with this game because there are only 6 people to do road to wrestlemania with. but the career mode is the worst thing in the game, this is because you just create a superstar and win all the championship belts in it, which is incredibly easy. but on the positive side, there are alot of characters in the game, lots of moves and you can create a finisher and if you turn the difficulty up then it does get pretty hard, but i am an expert at the game and can play on the highest difficulty setting and win but it is a great game. SO YOU SHOULD ALL TOTALLY BUT IT, IT IS A GREAT GAME!!!!!
Rated 0 out of 10 by TakerFan4Life This Game is gonna be sweet!! Can't Wait!!
After seeing videos and photos of the game, this is gonna be the best one yet. The last game wasn't that impressive because the roster was low and hardly anything like matches and modes was improved. But this years game is sure to be better because of a bigger roster like around 60-70 superstars, CAF, New Matches like the inferno match, backstage brawls and locker room brawls and DLC (Downloadable Content). Since i'm a huge WWE fan, i know that this might be the game that every wrestling fan has ever dreamed of. The only thing i'm concerned about is the roster, i would love to see superstars that have never been in a game for a while like RVD, Paul London, Brain Kendrick, and more. The newest superstars are impressive like Kofi Kingston and a few others, should be in the game as well. Bottom line is that this game is gonna kick more butt then TNA Impact, that game looks awful in my opinion. WWE Rules!!!, even though it's fake, but entertaining.
Rated 10 out of 10 by redraider4life BEST sports game of 08
I got this game thinking it would be the same as last years but boy was i wrong! Although this game has only 18 achievements unlike last years 30, it is a lot challenging and strategic work. Some of last years tasks were pretty difficult, I didn't complete some of them, but this years are pretty easy you just have to work for them. Another great thing about this game is its next gen graphics which really goes the extra mile. A lot of people over look this game because a lot of people don't like wrestling and every year it seems that the Madden or NBA games are what everyone's talking about. Well I from what I have heard, they haven't lived up to their hype yet. If you really want a game that you will end up getting all your money's worth, then this is the game to get. You won't be disappointed even if your not a fan of wrestling. The game modes are really fun and once again the graphics and displays are out of this world! I would totally recommend this game to anyone who is looking to get a good game for a decent amount of money!
Rated 0 out of 10 by Evil Genius I pre ordered already but .....
The trailers look good I give it that ... But the season mode is supposed to be tuned down from Royal Rumble to wrestle mania ... January - March ... The roster is supposed to be far greater than last year, which is good, the Create a finisher is somewhat weak if you ask me, would much rather create a move and use it when ever I wanted too, but that’s the WWE being communist again! Story mode is supposed to have better story lines as well not so repetitive ( why they cut the season short ) and better color commentary, THANK GOD ! Would like to see the multiple choice answers to questions come back, along with find your own partner, free time to talk to the other wrestlers and so on. legends should be a downloadable content, give me there moves and leave them out, give me more of today’s wrestlers in story mode. I want to see my 30 CAWS in story mode as well, what’s the use creating a tag team if I can't use both of the guys in story mode ?
Rated 8 out of 10 by Fan Boys Suck "Good" but not "Great"
Smackdown vs Raw 2009 is a great improvement over last years game. Last years just felt very old and stale in my opinion. The New features in 09 won't make you jump up and down, but they're not bad. The new inferno match for example, is a nice feature but it didn't fully reach up to my standards. Another is the create a finisher mode. It's not as fun as you think it is. It's just creating a finisher with very limited options. You're not really going to get what you wanted as a finisher but the mode itself is all right. The part of this game that let me down is just how easy this game is. I always have complained how past wwe/wwf games were very cheap and hard to win. In 09 you don't really have to put too much effort, and weight apparently doesn't matter. Overall this game was good, I enjoyed it and I do recommend it for wrestling fans but if your just an average fan looking for a game, I would pass on this.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Glenn328i This game is truly one of the best i've seen in a while!!!
I bought the game on it's release date Nov 9, 2008 and i will tell you that this game is something special. I have been a big fan of wwe ever since i was a little boy and this game really makes you feel like you are in the ring or in the audience at the arena, and the story plots are very interesting, so i do recommend people to go out and get this game you will not be disappointed. If you like action, drama, romance, and that love for all out warfare please do not hesitate to get this game it is one of a kind and it is worth the ***** bucks you pay for it. Now the only thing missing from this game i believe is i think they need to embark on some other match types not saying it is not good but i look at the other wrestling brands TNA they have a lot of interesting match types and i feel if wwe pulls some of those match types similar to tna then there will be no stopping the wwe from being the greatest.
Rated 10 out of 10 by The King Of Kings!!!! Best wrestling game right now!!
I just got smackdown vs raw 2009 for my birthday and i love it. The down side is triple h doesnt come out to the king of kings. But i would recomend this product to anyone that is a wrestling fan. This game pwns TNA (totally Nerdy Action) lol... But i got it and i cant put it down and xbox live on it is more challenging then the computer. I just love the tag team action on it you can either choose to do coop or alone coop is only if your batista or ray masterio. DX is more improved and the sledge hammer is acually bigger and more damaging. The controls are really easy to use it was my first time to play a xbox 360 and i got the hang of it the first match. I also love the ecw extreme rules match too. And randy orton RKO is more updated like he stalks them and waits for them to get up. And they added the punt kick for your pleasure. And if your not down with that we got 2 words for you. DON'T CARE
Rated 10 out of 10 by therock SvR 2009 is great
I had recently reviewed Legends of Wrestlemania, the new WWE game, and gave it a really good overall. I got SvR 2009 on my birthday, and it was great. I am a huge WWE fan, and watch it every time it comes on TV. My expectations were better than I had thought. The roster is great, with tremendous character model and graphics and realism. The sound effects are also really good. The new inferno match match is a great addition to the game. Another new addition is the new Road to Wrestlemania, which lets the player control 6 superstars and play their own storyline, with great cutscenes and storylines, with a new co op player storyline. Last years 24/7 mode was a dissapointment, but the Road to Wrestlemania will wipe the bad taste of 24/7 mode. Another great addition to the game is the finisher. Every time you execute a finisher, the screen will shatter like glass. Overall, the game is great
Rated 9 out of 10 by cut rip Great Game
This game is actually the best of them all. With downloadable content you really won't run out of new players to play with. Also i think the Road To Wrestle-mania is 10 times better than a regular season mode on other games. The controls are the same as the 08 version of the game so you won't forget them and finally new ways to do specials and finishers. The game also has a lot of new matches and new arenas. Plus you can't forget the new players and ways to create your own finishing moves the way you want them. And finally bring your friends to play the new tag team matches. Its not as boring as before because now you have more option when in a tag match. Plus there's even a tag team Road to Wrestle mania. And finally, the graphics are amazing (even if you have a ps2) plus new camera angles when leaving the ring. So, if your a WWE fan then i recommend you buying this game.
Rated 0 out of 10 by Gourdless Heathen CAF? Are you serious?
Ok, so I don't care about story mode, so that part of the game is moot in my opinion. It's just not going to be played by me. However, I do spend just as much, if not more time creaing my characters as I do playing a match so the addition of te already near-stellar CAW mode WWE has become famous for is making me giddy. I cannot wait to go in there and create my own finishing moves, given they allow me to do everything I'm hoping to do (and no, my moves aren't off the wall rediculous either, just taking random moves and making them super (off the top rope), like jawbreakers, atomic drops, etc....though I could only image a curb stomp off the top rope, riding a dude's face to the ground from 5 feet up). I'm ranting now, but in all seriousness, I'll b e spending hours upon hours, days upon days creating my entire personal roster the way I've wanted to all along.