Excerpt: It’s remarkable how some handheld games are able to bring all the elements from the console version and SmackDown! vs. Raw 2006 is one of those games. What makes it more remarkable, though, is the fact that the console game was filled to the brim with many match types, a nice variety of game modes, multiplayer and even tosses in some handheld exclusives.
Pros: This title has great game play options, exclusive content, and great graphics so like its console counterpart this game is most likely the best Wrestling game of all time.
Cons: Lack of sound during regular game play, but considering this is the only real drawback of the game this is a great title.
Excerpt: WWE Smackdown! vs. RAW 2006 is the inevitable follow-up to last year's WWE Smackdown! vs. RAW, and is the first game in the series to appear on the PSP. Rather than simply releasing last year's game with an updated roster, THQ and Yukes have added plenty of new content and improved most areas of the game, making Smackdown! vs. RAW 2006 one of the best wrestling titles to be released in quite some time.
Excerpt: SmackDown Vs. RAW 2006 on the PSP is almost identical to its PS2 counterpart: The graphics are quite nice, the control remains enjoyable, and the full depth of play is retained. Including loads of wrestlers, some great WiFi multiplayer, and a management mode that adds a whole new layer to the wrestling game, SmackDown Vs. RAW 2006 is a must-play for portable-gaming wrestling fans. Get the full review from Matt James right here.
Excerpt: PSP needed a good beat-’em-up and this near perfect conversion of its big brother, Smackdown Vs. Raw 2006 PS2, is something of a joy to play. For those who have played Smackdown games before, you may notice that, naturally, the graphics aren’t as sharp on the PSP as on the full console and there is no commentary (if thats a bad thing). The controls have also been simplified a little to acomodate the missing shoulder buttons.
Excerpt: WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006 is another addition to THQ's wrestling arsenal. It doesn't have a lot of features that haven't been done before, but it is an impressive collection of everything that makes wrestling games great. Wrestling in the ring still feels a lot like previous WWE titles, but there are a few added features, such as a choker hold which is long overdue. The most improved addition to the control is the stamina and momentum change.