Summary: Well, not a big wrestling fan to begin with but a friend of mine got me hooked on the Smackdown Vs. Raw games because I love games where you can customize characters. I had heard in a few reviews online that the focus of this game was going to be on the created character aspect. Wow...I guess not. Thank goodness I only rented this one. I played it for about 30 mins. before I had to turn it off.
Cons: All the characters have the same basic moves, controls suck, story mode is a waste, the create a wrestler is a joke, no entrances, no knockouts, midway included a freaking boxer as a hidden character.
Summary: To be honest , the first WWE Smackdown game released in 2000 by the (at the time) rookie game company THQ was a better game than this 2008 Midway game . The controls where unresponsive (first time in a long time I wanted to destroy my controller), the counter system doesn't work (RB), most of the roster is locked and you have to play the story mode , and the button system is so simplistic , you can win some matches by just "Mud hole stomping" , you can't explore the map...
Summary: This game sucks!!! Everyone has the same moves and the AI is terrible. I had AJ Styles beat and i was hardly hit by him and I hit him 2 or 3 more times and he had special, hit his special and pinned me and end of game, none of my body parts was in the red or orange range!!!
Summary: For the better part of an entire year, I was hyped up to this game. The announcement that there would be no Knockouts was the only thing that soured me a bit. Then I read a Midway Q&A session on IGN.com regarding the game, and almost every response Midway gave either consisted of "No, this game will not feature that" or "We hope to include that in the next game!
Summary: This game has terrible match type features. Ultimate X is the only good thing. Also just about every wrestler has the same moves. The entrances are short and generic. The create a wrestler just flat out sucks. The controls are terrible. The only weapon in the game that I've seen after playing for hours is chairs. The cut scenes start of in great detail, then as the game progresses it gets lazy and bland.
Summary: I was so excited to play this game only because I love the ring design and some of the matches in TNA, as well as the washed up WWE superstars. When I got this game, luckily I rented it, I quickly found out why TNA is no competition for WWE. This game feels rushed. Each player has about 10 moves apiece, the opponent gets up the moment you knock him down, even with "high impact" moves.
Complete jolk, easily the worst wrestling game ever made.
Deimos ".", Amazon
12 September 2008
Summary: [...] This game is pathetic, I wanted to like it, couldn't wait to get it and I am treated to another Midway halfa$$ed piece of [...]. All the wrestlers have the same moves, the CAW sucks and has only 5 slots, only one finisher per wrestler, no submissions (scorpion deathlock etc), the costumes for big name wrestlers suck (Nash). The finishers looked good but hell you needed to do 100 on an opponent just to get a 3 count how realistic is that, thats maddening.