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WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2008

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Overall 7
7.0

WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008 Xbox 360 Review

Console Obsession
30 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Whilst I could overlook problems such as particular moves being too easy to reverse, there was something I didn’t like on previous games in THQ’s aging wrestling series, that being the strengths and weaknesses of each wrestler, or should I say lack of. With the tenth game in the WWE SmackDown! series THQ and Yukes have attempted to address this with the addition of superstar fighting styles.
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Overall 7
7.0
Gameplay 7
7.1
Graphics 9
9.0
Sound 7
7.0
Lifespan 7
7.1

WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2008 Review

IGN Entertainment
11 March 2010
  • Conclusion: WWE wrestling is fake, and runs off of a script whenever possible. Since we’re talking male soap-opera here and not the Ultimate Fighting Championship, it is entirely possible that the gnat-like Mysterio could take out the Herculean Kane if the writers so desire. A mismatch win is far less likely now with WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 ’s fighting style categories, which slightly disrupts the balance that its predecessor had.
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Overall 8
7.5
Gameplay 1
0.7
Graphics 1
0.9
Sound 1
0.9
Versatility 1
0.9
Funfactor 1
0.9

Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 (Xbox 360) Review

411mania.com
3 May 2009
  • Summary: All in all, Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 is the best of the series thus far, but has a long way to go if it wants to be crowned World Heavyweight Champion of Wrestling Videogames. There are some advantages, however. ECW is better booked in this damn videogame than they have been since the brand restarted! How sad is that? Smackdown and RAW actually, you know, COMPETE here.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Inside Hotwire 3D
26 February 2008
  • Conclusion: Overall, WWE Smackdown vs. RAW 2008 is a solid wrestling game that only hardcore fans will appreciate. The weapons here have been overhauled and the cool part is that you can set these on fire! Though the game has a good lineup of superstars, we would love to see more legends in the next year's roster. Both the AI and collision system still need some tweaking.
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WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 Review

VideoGamer.com
5 February 2008
  • Excerpt: Another year, another WWE game from THQ. They arrive like clockwork and despite their big build up prior to release, more often than not the game we get is nothing more than a slightly tweaked version of the previous year's effort. WWE Smackdown! Vs RAW, more than any other franchise out there, really needs a reboot, with the team at Yuke's seemingly being stuck in a rut.
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WWE Smackdown Vs. Raw 2008 (Xbox 360)

Crispy Gamer
29 January 2008
  • Excerpt: Pro wrestling is odd thing to recreate in a videogame because it?s the only sport where the videogame version is not only more competitive, but also more realistic, than the ?sport? being simulated. While pro wrestling pretends it?s real, the main skill of these giant brutes isn?t athletics; it?s acting. No, not the dialogue, the threats, the ?soap opera? storylines, or even the ill-considered Hollywood moonlighting.
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Overall 6
6.0

Xbox 360 Review - 'WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008'

WorthPlaying
25 January 2008
  • Summary: WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 features eight unique styles, each having its own strategy and exclusive attributes, new rosters, more environmental hot spots, improved out-of-ring action, enhanced online community support and much more.
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SmackDown Vs Raw 2008

swapgame
6 January 2008
  • Excerpt: WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 lets players develop the WWE stars of today into the legends of tomorrow. The #1 wrestling franchise in the world develops more depth and strategy with prominent new features, key annual enhancements and incredible graphics while making its much anticipated debut on three new video game systems. It's time to live the life of a Superstar. How will you play...
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Overall 5
5.0

Whipped into a turnbuckle.

Game Revolution
11 December 2007
  • Conclusion: When it comes to proven sports franchises, you know the drill . Any new installment in the series updates the roster, tweaks the gameplay without making it too unfamiliar, and sharpens the graphics to match the day’s standard. WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 meets all these expectations and that would have been acceptable, if some of the changes it made weren’t so un acceptable.
  • Pros: Solid foundations, ECW superstars
  • Cons: Restrictive superstar types, Complicated submission system, Lack of story flow and purpose, Repetitive commentary
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WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2008

Game Revolution
11 December 2007
  • Excerpt: Whipped into a turnbuckle. When it comes to proven sports franchises, you know the drill . Any new installment in the series updates the roster, tweaks the gameplay without making it too unfamiliar, and sharpens the graphics to match the day’s standard. WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 meets all these expectations and that would have been acceptable, if some of the changes it made weren’t so un acceptable.
  • Pros: Solid foundations, ECW superstars, Restrictive superstar types, Complicated submission system, Lack of story flow and purpose, Repetitive commentary
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