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WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009
7.4 out of 10

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009

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Overall 8
8.0

Smackdown Vs Raw 2009: Reviewed (360, PS3)

mature-gaming.com
7 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Wrestling. A sport that divides people more than political debates and has as much drama as prime time television. When I was a bit younger I used to follow the WWE quite a bit, staying up with friends to watch pay per views til about 4 in the morning.
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Overall 9
8.5

Hittin' The Road With WWE

Game Informer
22 September 2009
  • Conclusion: Concept: The king of the ring returns, ditching 24/7 in favor of a stronger story mode Graphics: The in-ring action looks good and some of the animation and hit detection problems from last year are fixed Sound: Same as it ever was, a solid rock soundtrack backs up the annoyingly repetitive...
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Overall 8
7.5

WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009

Gamer Limit
11 May 2009
  • Conclusion: A solid experience, great for a newcomer to wrestling games, but overlookable if you have played past games of the series.
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Overall 7
7.0

Xbox 360 Review - 'WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009'

WorthPlaying
20 April 2009
  • Summary: WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 will unleash a new tag team experience, allowing players to build momentum and attributes, eliminate opponents with high impact double teams and finishers, as well as get the “hot tag” for the win.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Inside Hotwire 3D
9 April 2009
  • Conclusion: The Smackdown vs. RAW franchise still packs plenty of heat behind its wrestling package. This year’s version just proved there is more to the gameplay than anyone else has anticipated.
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Overall 7
7.4

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009

Game Over Online
6 April 2009
  • Excerpt: After fan complaints of stagnation, Yuke’s responded by trying to make SvR ’09 the freshest entry in the series to date by adding in things that fans have requested for years, like downloadable content, a create-a-finisher mode and the Inferno match, while also bringing back backstage matches and...
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Game Informer
3 April 2009
  • Summary: In what seems to be a pretty reliable occurrence, THQ has put together another solid wrestling title. I really dug the depth of the career mode and as always, the creation system rivals most titles in the industry.
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Overall 8
8.0

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009

Totally360.com
3 April 2009
  • Excerpt: The hardest part of writing a review for a WWE game is to refrain from falling back on tired old wrestling clichés like “It’s not a real sport” or “Ha ha don’t
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Overall 9
8.5

WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 (Xbox 360)

The Review Busters
23 March 2009
  • Conclusion: Another year and another WWE game. This year’s game is a big improvement over last years. There really wasn’t a huge improvement over the online play and the same clipping problems are still on the disc. Next year might be better but for now pick this game up if you are a wrestling fan.
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Overall 8
7.5

Expert Review

GameSpot
3 December 2008
  • Summary: In the WWE, it's not uncommon for seemingly vanquished superstars to return at random, handing out fresh beatdowns and earning back their former glory. After a disappointing showing last year, THQ's long-running SmackDown vs.
  • Pros: Impressive array of different moves, Great-looking superstars and arenas, Robust creation tools, including new create-a-finisher, Solid single-player modes, Lots of different match types
  • Cons: Weak sound effects lessen the impact, Lag hampers online matches, Characters maneuver somewhat clumsily, Occasional clipping and animation issues
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