Summary: After Smackdown vs Raw 2008 turned out to be a travesty of video game, I was expecting better results from SVR 2009. Unfortunately, a lot of 2008 followed over into 2009. The gameplay is still the same and there really was no difference in the smoothness/movement of how the gameplay was in SVR 2008. The roster was slightly improved as we saw the game debut of people like Beth Phoenix, Maria, Santino Marella, Kofi Kingston, Jimmy Wang Yang, etc.
Not bad but not different enough from previous entries in the series
10 October 2010
Summary: I have played many of the Smackdown vs Raw games and have enjoyed them (my personal favorite was 07) , so when i got this I was pretty excited to play this game due to the improvements. When i first started playing i really liked it and thought it added some cool new features, but as i played on i started to see its many flaws.
Summary: The game is a good value at under $20, but with SvR 11 coming out soon, I would honestly save the money. This game is pretty outdated and is just another average entry into the SvR series. I actually think it's a step back from SvR 08. I'd recommend buying 08 before buying 09.
Summary: I liked the old WWE raw 2 format where you could keep going and going on career mode. this game here is the regular storyline where when its done its done period and you have to start the game over and the cut scenes are very basic. the wrestling itslef is ok but i like a game with a good detail and good special effects and graphics in the cut scenes and story lines. this does not have that.
Summary: Still THQ hasn't fixed the major glitches(made a patch)for online like the "Freeze Glitch" and the "Crowd Glitch".The freeze glitch will have a player stuck to the mat for the whole match unless the player quits(which the cheater would win regardless).You would see this happening in ladder,steel cage,tag team,handicap,etc.
Summary: It's ashame they took alot of things from 2008, like GM mode so there is no story mode for your CAW, Road to WrestleMania is good but thats the only bright spot to the game. Even the side area where you go into the crowd was removed. All in all great sound a graphics though.
Summary: We used to compare games based on four factors. These factors being graphics, sound, game play, and story. Now, unless the graphics and sound suck, we rarely get excited about them. Since the Nineties, THQ has dominated the wrestling franchise market when it comes to the four factors. With WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 there is no exception. The graphics and sound in this game are on key. The characters and their intros are true to the WWE franchise.