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WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006 (PlayStation 2)

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Description

This installment of the Smackdown series continues the Smackdown vs. Raw era, which now uses a yearly date in the title, similarly to other sports titles.

The game includes an updated roster of wrestlers, as well as many classic superstars like Bret Hart or British Bulldog. It also includes many new arenas from recent Pay-Per-Views, as well as a classic arena from Wrestlemania 9. A new recorded dialogue for many of the wrestlers is featured in the storyline, as the player goes through many different plots in the Season Mode, chasing the championship belts.

Gameplay has been slightly enhanced, with a larger list of moves available to each wrestler, and pre-match mini-games to start your fight off with and determine who has the upper hand.

Another addition is the General Manager Mode, where the player takes the role of a GM trying to book a weekly show. Taking into account costs to contract wrestlers, keeping a chosen wrestler happy and healthy, and putting on matches and setting up feuds to keep the ratings for the show high are the objectives of this mode.

It is also possible to earn Smackdown Dollars in the game, which the player can use to buy new moves, new create-a-wrestler items, Legends wrestlers, and even furniture to customize a locker room. The player can also earn trophies for his trophy case by completing challenges and beating the GM Mode.

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WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006 PlayStation 2 This is the entrance to the player's Locker Room. Here trophy's can be viewed, training can be customised, the lockers hold the costumes and there's a pc in the corner for buying things
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006 PlayStation 2 During a fight the referee becomes transparent if he gets in the player's line of sight. Also the game prompts the player to take action, as in this case to escape from a hold
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006 PlayStation 2 The game's START screen
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006 PlayStation 2 There is a game option to play one of three pre-fight mini-games such as the Stare Down Battle, Lock Up, or Test Of Strength

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The Press Says

GameZone Dec 09, 2005 9.3 out of 10 93
1UP Nov 14, 2005 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy Nov 15, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot Nov 16, 2006 8.9 out of 10 89
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2005 8.75 out of 10 88
Game Freaks 365 Feb 14, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Worth Playing Dec 20, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Games Master Dec, 2005 82 out of 100 82
Power Unlimited Feb, 2007 80 out of 100 80
G4 TV: X-Play Mar 22, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – Most Improved Franchise of the Year (PS2)

Jamesman (21) added WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006 (PlayStation 2) on Oct 22, 2006
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