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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 The game's START screen
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006 PlayStation 2 Creating An Entrance is a new feature. There's an Easy and an Advanced mode. The Easy mode means the player picks moves, movies & music from other players
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006 PlayStation 2 Once the roster is complete the player is installed as General Manager
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006 PlayStation 2 The player can create their own championship. This of course requires a belt and again there are many customisation options. Here zebra skin with a golden eagle motif has been chosen, classy yet under

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The Press Says

GameZone Dec 09, 2005 9.3 out of 10 93
IGN Nov 04, 2005 9.2 out of 10 92
4Players.de Nov 11, 2005 92 out of 100 92
GameSpy Nov 15, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
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
G4 TV: X-Play Mar 22, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Unlimited Feb, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 22, 2005 15 out of 20 75

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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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