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WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006 (PlayStation 2)

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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.


WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006 PlayStation 2 After displaying company logos and so on the game starts with a video montage of very big people posing and shouting a lot.
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006 PlayStation 2 Finally, a submission hold wins the match. This is followed by an animated sequence of the winner parading around the ring
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 As General Manager it is important to check for upcoming events on the match schedule

Alternate Titles

  • "WWE Smackdown! vs. Raw 2006 " -- UK title

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The Press Says

GameZone Dec 09, 2005 9.3 out of 10 93
GameSpy Nov 15, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
1UP Nov 14, 2005 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Nov 16, 2006 8.9 out of 10 89
Game Over Online Dec 08, 2005 88 out of 100 88
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2005 8.75 out of 10 88
Worth Playing Dec 20, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Freaks 365 Feb 14, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
G4 TV: X-Play Mar 22, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Power Unlimited Feb, 2007 80 out of 100 80


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The manual for the UK retail version of this game, SLES-53676, contains extensive game credits. Unfortunately they are for the wrong game, they are for the GameCube game WWE Day of Reckoning 2.


  • 4Players
    • 2005 – Best PlayStation 2 Game of the Year
    • 2005 – Best Fighting Game of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – Most Improved Franchise of the Year (PS2)
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