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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.

Screenshots

WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006 PlayStation 2 Winning a championship is accompanied by a blizzard of paper snow
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006 PlayStation 2 A pre-match load screen. More of these are unlocked as the player progresses. They can be viewed and enabled in The Locker Room
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 Options menu is accessed from the Main menu. It allows the player to customise the game

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

GameZone PlayStation 2 Dec 09, 2005 9.3 out of 10 93
IGN PlayStation 2 Nov 04, 2005 9.2 out of 10 92
411mania.com PlayStation 2 Jul 16, 2006 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Nov 16, 2006 8.9 out of 10 89
Game Over Online PlayStation 2 Dec 08, 2005 88 out of 100 88
IGN PSP Dec 12, 2005 8.7 out of 10 87
Game Freaks 365 PlayStation 2 Feb 14, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Games Master PlayStation 2 Dec, 2005 82 out of 100 82
G4 TV: X-Play PlayStation 2 Mar 22, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
3DAvenue PSP Jan 26, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Trivia

Credits

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.

Awards

  • 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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