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WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006

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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 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 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
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006 PlayStation 2 Before playing the game the player must create a game id. There's an impressive 'keyboard' setup for this that even allows accented characters but the name can be only eight characters long
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

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GameZone PlayStation 2 Dec 09, 2005 9.3 out of 10 93
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Nov 15, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Over Online PlayStation 2 Dec 08, 2005 88 out of 100 88 PSP Jan 08, 2006 87 out of 100 87
GameSpot PSP Dec 15, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Digital Press - Classic Video Games PSP Jul 18, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy PSP Dec 21, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 PSP Dec 12, 2005 15 out of 20 75
3DAvenue PSP Jan 26, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
TTGamer PSP Jan 26, 2006 7 out of 10 70


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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'.
Contributed to by Jamesman (21)