WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006

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PlayStation 2
85
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PSP
79
4.5
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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 As General Manager it is important to check for upcoming events on the match schedule
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 This screen is shown when the game transitions from one section to the next. It is displayed a lot
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.

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
4Players.de PSP Jan 08, 2006 87 out of 100 87
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Dec 20, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
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
Official UK Playstation 2 Magazine PSP Jan, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine PSP Feb, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 2 Nov 10, 2005 7 out of 10 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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