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 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 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 Creating a new wrestler, this one's a Brit from Blackpool. There are controls for everything, from placing of tattoos and shape of the lips to angle of the eyebrows and number of teeth.
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006 PlayStation 2 If the player leaves the game alone at the START screen it will load and run a series of short demonstrations. Some, like this are in a cage while others are in a ring

Alternate Titles

  • "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
1UP PlayStation 2 Nov 14, 2005 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Nov 16, 2006 8.9 out of 10 89
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Dec, 2005 8.75 out of 10 88
Game Over Online PlayStation 2 Dec 08, 2005 88 out of 100 88
IGN PSP Dec 12, 2005 8.7 out of 10 87
GameSpot PSP Dec 15, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
1UP PSP Jan 04, 2006 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) PSP Jan 06, 2006 3.5 out of 5 70
Diehard GameFan PlayStation 2 Dec 01, 2005 6.5 out of 10 65


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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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