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 game allows wrestlers to fight dirty or clean. Pulling an opponent around the ring by the hair is playing dirty. The referee in this game is as ornamental as the referees in the real game.
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 The Create menu is accessed from the Main menu. Here the player can create new players, customise their moves, appearance and more

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

4Players.de PlayStation 2 Nov 11, 2005 92 out of 100 92
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
Power Unlimited PlayStation 2 Feb, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) PSP Jan 12, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 2 Nov 10, 2005 7 out of 10 70
TTGamer PSP Jan 26, 2006 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) PSP Jan 06, 2006 3.5 out of 5 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.


  • 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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