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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 There is a game option to play one of three pre-fight mini-games such as the Stare Down Battle, Lock Up, or Test Of Strength
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 Once the roster is complete the player is installed as General Manager
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006 PlayStation 2 The degree of customisation is extensive. This is the menu that customises the rules of the wrestling matches

Promo Images

WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006 Screenshot
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006 Screenshot
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006 Screenshot
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006 Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

GameSpy PlayStation 2 Nov 15, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90 PlayStation 2 Jul 16, 2006 9 out of 10 90
1UP PlayStation 2 Nov 14, 2005 9 out of 10 90
IGN PSP Dec 12, 2005 8.7 out of 10 87
Games Master PlayStation 2 Dec, 2005 82 out of 100 82 (UK) PSP Jan 12, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Gamernode PSP Jan 04, 2006 8 out of 10 80 PSP Dec 12, 2005 15 out of 20 75
Game Revolution PSP Jan 20, 2006 B 75 PlayStation 2 Nov 22, 2005 15 out of 20 75


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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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