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WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2006

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
86
4.0
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 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
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 Creating An Entrance is a new feature in this game. Having created a character and devised an entrance there is an opportunity to preview it.
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.

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The Press Says

GameZone PlayStation 2 Dec 09, 2005 9.3 out of 10 93
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Dec, 2005 8.75 out of 10 88
Worth Playing PlayStation 2 Dec 20, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot PSP Dec 15, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Games Master PlayStation 2 Dec, 2005 82 out of 100 82
GameSpy PSP Dec 21, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
G4 TV: X-Play PlayStation 2 Mar 22, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games PSP Jul 18, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) PSP Jan 12, 2006 8 out of 10 80
1UP PSP Jan 04, 2006 8 out of 10 80

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Apr 04, 2014

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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