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WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009

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The Smackdown vs. Raw series continues with the 2009 edition. This game features improvements on the tag team action, including a new Hot-Tag mode, tag team finishers, and new actions to help in the match.

As with the previous game, the roster includes over 60 superstars from Smackdown, Raw and ECW. To keep the roster up-to-date, the game includes a roster editor allowing players to change the superstars on it, as well as change their appearance from face to heel. However, this is also the first game in the Smackdown series since Here Comes the Pain not to feature any legends.

Another new feature is Create-a-Finisher, which allows players to create their own unique finishing move out of over 500 different animations. These can also be shared online during online matches.

The game includes two different story modes: Road to Wrestlemania and Career mode. Road to Wrestlemania mode allows the player to experience six unique stories involving the wrestlers Triple H, CM Punk, Chris Jericho, The Undertaker, John Cena, and a co-op storyline featuring Batista and Rey Mysterio. Career mode is the replacement of GM Mode from previous games. This mode allows the player to make a career for superstars and upgrade custom wrestlers.

Other features include the Highlight Reel, which lets the player create videos from his matches, new Inferno and Gauntlet matches, as well as new positions in the backstage brawl.


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Alternate Titles

  • "WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009: Featuring ECW" -- Tag-lined title

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User Reviews

The good, the bad and the empty. PSP dreamstealer (146)
Quite entertaining, but it's much better with co-op. Xbox 360 Melvin Raeynes (26)

Critic Reviews

1UP Xbox 360 Nov 11, 2008 A- 91
1UP PlayStation 3 Nov 11, 2008 A- 91
Cheat Code Central Xbox 360 Nov, 2008 4.2 out of 5 84
GamingTrend Nintendo DS Jan, 2009 490 out of 600 82
GamePro (US) Xbox 360 Nov 10, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Worth Playing Wii Jan 19, 2009 8 out of 10 80
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Xbox 360 Nov 11, 2008 B 75
Jeuxvideo.com Wii Nov 10, 2008 15 out of 20 75
Jeuxvideo.com PSP Nov 14, 2008 14 out of 20 70
GameZone Nintendo DS Nov 21, 2008 6.8 out of 10 68


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