WWE Raw 2

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WWE Raw 2 is a follow-up to WWF Raw. The game contains new modes, superstars, and an enhanced season mode. It features 64 WWE superstars, along with the ability to add 64 additional wrestlers of the player's own creation from the Create-a-Superstar mode.

New modes include Ladder Matches, Table Matches, Cage Matches, and "Hell in a Cell." All of these modes can be played with up to five other CPU-controlled wrestlers (or three other human opponents).

The season mode allows the player to choose any superstar, be it a WWE star or a wrestler he has created, and play his way through a year's worth of WWE programming. Set traps, interfere with other matches, steal from other wrestlers, and encourage others in order to make it all the way to Wrestlemania.

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  • 世界职业摔跤2 - Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Product Manager
Lead Game Designer
Project Leader
AI Designer
Lead Programmer
Project Manager
2D & 3D Graphics Program, 3D Animation Program
  • The_FOOL
2D & 3D Effect Design
  • The_FOOL
AI Programming
BG Programming
Sound & Movie Programming, System Programming
Season Mode Programming
Menu Programming
  • Moni
Art Director
Season Mode Designer
BG Editor, Movie Editor, Cutscene Editor
Lead Modeler
Executive Producer
Game Designer
Superstar Modelers
[ full credits ]

Reviews

Critics

Average score: 66% (based on 15 ratings)

Players

Average score: 3.9 out of 5 (based on 12 ratings with 1 reviews)

The best WWE game on the Xbox.

The Good
WWE Raw 2 is to date, is the best WWE game on the Xbox, it was a major improvement over WWF Raw is War, which means you have various match types (Hell in a Cell, Cage, Tables, Ladders, TLC, need I say more), 2 arenas which is RAW and SmackDown! (12 Pay-Per-View arenas to unlock), an awesome create-a-superstar mode, edit your superstars and divas attires, add your own custom entrance music, etc.

Raw 2 also have a larger roster compare to WWE WrestleMania XIX and WWE SmackDown!: Here Comes the Pain. There are 65 WWE Superstars and Divas (The Rock, HHH, Stone Cold, Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, Kurt Angle, Big Show, Dudley Boyz, Los Guerreros, Trish Stratus, Lita, Torrie Wilson, and many more) and it's great and up to date.

The graphics are also good as well. And so are the controls.

I also like the Versus screens, it captures the feel of WWE's 2 main TV programs and the 12 Pay-Per-Views.

The Bad
The gameplay. Anchor, Inc. should've also improved the gameplay over it's predecessor, but we still have some the same problems: Stiff animation at times, also at times it's the way they walk and other awkward things. If Anchor also focus more on the gameplay, it would be also an amazing game.

The season mode, is extremely awkward. In season mode, it's not like the SmackDown! games (which is a letdown), but on the positive side, you can unlock Pay-Per-View arenas after completing 1 month each and other things and also play as a female. Another flaw to season mode is the women can compete for the men's belts (The WWE and World Heavyweight championship, as well as the WWE and World Tag Team championships), and also, unlike SmackDown!: Here Comes the Pain and WrestleMania XIX, the brand extension is non-existent (despite Raw 2 is set in the Brand Extension era), which means the superstars and divas from 2 different brands can compete on both shows (looks like there's no draft before the start of Season mode).

The Pay-per-view arenas are a hit and miss. What they got right is the first 3 PPVs (Royal Rumble, No Way Out and WrestleMania XIX, which they're all from 2003). The rest of the Pay-Per-Views are from 2002 (mainly Backlash, Judgment Day and King of the Ring), which are sadly outdated. They also included Vengeance, SummerSlam, Unforgiven, Survivor Series and Armageddon, they're also from 2002 and they're acceptable in my book.

Also the Earl Hebner's voice and Tim White's voice can get annoying and the Lillian Garcia-impersonator Raw ring announcer is garbage. At least they got Howard Finkel to do the voice of the SmackDown! ring announcer.

The Bottom Line
WWE Raw 2 is the only good WWE game on the Xbox. It is a major improvement over it's predecessor WWF Raw is War with match types, arenas, roster, C.A.W. mode, etc.

The only 2 things they need to work on is the gameplay and season mode. It would've been great.

Do I recommend this game? I say yes. This is, to date, the best WWE game on the Xbox. We should've got a WWE RAW 3 in 2004, but sadly, THQ laid off Anchor and hired Studio Giante (the developer of Microsoft's Tao Feng) to developed that piece of turd WWE WrestleMania 21.

Xbox · by The Klassik (12) · 2016

Trivia

The game features an undocumented "Dynamic signboard" system -- if the wrestler you select shifts from "good guy" to "bad guy" alignment, the signs that appear in the audience will adopt a negative tone towards the wrestler. Two positive, two negative, and two neutral signboards exist for all of the game's superstars.

When the "Set trap" command is selected, one out of every one hundred times an anvil will hit the enemy wrestler, putting him or her permanently out of commission. This was designed to be so rare that anyone who reported it happening would be labeled a liar.

The entire development team was laid off on the day the game was mastered for US release.

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Game added September 22, 2003. Last modified January 18, 2024.