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WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain is a follow-up to WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth, showcasing more than 55 WWE superstars (including Brock Lesnar, Scott Steiner, Rey Mysterio, Bill Goldberg, and others), as well as adding famous wrestlers of former times ("WWE Legends") to the roster.

The game features real-life attributes of strength, submission, technique, speed and stamina for each wrestler. These new attributes allow players to wear down their opponents and take advantage of each Superstar's unique abilities and extensive move sets, expanding the amount of stances to sixteen (as opposed to four in the previous game). The presentation has been enhanced with new camera angles, superstar voiceovers, additional animations, and new arena and crowd elements.

Players can create, play and develop their own superstar through various storylines staged by the WWE. New match types and modes are available as well. Players can track their progress with seasonal stats, earn money to build up superstar abilities, and unlock hidden features.


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WWE Smackdown! Here Comes the Pain Screenshot
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Alternate Titles

  • "Exciting Pro Wrestling 5" -- Japanese Title

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User Reviews

Know Your Role Lawnmower Man (149) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Shark Nov 06, 2003 A 100
Thunderbolt Games Nov 17, 2003 10 out of 10 100
IGN Oct 24, 2003 9.1 out of 10 91 Nov 21, 2003 90 out of 100 90 (UK) Nov 13, 2003 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot Oct 24, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85 Nov 20, 2003 16 out of 20 80
GamePro (US) Oct 29, 2003 4 out of 5 80
GameSpy Nov 15, 2003 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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