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GF Rating
6.9

3277 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

Might as well have kept the SvR title.

posted by marsupial311 (LAS VEGAS, NV) Nov 30, 2011

Member since Nov 2011

6 out of 13 gamers (46%) found this review helpful

This year's WWE title was supposed to be a rehash of the entire series with new "Predator Technology" and greater customization. The gameplay doesn't feel as drastically different as advertised from the old series. The Smackdown vs. Raw series was getting stale and while there are improvements, the biggest change is the name and this still feels like another step in the old series.

This year's Road to WrestleMania mode is much more interesting and probably the biggest improvement. Using original stories and a bigger focus on cut scenes within matches, the story is much more involved than in previous years. The main complaint with this mode is the use of the "Y" button to trigger scenes within matches breaking up the action. Very few matches are traditional "pin your opponent and win" matches and instead you just beat up your opponent until a symbol appears above their head to trigger the scene and advance the story. The story can also get repetitive fighting the same people multiple times. Overall, it's an enjoyable experience the first time through to experience the cool story but lacks replay value.

Luckily, Universe mode is where the replay value increases. For wrestling fans, this is the chance to mold the WWE into your vision. Customization is greatly improved including the ability to use WCW and classic belts on your shows. Even with the customization, the game will still allow random people to run in on your matches in almost every match. Customization will allow you to fix this much easier than last year's version but it is still a hassle to play through these matches.

The controls and gameplay remain mostly the same despite all the advertising of improvements. New camera angles and animations that no longer transport your wrestler to the middle of the ring are new but don't fix the gameplay problems. This game is a disappointment by being considered a "new" direction when many of the flaws are the same.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

pathetic

posted by gw0904 (SEVERN, MD) Nov 25, 2011

Member since Jul 2010

6 out of 13 gamers (46%) found this review helpful

this game is all around pathetic. The road to wrestlemania is linear and quite boring, the controls are horrible, and it is really no different from 2011. In create a story there are absolutely no new additions besides different ppvs. although the gameplay is horrible the graphics are great. every other part of this game is awful. the stories, the controls, the online server doesn't work half the time. please stay away from thiss game. i dont write reviews often, but please don't buy this game. you'd be better off getting svr 2011

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

NOT GOOD AT ALL!!!

posted by erb41478 (KILLEEN, TX) Jul 27, 2012

Member since Jul 2012

1 out of 2 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

I am a WWE lover, so I really looked forward to playing this game. I am very disappointed. The controls are horrible, I had to beat the block button to death to even get one block in. I also felt that after one hit, it took the superstar forever to recover while your opponent, jumps right back up after you beat him to a pulp, makes no sense. I thought the graphics sucked, and were choppy. It was a shame to see WWE put out a product like this.

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