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GF Rating
6.8

1785 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

Best since HCTP!

posted by AntDaGamer (CHERAW, SC) Nov 12, 2007

Member since Apr 2007

15 out of 20 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

Yes I said its as good and somewhat better than HCTP. 24/7 mode comes out pretty well and isnt as repetitive as season in the past. Online play is smoother than ever. Lots of new unlockables and logos. Lots of WCW including the WCW title can be unlocked via Hall of Fame mode. ECW extreme rules matches are betrayed ver authentically down to the crowd participating. New Fighting Styles changes the game making it more stratagizable and fun. Get this GAME!

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GF Rating
5

Fair

And here comes the pain.....................- ......

posted by Simoun (CERRITOS, CA) Nov 28, 2007

Member since Jun 2007

3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

And it really is a pain to play this video game. Before this game was even out in the market, there had been speculations that the roster will be disappointing. It was not disappointing. It was very ugly.

There were very few tag teams and cruiserweights in the game which makes the championship belts almost useless. That is, unless, you get to create a ton of created wrestlers, which will take you a while to build their stats up since you cannot (unless you want to) have a cruiserweight wrestler get beat up by Mickie James.

The women’s division is ok, but, it still has some flaws. Take Kelly Kelly for example. I cannot recall her having any match before this game was announced. Maria, on the other hand, has been improving her skills by getting into diva matches on Raw, she has participated in more matches than any of the extreme expose yet she is not included in the game. Brian Kendrick and Paul London are better athletes than some of the present wrestlers in this game, but they were not included. Cryme Tyme was included. For what reason? They were rarely in a match and their primary role on Raw was simply being clowns.

It is frustrating when your opponent reverses your finisher and you have to start to build momentum again, using the same moves over and over because now the players only have eight strong grapple moves, two ultimate control moves and four quick grapples. Last year, it was 16 strong grapple moves, four ultimate grapple moves and four quick grapples.

They should have eliminated the stamina effect, or at least made it automatic. The creators of this game wanted more realism. So, since when did William Regal reverse all of Batista’s strong grapple attempts? One thing that the creators should think about is that professional wrestling is scripted (not fake, scripted). But in the video game world, it is not scripted; therefore there should be some adjustments that need to be made when thinking about being realistic.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

OK (avarage game)

posted by zombie9 (NEW CASTLE, IN) Nov 21, 2007

Member since Mar 2007

3 out of 5 gamers (60%) found this review helpful

Loading screen's kill this game. I have played all the smackdown games and this one left me a little sick. Don't really care for the NEW control's and they deffently could have made this game better maybe I'll buy 09. that's why you rent.

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