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GF Rating
7.3

1680 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

This game is definitely one to remember.

posted by Swift10210 (PELHAM, NY) Jan 7, 2009

Member since Nov 2006

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Ah, yes. The wrestling world has produced yet another great game. I can still remember my elementary school days--coming home to play No Mercy with my brothers. Still, this game has even more components and yields almost the same fun. Now, don't get me wrong, no game can exceed the amount of fun you get out of playing No Mercy, but this is a very nice attempt. I give WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 a 9. It is well-deserved.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Can't use Created Character in story mode

posted by jasoncourt (MIDLOTHIAN, VA) Nov 13, 2008

Member since Oct 2003

8 out of 11 gamers (73%) found this review helpful

For years I looked forward to being able to create a character and take him into the ring against all the WWE superstars. Last year I was disappointed by the game, partially because the same problems that have plagued the game since the begging hadn't been addressed.

This year they have added custom entrance music importing (finally!) for PS3. Also a big plus for this years game is the faster loading times (also finally). The downside of SVR 2009 is that the created wrestler you make cannot play through the story mode in the game.

What fun is it to spend all this time creating a character and entrance and move set and finisher(new this year) if you can't go into the story carrer mode. There is a carrer mode, it just has no 'story' and is just match after match to win each belt.

And there is a story mode, but the only characters you can use are Triple H, Undertaker, CM Punk, Chris Jericho, John Cena or the tag team of Rey Mysterio and Batista.

This is just so disappointing for me personally. If you don't mind using one of those superstars, then you might not have a problem with this game. As far as the game-play goes, it is alot like last year with very minor improvements all around.

In summary:

positives +import music for entrances (new for PS3)
+significantly less load times

negatives -can't import your created character into the story mode

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

going in right direction

posted by onithekid (LOUISVILLE, KY) Nov 8, 2008

Member since Jun 2008

4 out of 7 gamers (57%) found this review helpful

this is the best game in the vs series...its right up there with hctp,sdvsraw06 and....NO MERCY...but with that said there is work to be done...mainly with the outside cam view of ring..we need more layers on the models...and stop with the painted on clothes..go the def jam ffny route(which even on ps2 still looks better than this game graphically)..this year they really listened RTW is great but 2 short i would like it to start at summer slam then end at WM...but what they gave us with it is the best season in years so good job there..the additon of DLC to the series..is great with guys like dibease and bourne making the cut that way really show that yukes is stepping their game up..inferno match is decent...the highlight reel is a great addtion...cant wait til next years to raise bar even more

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