VG Chartz writes "The problem is that with the current WWE Smackdown series, I can almost see THQ implementing what I would call "Maddenitis." Maddenitis is the act of basically phoning it in with very little changes other than cosmetic ones and rosters. While this pleases some fans, I can always make my own roster updates if I want to. The create-a-wrestler mode is good enough that I can make a perfect representation of Vegeta from Dragonball Z, or KIm Jong Il if I want to. If a roster is all that is updated I almost wish an add on disk was issued, or some DLC was available."