The few blemishes SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 has - you'll still be struggling to look at the right opponent in a ring full of four or more, and characters clip through each other from time to time - fail to pin it down. The flaws are overshadowed by crisp controls and the same unbridled fun that has made this the best wrestling series for years. In the face of its TNA Impact competition, SmackDown stands up and steps forward enough to stay on top.
* Diverse list of matches rocks, especially in multiplayer.
* Create-A-Finisher and Road to Wrestlemania are awesome!
* Wish the RTW stories were longer, with more of 'em.
* THQ has said they're doing DLC; can we get more RTW stories?