Rabie Hassoun writes: "Like every other sport game, for better or worse, we also have a yearly WWE game to play. Not that we are complaining, after all the series has been really solid for a few years now. The problem with nearly every wrestling game out there however is that we cannot recall the last time we were blown away by one. Every year we are promised change and improvement, yet each and every time we are stuck with a decent videogame with very little in the way of change.
Raw vs. Smackdown 09 comes with a complete set of changes. You have new wrestlers, arenas and even a few game modes. So things, from distance, look bright for this year's game. The first massive inclusion you will notice in Raw 09 is the road to WrestleMania mode. This is where you will be spending most of your time when you first get the game. Here you have to one wrestler from a list of 7 to play as. After that everything will start to feel like a live presentation of the WWE."