Gameplay Monthly writes: "It's time once again for the newest addition in the Smackdown vs. Raw series and this year finally looks to give the fans a great product. Smackdown vs. Raw 2010 is probably the best game since the series reinvented itself and adopted the new name and opted for a more realistic approach over an arcade style game. Last year's game was a big improvement over 2008, which isn't saying much, but this year we got a whole new monster and I must say, I am impressed."