Jay from PS3Blog.net says "There are numerous game franchises out there that have an update every year. You have your Maddens, NBA games, FIFA, MLB, Guitar Heroes, Call of Dutys, etc. You also have the Smackdown vs. Raw series. Out of all the annual franchise games, Smackdown vs. Raw (and going further back, the Smackdown franchise) has always been the one I would spend countless hours playing, and 2011’s entry has proven to be no different."