Planet XBox 360: "The lights shine. The signs are held high. The crowds are screaming. You are backstage, pummeling the ever living life out of some random dude. This is WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011. If you’ve followed the series long enough, you’ll realize that Yuke’s has added a backstage segment to the series in an effort to flesh out the stories along with a plethora of improvements to previous changes. WWE Universe has been added to bring forth the feeling of driving a new wrestler to the top of the ranks."