GameFocus writes: "Most fans of annual sports franchises are a loyal bunch. Despite the fact that very rarely do they see any real upgrades applied to a game, they still buy every iteration of the title, year after year. The changes are usually small, and amount to nothing more than roster updates and a few bells and whistles that don't justify the "new game" price. This year, THQ and Yukes are out to change that perception with it's release of their annual Smackdown vs. Raw games. The question is, have they succeeded?"