IGN: WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 Review

Making choices in the stories, never knowing what was going to happen in WWE Universe Mode, and seeing fans hold up signs packing the IGN logo are all really cool memories from this game. Sure, it feels like a suped-up version of last year's title here and there, but there's nothing wrong with that when the game is this much fun.

Presentation - 8.0
Graphics - 8.0
Sound - 7.5
Gameplay - 8.0
Lasting Appeal - 8.5
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NYC_Gamer4236d ago

they might as well kill off this series

SiteNblog Defender4236d ago (Edited 4236d ago )

Oh yeah. An 8/10 totally warrants the death of a popular series. /s

N4GAddict4236d ago

Why? This is a great score

NYC_Gamer4236d ago

because THQ has done very little to improve this franchise....they're milking the WWE brand for all its worth its the madden of wrestling games

silvacrest4236d ago (Edited 4236d ago )

what you just described is the same as fifa, pro evo soccer, call of duty, almost every fighting game and the list goes on and on so should they all die to?

did you also notice that these games are among the few that usually sell fairly well? it's because the fanbase dont really want change, changing the game to much may put people off so as the old saying goes, dont fix what aint broke, especially if it sells millions without much effort

Jamegohanssj54236d ago

8/10 that's good enough for me. I'm still getting the game; although, I'm pretty sure ti should been an 8.5. Presentation should have been and 8.5 and gameplay as well as they really update a lot.


King_many_layers4235d ago (Edited 4235d ago )

To be honest this is just another one of IGN's recent string of lazy reviews. I remember years back they used to be able to write several pages for reviews. But I'm digressing.

This review just wasn't very informative, I didn't learn much about the Story creation mode, whether it had any other changes than the sentence listed about it.

I find that a big issue as I remember reading at one point that the story now featured the ability to make branches for wins and loss situations, yet here I cannot see a single thing about this.

I'm very much near the end of losing any respect for this webiste, it's become so strange in the way it reviews games. Certain things not getting high enough scores in certain areas (GoW3 <> KZ2 for graphics) Whilst games like CoD get praised to the heavens.

I'll wait for a review that's actually more informative.

edit: actually I've just found out where I read that infromation about story creator. IT WAS IN AN IGN PREVIEW!!!!
Seriously this review is a joke, there was so much more written about the game in an informative manner in their "why we're pumped" preview and they were genuinely excited yet all of a sudden. Nah it's not as good as the several hours spent with it previously.

Jamegohanssj54235d ago (Edited 4235d ago )

Well Greg's fat ass is a horrible reviewer anyway in my opinion.

The one thing I really adore aboot IGN is how they praise the hell out of a game in a preview, but when it comes down to the review they'll shoot it down like it's a German Nazi. See the MoH review.


Man In Black4236d ago

2007-2009 were pretty awful (I have bad memories of 07's horrible loading times), but 2010 was a return to form, though still not quite as awesome as Here Comes The Pain or '06. Can't wait for this one, so I can recreate some of my favourite Attitude Era moments.

Zachmo1824236d ago

Dude nothing can beat No mercy thats one of the best wrestling games ever made...They should just re release that game and make everybody happy.

NYC_Gamer4236d ago (Edited 4236d ago )

the games only sell because of the huge WWE fanbase...THQ could not do those numbers with some unknown brand....its easy to move millions when u hide behind a brand thats known worldwide...the gameplay quality of smackdown vs raw games are below the N64 old school wrestling games..

Coogi4236d ago

Man you insult anything that's not focused on specifically the ps3.

They changed A LOT this year.

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Paralex4236d ago

They need a new engine. It's been the same since 2000.

N4GAddict4236d ago

They need one based on Day of Reckoning

CobraKai4236d ago

I could be crazy but the "new" WWE Universe mode sounds a helluva lot like Here Comes the Pain's career mode.

GiantJedi4236d ago

I'm not that much into wwe as i used to but sd vs raw 10 was a really good game, can't wait to try 11 out...and why is ign using the picture from 10 and not 11?

GoldPS34236d ago (Edited 4236d ago )

How can this game get an 8 for having the same crap every year? Oh that's right IGN get checks.

big_silky4236d ago

who keeps buying it every year? if you've played 1 wrestling game you've played them all. another symptom of the bad taste of today's gamers. skip these homoerotic antics this year and go buy castlevania or something.

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