Posted on December 11, 2007,

Impressions: WWE Smackdown vs. RAW 2008

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Word on the street is that the PS3 version of WWE Smackdown vs. RAW 2008 suffers from serious frame rate issues, so I decided to sample the Xbox 360 version which has been reported to be the best by most I have talked to concerning the title. If anyone has played the Wii version, feel free to drop your thoughts in the comments below. I’m definitely curious what gamers think about that version as well.

The first thing I should mention is the fact that I have yet to play a wrestling game that I came out of with a positive feeling about. I was a big fan of wrestling when I was little and have some fond memories of the sport even though I am not much of a fan these days. I continue sampling wrestling games through the years in hopes of a truly great one, but always feel let down.

WWE Smackdown vs. RAW 2008 is another let down in my book. The character creation options are last generation if that. The other noticeable problem I have with the game is the insane load times. You will spend more time on load screens than actually wrestling someone. The game does look fairly nice; the movements are a little more fluid than past WWE games and some of the new moves and controls were welcomed. If they could get rid of the long load times, add a tutorial mode or two and then just lightly polish the rest of the game and possibly throw in a detailed character edit mode, we’d be looking at something really nice. Right now it’s simply an average game at best. If you are a die hard WWE fan and have tons of patience for boring load screens, drop $60 on the game. For anyone else, this could be a fun game rental for a couple days, but much past 3-4 hours of gameplay, it gets really old. I look forward to the 2009 wrestling game to see if they made the necessary tweaks to finally give us a wrestling game worth writing home about.

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19 Comments on Impressions: WWE Smackdown vs. RAW 2008

Anominus

On January 2, 2008 at 2:08 pm

:mad: :mad: This game sucks there is no skill required and the computers are over powered in the story mode and suck in v.s.Do not buy this game it will be the worest waste of money in your life

Anominus

On January 2, 2008 at 2:08 pm

:mad: :mad: This game sucks there is no skill required and the computers are over powered in the story mode and suck in v.s.Do not buy this game it will be the worest waste of money in your life.Sry for duplicate

Xboxlenny

On January 2, 2008 at 4:55 pm

never played it, but reviews of it suck, also they say WWE SD VS RAW 2007 is better. just read some reviews.

WWEFAN

On January 2, 2008 at 6:51 pm

:lol: This game is awsome

Fothergill

On January 8, 2008 at 3:46 pm

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Sauc3

On January 28, 2008 at 7:02 pm

if you are a wwe fan than you should like this game if not than dont post you make yourself look stupid. point is dont get a wwe game if you dont watch it or like wrestling for that matter…

dodger

On February 13, 2008 at 5:26 am

This game is mint :smile: but the online mode sucks :!: :!: :!:

jamie

On February 13, 2008 at 5:27 am

awesome :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

kundan

On March 14, 2008 at 2:34 am

this game sucks and rocks

:idea: :oops: :roll: :wink: :eek: :lol: :mad: :mad: :!: :?: :neutral: :twisted: :arrow: :shock: :smile: :???: :cool: :evil: :grin: :idea: :oops: :razz: :roll: :wink: :cry: :eek: :lol: :sad: :!: :?:

basoc bogdan

On April 3, 2008 at 5:32 am

:smile: :cool: :evil: :oops: :oops: :roll: :lol: :?: but i love feet worship

diego

On April 17, 2008 at 3:04 pm

HELLO OUT THERE AND TODAY AM PISTOFF ABOUT THIS GAME. THE CODES SUCK.
YOUR HAVE TO PUT LEGENDS DIFFICULTY IN CERTEN MATCHES JUST TO UNLOCK EVERYTHING
24/7 MODE SUCKS. ATTRIBUTE POINTS YEAH THERE CRUWED THAT UP. OH AND YEAH HOW ABOUT THE MOVE SETS THEY CRUWED THAT UP TO. JUST TODAY I TOOK THAT GAME AND SLAMMED IT ON THE FLOOR
AND BROKE IT TO A MILLION PEACES BECAUSE I FAILED TO DO A CODE ON THAT SMACKDOWN VS RAW 08
VIDEO GAME. CORY LANDSMA DON.T EVER MAKE A SvsRAW VIDEO GAME AGAIN. COME ON COME MAN
THIS IS SUCKS DUDE. SO NOW YA’LL KNOW HOW UPSET I AM ABOUT THIS GAME. and if everyone reads this blog am pretty sure ya’ll bogging the hell out of this. this as been my blog have a good day and STAY AWEY From this game don’t even look at it

jeff hardy

On May 24, 2008 at 3:32 am

se jeu est bien mais il manque quelle que personnages comme chris jericho ,chanon moor ,jimmy yang , ………. le match le plus nul c le tables match i les meilleur dans 2006 :twisted: :neutral: :neutral: :neutral: :mrgreen: :twisted: :smile: :smile: :idea: :wink: :eek: :lol: :lol: :lol: :mad: :mad: :sad: :?:

jeff hardy

On May 24, 2008 at 3:33 am

play is well but it misses whatever characters like chris jericho, chanon moor, jimmy yang, ………. the match more no C the tables the best match I in 2006 :oops: :wink: :lol: :mad: :sad: :sad: :arrow: :shock: :shock: :arrow: :shock: :arrow: :smile: :shock: :???: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :wink:
:mrgreen: :twisted: :evil: :mad: :?:

joseph

On June 18, 2008 at 6:21 pm

well the ps3 version sucks but the ps2 version is jumpin

aniket

On June 21, 2008 at 5:11 am

its the best u can get.

Hardcore Hardy

On July 13, 2008 at 1:15 pm

I don’t see why people don’t like this game. Legend mode is pretty EZ. The reason the game doesn’t have Y2J is because he returned after the game was released, THQ and whoever else makes this game doesn’t upgrade the game right after it’s released. The upgrade that they make is released the next yera, it’s called Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 :wink: . THIS IS THE BEST GAME IN WRESTLING HISTORY AS OF 7/13/08! Rock On! :mrgreen:

WiiPlayes

On July 15, 2008 at 10:14 pm

This game suck when its on the wii, there are barely any matches options, no TLC or w/e it suks, if U have a wii, wat I suggest is to buy an XBOX 360 and buy the game for XBOX360 cuz the wii version suks, except it gives u a workout. Still it suks!!! on the wii, XBOX360 is way! way! better

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On November 14, 2010 at 1:36 pm

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