The Number One fighting game franchise in the world is back on the PlayStation 2 with WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009, giving wrestling fans the definitive simulation of the WWE experience. The latest version brings enhanced graphics, new matches, a huge roster of wrestlers, and more to keep WWE fans excited for a long time to come.
Play as All Your Favorite WWE Superstars
WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2009 for the PS2 delivers enhanced graphics, new matches, and a huge roster of wrestlers. View larger.
Play cage, TLC, table, hardcore, royal rumble, extreme rules, and many other match types. View larger.
A huge roster of superstars are included in the game, drawing from the Raw, Smackddown, ECW, and more. Some of the players include: Ashley, Batista, Chris Jericho, Hardcore Holly, John Cena, Kane, Layla, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, Shawn Michaels, William Regal, Big Daddy V, Big Show, Edge, Jeff Hardy, Matt Hardy, Chavo Guerrero, Finlay, Tazz, and dozens more.
In addition, the Create-a-Superstar returns, letting you customize your own character, play as him through the career mode and become the next superstar. You can also use the new Create-A-Finisher feature to make a unique finishing move by chaining together 10 different animations out of over 500.
Enhanced Tag-Team Matches and Other New Match Types
New weapons and objects include steel steps, tables, ladders, trash cans, and more. View larger.
Wrestling superstar roster includes Ashley, Batista, Chris Jericho, Hardcore Holly, and many others. View larger.
Tag Team matches are emphasized in Smackdown vs. Raw 2009, and there are many new additions to make the game more realistic and fun. Players can now perform double teams on opponents, such as having one player hold an opponent against the ropes while on the apron, or pulling down on ropes while an opponent is running to send them out of the ring. And there are now different ways of tagging in, such as the forced blind tag and reversible hot tag. Teams also get team-specific finishing moves that are incredibly satisfying to perform.
In addition to tag matches, there are 14 one-on-one match types including the Inferno, Gauntlet, Falls Count Anywhere, Steel Cage and Ladder matches, and even a Backstage Brawl.
Road to Wrestlemania Mode
The single player Road to Wrestlemania mode offers a deep and diverse story line that is filled with brand defections, team building, and strategic alliances. You can choose from Triple H, CM Punk, The Undertaker, John Cena, and Chris Jericho to play in this single-player mode. There is also a story line for co-operative play, in which players control Batista and Rey Mysterio. The story lines are so custom tailored and well done that you might find them more compelling than what you see on television.
WWE fans and fighting game fans alike will both love this latest game, giving them a chance to grapple as their favorite superstars.