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DS, PS2, PSP, Wii, X360, XBL

Release Dates

11/13/07 THQ
02/14/08 THQ
11/09/07 THQ

Community Stats

Owners: 46
Favorite: 0
Tracked: 0
Wishlist: 0
Now Playing: 2

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This year, THQ's Smackdown series expands once again, as it makes its first ever appearances on the Wii, the Nintendo DS, and the Playstation 3! In addition, PS2 and Xbox 360 incarnations will also be available. With many new features, core adjustments and a revamped roster - including ECW arenas and superstars - having been promised by the team behind the game, this is set to be one hell of a slobberknocker in videogame form!

SvR08 enables you take control of your favourite WWE superstars in a huge variety of game modes and match types, with the strategy you employ being crucial to your chances of victory. Thanks to eight newly-employed unique fighting styles, it is essential to think before you strike and make sure that you use moves and tactics that befit your superstar's size, strength and abilities. Submission artists will look to force their opponents to tap out, whilst hardcore specialists would much rather smack an opponent with a steel chair and be done with it.

AI will be smarter than ever and the game's core animation is said to be undergoing a total revamp, so the moves you perform will freely flow from one to the next - unless, of course, the opponent counters your offence, which could leave you vulnerable and prone to being attacked - therefore, the timing of your strikes and grapples is essential.

In order to give you increased control over your superstar's actions, a lot of emphasis is placed on the use of analogue control, in particular in the art of submission moves. What direction you push the analogue stick in and how hard you do so affects the amount of pressure you apply in the hold - but similarly, your opposition can use a similar system to escape the submission.
  • Superstar Fighting Styles: With eight Superstar Fighting Styles to choose from, playing WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 will never be the same. Each fighting style has its own unique strategy with exclusive moves, abilities, attributes and more. Take the fight into your own hands and feel the power of the Superstars.
  • Struggle Submission System: The new Struggle Submission System gives players intuitive and natural control over their WWE Superstars using the analog sticks. Realism and strategy are at the forefront, as players can now control the amount of pressure they apply.
  • ECW Presence: The life of a WWE Superstar isn't always pretty. ECW invades WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 with a variety of Superstars, arenas and weapons.
  • WWE 24/7 Mode: Combining the popular Season and General Manager Modes from previous Smackdown vs. Raw games, WWE 24/7 Mode embraces the intensity of the Superstar lifestyle. Multiple character developement options, stat tracking and career goals will guide players toward the ultimate achievement of becoming a Legend.
  • Giving Fans What They Want: WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008 offers numerous updates, including new rosters, more enviornmental hotspots, improved out-of-ring action, enhanced online community support and much more!

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Opinion (47)

1 n/a n/a 37,737 37,737
2 n/a 41,440 24,708 15,549 81,697
3 n/a 21,425 28,138 13,160 62,723
4 n/a 18,486 35,607 15,131 69,224
5 n/a 21,464 29,274 13,546 64,284
6 n/a 25,441 35,532 16,334 77,307
7 n/a 29,742 54,116 23,288 107,146
8 n/a 16,237 32,691 13,762 62,690
9 n/a 13,640 18,090 8,437 40,167
10 n/a 12,470 8,966 5,190 26,626
mathare92 posted 30/12/2009, 04:55
im ashamed to say i own this
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KBG29 posted 16/11/2008, 03:26
Wow! this game has legs on all platforms.
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Aj_habfan posted 09/09/2008, 04:23
Officially passed a million now, good stuff.
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insomniac_dog posted 02/09/2008, 07:27
#16. Nice work. I can't say I would enjoy this type of game, but a great achievement nonetheless.
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Kamahl posted 30/08/2008, 05:19
@Dark Odin, SC4 maybe but madden wont.... it will probably reach 1 million but other games like resistance 2 or motorstorm 2 will make it first.
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Mike92r posted 30/08/2008, 03:00
The milion is broken :D
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