Game details

Game:
WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008
AKA
Genre:
Sports
Sub Genre:
Wrestling
Release Date (US):
November 13th, 2007
Release Date (UK):
November 9th, 2007
Players:
1-4
Online Players:
2-4
Developers:
Yuke's
Publisher:
THQ
Rating:
T [Teen]
PSU Rank:
117 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
110 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on PS2, PSP, Xbox 360, DS, and Wii

About WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008

The famous wrestling franchise, WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW, returns for its 2008 installment and its debut on next-gen.

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PSU Review Score
6.0
Avg. user review score:
5.4

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Summary

WWE SmackDown! Vs Raw features hardly any improvement from last years title and with fault after fault, the game, if anything, is a step backwards in terms of development.

We like

  • Plethora of match types
  • Big roster

We dislike

  • Horrible collision detection
  • Too many loading screens
  • Not proportionately accurate

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WWE SmackDown! Vs Raw is a title that should of just quit while it was ahead. The title, which was developed by YUKE’s Future Media Creators and published by THQ, can easily be called the worst game in the series. The game is the first WWE game to be available for all currently selling game consoles and in turn, probably proved to be the downfall of the game. The developers should have focused on one or two specific ...

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Cheat Mode

At the main menu, select "Options", "Cheat Codes", then enter one of the following case-sensitive codes to activate the corresponding cheat function. Note: Some European and Australian versions of the game do not have the "Cheat Codes" option.

    Kelly Kelly's second costume

    Enter "KellyKG12R" as a case-sensitive code to unlock Kelly Kelly's second costume.

    Triple H and HBK's DX attire

    Enter "DXCostume69K2" as a case-sensitive code to unlock Triple H and HBK's DX attire.

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  • Shop bonuses

    Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding superstar or item for purchase at the WWE Shop for the listed amount:

      Bret Hart: Defeat Bret Hart in Hall Of Fame Direct Challenge mode ($210,000).

      Hardcore Championship: Become a Hall of Famer ($20,000).

      HBK DX Entrance: Buy the DX attire ($30,000).

      Mick Foley: Defeat Mick Foley in Hall Of Fame Direct Challenge mode ($210,000).

      Million Dollar Championship: Become a Hall of Famer ($20,000).

      Preset Move Set: Buy all move sets ($15,000).

      "Stone Cold" Steve Austin: Enter the Hall Of Fame, and select Stone Cold. Defeat him in a Submission match with Bret Hart ($210,000).

      Terry Funk: Defeat Sabu, Sandman, and Tommy Dreamer in an ECW Extreme Rules 4-Way match with any superstar on the Legend difficulty setting ($210,000).

      The Rock: Defeat The Rock with Stone Cold on the Legend difficulty setting ($210,000).

      Triple H DX Entrance: Buy the DX attire ($30,000).

      Vince McMahon: Defend a championship in 24/7 mode ($110,000).

      Vince McMahon (Bald): Buy the original Vince McMahon ($60,000).

      WCW Classic Championship: Become be a Hall of Famer ($20,000).

      WWF Attitude Era Championship: Become be a Hall of Famer ($20,000).

  • Arenas

    Get the indicated number of Hall Of Fame mode points to unlock the corresponding arena:

      ECW One Night Stand: 7
      No Way Out: 5
      Vengeance: 6

     

  • Unlock Vince McMahon easily

    Choose to play as a GM in 24/7 mode. Choose a pre-set roster, and set your champions. Go forward a couple of weeks into the calendar, and simulate matches up until that date. Renew the contracts of a few of your superstars for as long as is possible (make sure you include your champions). Go to the calendar, select a date just before the contracts expire, and choose to simulate up until this point. You will have made enough to renew the contracts again. Repeat the same procedure until you get to WrestleMania. You should get there with a couple of decent superstars to compete in a championship match. Put the championship on the line, and fight the match to unlock Vince McMahon.

  • Easy money

    Start a game in 24/7 mode with a superstar that is 90 or better overall in attributes. Go to the calendar, scroll down to WrestleMania, and select it. Choose to simulate all matches up to this date. You should get a lot of money. Save the game, and repeat this as many times as desired to get an unlimited amount of money.

  • Easy $1,000,000 contract

    When you start 24/7 mode, go on trophy dates as much as possible. This is the quickest and easiest way to earn popularity. Your salary is based on how popular you are. Get your popularity at 100 (or close to it) when your contract expires. The next week you will get your salary notification. Teddy Long or Coach will tell you that you now have a $1 million salary ($20,000 per week).

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  • WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008 News

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      THQ has unveiled a further seven wrestlers who are to appear in the company’s forthcoming WWE SmackDown! Vs. Raw 2008, which is scheduled to ship for multiple consoles and handheld systems this November. The latest additions to join the ever-growing roster of brawlers include Elijah Burke,...

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