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WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 Featuring ECW (Xbox 360)

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 Featuring ECW (Xbox 360)
alaScore 80

65 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 65 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the design and usability. The controls and graphics also get good comments. Views about the gameplay and story are different. There are some critical comments about the value for money.

graphics, controls, usability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 Featuring ECW (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2008


Being tied to the WWE, every game in the series has a gimmick, and a mere glance at the cover will reveal this year's theme. It’s time to prep the stretchers in 2008, as the pain-loving ECW boys are here to join the party. The ECW brand (which in WWE...

Creation mode ; Addition of ECW ; Wrestlers look better than ever

Lingering control issues ; Online play easy to take advantage of ; AI cheating is evident

With some great new additions, an outstanding creation mode, fun offline Achievements and the attempted use of ECW, the game strives to be a Hall of Famer. However, unresolved frustration and performance issues keep this game from getting the title shot.

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WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008


has everything to give you the authentic wrestling experience, but it could use a lot of improvement to its actual wrestling

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WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2008 review for the XBOX360


Solid foundations; ECW superstars

Restrictive superstar types; Complicated submission system; Lack of story flow and purpose; Repetitive commentary

With all this negative talk about WWE Smackdown! vs. Raw 2008, you might be surprised to know that I'm a long-time casual fan of wrestling and wrestling titles. I still treasure WWF No Mercy for the N64, and my childhood is full of eyes-glued-to-TV...


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WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008


World Wrestling Entertainment, formerly known as the World Wrestling Federation, has been captivating wrestling fans for more than six decades. With household names such as Hulk Hogan and The Undertaker, over 15,000 supporters turn out each week to...

For wrestling fans, this game is the king. With a huge amount of game modes to keep you entertained for many hours upon end, mixed with great visuals, WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2008 is a great gaming experience. This may be slightly reduced for those who...

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SmackDown! VS. RAW 2008 Review


The Xbox 360, PS3 and PS2 versions of this year's WWE games take a few steps forward and a few steps back.

SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008 for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PS2 are solid experiences once you look past the many many design transgressions. It's a shame that Yuke's has mucked up what many considered a winning formula with the 2007 edition of the game, but the...

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WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2008


If at first you don't succeed, try and try and try again.

Great new character creation mode eliminates the ridiculous, and is now a powerful, subtle tool ; The game will feel most familiar on the 360 to longtime fans, since it has vibration and no motion sensitivity ; One of the deepest versions released so far

ECW stars can't play through 24/7 mode on their own show or with their own storylines ; Graphics have a ways to grow before they'll match true 360 masterpieces like Mass Effect

With the most familiar controls of any version released this year, the Xbox 360 version edges out the PS3 version this season, by a hair.

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WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2008 Review (Xbox 360)


modern-day studio wrestling

WWE wrestling is fake, and runs off of a script whenever possible

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WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008


War in your living room

New Superstar Fighting Styles enhance the unpredictability.; Analog controls now include submission situations

Limbs still poke through each other with regularity

How many times can you take a chair to the face and get up?

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WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 Review


Not quite a legend, but this year's WWE wrestling game is still that...damn...good.

This system fits in with the mostly accessible gameplay. Various grapples are available, depending on which direction you move the right analog stick. Holding down the right bumper button while moving it gives you power grapples, in case you feel...

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WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2008


Every year we have a new set of sports games that come out on all the major consoles. This year WWE and THQ have done the same thing, WWE Smackdown! Vs. Raw 2008 is the first wrestling game to be featured on all the consoles, portable and home. Is this...

If you are looking for the best looking wrestling game then WWE Smackdown! Vs. Raw 2008 is the way to go. THQ is going to have some competition, Fire Pro Wrestling was released this week and TNA has a wrestling game out next year. For now though this...