'SmackDown vs. Raw 2008' a hit with fans and critics
It's been two weeks since WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 hit stores for all current video game consoles, and in short time, it's received acclaim from both reviewers and players alike.
The current incarnation of SmackDown vs. Raw for PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSP, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS has already been named a Game Critics Award nominee for Best Fighting Game of 2007 -- no surprise, since the game has been one of the best-selling fighting games year after year across all systems.
Here's just a sampling of what critics are saying about this year's version:
Greg Miller, IGN:
"WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 is good. Very good. ... This is some of the most fun I've had on the mat in a wrestling game in a long time and after three and a half months of playing it, I still look forward to putting it through the paces each morning. The controls are great and make the act of wrestling shine."
"There's a lot to like about what WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 brings to the table this year. There are dozens of different match types to explore, functioning online multiplayer and many different ways to customize your experience."
Todd Melick, GamePro:
"The digital versions of the wrestlers look almost as good as their real-life counterparts. ... The wrestling action is buttery smooth and the wrestlers control fluidly. ... There's no denying that WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 is a wrestling fan's dream come true."
"From the spiffy graphics to the more right analog stick-centric controls to the robust Create-A-Superstar to the new WWE 24/7 career mode, this is SmackDown as its finest."
It's not too late to experience the life of a Superstar for yourself. Pick up WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 at leading video game retailers or at WWEShop today.