WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2011

Download WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2011 and step into the ring with your favorite wrestling superstars! Create epic matches, experience realistic gameplay, and write your own WWE history. Unleash your inner wrestler and play now!
a game by Yuke's Co. Ltd.
Platforms: XBox 360, PSP, Wii, Playstation 3 (2010), Playstation 2
Editor Rating: 8.6/10, based on 4 reviews, 2 reviews are shown
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WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2011
WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2011
WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2011

WWE Smackdown VS RAW 2011 is the yearly installment of the series, and like pretty much all of the games in the series, it is one crazy ride. WWE games have been around for a really long time, and they've been known for being quite the creative type of games. Just like the real WWE events, it's not like your average "sport", and there's just as much show in the game as in the real events. These games used to come out yearly like most other sports games, so there wasn't much time to add mechanics and improve a lot. So let's see if there was enough time to make this game a great title.

About the game

WWE Smackdown VS Raw 2011 has all the basics you could ask from a WWE game covered up nicely enough. The list of unlockable characters is huge, as you can choose from over 70 different wrestlers. The characters range from all-time legends to new wrestlers, and of course, the player-created wrestlers too.

Overall there's little improvement in terms of new game modes, but one of the biggest and most important new mechanics here is the WWE Universe mode. Probably the most original mode, and also the one that will give you many hours of fun playing it. It's kinda like an open story mode, where there will be a generated calendar with many events to play. But the story will also auto-generate interactions, events, and even partnerships between your wrestler and other ones.

This doesn’t eliminate the basic story mode and career mode present in past entries in the franchise. So it’s an interesting addition, and the idea of new rivalries appearing so naturally, new events always appearing, and much more, it means that it’s virtually infinite.

Is it a fighting game?

These kinds of sports games are always in a thin line between being a sports simulation game and a fighting game. The same thing happens with UFC Undisputed 2011, another fighting-sport based game. But in that case, it is a little bit different, of course, since UFC is a much more serious sport.

In every way, WWE Smackdown VS RAW 2011 is a less serious game more intended to have some fun than to simulate a real sports event. After all, not even a real-life WWE live event looks like a real sport itself, so the game does great in this sense.


  • Graphics and Visuals: The game doesn't look too good, that's nothing really new. It does a great job of giving a semi-realistic portrayal of the wrestlers in the game, and there's a solid art style in there. It's enough to be enjoyable and not so bad to be annoying.

  • Gameplay: The new game modes add a lot to the game, and makes it a little less repetitive too. The characters do feel slow and awkward to control, and the movements are blocky and choppy. It’s overall ok gameplay though, but not above average.

  • Sound: The narration of the commenters are a little repetitive, but they add a real sense to the game. All the wrestlers have their theme music alright, and there's little music aside from that. So the sound is ok but could be much better.


There isn't much new in this entry for the series, but there are more general improvements overall. The new model works great for adding tons of replayability, but overall this is a great game to have fun with friends. It has a lot of downloadable content which is not great, but it's not necessary either so you can live without it

Download WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2011

XBox 360

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
Playstation 3

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
Playstation 2

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Game Reviews

Wrestling is an example of a competent combination of sports and acting, it is theatrical dramatic fights using tables, ladders and other objects can be seen in the sports wrestling game - WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2011. Get to know famous wrestlers in person, recreate the best and most spectacular fights of all time in the best rings of WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2011.

Wrestling stays wrestling

The gameplay leaves the very concept of wrestling - a one-on-one battle. However, wrestling would be boxing without the dramatic chair-throwing or the finishing attacks of an enemy, like a ladder-jumping punch. In WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2011, throwing chairs is not a feature, but a big part of the gameplay.

Modes to create new modes

However, just like regular sports, there are several subspecies in wrestling. In the same way, the wrestling game - WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2011 has several modes that diversify the gameplay:

  • WWE Universe - The storyline and cutscenes match each match played. This means that your character and your chosen opponent will only become enemies because of your choice, not because of a pre-created storyline. You make your own wrestling history
  • The Road to Wrestlemania - End a streak of no-win Wrestlemania tournament victories by playing as the famous wrestlers of your time. John Cena, Rey Mysterio, Christian, and Chris Jericho. Each hero has his own path of victories and defeats, but defeating the Undertaker is only a dream for the best wrestlers
  • Creation of modes - create new types of matches, set your own rules and play tournaments the way you like

Unlike older versions of the game in WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2011 interaction with objects is more realistic. Ladders can now be placed on the rope sides, there are out of the cage in cage mode. More use of objects - more drama in battles.


Do you like wrestling, wrestling stars and a small amount of action on the battlefield? Then you're in a fighting game based on one of the most beloved sporting events of the people of America - WWE SmackDown vs Raw 2011 is waiting for you and your zeal to win in the famous rings of Wrestlemania.

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