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PS3 Review – Smackdown vs. Raw 2010

October 28, 2009 Written by Joseph Peterson

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THQ has been a huge publisher of games in the Wrestling genre. Year after year they release Smackdown vs. Raw as their premier title in the genre. Smackdown vs. Raw 2010 is this year’s release, and the game itself brings many improvements that fans of the series have been asking for.

The game offers the same premise that past titles have: it gives the players the ability to fight as their favorite wrestler or create one of their own. The main attraction to this year’s title is that gamers can now literally create their own storylines, or even download created ones. The storyline itself can be as long or short as the creator wants. The amount of detail that can be put into this mode is quite impressive, ranging from backstage antics to scheduling each and every match for each show. The possibilities are endless.

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A Create-An-Entrance movie mode has been added as well. In this mode, the user takes highlight reels from his or her matches and converts them into an entrance video, complete with special effects. These range from transitions between clips to screen effects and filters that can be applied to the video itself. This can be used within the Create-An-Entrance mode, along with custom music.

The Create-A-Wrestler mode has also been revamped. The amount of customization is pretty impressive. Not only can in-ring attire be chosen, but also behind-the-scenes attire. Create-A-Moveset also makes a return, but it has been revamped with a more efficient control scheme and more options.

Create-A-Moveset also makes a return, but it has been revamped with a more efficient control scheme and more options.

The last create mode is Create-A-Finisher. This mode made its debut in Smackdown vs. Raw 2009. The regular finishers have been changed a bit to look smoother and transition better from move to move. Additionally, finishers are not restricted to being on the mat. Gamers can now take it to the top turnbuckle and do a customized aerial finisher.

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The best thing about all of this is that everything players create can be shared online with other owners of the title. If you are too lazy to create a move or wrestler, just go download it from the online library, and after you download an item, you are given the opportunity to rate it.

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