Retro Gaming 00s- WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2007: (2006)

As it relates to the 00’s decade pro wrestling video games was arguably the golden era of that that particular genre with numerous games that are still talked about to this day. Along with titles such as Smackdown: Here Comes The Pain and SvR ‘06 one of the more popular pro era games to have emerged from the 00’s was Smackdown vs Raw 2007. The Smackdown vs Raw 2007 game was developed by Yuke’s and published by THQ and was released for the PS2, Xbox 360 and even the PlayStation Portable. Smackdown vs Raw 2007 was released in ‘06 when the Ruthless Aggression Era was arguably at its peak and it felt like a highly modified version of its predecessor. Smackdown vs Raw 2007 had an Exhibition Mode with numerous match types including Singles, Tag-Team, Triple-Threat, 6-Man, Fatal 4 Way, Handicap, Last Man Standing, Cage and Hell in a Cell. One brand new matches types that was added included Money In The Bank which was pretty cool but very hard to win. Smackdown vs Raw 2007 also included a Season mode which included various different storylines depending on what roster the players was on; along with whether or not they have World Titles. Similar to its predecessor Smackdown vs Raw 2007 had a Challenge Mode where players had to win specific matches against certain opponents for unlockable content.

WWE Smackdown vs 2007 featured the biggest stars in pro wrestling from the 00’s including John Cena, Triple H, The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, Edge, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio and others. Also, similar to the ‘05 prequel SvR 2007 included Legends such as Hulk Hogan, The Rock, Stone Cold, Bret Hart, Roddy Piper and various others. The roster in SvR 2007 was stacked with top-tier wrestlers and countless gameplay options which added to the overall replay of the game itself. Also, the soundtrack in SvR ‘07 was more memorable than its predecessor and it really blended with the overall vibe of the game. Despite, not being as critically acclaimed as SvR ‘06 many would agree that SvR ‘07 was better than a majority of the 2K WWE games from the 10’s decade.

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