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WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010

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Deep wrestling simulator has ads, blood, sexy girls.
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What parents need to know

Educational value

Players learn the ins and outs of professional wrestling, including specific moves and match types.

Positive messages

While there are clear "good guys" and "bad guys," the answer to every problem or confrontation is solved in the ring through fighting.

Positive role models

There are clear "good guys" and "bad guys" in the game. Players can also create their own wrestler and act any way they choose.

Ease of play

The biggest addition to this year's release is a training facility, where players are walked through all the controls. Players primarily use the thumbsticks to move and execute special attacks. There are also buttons for basic punches and kicks as well as to perform finishing moves.

Violence

Players use a variety of punches, kicks and slams to take down opponents. In certain matches, wrestlers can use weapons, such as sledgehammers, steel chairs and tables. Vicious attacks can sometimes produce blood.

Sex

Female wrestlers wear tight, revealing outfits, often showing lots of cleavage. Some dialogue contains sexual innuendo, but doesn't discuss body parts or graphic comments.

Language

Ass and damn are the worst words used. Players may encounter harsher language used by human opponents online.

Consumerism

Candy maker Twix and Mobil oil are regular sponsors, and ads are seen often throughout the game.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010 is a game based on professional wrestling, specifically World Wrestling Entertainment. Players perform punches, kicks, grapples, and slams to pin opponents to the mat. Some matches allow wrestlers to use weapons such as steel chairs and tables, often resulting in bloodied faces. The game also features scantily clad female competitors and advertisements for real-world brands, including Twix and Mobil. The game is playable online, a feature Common Sense Media does not recommend for children under the age of 12.

What's it about?

WWE SMACKDOWN VS. RAW 2010 is a pro wrestling simulation based on World Wrestling Entertainment. Players compete in a series of matches en route to becoming a champion. Matches range from straightforward one-on-one encounters to tag-team events and even brawls inside a steel cage. This year's edition focuses heavily on customization, but it goes beyond just creating a wrestler. Players can now create events and scenes that take place on wrestling shows. Players can also create their own pre-match entrances and video montages.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

The customization features go a long way toward refreshing the franchise. Players can dig really deep in creating their wrestler as well as the behind-the-scenes activity that goes into producing a show. Players can decide who a wrestler's rivals are, how they are encountered, and what kind of matches to schedule. The game is also more accessible to new players thanks to a new training facility. The game first launches inside the facility, allowing new players to begin practicing immediately. The facility then slowly walks players through the controls, which makes the transition to matches easier. Overall, this is perhaps the most robust version of Smackdown vs. Raw released so far.

Online interaction: The game includes online matches and open chat, which means players could encounter inappropriate language and subject matter. Common Sense Media does not recommend online play for children under the age of 12.

Families can talk about...

  • How does the game compare to real pro wrestling? What makes pro wrestling more or less entertaining than similar sports, such as boxing or mixed martial arts? Did you find that the game was an accurate representation? Was the level of violence similar to real pro wrestling?

  • What do you think of women depicted in these games? Are they strong, interesting characters, or is their presence purely a matter of sexuality meant to make the game more appealing to young men?

Game details

Platforms:Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2
Price:$59.99
Available online?Available online
Developer:THQ
Release date:October 20, 2009
Genre:Sports
ESRB rating:T for Blood, Language, Sexual Themes, Violence

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Adult Written byTom_Gamer_Tom June 4, 2010

An average wrestling game.

Smackdown vs raw is a long lived wrestling simulator, Very realistic and sometimes too realistic. First off, The blood. You can beat someone over and over again with a sledgehammer until they are knocked out. They bleed all over the place but it looks like paint. A lot of wrestling moves are able to break someones neck. This shouldn't be copied, One reason to not buy this for a child. Maybe for someone mature. The sex in this is pretty moderate. The female wrestlers wear inappropiate outfits but its no worse than what you see on TV before the watershed. Overall its a mature game but isn't violent really.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Kid, 12 years old April 22, 2013

Amazing game

The game is extremely fun. The life of a wwe superstar can finally become true. reccomend for ALL wrestling fans.
What other families should know
Great role models
Safety and privacy concerns
Teen, 15 years old Written byWRESTLING246 October 9, 2014

WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010 is a great game

This game is fantastic with lots of blood and Road to WrestleManias
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

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