WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010

Game review by
Brett Molina, Common Sense Media
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Deep wrestling simulator has ads, blood, sexy girls.
Parents recommendPopular with kids

Parents say

age 11+
Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 21 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

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 & Representations

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

What 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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
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... Continue reading
Adult Written bykeeyanoosh March 7, 2012

smack down vs raw 2010

this game has a little blood. the worst bad word is the d word .It is awesome
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.
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'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?

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.

Talk to your kids 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?

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