Wheelman for James Ellsworth
Join Date: Jun 2009
Re: best wwe videogame
I can't understand the calls for Just Bring It.
Fresh on the heels of Smackdown 2: Know Your Role (which was possibly the best wrestling game ever at that point in time)and the first major wrestling game on the second generation consoles, there was a lot of potential for the game, however I felt that the game was clunky, had a poor roster and graphics and the story mode was an abomination (especially when people criticise the newer RTWM stories). Yes, you could play as any of the characters on the roster, but the actual storylines were terrible (especially if your character already held a title) and only consisted of about 4 matches. The only redeeming feature for me was the slobberknocker mode which was a lot of fun.
Anyway, my vote goes to Smackdown: Shut Your Mouth. I absolutely adored that game.
It had possibly the best roster of any game past or present (with no deadweight like Rodney Mack in HCTP) including all the big names of the attitude era alongside the nWo and the stars who arrived during the InVasion era and also the stars of the future like Lesnar & Orton.
It retained all of the good features of JBI, but massively improved upon the story mode by reflecting the current events at the time (such as the draft & the arrival of the nWo) and this gives the game a much longer longevity.
And thats not mentioning all the unlockables - pretty much everyone on the roster had an alternate attire!
The only downside for me was the lack of Mysterio and the new Kane attire, however both of these were included in the CAW mode anyway.
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