WWE SmackDown! vs RAW 2007
|SmackDown! vs RAW 2007|
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November 10, 2006
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WWE SmackDown! vs RAW 2006, 2007's predecessor was critically acclaimed by both fans and game reviewers alike. The game had brought back the vibe the series had apparently lost with its own predecessor, Smackdown vs. RAW. Anticipation ran high for what was supposed to be the final current-generation installment of Smackdown, and fans were excited when the first details began to emerge in March 2006.
In March 2006, IGN, as usual, broke the story on the latest installment. No more exclusivity was the name of the game, as this installment would jump from Sony to a multi-platform standard for the very first time. Gamers salivated at the first next-generation screenshots of the Xbox 360 version and noted how much more it offered. The game was also slated for current-generation systems such as the PSP and the PS2. A Wii version was not scheduled for the year, and the PS3 version, though slated to occur, was still shrouded in secrecy.
From March until release, THQ provided occasional news updates. The new features were touted the environmental hotspots - areas which offered more interactivity and the inclusion of the Money in the Bank variation for exhibition mode. During the cycle, the PS3 version was cancelled for falling too far behind. The 360 port was released as scheduled.
The game released in November, in time for the holiday season to generally positive reviews with the theme of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it." The tried and proven smackdown success was evident, even if it left some feeling that the game was overly similar to 2006, and that the control scheme was outdated. There were also several notable glitches, including tag teams announced as singles' wrestlers and RVD unable to perform the 5 Star in a ladder match. Regardless, it became a hot sell and can be found at reduced prices for most current-generation versions.
 Season Mode
SmackDown! vs RAW 2007 Season Mode - An indepth guide to help you through your season mode on either RAW or SmackDown.
- Big Show
- Bobby Lashley
- The Boogeyman
- Booker T
- Chavo Guerrero
- Chris Benoit
- Chris Masters
- The Great Khali
- Gregory Helms
- Hardcore Holly
- Joey Mercury
- John Cena
- Johnny Nitro
- Kid Kash
- Kurt Angle
- Lance Cade
- Mark Henry
- Matt Hardy
- Mick Foley
- Mr Kennedy
- Paul Burchill
- Randy Orton
- Rey Mysterio
- Ric Flair
- Rob Van Dam
- Shawn Michaels
- Shelton Benjamin
- Super Crazy
- Trevor Murdoch
- Triple H
- The Undertaker
- William Regal
- Bam Bam Bigelow
- Bret Hart
- Cactus Jack
- Dude Love
- Dusty Rhodes
- Eddie Guerrero
- Hulk Hogan
- Jerry Lawler
- Jim Neidhart
- Mr. Perfect
- Roddy Piper
- Shane McMahon
- Steve Austin
- The Rock
THQ said they would bring a more realistic fighting experience with a new, but old analog control grappling system, enabling the player to throw their opponent anywhere they want with in reason, in contrast to previous preset animations. In the new system, grappling moves are now affected by analog control, in contrast to the button-based system from preceding games. Much like the previous game, one can also move around the ring by analog control instead of using the D-pad. An option to switch to the previous control layout is also possible . The chain reversal system has also been improved and now involves grapples as well as strikes.
The Category 1 and Category 2 move sets are determined by your weight-class now, so lighter wrestlers have access to martial arts or luchadore move-sets, while heavier wrestlers have access to more power moves. In addition, a wrestler can only lift up or hurt with certain strikes, wrestlers one weight class heavier than them or less.
 Match Types
Singles - The traditional 1 on 1 match between two superstars in the ring. Victory is achieved by the following means: Pinfall, Submission, Knockout, Count-Out or Disqualification. If you go to match Rules, you can change some of these factors as to not count (Turn DQ, Count-Out, Submission off). To help you, you can have a manager at ringside OR you can call for interference from your fellow members in a stable.
Tag Team - The traditional 2 on 2. Things are obviously more hectic in this match since there are four men involved, and each team can also have a manager. Methods of victory are the same as for Singles. Rules can be changed, and Normal Tag asks for only two men (legal) in the ring at any one time. You may tag your partner by going up to them and pressing the R1 button.
Tornado Tag - The UNtraditional 2 on 2 - basically, there's no tagging. All 4 men are legal and in the ring beating the living daylights out of each other. A much more hectic atmosphere. All other rules generally apply here.
6-Man Tag - Up the stakes. 3 on 3. There are no real differences between this and 2 on 2 tag. This type also features Tornado or Normal depending on what you want.
Elimination Tag - It's not enough to defeat just one of your opponents, to win this match you must eliminate all members on the opposite team. Variations of this match include Tornado Tag, 6-Man Tag and Table Tornado Tag.
Triple Threat - The old saying "Three's a Crowd" sums this match up perfectly, three people in the ring at once, first to get the pin or submission wins the match.
Fatal Four Way - Same rules as a Triple Threat match, except now there's 4 people in the ring at once, feeling lucky?
Handicap Match - This isn't the ideal situation for any player unless you are on the handicapping team. Basically, these matches involve one wrestler taking on two or three others at once. Hence the Handicap name. You may choose One on Two - One guy against two others in the ring at the same time, One on Tag - You against a tag team (Normal tag rules apply), One on Three - One wrestler against THREE wrestlers at once and Tag on Trio - Same rules as the One on Three but now you have the chance to tag in an opponent if the beating gets too bad. You may be that lone soldier or the handicapping team.
Royal Rumble - Two men start in the ring. After 10 seconds, another man enters. This continues until there are six men in the ring max. Instead of eliminating someone by pin fall or submission like a normal match, you eliminate them by using ring out meter. Although the Rumble is 30 men by default, Options of 10, 15, 20, and 25, men can be chosen.
3 Stages of Hell - Brutality at it's finest, ladies and gentlemen. The goal of this match is to outlast your opponent in two out of three special matches, back to back. You could have for example, Hardcore, Table and to finish it, Cage.
Backstage Brawl - Chairs and sledgehammers not satisfy your lust for brutality? Then take the action backstage and destroy your opponent with anything you can get your hands on. The 3 different areas available are Parking Lot Brawl, Bar Room Brawl and Backstage Brawl.
Battle Royal - Either 4, 5 or 6 men in the ring at once, your aim is to make sure you're the last man in the ring. You can win the match by Pinfall or Submission, or you can select the Over the Top Rope Battle Royal to get a mini Royal Rumble feel.
Buried Alive Match - It may be called a Buried Alive match but it's more of a Casket Match, your aim is to beat you opponent senseless then throw him in a Casket, after you close the Casket lid on your opponent a cut scene will trigger showing your opponent getting buried under a truck full of gravel.
Elimination Chamber - 6 men are involved in this brutal match, 2 start in the ring while the other 4 start in pods surrounding the ring, a different pod is opened every 2 minutes until all 6 men are in the ring.
First Blood - Exactly what it says on the tin, no pinfalls, no submissions the only way to win is to make your opponent bleed.
Fulfill Your Fantasy - Getnew a diva, grab a pillow and derobe your opponent. It's not as satisfying as you think.
Hardcore - Ever heard of anarchy? That's basically this match. You and your opponent(s) can go anywhere and use anything in weapons to your advantage. Victory is achieved by Pinfall, Submission or KO, and that's it. DQ's off and Count-Out doesn't apply. it's ECW, basically.
Hell in a Cell - One of the WWE's most brutal matches. Opponents do battle in a 20 foot high enclosed cell, and victory is only achieved by pinfall or submission - ANYWHERE! There ARE no other rules - brutalize your opponent in the hellacious cell or go outside, climb the cell and do battle on the top of the cell. If you want real damage, toss your opponent off the cell. Variations include Single - 1 on 1, Tornado Tag - 2 on 2 or Armageddon - 6 men in one cell.
Ironman - One of the most physically challenging matches in history, the Ironman match is a test of strength and endurance. The goal is to get as many pinfalls, submissions, knockouts, count-outs or Disqualifications against your opponent by the time runs out. You can choose 10, 20, 30, or even 60 minutes of nothing but fighting.
Ladder Match - One of the most entertaining and different matches in WWE History, the Ladder Match is a spectacle in deed. A belt hangs high in the air, and using a ladder, a competitor has to obtain it by grabbing it off. The problem? There are other people wanting to do the same thing.
Last Man Standing - One of the most brutal matches there are, it's about as nasty as the I Quit Match. One on One, and the point here is to beat your opponent so bad, he cannot revive within ten seconds, as counted by the referee. You can use anything and any move you want to brutalize your opponent. There are no rules.
Special Referee - What happens when your enemy becomes the special referee? Uh-oh. You or a computer can take control of the referee in this unique match, it can be done in a variety of environments with one or two special referees arguing to make the decision. The referee in this case can attack anyone and DQ or Count-Out whomever they want to, or choose not to. A potentially easy or unfair match depending on the situation by far. Controls can be seen in Advanced.
Steel Cage - Basically a normal match, with a 16 foot steel cage around you. There are two styles of playing. Escape Only or Pinfall/Submission. Escaping the cage (See Controls Page) is the only way to win in Escape only, but in Pinfall/Submission, you can escape OR pin or make your opponent(s) tap out.
Submission - The goal here is to make your opponent submit and tap out. A Singles Submission match ends when the first person taps out, and Ultimate Submission, also selectable is most submissions within a set time period. (10, 20, 30 minutes, etc.)
Table - Put your opponent through a wooden table, ouch. As you can guess, this is exactly how the match ends. There are variations such as triple threat, fatal four way and tornado tag.
TLC - Tender Loving Care? No way. Tables, Ladders and Chairs, and this is what you'll have access to in this hectic and crazy match. Otherwise, all Ladder rules apply.
Money in the Bank - A new addition to the SmackDown! series is the Money in the Bank match, 6 men, 2 ladders and a briefcase hanging above the ring. It's a match you either love for it's hectic fast paced action or you hate it for the extreme frustration you can experience trying to win it.
- "Alive and Kicking"
Written and Performed by Nonpoint
- "Bullet with a Name"
Written and Performed by Nonpoint
Performed by Allele
- "The Enemy"
Performed by Godsmack
- "I Ain't Your Savior"
Performed by Bullets & Octane
- "Animal I Have Become"
Performed by Three Days Grace
Performed by Three Days Grace
- "Money in the Bank"
Performed by Lil Scrappy
- "Lonely Train"
Performed by Black Stone Cherry
- "The Champ"
Performed by Ghostface Killah
Performed by Rise Against
- "Forgive Me"
Performed by Versus the World
Written and Performed by Jim Johnston
- "Booyaka 619"
Written by Thomas Lopez Performed by P.O.D.
- "The Darkest Side (The Undertaker Remix)"
Written and Performed by Jim Johnston
- "Ain't No Stoppin' Me"
Written and Performed by Jim Johnston Vocals performed by Lou$tar
Written and Performed by Jim Johnston
Written by Jim Johnston, Jeremy Taggart, Mike Turner and Raine Maida Performed by Our Lady Peace
- "The Time Is Now"
Written by John Cena, Mark Predka, and Bobby Russell Performed by John Cena and Tha Trademarc
Written by Craig R. Rondell, Jim Johnston, Louis A. Lenard, Michael C. Ferrari, and Scott D. Menville Performed by Boy Hits Car
Written by M. Tremonti and M. Kennedy Performed by Alter Bridge
- "Some Bodies Gonna Get It"
Written by Jim Johnston, Paul Beauregard, Darnell Carlton, and Jordan Houston Performed by Three 6 Mafia
- "Fury of the Storm"
Written by Brian Fair and Jim Johnston Performed by Shadows Fall
- "I Walk Alone"
Written by Christopher Jon D'Abaldo, David A. Novotny, Jim Johnston, Joseph Scott Sappington, Paul Allen Crosby, and Wayne A. Swinney Performed by Saliva
- "Burn In My Light"
Written by Corey Michael Lane, James Eugene McGlothlin, and Jim Johnston Performed by Mercy Drive
- "A Girl Like That"
Written by Jim Johnston Performed by Eleventh Hour
- "Garth Vader"
From Ruckus from VideoHelper
- "Virtual Voodoo"
Written and Composed by Perring/Edwards/Harper Courtesy Extreme Production Music USA Courtesy of APM-Associated Production Music, LLC:
- "Hard as Stone"
Written by Walt Rockman (PRS)
- "A Firestorm"
Written by Herman Langschwert (AKM) and Wolfgang Killian (AKM)
- "Rap Sheet"
Written by Rene De Wael (SACEM) and Didier Leglise (SACEM)
- "Top Spin"
Written by Adam Salkeld (PRS)
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