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Best 7 WWE Games on the PS2 (Ranked)

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The PlayStation 2 (PS2) was a revolutionary console that had not only great graphics, but also an extensive library of games. One of the most popular genres on the console was wrestling, and several WWE were released for it.

This article will look at the best seven wrestling games on the PS2, ranked according to their popularity and critical acclaim.

1. WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain

Undoubtedly the most beloved wrestling game on the PS2, SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain featured an impressive roster of wrestlers, improved gameplay mechanics, and a variety of match types. It also introduced the infamous “Parking Lot Brawl” match, where wrestlers fought in a parking lot filled with cars and weapons.

2. WWE SmackDown! vs Raw 2006

With improved graphics and gameplay, SmackDown! vs Raw 2006 was another standout game in the series. It introduced a new General Manager Mode where players could run their own wrestling show and an improved Create-a-Wrestler feature.

3. WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth

Released in 2002, Shut Your Mouth had a wide range of match types, from hardcore to Hell in a Cell. It also featured a massive roster of wrestlers, including legends like The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and Hulk Hogan.

4. WWE SmackDown! vs Raw 2008

The first game in the series to feature ECW, SmackDown! vs Raw 2008 also introduced a new Struggle Submission system that added a new level of strategy to matches. It also included new match types like the Championship Scramble and the Inferno match.

5. WWE SmackDown! vs Raw

The first game in the series, SmackDown! vs Raw featured a roster of 52 wrestlers and a variety of match types, including TLC, Hell in a Cell, and Iron Man matches. It also had a popular Create-a-Wrestler feature.

6. WWE SmackDown! vs Raw 2007

With improved graphics and gameplay, SmackDown! vs Raw 2007 introduced a new analog control system that made matches more intuitive. It also included new match types like the First Blood match and the Ladder match.

7. WWE SmackDown! vs Raw 2010

The last game in the series to be released on the PS2, SmackDown! vs. Raw 2010 had an improved Road to WrestleMania mode where players could choose their own storylines. It also introduced new match types like the Championship Scramble and the Divas Championship.

In conclusion, the PS2 had some fantastic wrestling games that are still enjoyed by fans today.

While the WWE SmackDown! series dominated the market; there were also other great wrestling games like TNA iMPACT! and Legends of Wrestling II. Whether you are a hardcore fan or a casual gamer, the PS2 had something for everyone.

Jake Skudder
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Jake is an SEO-minded Combat Sports, Gaming and Pro Wrestling writer and successful Editor in Chief. He has more than ten years of experience covering mixed martial arts, pro wrestling and gaming across a number of publications, starting at SEScoops in 2012 under the name Jake Jeremy.