The history of WWE SmackDown!

WWE SmackDown vs Raw

In an attempt to mirror WWE's real life brand split, the moniker now incorporated both shows - but previous games had always featured the entire roster, so it didn't change much. Indeed, the gameplay was slightly inferior to previous outings. The developer's focus appeared to have been placed upon online play, but it was underwhelming like a match between Snitsky and Lashley.

Net contests could only feature two players and were limited to either a singles match or a Bra and Panties match. The latter was the game's other big addition: Lita, Stacy, Trish Stratus, Torrie Wilson and friends could now be made to fight to their underwear. While we may have had a sneaky thrill over Miss Keibler when she made her series debut, seeing these virtual ladies stripped to their digitised underwear made us - and the game's fans - feel all dirty. And not in a pleasant, imagine-all-those-things-we'd-like-to-do-to-Trish kind of way.

Verdict: Legend on the wane.

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