The Visual history of WWE SmackDown!

WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It - 2001
The jump to PS2 was huge - not just for the obvious visual upgrade (you could tell who wrestlers were!), but it made wrestling gamers cynical bastards. We started being accustomed to an annual upgrade and we scrutinized every new SmackDown for miniscule differences. In a month that saw Metal Gear Solid 2 released, fans were disappointed at the resolution differences, yet excited for the franchise’s future. It would be another year before most of the jaggies were ironed out. Them’s growing pains.