WWE Raw (video game)

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WWE Raw
WWE Raw
Cover art featuring The Undertaker, Jeff Hardy, Kane and Triple H
Developer(s) Anchor Inc.
Publisher(s) THQ
Platform(s) Xbox, PC
Release date(s)
  • NA February 11, 2002
  • UK September 27, 2002
  • JP October 3, 2002
Microsoft Windows
  • NA October 14, 2002
  • UK November 1, 2002
Genre(s) Fighting, Wrestling
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Distribution DVD-ROM, CD-ROM

WWE Raw is a video game released on the Microsoft Xbox (titled WWF Raw) and Microsoft Windows by THQ in 2002. It is based on the television series of the same name. It was the first WWE game released on the Xbox and also the last WWE game released on PC. A sequel was released in 2003.

Gameplay[edit]

The game offers the players a wrestling experience with various matches like singles match, tag team match, triple threat, fatal 4 way, battle royal and handicap matches.
The game has a weak/strong grapple system. There are two types of grapples: one which is done with normal opponents and other with groggy opponents. The normal grapples do little harm when compared to grapples done when the opponent is stunned. There is a voltage meter which shows the momentum of the wrestlers. Special move, high flying attacks and taunting boost the momentum while repeated attacks cost loss in momentum. Finishers can only be applied when the opponent is stunned and the voltage meter is flashing. Excessive use of finishers also cause loss in momentum.

Game modes[edit]

Exhibition Mode[edit]

Available match types are 1 on 1 singles match, Tag Team match, Tornado Tag Team match, Triple Threat match, Fatal 4 way match, Battle Royal, 2 on 1 Handicap match and 3 on 1 Handicap match.

Title Match[edit]

Available titles include the World Heavyweight Championship, WWE championship, United States Championship, Intercontinental Championship and Tag Team Championship.

King Of The Ring[edit]

In this mode, the player enters a King of the Ring tournament. The player can select the tournament and take the format of Single, Tag Team, Triple Threat or Fatal 4 way matches.

Reception[edit]

The Xbox Version was criticized for to the lack of gameplay modes, however the PC version received positive ratings for its modding ability. On release, Famitsu magazine scored the Xbox version of the game a 10 out of 40.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Xbox - WWE RAW. Weekly Famitsu. No.915 Pt.2. Pg.107. 30 June 2006.