WWF Raw (game)

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For the game also called WWF Raw that was released in 1994, see WWF Raw (video game).
WWF Raw
WWE Raw
WWE Raw version cover art featuring The Undertaker, Jeff Hardy, Kane and Triple H
Developer(s) Anchor Inc.
Publisher(s) THQ
Distributor(s) THQ
Director(s) Hiroshi Inukai
Designer(s) Kentaro Arai
Composer(s) Takayuki Nakamura
Platform(s) Xbox, Microsoft Windows
Release Xbox
  • NA: February 11, 2002
  • EU: September 27, 2002
  • JP: October 3, 2002
Microsoft Windows
  • NA: October 14, 2002
  • EU: November 1, 2002
Genre(s) Fighting, Wrestling
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

WWF Raw (also known as WWE Raw or WWF Raw is War, depending on version) is a video game released on the Microsoft Xbox 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 until the release of WWE 2K15 thirteen years later in 2015. A sequel was released in 2003. It is also the last game released under the WWF name, as the World Wrestling Federation changed its name to "World Wrestling Entertainment" in May of that year.

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. It 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.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
PC Xbox
AllGame N/A 2.5/5 stars[1]
EGM N/A 6/10[2]
Famitsu N/A 10/40[3]
Game Informer N/A 6.5/10[4]
GamePro N/A 3.5/5 stars[5]
Game Revolution N/A C[6]
GameSpot 5.7/10[7] 6.5/10[8]
GameSpy N/A 85%[9]
GameZone 6/10[10] 7.8/10[11]
IGN N/A 9.1/10[12]
OXM (US) N/A 5.7/10[13]
PC Gamer (US) 73%[14] N/A
Aggregate score
Metacritic 54/100[15] 68/100[16]

The game received "mixed or average reviews" on both platforms according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[15][16] In Japan, Famitsu gave the Xbox version a negative score of 10 out of 40.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marriott, Scott Alan. "WWF Raw (Xbox) - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on November 15, 2014. Retrieved March 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ EGM staff (April 2002). "WWF Raw (Xbox)". Electronic Gaming Monthly: 145. 
  3. ^ a b "Xbox - WWE RAW". Famitsu. 915: 107. June 30, 2006. 
  4. ^ Leeper, Justin (March 2002). "WWF Raw (Xbox)". Game Informer (107): 84. Archived from the original on September 15, 2008. Retrieved March 2, 2015. 
  5. ^ The D-Pad Destroyer (February 26, 2002). "WWF Raw Review for Xbox on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 12, 2005. Retrieved March 2, 2015. 
  6. ^ Nash, Joe (March 2002). "WWF Raw Review (Xbox; score mislabeled as "D−")". Game Revolution. Archived from the original on March 24, 2002. Retrieved March 2, 2015. 
  7. ^ Varanini, Giancarlo (November 20, 2002). "WWE Raw Review (PC)". GameSpot. Retrieved March 2, 2015. 
  8. ^ Villoria, Gerald (February 11, 2002). "WWF Raw Review (Xbox)". GameSpot. Retrieved March 2, 2015. 
  9. ^ Bub, Andrew S. (March 7, 2002). "WWF Raw (Xbox)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on January 12, 2005. Retrieved March 2, 2015. 
  10. ^ Lafferty, Michael (November 19, 2002). "WWE Raw - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 4, 2008. Retrieved March 2, 2015. 
  11. ^ Lafferty, Michael (February 25, 2002). "WWF Raw Review - Xbox". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 7, 2008. Retrieved March 2, 2015. 
  12. ^ Boulding, Aaron (February 8, 2002). "WWF Raw (Xbox)". IGN. Retrieved March 2, 2015. 
  13. ^ "WWF Raw". Official Xbox Magazine: 76. April 2002. 
  14. ^ Morris, Dan (February 2003). "WWE Raw". PC Gamer: 75. Archived from the original on March 15, 2006. Retrieved March 2, 2015. 
  15. ^ a b "WWE Raw for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 1, 2015. 
  16. ^ a b "WWF Raw for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved March 1, 2015. 

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