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
Director(s) Hiroshi Inukai
Designer(s) Kentaro Arai
Platform(s) Xbox, PC
Release date(s) 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

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 until the release of WWE 2K15 thirteen years later in 2015. 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. Royal rumble

Title Match[edit]

Available titles include the WWF Championship, WWF Intercontinental Championship, WWF European Championship, WWF Light Heavyweight Championship and WWF Women's 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]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (Xbox) 64.52%[1]
(PC) 52.87%[2]
Metacritic (Xbox) 68/100[3]
(PC) 54/100[4]
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame 2.5/5 stars[5]
EGM 6/10[6]
Famitsu 10/40[7]
Game Informer 6.5/10[8]
GamePro 3.5/5 stars[9]
Game Revolution C[10]
GameSpot (Xbox) 6.5/10[11]
(PC) 5.7/10[12]
GameSpy 85%[13]
GameZone (Xbox) 7.8/10[14]
(PC) 6/10[15]
IGN 9.1/10[16]
OXM 5.7/10[17]
PC Gamer (US) 73%[18]

The game was met with average to very mixed reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 64.52% and 68 out of 100 for the Xbox version,[1][3] and 52.87% and 54 out of 100 for the PC version.[2][4] In Japan, Famitsu gave the former version a negative score of 10 out of 40.[7]

References[edit]

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

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