WWE Raw games are always hot. Wrestling video games go as far back as the original Wrestlemania on the Nintendo Entertainment System, and then some. You also had Nintendo’s Pro Wrestling, and eventually the WWE Raw games for the Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis, featuring the superstars of the nineties like Razor Ramon, Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart.
Wrestling games have changed and evolved over time, but ultimately, they’ve maintained the same appeal: Brawling with your buddies. Playing a wrestling game alone is fun, but the real fun of WWE Raw games is playing with friends.
Ever since the Playstation and N64 WWE Raw games, you’ve been able to customize the game to some extent, usually limited to customizing the look of your character in campaign mode. More recently, this customization aspect has been greatly expanded, and in the most recent Smackdown vs. Raw lineup, you can go much, much farther with customization.
With the most recent titles, you’ve been able to customize not only your characters, but storylines, as well. This is a feature that fans have been wanting for years, but it wasn’t really possible until the hardware of the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 made it so. You can come up with any kind of storyline you want in Smackdown vs. Raw, from the more straightforward, action packed drama that wrestling fans love, to something ridiculous that you would never actually see on the show.
For example, you can have John Cena and the Undertaker duke it out over who ate the last sandwich in the breakroom, or just create a custom character and have him fight the entire Raw roster for a shot at the title. Some wrestling fans fantasize about wrestling for the WWE, others fantasize about becoming bookers and coming up with story angles. The newest WWE Raw games let you do both. Check out Smackdown vs. Raw 2010 if you really want to explore the amazing depth of customization available to players.