Most of the time in Smackdown vs. RAW games, we get a few new features, an updated roster, but overall the same feeling type of game. You play through a career mode, unlock a few new wrestlers and arenas, and you are pretty much done for the year. But 2011 they have packed the game with so many unlockables it is a serious task to get through it all. Not only is there a story mode where you can choose five different stories to play through, all of which are unique with surprises and twists abound, but now there is “WWE Universe Mode” which is a real time WWE of your own that lets you play through your own WWE calendar of TV shows and every Pay Per View.
After playing through the stories and enjoying that aspect, I found it odd that I really didn’t unlock much. After some research, it turns out that I missed a LOT in story mode, and on top of that the WWE Universe Mode has a ton more unlockables to achieve. The Universe mode is really what will keep me playing for the long haul, since it is endless and you can basically run WWE how you see fit.
It would take tons of paragraphs to cover it all, but I am enjoying this game more than any other in the franchise, and would recommend this to anyone who enjoys customizing a ton of aspects in the game, and enjoys a huge roster that features just about anyone you can think of in WWE, and some legends mixed in to boot.