THQ sends players back to the ring with WWE SMACKDOWN! VS RAW 2006 for the PS2. Featuring many of today’s top wrestlers, an intriguing WWE/RAW storyline, and some new tweaks that make the game much more than a button-masher. WWE SMACKDOWN! VS RAW 2006 features nearly every major player in either the WWE or the RAW roster. With all these characters, including the WWE divas, players will surely find at least one of their favorites. In previous WWE games, each character had the same four grappling attacks, in the 2006 game, each wrestler is assigned four out of seven different styles of fighting and moves. This adds a layer of strategy to the game that requires players to master each character’s abilities. Another addition is stamina and momentum. As wrestlers battle it out, they will lose a little bit of stamina for each move they execute. The more moves they do, however, and the more exciting the match becomes, the more momentum they built up. These two additions stop players from relying on a button-mashing series of powerful moves yet also require them to perform some of the impressive actions or risk losing momentum and the crowd. In addition to these tweaks and the huge roster of wresters, WWE SMACKDOWN! VS RAW 2006 includes a number of different gameplay modes, matches, and hidden characters and costumes. All of the intense WWE and RAW excitement is here, and gamers who love watching the wrestling shows will really enjoy playing the game.