ESRB Rating: Teen
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• Wage war with top WWF Superstars modeled in amazing detail
• Assault opponents before you get to the ring
• Watch the audience scatter as the action spills into the crowd
• Thousands of move animations, including superstar signature moves
• 1-4 players
Amazon.com Product Description: Including such moves as the People's Elbow to the Stone-Cold Stunner, WWF: Raw features realism and highly detailed graphics. You can play as any of more than 35 WWF superstars--including the Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, the Undertaker, and Triple H--as you fight to win the title of WWF Heavyweight Champion. For the first time ever, you can assault opponents on their way to the ring and see the audience scatter as the action spills into the crowd. The game features TV-style presentation with in-game cutaways and Double Feature replays. The variety of match types include a Royal Rumble and King of the Ring tournament. The game also includes authentic superstar entrances complete with full TitanTron videos.
to let you know, November 8, 2002
iwas just wanting to tell you x-boxers although i dont own an xbox i have a ps2 but if you are a wwe fan and you own raw 1 if you dont know yet but raw 2 comes out march 9th ,2003 just to let you know yu can pre order it at eb games.com
Good Graphics Bad Gameplay, October 31, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer from USA
I was disappointed with this game. I expected it to be sweet but i was let down. This game has gorgeous graphics, lots of wrestlers, and plenty of weapons and everything, but this is one of the, if not the most, unrealistic game Ive ever played in my life.
I Love using the special moves like the pedigree and stone cold stunner, but whats the point of them if two seconds after you give Edge a Rock Bottom hes back on his feet. That was a big problem.
Another is that the wrestlers are all basically the same, no one has any advantage over anyone else. Eddie Guerrero shouldnt be able to take Big Show down with one clothesline, which made me really mad.
Another problem with this game was the weapons also. They virtually had no value in this game. You could go at someone with a ladder, hit them a few times, and then theyd be up a few seconds later hitting you and gaining up their special meter. If Bubba Dudley puts somebody through a table, they should be down for at least 5 minutes and not be 100 percent the rest of the match, it just didnt work well.
Hey if your a big wrestling fan check this one out for the graphics and the great looking moves. Otherwises steer clear of this. Hopefully Raw 2 will be better.
My biggest problem with this game.... NO BOOKER T!!!!!!!!!
very disappointing, October 23, 2002
Reviewer: Lucky 29 from Logan, UT United States
I bought the game based on the the really high reviews. I was EXTREMELY disappointed. The N64 wrestling game was much, MUCH better. Definitely rent it before you buy.
wwe raw, October 15, 2002
Reviewer: daniel henry from U.K
I must say having waited so long for this game and paying top dollar, and being misled by all the hype, WWE Raw on the Xbox is the worst wrestling game I have ever played.
First - the crowd - when your the Rock (the most popular wrestler) and your taking on William Regal (one of the most hated), the crowd is heared cheering on William Regal more than the people's champ - this would not happen at all - NO REALISM! (do these guys watch wrestling?)
Second - controlling the wrestler is not crisp or sharp it's like you are fighting the controller and your opponent - first you grapple (A) then you have to do a move this causes a lot of fustration as you are always pressing the A button a number of times until you grapple your opponment.
The game speed is very slow the wrestlers act like robots, the control system does not match up to Smackdown on PS2, you also do not know when it is time to do a finisher move, when you press the finisher combination button (Y)+(B) nine times out of ten you don't see the finisher move.
The wrestler's seem to have very few moves about four moves each and some moves are clearly given to the wrong wrestler (the Rock doing the figure four?), you also get little Spike Dudley throwing one punch to cause the 7-foot Big Show to go down immediatley - NO REALISM!
The developers should not have bothered putting in the create a wrestler-mode as this is the worst I have ever seen, it does not compare to WWF Attitude by Acclaim on the PSX or Samckdown KYR on the PSX - Raw gives you NO FREEDOM TO CREATE!
It's a shame that the most powerful games console on the planet does not to this day have a top notch wrestling game on it - this game does not do justice to the Xbox.
I bet Mr Playstation is having a good laugh because from what I've seen Smackdown SYM on PS2 looks awsome and more important has 90% better gameplay than RAW.
In WWE RAW there's No fighting in the crowd, No cage matches, No TLC, No Hell in a Cell, No I quit, No three stages of hell, No Royal Rumble, No Referee, No Blood, No season mode, No PPV, No commentators and last of all NO ACTION! - yet all these are on the PSX and PS2.
XBOX should realise that wrestling is very popular indeed and any wrestling game is going to be one of the flag ship games on any console, and Xbox has missed the chance to make a statement.
What can XBOX owners expect from RAW2?
XBOX needs to make sure that WWE RAW2 is the best wrestling game yet... if not people will stick to PS2.
The 1st Wrestling Game for XBOX., September 12, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer
...WWF Raw is the very first wrestling game out for XBOX so far.
This game has a good variety of materials.
*Almost every WWF wrestler before the invasion of WCW.
*All the finishing moves.
*Create-a-Wrestler mode is Exemplary.
*You can slam opponents through the tables.
*Extroardinary Wrestler Movies
*Assault enemies on the way to the ring. Then laugh!!
*No backstage areas.
*No WCW wrestlers.
*You can't even climb the Freakin' Ladder.
*No Exciting matches. (ex. Hell in a Cell,TLC,etc.)
*HHH looks like a puppy!! haha!
*There's no Tag Team Championships.
*Undertaker looks like a cat!! haha!
All in All, this is a fantastic game for a hardcore wrestling fan, like me, would consider it a clean 5 stars, but for the average gamer it's only about 3.
Cheating! 11 year old, September 2, 2002
Reviewer: William Spruill from Aurora, IL USA
When I do a finisher they kick out, then I stay down forever, then they pin me and win. But, they get right back up! You should not waste your money buying or renting it!
Hardcore Gamers Only!, August 29, 2002
Reviewer: ajcar1992 from Baltimore, MD USA
This game is a hardcore gamers best friend but a casual gamers worste enemy. If you love WWF and you watch it and wish (or maybe you do) go to matches (which I don't) then get the game and fast. But for people like me, I don't think so.
Raw Is War, August 17, 2002
Reviewer: A 12-year old gamer
The RAW game is thery fun at first.But the it gets boring afterwards.They look like they have wedges.Triple H looks like a dog.Undertaker looks like a cat.William Regal has a ugly face.
on create a superstar they weird clothing to wear.you can unlock
Shane,vince,stephenie,and fred durst.
Frustrating, but fun at times..., August 2, 2002
Reviewer: Bryan L. Pacchioli from Kekaha, HI United States
This game could have been really great as many other reviewers have stated. Lack of options is a big drawback as well as some of the controls. For instance, I think one of the most frustrating aspects is the inconsistency in the pins and ability to break a pin. The game "help" section does a run through of "how to play". In it it states that your wrestler has a chance to be pinned when the little box of the stamina meter starts to blink and to break a pin "repeatedly hit the buttons". First off, I get pinned before the box starts blinking because the "repeatedly hitting the buttons" advice DOES NOT WORK. I don't know what buttons they are talking about, but none of the colored buttons work, in any combination. The other problem involves the tag team matches. The instruction booklet states that you must hit the B button to tag in your partner. This doesn't work either, or I just haven't been able to figure it out. If anyone has any advice for getting that to work, it would be much appreciated. Other than those gameplay issues, the game can be enjoyable (even with the lack of options and out of date wrestling cast), especially the Create a Wrestler feature. You have to be pretty much a diehard fan for this one though...
The Lies about this game!!, July 31, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer from Hell
You can not go in the audience ther are no back stage areas
And More but the game is sweet