WWE Raw

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For the TV show, see WWE Raw. For the game called WWF Raw released in 1994, see WWF Raw (video game).
WWE Raw
Basic Information
Type(s)
Video Game
Anchor Inc.
THQ
Fighting, Wrestling
Xbox and Microsoft Windows
Retail Features
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Ratings
This title has been rated T by the ESRB
United States American Release Date(s)
Xbox
February 112002
Microsoft Windows
October 142002
United Kingdom British Release Date(s)
Xbox
September 272002
Microsoft Windows
November 12002
Japan Japanese Release Date(s)
Xbox
October 32002
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WWE Raw (also known as WWF Raw) is a video game released on the Xbox console and the PC by THQ in 2002. All copies of the PC port and later copies of the Xbox original were titled WWE Raw due to the World Wrestling Federation's lawsuit with the World Wildlife Fund, causing the former to change their name to WWE (although the in-game logos still carried the WWF logo). The game was succeeded on the Xbox by WWE Raw 2 in 2003.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Originally intended to be an Xbox launch game, numerous delays pushed back the game's release from November 2001 to February 2002. Due to a recent string of lawsuits directed towards the WWF blaming the company for youth injuries, the game's blood effects were removed. In earlier builds of the game, wrestlers would bleed realistically from different body locations, and drip blood on the mat, which would remain there and darken to a brown color as time passed.

Reception[edit | edit source]

WWE RAW received generally mixed reviews. IGN praised the game giving it a 9.1 while other sites such as Gamespot gave it a 6.5 saying the lack of blood and the superstars hunched figure gave it more of a UFC feeling.


WWE games
SmackDown series
SmackDown!- Know Your Role- Just Bring It- Shut Your Mouth- Here Comes the Pain
Raw series
Raw (1994)- Raw (2002)- Raw 2
Smackdown vs. Raw series
WWE Smackdown! vs. Raw- 2006- 2007- 2008- 2009- 2010- 2011
Program/Pay Per View games
Superstars (1989)- Superstars (1991)- Superstars 2- Royal Rumble (1993)- In Your House- Royal Rumble (2000)- No Mercy- Survivor Series
WrestleMania games
WrestleMania (NES)- Challenge- WrestleMania (1991)- Steel Cage- Super WrestleMania- The Arcade Game- 2000- Road to WrestleMania- Road to WrestleMania X8- X8- XIX- 21- Legends of WrestleMania
Other games
WrestleFest- European Rampage Tour- King of the Ring- Rage in the Cage- War Zone- Attitude- Betrayal- Day of Reckoning- Aftershock- Day of Reckoning 2
Non-Wrestling games
With Authority!- Crush Hour