WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It

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WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It
WWFSmackDownJustBringIt.jpg
NTSC cover art featuring (clockwise from top right) Triple H, The Rock, Spike Dudley and Kurt Angle
Developer(s) Yuke's
Publisher(s)
Series SmackDown!
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Release
  • EU: 16 November 2001
  • NA: 18 November 2001[1]
  • JP: 24 January 2002
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It (Exciting Pro Wrestling 3 in Japan) is a professional wrestling video game released on the PlayStation 2 console by THQ and developed by Yuke's. The game is part of the WWF SmackDown! (later renamed WWE SmackDown vs. Raw, then WWE and now WWE 2K) series based on the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) professional wrestling promotion.[2] It is also the sequel to WWF SmackDown! 2: Know Your Role, released in November 2001, and was succeeded by WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth in October 2002. This was the first game in the series to be featured on the PlayStation 2.[3] It is also the last game in the series named under the "WWF" banner.

Gameplay

This was the first game in the series to feature commentary, with Michael Cole and Tazz featured as the announcers. One improvement in this game is the appearance of six-man tag team matches, as well as six-man and eight-man battle royals (elimination matches; the latter being the only game in the series until the release of WWE 2K18). Additionally, this was the first game of the series to give each wrestler two finishing moves, as well as the first to allow editing of the in-game wrestlers' move sets. Just Bring It was also the first game in the series to feature authentic, complete ring entrances. The game features several venues from 2000 and 2001, including the arena for Raw Is War and both the original and new arenas for SmackDown! (Ovaltron and the Fist stages).

Game modes

Rather than the Season Modes presented in the previous SmackDown! games, Just Bring It has a Story Mode. The player is given more control over their wrestler's activities in Just Bring It's Story Mode, such as having the ability to choose which WWF title to go after.[4] Throughout Story Mode, the player is able to attain unlockables, including additional superstars.[5]

Release

The game ended up selling more than 400,000 units in North America, to which it was added to the Sony Greatest Hits collection for the PlayStation 2 on 17 October 2002 and became THQ's second Greatest Hits game, only bested by Red Faction.[6] However, when the game was given the Sony Greatest Hits label, it was renamed to WWE SmackDown! Just Bring It because of the World Wrestling Federation's recently lost worldwide court battle to the World Wildlife Fund, to which the World Wrestling Federation was renamed to the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).[7]

Reception

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 76/100[8]
Review scores
Publication Score
AllGame 4/5 stars[9]
EGM 7.67/10[10]
Eurogamer 7/10[11]
Game Informer 8/10[12]
GamePro 4/5 stars[13]
Game Revolution B+[14]
GameSpot 8.1/10[15]
GameSpy 85%[16]
GameZone 8/10[17]
IGN 7.8/10[1]
OPM (US) 3.5/5 stars[18]
BBC Sport 87%[19]
Maxim 8/10[20]

The game received "generally favorable reviews" according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[8]

It also received a "Platinum" sales award from the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA),[21] indicating sales of at least 300,000 copies in the United Kingdom.[22]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Smith, David (19 November 2001). "WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It". IGN. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  2. ^ IGN staff (26 April 2001). "THQ Confirms SmackDown Name". IGN. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  3. ^ IGN staff (18 May 2001). "E3 2001: WWF SmackDown! "Just Bring It!" First Impressions". IGN. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  4. ^ Fujita, Mark "Hopsing Lee" (31 December 2001). "Guides: WWF Smackdown: Just Bring It! (Season)". IGN. Archived from the original on 5 October 2007. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  5. ^ Fujita, Mark "Hopsing Lee" (31 December 2001). "Guides: WWF Smackdown: Just Bring It! (Secrets)". IGN. Archived from the original on 22 August 2007. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  6. ^ IGN staff (17 October 2002). "SmackDown Makes Greatest Hits List". IGN. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  7. ^ Perry, Douglass C. (6 May 2002). "WWF Is Now WWE". IGN. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  8. ^ a b "WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic.
  9. ^ Racer, Scott. "WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  10. ^ EGM staff (January 2002). "WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It". Electronic Gaming Monthly (150): 221.
  11. ^ Bramwell, Tom (15 December 2001). "WWF Smackdown : Just Bring it! [sic]". Eurogamer. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  12. ^ Leeper, Justin (December 2001). "WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It". Game Informer (104): 90. Archived from the original on 15 September 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  13. ^ The D-Pad Destroyer (26 November 2001). "WWF SmackDown: Just Bring It Review for PS2 on GamePro.com". GamePro. Archived from the original on 9 February 2005. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  14. ^ Nash, Joe (January 2002). "WWF Smackdown: Just Bring It! [sic] Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  15. ^ Villoria, Gerald (14 November 2001). "WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  16. ^ Fudge, James (11 December 2001). "WWF Smackdown! Just Bring It". PlanetPS2. Archived from the original on 15 December 2001. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  17. ^ Valentino, Nick (11 December 2001). "WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It Review - PlayStation 2". GameZone. Archived from the original on 6 January 2008. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  18. ^ "WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 142. January 2002.
  19. ^ Gibbon, David (22 January 2002). "Let's play: WWF SmackDown! [Just Bring It]". BBC Sport. Archived from the original on 4 December 2001. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  20. ^ Boyce, Ryan (14 November 2001). "WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It". Maxim. Archived from the original on 10 December 2001. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  21. ^ "ELSPA Sales Awards: Platinum". Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association. Archived from the original on 15 May 2009. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  22. ^ Caoili, Eric (26 November 2008). "ELSPA: Wii Fit, Mario Kart Reach Diamond Status In UK". Gamasutra. Archived from the original on 18 September 2017.

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