Beat 'Em Up
Wwe Smackdown Vs Raw 2011
Beat 'Em Up
WWE SMACKDOWN VS RAW 2011 is a 'beat-em-up' game for the XBox 360 console, based on the live action WWE wrestling franchise, with characters based on the real-life wrestlers. It was classified '15' because it contains strong sporting violence.
This strong sporting violence is made up of the series of heavy blows and kicks the wrestlers can inflict on each other during their matches. Wrestlers can be punched in the face and slam their bodies down onto each other's heads, but this is all shown without any realistic injury detail. In some types of bout, such as 'First Blood', there is a small amount of bloodletting, with a view of blood smeared on the losing fighter's face at the end, but in keeping with the BBFC's Guidelines at '15', there is nothing approaching the 'strongest gory images'.
There is also strong threat, for example in the 'Inferno' matches where the aim is to push your opponent into flames and set them on fire. We see the losing fighter's clothing on fire, but he or she is quickly sprayed with a fire extinguisher and there is no sight of any burns or other realistic injury.
The game has a cartoonish tone throughout. This, the clear sports context and the focus on winning bouts rather than inflicting pain helps to mitigate the frequent and strong violence, making it suitable at the '15' category.