WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It


Yuke's Future Media Creators
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw
PlayStation 2
Release date(s)
US - November, 2001
EU - November, 2001
JP - January, 2002
Professional Wrestling
Single player
ESRB: Teen
Input methods
DualShock 2

WWF Smackdown!: Just Bring It (or JBI) debuted on the Playstation 2 game system on November 19, 2001. It was the first WWE/F based game released for the PlayStation 2 and as a result, had much improved graphics and performance over pervious games. The game ended up selling more than 400,000 units, to which it was added to the Sony Greatest Hits collection for the PlayStation 2 and became THQ's second Greatest Hits game, only bested by Red Faction. 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).

WWF/E SmackDown!: Just Bring It was succeeded by WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth.

Features Edit

JBI featured 35+ plus WWF superstars; eight gameplay modes; and 78 match variations. Other features included real-time referee A.I., match interference, arguments and taunting. Up to four players could participate in matches that, at time, features up to nine wrestlers in the ring simultaneously. It was also the first game in the series to feature commentary, with Michael Cole and Tazz featured as the announcers. Authentic, complete ring entrances were also used as well as several arenas from 2000 and 2001. Including the Smackdown fist arena first introduced in 2001. There is also arenas based on each WWE television show.

The game also allowed six-man tag team matches, as well as six-man and eight-man battle royals (elimination matches; the latter appearing only in this game). 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.

Game ModesEdit

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 chose which WWF title to go after and having choices to respond to key WWF Personal when asked a question by them. Throughout Story Mode, the player is able to attain unlockables, including additional superstars.