For the first time in the series, a season mode was included in the game. It allows players to set-up wrestlers, call others out from the locker room, form alliances, and hire managers.
In Create a Superstar users have the ability to choose their character's alignment type and whether he or she is to be a face or heel. The alignments determine who the character's friends and enemies are in the career mode.
Raw 2 also allows players to edit WWE's wrestlers into the way they want them to look. In season mode, alignment cannot be changed, but gamers can change who likes or dislikes their wrestler through the various options. Changing between face and heel can also be done through the options.
The game features several arenas that WWE held events in during 2002 and 2003. There are also arenas based upon each WWE television show.
New match stipulations are included in the game: Hell in a Cell, TLC and Royal Rumble matches are available in Raw 2. The Create an Entrance feature allows the player to use custom music tracks that have been ripped onto their Xbox's hard disk, synchronize two sets of pyrotechnics with taunts or poses, and create an entrance video featuring the player's character performing various wrestling moves. Upon its release, the game was praised for an improved and more current roster.
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