Excerpt: The third game in the NFL Street series comes with new play modes and a much-improved Gamebreaker feature. The aim is to play American Football in a “street” style – the stadiums are empty warehouses, a subway station, a tatty practice pitch and so on.
Excerpt: NFL Street 3 comes to us from the fine folks at EA Sports and EA Tiburon. In their latest installment, they hope to expand upon the wild, arcade action, with a few slick, new features and modes to keep fans coming back for more pigskin goodness.
Conclusion: If you’re an American football fan, and haven’t already tried and tired of the series, NFL Street 3 is worth a look. It’s a fun title that doesn’t take itself too seriously, and proves a lot of fun when taken in small doses – especially before the set goals for each match get too high.
Excerpt: While the NFL Street series has rushed its way well passed mediocrity twice now, it's never been able garner the same following as the stellar SSX games or equally entertaining NBA Street series.
Conclusion: Where NFL Street 3 really stands out is the gameplay. Multiple play modes give you plenty of variety from a quick and dirty scrimmage between your two favorite teams, to a cross-country odyssey with a custom team of your own creation, to online play through the PS2's broadband adapter and SOE...
Excerpt: When you’re a sports gamer, you can’t avoid fielding the questions about "sim" versus "arcade". Competitions between game developers have been focused on that simple concept for years. Do you want “three yards and cloud of dust” or an 800 yard, nine touchdown game from your offense?
Conclusion: And, in the end, that's the biggest trouble with NFL Street 3--it plays it too safe. Though its fast-paced play and pick-up-and-play simplicity work to the game's advantage, there's simply no sense of menace or danger to the over-the-top antics.
Pros: Fast-paced gameplay is good in short doses, new game types add some twists to the formula, respect the street mode has lots to do.
Cons: New gameplay twists don't do enough to differentiate it from previous games, graphics haven't aged well, frequently frustrating rubber banding.