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.
Summary: With NFL Street 3 you can play your style of football both on the ground and in the air in this newest iteration of the popular NFL Street franchise. Show off your style and boost your score by performing stunning aerial moves, jumping into the air and collecting special items and game modifiers...
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.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is In the testosterone-infused world of sports, no sport combines sweat, blood, and fury like football. And I’m not talking about soccer – that’s a totally different story.