Conclusion: NFL Street is very good for a first title. The graphics are good, presentation is energetic, and the various challenges gives the game lots of replay value. The gameplay is solid, but needs work in giving it a bit more balance. And it’s an excellent multiplayer game that can appeal to arcade freaks and more realistic minded players. Overall, NFL Street is currently a better title than NFL Blitz and is worth a look if you’re into over the top football styling.
Summary: Parents need to know that the game has its fair share of violence, as players are tackled and slammed to the ground on just about every play. There are no referees or rules to keep the play clean. The violence is unrealistic: When players are knocked down, they quickly bounce up without a scuff or stain on their jersey. There is also plenty of "smack" talk between players, but it's all in good fun --there is no profanity.
Excerpt: It is surprising that EA, a company that has practically built its name on the Madden franchise, hasn't given football a 'Big' makeover. The label has tackled nearly every other sport, from snowboarding to basketball to even pro wrestling, but has never taken on the gridiron. With that, EA brings us the newest member of the 'Big' series -- NFL Street . As with all EA Big games, NFL Street is loaded with style and some to spare.
Excerpt: The NFL is a gigantic franchise that specializes in football tournaments and other various types of pig-skin things. When the NFL meets a football game produced by EA, you can be sure that the game is authentic, and incorporates a
Excerpt: When EA Sports formed their BIG spin-off with the release of SSX back at the start of the PS2, they did something few developers could do with a first effort; they crafted a wholly original take on snowboarding the no game since has been able to touch. In much the same way Neversoft all but created the formula for modern skateboarding games, the boys and girls up in Vancouver at EA Canada made all previous snowboarding efforts essentially pointless.
Excerpt: With the Blitz series taking a more sim-like approach to football, there's now room for a new game to step up and take its place in the over-the-top, big hitting, trash talking, high scoring pigskin genre. That game is NFL Street, which is EA Big's take on seven on seven football, with a lot of NBA Street's flavor thrown in. While the game is fun to play, the experience of NBA Street doesn't flawlessly translate to the gridiron, but it's a solid first effort.
Excerpt: Let me take you to a place where there are no "Mile High Stadiums" or "Lombardi Fields." No camera crews or sellout crowds. No big commercial deals or million dollar contracts and no playoff berths or Superbowl appearances. Just a place where serious ballers go to live their dreams, play for bragging rights, defend their honor and their turf and of course do a little trash-talking.