Summary: Overall, this game is entertaining and filled with all kinds of fun. If your a fan of football games, this is the game for you. But if your not a fan, I would suggest renting it before you buy it. This is one street title that you may not like, then again you may love it. It's your choice to decide.
Pros: Funny graphics and great gameplay.
Cons: Xbox Live setup may be dissapointing to some.
Conclusion: Xbox Live support for the first time. Following in the tracks of the first game, NFL Street 2 again brings the game of street football back, this time with some new game modes and gameplay enhancements. In addition to the standard pickup game of football pitting you against another squad of rough-and-tumble street footballers throughout urbanized locales, and NFL Challenge, where you square off against NFL players, NFL Street 2 has Own the City, NFL Gauntlet, and Street...
Excerpt: If it seems like it’s been less than a year since the original NFL Street hit playgrounds and makeshift football fields everywhere, you’d be right. Taking the “attitude-infused” EA Sports Big brand and running wild with it, NFL Street was EA’s “extreme” football title. The result was a mix of childhood pickup games and Blinged out superstars fighting for bragging rights on the gridiron.
Excerpt: Basically leaving the original format of the first title intact, Street 2 makes a couple of slight adjustments to gameplay to make the streetball a bit more competitive. For instance, gamers were initially able to call audibles to change coverage plays on defense. Now, teams will have the option to predict the opposing squad’s play, receiving stat bonuses for correct guesses and penalties for wrong answers.
Excerpt: Here at Operation Sports, we usually focus on hardcore simulation-style sports gaming. But here we are in early January: the playoffs are starting and the NFL titles in our library have seen months of play already. It might be time for some new football, and we won’t be too picky about it’s “sim” qualities, either. Into this void comes “NFL Street 2”, ready to deliver arcade-style playground football - and this year it’s available on Xbox Live.
Conclusion: With less then a year of development there is no way you couldn’t feel a little rush in this game as there really isn’t a whole lot of “new” in the game. For the most part it’s the same playing game as last year with a few upgrades, which makes NFL Street 2 feel more like NFL Street 1.5. The original NFL Street consisted of pretty bulky looking football players that carried a very urban look to them that matched the style of their similarly-themed NBA Street series.
Summary: While NFL Street 2 is every bit as slick of a product as you'd expect from EA's sports division, it's only marginally improved over its predecessor.
Pros: The action is still fast-paced, and totally over the top., Solid online play for both Xbox and PS2., The new mini-games are a nice bonus.
Cons: The few gameplay upgrades do little, save but to make the game easier as a whole., Two long, frustrating single player modes, rather than one., A deeply contrived sense of style that's more silly than anything else., Pretty much the same graphics and sound found in the last title.
Conclusion: NFL Street 2 is really reminiscent of the old Mutant League Football franchise, a spinoff that was more like Madden in different textures rather than a whole new game. It’s not that bad with NFL Street 2, but playing the game makes you feel like it could do with a real shove towards the Blitz style of hyper-adrenalised, over the top gameplay. This is EA Sports BIG, right?
Pros: It’s got that solid Tiburon-designed NFL engine backing it up
Cons: Needs to get more extreme., All that extra detail gets lost at times.
Excerpt: Når man nu ejer rettighederne til at lave NFL-spil, kan man jo lige så godt få det bedste ud af det. Det første NFL Street var måske ikke verdens bedste sportsspil, men det var da en let tilgængelig og anderledes måde, at spille amerikansk fodbold på. Nu følger EA Sports, traditionen tro, op med endnu et NFL Street spil, som er godt på vej til at udvikle sig til en spilserie.