Conclusion: While I’m still not convinced that football can be considered a “street” sport, I give EA kudos for making a good first stab at a football game that is far different from anything before it. The single player game modes have a fairly decent amount of depth to them, but this game really shines in multiplayer. The computer AI, even at the harder difficulty levels, provides only a moderate challenge for heavy duty football gamers.
Excerpt: Graphics: Street isn't going to blow many people's minds graphically, but it does a good job. Fourteen guys on the field, pretty well detailed, all with subtle customizations, and frequently all visible at the same time. That becomes a more impressive feat when you're playing with two completely customized teams that look nothing like each other.
Pros: Highly customizable, Deep gameplay, Lots to unlock
Cons: Uneven game features, Steep difficulty in Challenge mode, Very few features at start of game
Excerpt: Whereas Midway took measures to redesign their "Blitz" franchise and make it more sim-happy, EA has used their vast knowledge of what fans love to make an "NBA Street" spinoff in the form of "NFL Street.
Excerpt: So, it’s first and ten, and the quarterback calls a quick pass to the flat. You run up to the line and eye a cornerback who just glares at you behind his shades. The ball is snapped, and you start your route. As his pocket collapses, the quarterback launches the ball behind his back into your hands. Stutter-stepping away from your defender, you break down the sideline for a few yards before you get rocked into a chain link fence by the safety.
Excerpt: If that description sounds a bit unorthodox, that’s just because you haven’t hit the gridiron of EA Sports Big’s latest “extreme sport,” NFL Street. Having conquered the slopes with their SSX franchise and dominating the boards with NBA Street, EA now turns their attention to America’s most popular game. Just like their other games, NFL Street has been modified from the typical simulation to feature a faster paced, more arcade-like battle between the hash marks.
Excerpt: “NFL Street” is the first edition of what will likely become another yearly series by EA Big. This high octane, hard hitting, showboating game tweaks the NFL rule book to come up with a game that’s focus is fun and tosses EA’s “Madden” football style aside.
Conclusion: Wer den Einstieg in die Footballthematik sucht, dem sei gesagt, dass es komplett ohne Vorkenntnisse auch in NFL Street schwer wird, sich schnell zurecht zu finden, auch wenn das Spiel sicherlich der einsteigerfreundlichste Titel in Reihen der Xbox-Footballspiele ist. Wer noch nie etwas mit Football anfangen konnte, den wird auch NFL Street vermutlich nicht bekehren.