Tennis 2K2 Dreamcast
  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Oct 24, 2001
Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. 100
    The intuitive controls have been retained, but to enhance the original's sim-like feel, a slice button has been added and the serves are a little more difficult to perfect.
  2. 100
    The intuitive controls have been retained, but to enhance the original's sim-like feel, a slice button has been added and the serves are a little more difficult to perfect.
  3. 96
    Not only a game anyone can fall in love with but among the best titles I've played on the Dreamcast.
  4. 96
    Not only a game anyone can fall in love with but among the best titles I've played on the Dreamcast.
  5. Every bit as impressive as anything in the EA Sports stable, and is required playing for anyone who loves sports games. [Jan 2002, p.90]
  6. 95
    Every bit as impressive as anything in the EA Sports stable, and is required playing for anyone who loves sports games. [Jan 2002, p.90]
  7. Tennis 2K2’s solid gameplay and impressive presentation prove that the Dreamcast still has some steam behind it.
  8. Tennis 2K2’s solid gameplay and impressive presentation prove that the Dreamcast still has some steam behind it.
  9. Brilliant. Fans of the original have to buy this as it’s taken the winning formula and improved it in ever way conceivable.
  10. Brilliant. Fans of the original have to buy this as it’s taken the winning formula and improved it in ever way conceivable.
  11. The difficulty level is significantly higher, be that a good or a bad thing, I’ll leave it to you to decide.
  12. The difficulty level is significantly higher, be that a good or a bad thing, I’ll leave it to you to decide.
  13. Although the female players are an excellent addition, and the create-a-player is another good move, there are noticeable gaps in the lineup, including Sampras and Chang.
  14. Although the female players are an excellent addition, and the create-a-player is another good move, there are noticeable gaps in the lineup, including Sampras and Chang.
  15. Fun, addictive, and presentation-wise it’s so glossy that you can’t help but admire its polished spingle-spangle sparkle, even if you don’t like tennis.
  16. Fun, addictive, and presentation-wise it’s so glossy that you can’t help but admire its polished spingle-spangle sparkle, even if you don’t like tennis.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Mar 2, 2014
    6
    Ugh, what a missed opportunity. Take one of the all time great sports games and add the women's draw and Patrick Rafter, what could possiblyUgh, what a missed opportunity. Take one of the all time great sports games and add the women's draw and Patrick Rafter, what could possibly go wrong? This represents the rapid decline of once great developer am3( Hitmaker) terminating with the horrendous crazy taxi 3. For starters there's no Roddick or Federer, of Agassi and Sampras, though Sampras would apear in later Virtua Tennis games. Then there's the name change from Virtuia Tennis 2 to Tennis 2K insinuating that VC developed the game, as well as the fact that the female players looked considerably worse than their male counterparts, although this is forgivable considering the male models are reused from the 1st game and the short development time and work load. Am3 made VT2 and Crazy Taxi 2, Virtual On Force(arcade) and a port of Confidential Mission all came out in 2001. The cherry on top of this sundae is the terrible season mode. Ditching the 1st games mode where you chose a real tennis player and took on opponents who were much weaker than you in the beginning. Working you way up to the fiendishly difficult Arthur Ashe clone(grand master) while purchasing gear and clothes. Instead in Tennis 2K you create 2 characters, which is cool, except their much weaker than your opponents. Making this burn even worse is you have to switch back and forth to build up their stats making it take twice as long too level up. Agony. Stick with the much better prequel. Full Review »
  2. LukeB.
    Dec 10, 2002
    10
    Just AMAZING! Soooo many good points about this game. It looks realisitc, it doesn't play that realistic, but its amazing action. SOOO Just AMAZING! Soooo many good points about this game. It looks realisitc, it doesn't play that realistic, but its amazing action. SOOO many things to unlock and so many things to do. Around 30 courts, and loads of top male and female players. This is my favourite Dreamcast game EVER, and in my view Virtua Tennis is the best sports title ever made. Very addictive, easy to play, hard to master. You will keep comming back to it, whether to level up your create tennis player, to play doubles or to become world number 1 in season mode as well as unlocking new courts, new clothes, rackets, and King and Queen. It's a MUST, MUST buy! Full Review »
  3. JamesM.
    Apr 29, 2002
    9
    I love how you can play 2 on 2 with this game. I even got my girlfriend to stop bickering my to get off my Dreamcast and pick up a I love how you can play 2 on 2 with this game. I even got my girlfriend to stop bickering my to get off my Dreamcast and pick up a controller. I also like the fact that you can make your own player... nice! 2 thumbs up... although I will agree that it can get pretty difficult. Full Review »