Tennis 2K2 Dreamcast
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  • Summary: The top seed is back. Take to the courts of Virtua Tennis 2 as you compete to become the world No1. Serve, smash and lob your way through 16 internationally top-ranked male and female players as you go head to head in singles matches or compete with up to 4 players in doubles and mixedThe top seed is back. Take to the courts of Virtua Tennis 2 as you compete to become the world No1. Serve, smash and lob your way through 16 internationally top-ranked male and female players as you go head to head in singles matches or compete with up to 4 players in doubles and mixed doubles matches. With revamped Tournament, Exhibition and World Tour modes its game set and match Virtua Tennis 2. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
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  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. 96
    Not only a game anyone can fall in love with but among the best titles I've played on the Dreamcast.
  3. Tennis 2K2’s solid gameplay and impressive presentation prove that the Dreamcast still has some steam behind it.
  4. 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.
  5. As a sequel that improves on the original and gives experienced players a reason to shell out another $40, Tennis 2K2 is a smashing success. I think I just made a tennis pun, but I'm not sure.
  6. While the game offers improved graphics, an expanded roster of players, and tightened gameplay, the changes made may not be enough to seduce fans of the original Virtua Tennis.
  7. An incredibly complete sport simulation that captures, not only the heart of the sport, but also pays close attention to all of the little details that tennis fans love about the game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
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  1. 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! Expand
  2. Mila
    Feb 24, 2002
    10
    Great game! I can't imagine why Hingis, Capriati and Kournikova are not on here - nor Sampras or Agassi - but other than that it's Great game! I can't imagine why Hingis, Capriati and Kournikova are not on here - nor Sampras or Agassi - but other than that it's an excellent game. Great graphics and real action! Expand
  3. ChrisJ.
    Nov 29, 2001
    9
    Just needs more big name players to choose from.
  4. 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. Expand
  5. JuanJ.V.
    Nov 6, 2001
    8
    Great graphics, Easy start-up, Very difficult to master.
  6. 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. Expand