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Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. EA Sports BIG and developer NuFX, Inc. have taken their nearly flawless game and made it that much better, taking it to a whole new level in terms of graphics, gameplay, sound and presentation... Right when you pop in the game, you know you're in for a good time. [Apr 2003, p.72]
  2. Every character model looks amazingly detailed, from the muscle tone to the facial features. Michael Jordan looks like Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain looks like the Stilt himself.
  3. The atmosphere of NBA Street is enhanced by an excellent soundtrack including hip-hop tracks from the likes of Nelly and Nate Dogg, plus various sound effects from the street - traffic, sirens, crowd abuse etc.
  4. A huge leap forward in the evolution of street basketball. It has numerous options, solid control, and engaging gameplay that will appease hardcore fans and casual ballers alike.
  5. 93
    Never gets complicated, it never gets boring, and it will probably remain the best sports game of the year -- especially in the eyes of those gamers not necessary obsessed with stats and realism.
  6. 91
    Vol. 2 is off the hook this year and is easily one of the best arcade b-ball titles that money can buy.
  7. A burly single-player, exciting multiplayer and plenty of nifty additions makes for a Hall of Famer in only its second outing.
  8. With smooth graphics and animations, a true feel for the art of street ball, fantastic controls, and a multiplayer mode that brings out the trash talker in even choirboys make NBA Street a must have for owners of any major console.
  9. It played well to begin with, but now it has depth. [May 2003, p.86]
  10. A damn fine sequel that will have many gamers coming back for more. The only negative I can think of about this game is that once you unlock everything, you will find that you will play the game more for multiplayer fun rather than single player excitement.
  11. Arcade mavens, it’s a no-brainer, buy it now. However, I can’t help but think that for hardcore sim fans the over-the-top antics may be just a bit too much.
  12. Easily the best basketball game out there for the cube.
  13. A great game... Any fan of basketball who isn't necessarily sold on the complexities of your average NBA simulation will find plenty to love here.
  14. Energy, action and street-ball style make NBA Street Vol. 2 every bit as exciting as the original game. [Apr 2003, p.134]
  15. 80
    Essentially the same game with a slew of slick improvements, and gamers will have an absolute blast throwing down dunks while exploring its new features.
  16. Heck, even if you aren’t a hoops fan, there’s plenty of unintentional humor to appreciate: Seeing Yao Ming dunk on Bill Walton alone is worth the price of admission.

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