NFL Street GameCube

Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
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  1. Dispense with kicking and doodle-heavy playbooks, and deploy between-the-leg laterals and double reverses, plus a mess of excellent unsportsmanlike, showboating taunts.
  2. Playing NFL Street made me re-realize why I hated "Madden" so much. Arcade football is just more fun, plain and simple. And, on top of that, it offers quite the extensive one player mode that will keep players busy for months.
  3. 91
    NFL Street is what arcade sports are all about and proudly carries the torch onto the next generation who never truly knew what it was like to be on fire. It's time to forget the rest, Street is as hot as they come.
  4. The multiplayer modes alone are worth it. Add to that a high level of game mode depth, gameplay excellence, and stunning style and you’ve got one fantastic game.
  5. Nintendo Power
    90
    Style points and Gamebreakers add to the intense action. [Mar 2004, p.118]
  6. It's often the case with sports games, but this one is particularly geared up for some serious head to head potential. The over-the-top style is ideal for when you get the overwhelming urge to push a friend's face into a wall.
  7. Street has surprising depth for an arcade football title, I enjoyed it more than I have any of the "Blitz" games, but it is a multiplayer title at heart and still comes up a little short in the single player experience.
  8. You'll get bored with the single-player modes but will play it just to unlock everything. The unlocked goodies (extra players, fields, etc.) only make the multiplayer games more fun.
  9. With a strong dose of attitude, very accessible control scheme and creative spin on the sport of football, NFL Street is a bold and worthy addition to the EA Sports Big family.
  10. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    85
    Street perfectly blends the arcadey feel of old-school "NFL Blitz" games with "NBA Street's" flamboyant antics. [March 2004, p.112]
  11. 85
    NFL Street can't be beat for multiplayer fun on any console, and tweaking rosters will keep fantasy fans up late at night for weeks.
  12. Absolute enjoyment! A very well made game, not flawless, but great fun.
  13. It features an ideal set of secrets to unlock, features great graphics and sound, loads of NFL Superstars and Legends, and even has quite a few elements of strategy in it.
  14. The only thing missing is a simple pro season mode. But things like online play and the inclusion of some classic players (Walter Payton, Howie Long, Ronnie Lott, etc.) more than make up for it.
  15. AceGamez
    80
    Huge fans of the sport will either really love the idea of football on the street with no rules but plenty of depth, or they'll hate the funny arcade style of the game with over-the-top moves and gamebreakers.
  16. Although the idea of playing tackle football on concrete surfaces while wearing baggy pants and adding apostrophes to the end of every word may seem a bit silly, underneath it all is a very solid experience. Any fan of the arcade sports genre will welcome the coming of NFL Street.
  17. 80
    NFL Street is definitely easy to get into. Smooth controls also make this game assessable and welcoming for those who are unfamiliar with typical football games.
  18. Sound effects are excellent and provide all the "Bang" "thud" and "oompf" you would expect from the excellent sound department at Electronic Arts.
  19. NFL Street is all about intense hits and all the stylin' and profilin' you won't find in an NFL regulated football game.
  20. 80
    Offers true harmony between arcade and simulation football games, but with more attitude than both of them put together. Oh, and it’s fun, too.
  21. It's far more difficult to learn than "NBA Street" - still the benchmark for accessible sports games as far as we're concerned. But it's still an American footie game of the highest quality. Just not one for the UK masses, like we'd hoped.
  22. Some elements of NBA Street's sense of style was lost in the translation between basketball and football, and the lack of a consistently enjoyable single-player mode is a problem for sure, but the game's excellent multiplayer component and its great level of graphical polish ultimately make NFL Street a game well worth playing for any fan of the arcade football genre.
  23. All in all, Street is more of a pure multiplayer experiece. [Mar 2004, p.96]
  24. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    This pigskin sim fumbles by forcing players to run their amateur team against the pros in order to unlock better fields and additional players - a clear case of unnecessary roughness. [13 Feb 2004, L2T 18]
  25. As unbalanced as the offense and defense are, this game is clearly all about the big offensive play which, in my opinion, is very diggable. However, Street does still leave plenty of room for another good scrub-tackle football game, particularly one without so much style or so many stars.
  26. Play Magazine
    75
    Gameplay in NFL Street is fast and furious and, at times, unrelenting. [Mar 2004, p.70]
  27. Computer Games Magazine
    75
    The gameplay is far too unbalanced, making for simple wins and an experience that gets old quickly. Still, fans of the old "NFL Blitz" games or "NBA Street" won't be disappointed. [May 2004, p.12]
  28. Taking the pigskin to the asphalt is a novel idea and makes for a fast and fun game of arcade football. It's not nearly as slick and addictive as its sister franchise "NBA Street," though.
  29. Too basic to appeal to die-hard Madden fans, yet too technical to be of any interest to casual players. What's more, it's filled to bursting with the usual dazzling array of customisable features - those that really do nothing to enhance play at all.
  30. Cincinnati Enquirer
    50
    A fun, simplistic diversion, especially with a group of friends. However, once you've seen all the style moves it doesn't have the staying power of much deeper football games like EA's own "Madden NFL 2004."

Awards & Rankings

#50 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2004
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Uter
    Mar 29, 2004
    6
    It's decent but I prefer Blitz. The attitude here is pretty dumb imo. The players act sooo fake hip that it's sickening.
  2. JoeL.
    Jan 19, 2004
    8
    I like this game a lot, but defense is near impossible and it seems to border on luck more than skill. also first down markers areI like this game a lot, but defense is near impossible and it seems to border on luck more than skill. also first down markers are inconsistent. but i love the challenge mode and the pickup mode is genius...especially when you have vick, the fridge, and moss on your side. oh yeah! Full Review »
  3. Dan
    Jan 18, 2004
    8
    This game is great except one thing CHALLENGE MODE IS SO FRIGGIN HARD TO BEAT. Other than that this game is absolutely superb.