And 1 Streetball PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Jun 6, 2006
Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 29
  2. Negative: 13 out of 29
Buy On
  1. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    48
    Too bad the actual b-balling action has been done before and better. [July 2006, p.92]
  2. While there are some decent ideas in And1 Streetball, it feels like the game wasn't refined nearly enough as it should have been. Everything, from the core gameplay to the presentation, seems very roughly executed, so it's difficult to recommend this game to anyone.
  3. Because those I-Ball controls are unresponsive and some certain broken mechanics like the anklebreaker meter, and a boring story mode, what And1 fans were given is a complete stinker.
  4. While the obnoxious ads shouldn’t be taken into account when critiquing a title, its poor execution of nearly every aspect of gameplay warrants plenty of scolding. Placing players in a position early for failure, then failing to reward them with engaging gameplay or satisfactory basketball action is simply unacceptable.
  5. 41
    Easily one of the weakest basketball games to have come out in a while, primarily thanks to its idiotic control scheme. Having more than 130 moves is a good idea, but if the game won't recognize what you're telling players to do because moves are tied to the analog sticks, it doesn't matter.
  6. 40
    If you manage to actually stick it out through those early, mind-numbing games, you'll eventually be able to take part in some fairly enjoyable tournaments en route to making it big as an And 1 Streetball star. But really, when the game makes it so darn miserable to play in the beginning, is holding out for that content even worth it? The answer is a resounding "no."
  7. From bugs to just simple bad gameplay, this is one that you just have to steer clear from.
  8. Performing the special moves becomes boring quickly as it slows down the gameplay as you stop shooting baskets in an attempt to raise your respect points.
  9. 40
    It’s a shame that the one good idea in this streetball title had to be overshadowed by bad execution and a mediocre presentation.
  10. 30
    Honestly, some fanatical b-ballers could probably have an average night of fun, but possibly only if fueled by copious amounts of alcohol.
  11. Other than a ton of moves, this baller has zero street cred.
  12. The last glaring negative of this game is the commentary by Duke Tango, which is about as soothing and smooth as listening to Gilbert Gottfried read an epic novel over and over and over again. Ouch.
  13. games(TM)
    20
    With core mechanics this flawed, no amount of cut-scene-laden story modes, create-a-move editors or unlockable extras will make up for what is a truly putrid videogame. [Aug 2006, p.127]

Awards & Rankings

#61 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Sep 24, 2015
    10
    51 for greatest streetball game ever.Are you kidding me???51 for greatest streetball game ever.Are you kidding me??? !!! Full Review »
  2. Andy
    Jul 24, 2006
    10
    it's sick full of skillz and dunks ppl like me and my bredrinscould learn bare new triks.
  3. EfeB.
    Jul 3, 2006
    9
    i have a feeling these critics havent played this game but these bad reviews are just copies of one bad review. like, one guy at IGN doesnt i have a feeling these critics havent played this game but these bad reviews are just copies of one bad review. like, one guy at IGN doesnt like the game and all the other critics think...gee if the IGN guy doesnt like it...it must not be that good. but this game IS good, its fun, graphics and the gameplay is a million times better than NBA ballers and NBA street. awesome moves, great extras...worth playing. Full Review »