• 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
  1. 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.
  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. "NBA Street" with different moves and more ballers, minus the polished gameplay. The analog stick's heightened sensitivity is not as innovative as it is a refinement.
  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. 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."
  6. The weak AI, easily abused trick moves, and lo-res graphics all add up to create a boring experience.
  7. Other than a ton of moves, this baller has zero street cred.
  8. 60
    You never quite reach the same pumped-up heights you get while playing similar games, like "NBA Ballers" or "NBA Street" -- and despite the tricks, online play, and generally responsive controls, it would take a serious interest in the AND 1 legacy to maintain any level of interest in this game.
  9. Sitting uneasily between the "sim" and "showboater" camps, this is a bit of a mess. [Aug 2006, p.73]
  10. These guys deserve credit for developing two solid basketball games despite the snickers and giggles amongst the gaming world. And they deserve credit for the contributions they made to the genre four years ago. It’s just a case of too little too late.
  11. AND 1's cool Create-a-Baller and Create-a-Move modes make the game worth playing, if you yearn for the exaggerated, arcade gameplay in the spirit of NBA Jam, albeit with a lot more street style.
  12. 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.
  13. 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]
  14. Too bad the actual b-balling action has been done before and better. [July 2006, p.92]
  15. 30
    Honestly, some fanatical b-ballers could probably have an average night of fun, but possibly only if fueled by copious amounts of alcohol.
  16. 56
    And 1 Streetball needed a good scrub and some basic gameplay lessons but was too busy busting rhymes and freestyling to care about the little things. [Issue 142, p.99]
  17. Just average b-ball...Average b-ball means it's not good streetball. [Aug 2006, p.78]
  18. AND1 Streetball stands alone as the only basketball game out there right now that truly captures the thrill of real street basketball. [Aug 2006, p.86]
  19. From bugs to just simple bad gameplay, this is one that you just have to steer clear from.
  20. And1 Streetball has some good ideas like the pulling off juke moves with the analog stick but unfortunately some technical errors are too much to ignore.
  21. It just doesn't manage to appeal to either the hardcore sports gamer, but fans of And 1 will get a kick out of playing with their favorite stars. Anyone else might be better off holding out for a better game.
  22. A sporty struggle that's all style and no substance.
  23. A playable, yet unexceptional, sports title. There are better b-ball games out there. [Aug 2006, p.97]
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. True fans of the AND 1 Mixtape Tour may be able to look beyond the many flaws of the actual basketball in this game because the presentation offers a dream come true.
  27. 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.
  28. The barrage of 'street'-speak, stupid player names (we want to punch the prick who calls himself '1/2 Man, 1/2 Amazing'), yawnsome hip-hop and seriously over-the-top commentary all becomes a bit much, though we guess it kind of comes with the territory. If you're after a more skilful alternative to NBA Street V3 then And 1 Streetball should be right up your, er, street.
  29. It does capture the flavour of the And1 competition. [Aug 2006, p.72]
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Andy
    Jul 24, 2006
    10
    it's sick full of skillz and dunks ppl like me and my bredrinscould learn bare new triks.
  2. 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 »
  3. WilkenWalters
    Jun 20, 2006
    10
    Worse thing about this game is it's not on the 360. PLEASE UBISOFT, if you're reading this, port this to a better system! It'sWorse thing about this game is it's not on the 360. PLEASE UBISOFT, if you're reading this, port this to a better system! It's freaking awesome on PS2, but it really needs a console that can live up to its true potential as a game. Great controls, gameplay, endless fun if you play with multiple people.. it's just ... off the hook! Full Review »