Metascore
59

Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 27
  2. Negative: 4 out of 27
  1. Forget the strive for realism, FIFA Street 2 is a pure unadulterated videogame take on footie. It's fun, fun, fun throughout the game and there's a surprisingly deep single-player experience to sustain your interest.
  2. Casual gamers will find FIFA Street 2 to be a fast-paced, fun and refreshing break from the standard sim-based games that EA is known for.
  3. It's not perfect, but it's chockfilled with entertaining gameplay modes. If FIFA 06 is fine cuisine, FIFA Street 2 is a corndog and a coke and sometimes, there ain't nothing better than that.
  4. A significant improvement over its predecessor and is fun for solo players and small groups of friends alike.
  5. Defending against tricks can be like a clumsy piece of physical comedy. When you aren't paralyzed, you fall flat on your face.
  6. FIFA Street 2 is more a 30-yard screamer than a precision tap-in - often unpredictable and frustrating, but redeemed by flashes of brilliance. [Apr 2006, p.51]
  7. I appreciate that they expanded the tricks, and added some real players to the mix. And the new Gamebreaker is nice. But overall the trick controls are just as difficult, if not more, than the first game. And not having online gameplay is a big big big issue for me.
  8. 70
    Soccer fans will find it boring because it's too fast and too vapid, while nonfans will probably find it little more than a mildly distracting ball-themed action thing. It's reasonably well executed for what it is, but it could very well be something that no one wants.
  9. It's not a bad game, but casual gamers, and possibly hardcore-traditional-football fans, may get bored of pulling tricks rather than pulling skilled corners back on the real pitch.
  10. This is a solid buy for hardcore soccer buffs that want something different, and certainly a rental for anyone interested in the sport, but it's not a universal must-have like "NBA Street" consistently has been.
  11. 60
    It's not a crap title. However, the sport of soccer doesn't translate as well as basketball to this arcade style of play. The fun factor isn't as high. This is partially due to the over-emphasis on tricks, which remove the actual game of soccer, and it's also due to the game's mechanics.
  12. Unless you prefer to perform soccer instead of play it, you're better off waiting for "Fifa Street 3". [Apr 2006, p.87]
  13. Fifa Street 2 falls down in one vital aspect — namely the art of defending.
  14. What this franchise did to deserve a sequel I really don't know. [Apr 2006, p.118]
  15. FIFA Street 2 just isn't much fun to play, plain and simple.
  16. With its combos, special moves and mini-games, FIFA Street 2 is the result of a beat-'em-up transposed on top of a football game. [Mar 2006, p.98]
  17. Looks good occasionally, but is for the most parts an annoying street soccer experience. Stiff animations and a strangely behaving ball really take the fun out of football. [Mar 2006]
  18. 50
    Bad controls, horrible voice-over (it's just as cliche as it was last time), and the trademark and annoyingly pervasive EA Radio will tax not only your brain, but also your ears. Soccer may be a beautiful game, but it's about time to kick FIFA Street 2 to the gutter.
  19. 50
    The artificial intelligence is improved and ball physics are much more realistic than in the first game, but while FIFA Street 2 makes a good first impression, it gets bogged down by unresponsive player controls and repetitive action.
  20. Like a cowboy at a punk concert, it’s awkward and really doesn’t belong.
  21. Despite all the effort clearly put in to make it otherwise, FIFA Street is still boring. [Apr 2006, p.78]
  22. The fact is that nutmegging an opponent a couple of times can solicit a quiet smile of satisfaction. But after the zillionth time, you will find yourself getting pretty bored with the whole thing.
  23. A better game is lost inside the presentation and ultimately fails to exploit the fun and potential of faster-paced matches, especially in the case of a sequel.
  24. The best way to describe FIFA Street 2 is ordinary. While the game is not necessarily terrible, it is nowhere near fantastic.
  25. Even after a sequel, this Street still falls flat on its asphalt.
  26. Despite the tweaks to the game and some definite improvements, at the end of the day, Gary, it's a stop-start, often infuriating experience which just makes us appreciate proper football games even more.
  27. 38
    Irritating to the extreme, here is a game that deserves nothing but your complete ignorance. [Issue#139, p.97]
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Jul 28, 2013
    4
    After the truly terrible original title in the FIFA Street series I never intended to play the sequel but was convinced by a friend to give itAfter the truly terrible original title in the FIFA Street series I never intended to play the sequel but was convinced by a friend to give it a go because it was 'Much better'.

    I won't deny that it is an improvement. The truly irritating announcer and awful music has been replaced and there is more of a flow to the gameplay with the tricks and skills being better integrated into the actual soccer side of things. Unfortunately however it is still simply not particularly fun to play with the gameplay primarily involving the waggling of the analogue sticks in order to perform tricks and winning still require little to no skill.

    If you want to play Soccer on your PS2 just buy the regular FIFA games or Pro Evolution Soccer instead and give this one a miss.
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  2. Jul 3, 2013
    7
    The game was well Yummy to play as a child but when you realize that you grew up, you see that there's several bug him. How to lease theThe game was well Yummy to play as a child but when you realize that you grew up, you see that there's several bug him. How to lease the dribble when you make a player, or when you celebrate a goal, and then you stumble on someone DO NOTHING! But this game was GREAT for my taste at the time. Congratulations EA Games, unfulfilled football fields, in the game in our country (BR)!! :D Full Review »
  3. LukeC.
    Sep 19, 2006
    10
    Awesome game, just better then its previous game and is awesome fun and more fun with fun and makes you feel good about yourself and lots to Awesome game, just better then its previous game and is awesome fun and more fun with fun and makes you feel good about yourself and lots to keep you busy. Full Review »