Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 44 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 44
  2. Negative: 1 out of 44
Buy On
  1. 35
    In the end, this one poses as a tennis game for beginners, but even tykes will only be mildly amused.

Awards & Rankings

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#59 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
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#17 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2007
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Oct 9, 2017
    10
    As a tennis player myself, I feel like this is one of the most responsive tennis games that was out at the time of the PS2. I've playedAs a tennis player myself, I feel like this is one of the most responsive tennis games that was out at the time of the PS2. I've played through a couple different tennis games, and all of them fall into one of two traps - they are either too realistic and thus feel sluggish to play, or they are too unrealistic and thus feel too removed from the classic tennis experience. This game hits the perfect balance between those two extremes. Full Review »
  2. GeoffreyPJr.
    Dec 16, 2009
    9
    The reviews were mixed from critics everywhere, and its clear to me that I will now play a game before I listen to everybody else. The The reviews were mixed from critics everywhere, and its clear to me that I will now play a game before I listen to everybody else. The gameplay is incredible for a tennis game - It's got a bit of a learning curve, but I've been in some very satisfying tennis matches with the game. The characters were quirky and cute, and the courts were decent enough with some memorable background music. The problem with the game lies with content and unlockables. There isn't a very large campaign mode, and it feels like with a little bit more polish, the game could even be better than Mario Tennis on N64. Granted, the PSP version of Hot Shots tennis aims to better itself by introducing rpg elements. But all in all, this PS2 outing has a great personality, and is sure to make you giddy every time you pop the disk into your player. Full Review »
  3. Andyman
    Jul 23, 2007
    9
    I just love how these supposedly "professional" reviewers so casually dismiss the Hot Shots series. Had they given HST more than a passing I just love how these supposedly "professional" reviewers so casually dismiss the Hot Shots series. Had they given HST more than a passing glance, they'd have found themselves drawn into a tennis game that is superior in every way to every tennis game ever made. Yes, even the outstanding Virtua Tennis on the Dreamcast. HST's learning curve would be considered steep, but it has a very impressive Tutorial mode that makes getting accustomed to its innovative control scheme a breeze. In other words, HST may very well be the last genuine PS2 must-have game. Full Review »