• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Jul 17, 2007
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7

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  1. 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 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 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. Expand
  2. 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 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 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. Expand
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
  1. Despite the uber-cute looks, Everybody's Tennis isn't a game that wants to hold your hand, and that only adds to its considerable charm. [May 2007, p.119]
  2. Cute, accessible and fun, but lacking oomph. [May 2007, p.78]
  3. All told, it's just a solid, by-the-numbers "Virtua Tennis" clone with a generic cast of Clap Hanz creations. If you really must have a tennis game on your PS2, the bargain basement will serve you far better than this rather apologetic 'will this do?' offering.