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8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 62 Ratings

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  • Summary: 25 NBA legends scrap, battle and brawl for ultimate bragging rights. Play as Dr. J, Bird, Wilt, Moses, and more! Seven authentic urban courts including Soul in the Hole in NYC, Mosswood in Oakland, and more. All-new electrifying moves, passes and alley-oops. Play against the CPU or with up to four ballers. Customize the rules and players to your liking. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. 100
    The game is pick-up-and-play, it's beautiful to look at, and it raises the cultural precedent bar to backboard level. Even if you don't like sports games, you'll love this one.
  2. 94
    The four-player is, as they say, dope-ass. You have to get a multitap and play this with three other friends. And the edit mode, in fact, all of the various modes, are deep, compelling, and well thought out. It's a true winner.
  3. I'm not saying Street is more or less realistic than "Live," but Street is better at being an arcade b-ball title than "Live" or "2k3" at being a sim.
  4. Stunning enhancements to the visuals and sound aside, the new tricks, game variations and collection of extras is more than one would expect from a sequel.
  5. If you don't have the patience to learn button combinations and toil over the fine points, then perhaps there's no hope for you, but for the rest of us, the reward structure is tuned finer than Dennis Rodman's haircut, it's funkier than a jazz sandwich, and if you don't like basketball, then this is more than likely to convert you.
  6. Seldom does a sports game possess arcade-style flair and PC-like depth but NBA Street Vol. 2 is just such a game.
  7. The sequel is a better game in every way, but the original was so successful at combining extreme sports stunts with real basketball that there was little room left for improvement.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. JacobS.
    Mar 30, 2003
    10
    I've not played this game but the pics and volume 1 should be the same but this 110 times better i'll buy this game it will be my first ps2 game. Expand
  2. 4DI
    Dec 4, 2012
    10
    "EA SPORTS!!! BIIIG!!!!!" I LOVE THIS GAME! Best sports game ever!
  3. MarvinV.
    Apr 24, 2003
    10
    Two words...pure streetball...NBA street tricks were crazy but having them do handstands on the ball and making it llegal man that is crazy i loved the first one now im dying for the second one creating your character i love to streetball in real life and now i can love to strretball in the TV can life get any better? Expand
  4. DurellB.
    May 12, 2003
    10
    This game is the best.
  5. StephenH.
    Sep 27, 2003
    10
    This game is so gangsta. Me and my boys be playin againts legends. the game has good graphics. I hope they come out with a street vol. 3 because that ish is gonna be hard!! Expand
  6. TimK.
    Aug 3, 2003
    9
    Amazing game! So much better than the original. You can become a Legend(YES YOU!!!). And play against the best in the Game! Magic Johnson, MJ, DR.J, u name it; 25 Legend, All 5 starters from every NBA teams, and 5 extra Street Legend who EA created. And you can play them in the legendary courts, Rucker, Cage, Lincon!!! Just 1 problem, it does get repetitive. Expand
  7. ThomasM.
    Apr 10, 2004
    6
    Horrible rosters. It kills the game, how can it be fun playing as a sixth-man (or eighth or tenth) on your favorite team? NOT fun at all. No Ginobili, TParker is WAY underrated, many players are just rated WAY off. This problem is evident in both games, but could be ignored in th first one because, well it was the FIRST one and was new and exciting. NBA_S_v2 just doesn't put it all together if you're a true NBA fan, especially now in 2004. I traded it in back in 2003 because its' dumb single player game, clothes and rosters just all got WAY worse form v1 to v2. I'd get NBA Street (original) over this if I had to. Just update the NBA Live 2004 rosters online and play that, THAT is awesome. Expand

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