Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. It had tight controls, over the top gameplay, and great looking graphics. NFL Street 2 takes everything that the first game had and expounds upon it making it better in many different aspects.
  2. Football fans will have a great time with this one (especially with multiplayer), and there's plenty there for nonsports folk. But in the end, this one falls just short of greatness. [Feb 2005, p.88]
  3. You don't need to know the ins and outs of American Football to enjoy it, it's infinitely more accessible than others in the genre and it manages to keep the whole 'Urban-Extreme' aspect to a tolerable level.
  4. The online play is fantastic, the new wall moves add to the arcade feel and the music simply rocks. I highly recommend this game!
  5. 89
    There's plenty of quick payoff, but there are many levels to master to that an expert player on the sticks will looking nothing like a rookie who picks it up and has a blast the first time.
  6. Although NFL Street 2 has managed to double the number of playable modes available for gamers, the large amount of recycled material and somewhat imbalanced or unnecessary tweaks make Street fail to live up to expectations.
  7. It doesn't have the same high quality of the "NBA Street" series due to the more urban roots of street basketball versus street football, but for a good adrenaline rush of smash-mouth football, look no further than NFL Street 2.
  8. Offers the kind of over-the-top, seesaw multiplayer experience that keeps you reminiscing long after the game concludes, but also has a deep, fun single-player experience, thanks in part to the new minigames. [Feb 2005, p.98]
  9. 85
    It's this carefully guarded lack of realism that keeps the game fresh. While the multitude of moves are clearly wacky, they're never too over-the-top, and it all fits together in this surprising, tight package.
  10. 85
    The wall move, Groundbreaker, Groundbreaker 2, character over styling and the wacky over the top showmanship from the characters keeps the game play fresh.
  11. Game play in the first NFL Street hampered on the difficulty on playing defense. This has all been fixed in NFL Street 2 as there are a larger amount of both offence and defensive plays that not only give you a chance of catching a player off guard for the easy score, but for that quick sack as well.
  12. My favorite mode is still the one where you must pick your team from a random group of players and go at and opponent in the same situation – putting square pegs in round holes has never been as much fun in the NFL.
  13. It isn't perfect, but for the most part, this is a superior game to the first, and a rocking good time! [Jan 2005, p.66]
  14. 80
    Every bit better than the original, and in many shiny ways. The multiplayer is a blast, it looks great, the game modes are expanded exponentially over the first, and the game dances on the fine line of being fairly realistic without being too over-the-top crazy.
  15. I loved NFL Street 2, but in the end it refused to grab my attention as sharply as the original, perhaps because the key single player modes are inherently similar between the two games.
  16. 80
    NFL Street 2 remains a ton of fun. It lays out more features, more gameplay, and more outrageousness than any other freaky football variation ever, and if it's not careful it might become as complex as a real football game.
  17. 80
    Online quibbles aside, NFL Street 2 easily bests its predecessor in terms of depth, visuals, and overall fun.
  18. It's sequel time and all NFL Street 2 can come up with on the field is one new move. [Feb 2005, p.113]
  19. Same game with minor improvements. They're nice, sure, but that doesn't mean you should have to pay another $50 just to get the stuff that should have been in the first game.
  20. What I liked most abou this title was how it managed to improve the already perfect control system from the original - especially with respect to Style Moves. [Feb 2005, p.79]
  21. The game suffers from being way too easy for veteran players, while it does still carry that pick-up-and-play function that was made popular with the old "NFL Blitz" games.
  22. A good enough game, though barely anything has changed. It doesn't feel like it has been rushed, since it isn't buggy or broken in any way, but there's definitely a lack of proper maturation here that hinders the overall product.
  23. Planning your offensive and defensive attacks plays a massive role and is essentially where the fun lies.
  24. A fun game – for a few hours. If you’re playing the series for the first time, the game is certainly better than the first NFL Street, but it still lacks replay value.
  25. Too complicated for an arcade sports game. Maybe it is the sports - perhaps it is just too alien for a European mind. [Mar. 05]
  26. A great game to play with friends online or off, but here's hoping the next iteration gives us more to do with the D.
  27. Only if you really, really liked the first one - or if you didn't buy it at all. [Feb 2005, p.84]
  28. The new mini-games aren't particularly enjoyable for longer than five minutes at a time, but there are quite a few on offer making it a real case of quantity over quality.
  29. Though NFL Street 2 does enough to entertain for an hour or two, fans of proper football, played with feet, are likely to find it quite dull.
  30. Just like they did with "Def Jam: Fight for NY," EA Big ignored NFL Street’s fundamental issues and instead added more flash and one or two new moves. While undeniably fun, EA Big has no right to call NFL Street 2 a sequel.
  31. 57
    Yet another example of the dangers of one publishing company gaining a monopoly over a particular genre. The experience becomes homogenised and the resulting games become soulless products devoid of any indication.
  32. This is a fine game, just like the first version, which earned three stars from me. But the scant innovations in Street 2 make it optional for anyone who has the original.
  33. While Street 2 is appealingly approachable, it gets monotonous, particularly for owners of the original. Solo modes are dull and arduous.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Sep 5, 2012
    5
    This game isn't winning any awards by any way. The game is a little hard on Own The Street mode, to be honest that's pretty much all i playThis game isn't winning any awards by any way. The game is a little hard on Own The Street mode, to be honest that's pretty much all i play plus a little pickup game. This game is solid and worth a rent Full Review »
  2. JakeT.
    Mar 14, 2005
    8
    This game is fun but it gets boring after awhile.i like it better than the 1st one though.
  3. MattP.
    Feb 1, 2005
    10
    This is what version 1 should have been.