NFL Street PlayStation 2

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
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  1. 80
    PS2 is the best version. I prefer a comfortable controller over mildly better graphics any day. The extra highlights on Xbox are barely noticable. And the smoother textures on GameCube don't make up for that confounded controller.
  2. The game is easy to pick up and great for 2-on-2 action, making it one of the best party titles out there.
  3. A fun, simplistic diversion, especially with a group of friends. However, once you've seen all the style moves it doesn't have the staying power of much deeper football games like EA's own "Madden NFL 2004."
  4. The one downfall of this game is that it becomes easy over a short amount of time. Even against the toughest teams, the game becomes fairly simple once you have mastered how to scramble and pass efficiently.
  5. Computer Games Magazine
    75
    The gameplay is far too unbalanced, making for simple wins and an experience that gets old quickly. Still, fans of the old "NFL Blitz" games or "NBA Street" won't be disappointed. [May 2004, p.12]
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    85
    Street perfectly blends the arcadey feel of old-school "NFL Blitz" games with "NBA Street's" flamboyant antics. [March 2004, p.112]
  7. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    This pigskin sim fumbles by forcing players to run their amateur team against the pros in order to unlock better fields and additional players - a clear case of unnecessary roughness. [13 Feb 2004, L2T 18]
  8. All in all, Street is more of a pure multiplayer experiece. [Mar 2004, p.96]
  9. With a strong dose of attitude, very accessible control scheme and creative spin on the sport of football, NFL Street is a bold and worthy addition to the EA Sports Big family.
  10. The PS2 version, though graphically inferior, manages to take its act online making it the best of the possible avenues, er, Streets. As unbalanced as the offense and defense are, this game is clearly all about the big offensive play which, in my opinion, is very diggable.
  11. The audio, on the other hand, is nearly an unmitigated disaster.
  12. 80
    Offers true harmony between arcade and simulation football games, but with more attitude than both of them put together. Oh, and it’s fun, too.
  13. A good buy for below 50$, if you are sick of all the rules and regulations you have to go through in normal football games.
  14. While hip-hop doesn’t necessarily speak for the entire sport of casual football players, the tough, offbeat style of football played in NFL Street does.
  15. Comparing NFL Street to Madden is like comparing "Redcard" to "Pro Evolution Soccer," besides the fact that both games are played with an oval pigskin ball there is little else in common.
  16. At times it can feel a little repetitive, but NFL Street can provide for some fast-paced and exciting sports gameplay especially when played online.
  17. games(TM)
    60
    While the game mechanics are solid enough, the Street methods and ideals simply don't work when transferred basketball to American football. Gamebreakers are now far too effective, basically giving guaranteed points rather than the more balanced advantage of "NBA Street." [Feb 2004, p.117]
  18. It's unfortunate that some elements of "NBA Street's" sense of style were lost in the translation between basketball and football, and the lack of a consistently enjoyable single-player mode is a problem for sure, but the game's excellent multiplayer component and its great level of graphical polish ultimately make NFL Street a game well worth playing for any fan of the arcade football genre.
  19. 85
    An immensely satisfying arcade football game, with huge offense and serious points going to the unbeatable multiplayer component.
  20. All of the players react to the slightest touch of the controller and that is the way it should be! You can play NFL Street for months on end and you will never get bored with it.
  21. The only thing missing is a simple pro season mode. But things like online play and the inclusion of some classic players (Walter Payton, Howie Long, Ronnie Lott, etc.) more than make up for it. [Mar 2004, p.87]
  22. 92
    It's definitely one of the best multiplayer games out there and is so addictive you might lose a whole weekend with nothing to show of it but sore thumbs and the memory of the five lateral double reverse that you ran the length of the field only to fumble when getting blasted into a wall.
  23. The single player game may get a bit tedious, but the game can be just as fun as "Soul Calibur" if you have some friends who are ready for some action on the street with its pick and play controls.
  24. A great game with just a few beefs: poor use of great licensed music, slightly lacking implementation of the Gamebreaker feature, pointless hype about all the style moves (they're best used for taunting and bragging rights), and an insane difficulty curve in the Challenge mode which may send you to the store to buy new controllers.
  25. Dispense with kicking and doodle-heavy playbooks, and deploy between-the-leg laterals and double reverses, plus a mess of excellent unsportsmanlike, showboating taunts.
  26. netjak
    40
    This game misses the point and misses it badly. At first glance, the barely above average graphics, the hip-hop version of NFL uniforms, and the bone cracking sound during gameplay certainly seem like the game will have potential. But for the reasons stated in this review, no serious football gamer will play this longer than a week.
  27. The graphics in NFL Street look good with a slight edge going to the Xbox version of the game. The Xbox version looks smoother and cleaner while the PS2 version looks a little rough around the edges.
  28. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    90
    Surpasses "NFL Blitz" in just about every conceivable manner, thanks largely to gameplay that places greater emphasis on individual player capabilities as opposed to overall team performance. [Mar 2004, p.100]
  29. Play Magazine
    75
    Gameplay in NFL Street is fast and furious and, at times, unrelenting. [Mar 2004, p.70]
  30. PSM Magazine
    90
    The rowdy juice that gave "NBA Street" its flavor has been poured on a football. It has the playability of a "Madden" game, but the wilder action will have you whoopin' it up. [Mar 2004, p.36]
  31. A fun game to play, but it does have a lot of flaws that will keep you from enjoying it like you did with NBA Street. The single player mode is frustrating and time consuming, but it’s a necessary evil if you want to beef up your team to play online or against friends.
  32. The real weakness of NFL Street, however, is the same criticism levelled at Madden just a few months ago - that completing a pass or finding a run through the defence is too arbitrary to judge.
  33. There's plenty of promise here, but it's buried under horribly unbalanced, cheap gameplay that all but ruins the overall experience.
  34. Taking the pigskin to the asphalt is a novel idea and makes for a fast and fun game of arcade football. It's not nearly as slick and addictive as its sister franchise NBA Street, though.
  35. It was a nice idea, but I just can't relate to it as well as I do with "NBA Street." If you are a Madden fan, I suggest you stay away, but if you are a Blitz fan, try this game out. This may be your next favorite arcade football game.
  36. Hard hitting, bone breaking, smash mouth.

Awards & Rankings

#47 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2004
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
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    10
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  2. Aug 5, 2013
    10
    NFL Street 9/10.......................................................................................................................................
  3. MichaelK.
    Jan 17, 2005
    10
    Nice GAME!