• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Sep 2, 2002
Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 60
    [The PS2 version] delivers less shine and crispness than the others, it offers a jumpy framerate, and the difficult icon system makes it confusing as to which player is yours in a multiplayer game.
  2. While the PS2 version retains the over-the-top gameplay and appealing characters, the game's visual quality has been compromised somewhat by a fluctuating frame rate, slightly less-detailed textures, and washed-out colors that take away from the game's visual style.
  3. Unfortunately, the PS2 port of this title suffers from a blurry visual presentation and occasional slowdown that is not present in the Xbox or Gamecube version.
  4. 78
    Sluggish graphics bog down what would have been an otherwise great title.
  5. Essentially SEGA Soccer Slam fails to hit all the marks a fun arcade football game should hit and indeed were hit by Midway’s superior RedCard. If it’s a solid and fun arcade kick-about you’re after then plump for Midway’s game as Soccer Slam is best avoided.
  6. The game looks so bad I can't begin to like it. [Nov 2002, p.190]
  7. Our biggest complaint about the PS2 version is the reduced visual clarity and sluggish framerate compared to the GC original. [Nov 2002, p.54]
  8. Frame-rate and control issues are too overwhelming a couple of strikes for yours truly to overlook.
  9. Quite disappointing. It's choppy framerate, second rate graphics, and bland textures affect both gameplay and fun factor. These characters have character, and it simply doesn't show up on the PS2 version.

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