Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 41 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
Buy On
  1. 80
    Overall, it still isn't the best thing out there, but it's definitely a solid update and holds rather strongly by itself.
  2. Though a lot of players will find the less-forgiving-gameplay style of the game to be a bit of a turnoff, this is still a solid game of tennis, and it's the best one to have appeared on the PlayStation 2 in years.
  3. You get a measly two camera angles from the start, and you’ll get more only after winning Grand Slam events, if you can believe that.
  4. While Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2 attempts to go with the sim approach, there’s no denying that "Top Spin’s" fluidity, ease, and beauty make it more accessible to casual and hardcore gamers alike.
  5. Visually, Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2 is one of, if not the best-looking tennis game on the PlayStation 2.
  6. Play Magazine
    83
    This is just a great all-around tennis game. [July 2004, p.78]
  7. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    77
    Greater emphasis is placed on timing and position to execute effective shots on the court, which makes it a little more difficult to get into than "Virtua Tennis"-style games, but ultimately more rewarding. [Aug 2004, p.104]
  8. 80
    The best tennis game in years...Whether it's rapid-fire one-off matches or a protracted solo mode that floats your boat, the game has you covered with a brilliant mix of rowdiness and realism.
  9. The Pro Career mode is the meat of the game. Here, Smash Court 2 is a revelation.
  10. It's not the best one on the current generation consoles, but it is the best PS2 tennis game out there.
  11. A multi-player crowd-pleaser. Mind you, even that is outshone by the benchmark title of the DC's "Virtua Tennis 2" (yes, even though I know they're practically the same game).
  12. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    80
    Over time, you become so familiar with your player's animation that good swings become second nature, and Smash 2's greatness becomes apparent. [July 2004, p.97]
  13. PSM Magazine
    80
    This is, hands down, the deepest tennis game available for PS2, so only professionals need apply. Those pros, however, will looooove this. [Aug 2004, p.24]
  14. It does a lot of things right, good graphics, multiple play modes, originality and solid on-court action. The pro tour mode is fantastic despite its frustrations. It is refreshing to see some originality in a tennis title.
  15. An incredibly solid game. If you’re a big fan of tennis, you’re sure to like the character selection, and will definitely dig the inclusion of the professional tournaments and stadiums.
  16. While tennis games do have a set type of person who will like them, Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2 performs so well that I can’t imagine anyone disliking it unless they want a much simpler version (in which case buy the original Smash Court Tennis for the PS one).
  17. One of the most addictive sporting experiences ever presented on a console.
  18. Easier on the eye than "Virtua Tennis 2," but lacks the diving ability of that game. Otherwise it's perfectly balanced and offers all the tension of the real sport. [PSM2]
  19. It's far for perfect, but Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2 is the best tennis game to come out for PS2 to date.
  20. netjak
    75
    Everything about it simply seems above average, like a filler tennis game for those who are waiting for the next ultimate tennis game.
  21. But it lacks long-term appeal, and so, its final score likewise suffers. As for SCPTT2 outdoing Pong, after 20 years, people still play Pong, but by the end of 2004, very few will play Smash Court 2.
  22. There’s a load of gameplay here, and it’s too bad there’s no online component or Memory Card battle feature for those who want it (hint, hint).
  23. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    80
    A new career mode makes the top tennis seed even better. [Jan 2007, p.106]
  24. With its responsive controls, choice of 16 top players and a variety of game modes, SCTPT2 is a winner.
  25. Another refreshing innovation in Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2 is the directional control that you have over your serves. None of this “press left to hit a wide serve” malarkey here my friends, just pure analog control.
  26. Weekly Famitsu
    80
    8 / 8 / 8 / 8 - 32 gold [Vol 812; 9 July 2004]
  27. If you want a great looking tennis game that offers more than just quick and simple play, Pro Tournament 2 offers almost enough to keep you going until next summer, when doubtless we’ll all go tennis mad again. Now leave us alone: Wimbledon’s on.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. SteveS.
    May 12, 2006
    10
    Best tennis game on the PS2. Gameplay was very realistic and smooth. Graphics were good as well. Plus there are quite a few real top players Best tennis game on the PS2. Gameplay was very realistic and smooth. Graphics were good as well. Plus there are quite a few real top players which feature in the game which is an added bonus. Overall an extremely fun game, especially if you have someone to play with/against. Full Review »
  2. SI
    Jul 19, 2004
    10
    This is the best and most realistic tennis game yet! Superb gameplay and very enjoyable! By the way, you can choose BETWEEN Mission Mode (has This is the best and most realistic tennis game yet! Superb gameplay and very enjoyable! By the way, you can choose BETWEEN Mission Mode (has turning points) *OR* Normal Mode (it plays as you would expect) for the Pro Tour Career Mode. In Normal Mode, you play the match normally as you would expect, with no turning points. Just change it in the 'Settings' menu. Full Review »
  3. BenM.
    Jul 9, 2004
    6
    I was really looking forward to this game. The gameplay is great but the stupid 'turning point' feature in career mode bugged the I was really looking forward to this game. The gameplay is great but the stupid 'turning point' feature in career mode bugged the crap outta me. I just wanna play the full match. Full Review »