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  • Summary: The fourth chapter in the multi-platinum selling NBA Street series expands on the fast-paced and larger-than-life 3-on-3 basketball gameplay that has made the franchise a hit. The newest iteration of NBA Street creates a hyper-real world that merges legendary courts with the hometown courts of your favorite NBA stars into one seamless city of streetball moments. Earn a name for yourself and garner respect as you progress along your hometown journey and become a legend. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 25 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. A dazzling array of showmanship, visual glitz, and a hefty dose of fun make this an absolute must-play.
  2. EA Canada has made the gameplay tighter and more intuitive, improved the graphics significantly, and got together a killer soundtrack.
  3. With so many options, there is little in the way of basketball that this game doesn't offer and it rightfully deserves a slam-dunking genius award. [Apr 2007, p.61]
  4. Don't worry about not "getting" B-ball - this is more of a showing-off sim, and a fun one at that. [May 2007, p.64]
  5. A scientifically fluid refinement of upgraded graphical sheen (PS3 has a slight edge over 360) and unprecedented stylish madness that will harvest some of your most enthusiastic hollers.
  6. Light on content but deep on gameplay, NBA Street Homecourt's PlayStation 3 debut is ultimately a great one.
  7. The gameplay becomes repetitive quickly and the campaign is over without much fuss. In the end, this fast-paced game falls victim to its own velocity.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. bobm
    Jul 3, 2008
    10
    This game has nothing we haven't seen, however it's has zero problems. It's the first game for ps3 since resistence that I couldnt turn off. addicting and an awesome game, if you like the NBA. Expand
  2. TomM.
    Mar 8, 2007
    9
    Fast moving game, new moves are fun to watch, there tends to be a lot of button mashing as you really don't have any control over what trick moves you can perform. There doesn't appear to be much control over your created player as far as changing features, like height, weight, facial features, etc. unless that comes later in he game Expand
  3. Mr.Pokemon
    Jun 26, 2009
    9
    A pretty sweet game overall. one thing though... these guys jump INSANELY high!!! with the addition of money to buy things maybe it would of been a little bit better. Expand
  4. Aug 25, 2010
    8
    Honestly was just about the only good game I had on PS3 until I got Cod 4 at the end of 2007. A surprisingly addictive game that really was the only game that had me playing PS3. Resistance and Motorstorm were decent but really this basketball version of FIFA street was very satisfying and even though it may be a little short lived, it was undoubtedly a fun, well presented experience with good graphics. A few years later and now the PS3 has a myriad of fantastic multi platform and exclusive games, but back at it's sub par beginnings this was the best game you could own on the console. Expand
  5. Jul 28, 2011
    8
    This game was the first game i bought(with my ps3)and i have played the game since. I'm going to rate the game in 5 categories and the grades are for 2007 not 2011 ps3 games so it's fair. 8.5 Presentation The menus are pretty solid and good and the videos of the nba players when they played in the street when they were young and their stories are good. 8.5 Graphics The graphic is very good for the time when the game came out. 7.5 Sound The sound is good but not great. 8.5 Gameplay Very fun and easy to learn system but can get repetitive if you play the game many hours at a time. 8.5 Lasting Appeal The feature set could be a little meatier, but you have a fun and good game modes. The campaign is fun and you can recruit NBA players to your crew and make your own player with some kind NBA player face blender and choose the players hometown, name and skills. Overall pretty solid and fun game: 8,5 overall so I'll lower it to 8 because of the system here Expand
  6. AlexK.
    Apr 18, 2007
    4
    The series was never my favorite, but it has been ok. This one feels like it sealed the deal on why not to buy it ever again. Although it does look great. Bottom line: promote the artists, fire the designers. Expand