Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. If you liked the original, Speedball 2 will not fail to fulfil your expectations.
  2. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    If you're looking for a multiplayer blast, they don't come much more violent, or more entertaining than this. [Sept 2007, p.109]
  3. In most ways that matter, this is a fine conversion of an enduring classic, and is exactly the sort of game that makes Xbox Live Arcade one of the most exciting gaming platforms around.
  4. Playing the original ROM of Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe is great, but we were hoping that the Xbox Live Arcade graphically enhanced gameplay would be a bit better.
  5. Speedball 2 doesn't offer a lot of frills and extras, but it does prove to still be a solid action/sports game that is just as violent today as it was 17 years ago.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. BrianS.
    Dec 5, 2007
    Must buy for anyone who enjoyed it on the amiga, seriously its still got it, forget the new mode thats rubbish but the original mode is faithful.
  2. IanM.
    Oct 26, 2007
    Just as I remember it. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Excellent stuff.