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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] In the year 2326, rival gangs form an ultra-violent streetsports league called Speedball to settle their deadly disputes. Get your steel ball into the opponent's goal. That's it, there are no other rules, and anything goes. The sport becomes quite popular, but it is also extremely dangerous. Ten years later, Speedball becomes the national sport with sponsors, professional teams, and insanely brutal action. Now, the Bitmap Brothers and Empire Interactive bring you the legendary futuristic sports game Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe completely remastered for Xbox LIVE Arcade. Play the fast-paced and utterly brutal game with its classic 2-D graphics, or go full on with the new super-enhanced high definition 3-D visuals. Smash your way to the top of the league in the solo game or go head to head locally or on Xbox LIVE. The game features 32 teams, 4 leagues, cup and knockout competitions, team enhancements, management and training options, and Ranked Preset or Ranked Career games. [Microsoft] Collapse
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. 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. 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.
  4. The Xbox Live Arcade version of Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe, then, does a solid job of re-creating 1991's game, but falls short almost every time it attempts to improve upon or enhance it.
  5. This game may or may not have been popular and revolutionary when it came out, but by today's standards it's just plain boring.
  6. If you take away all the bad things in this version, and you are still left with the same game as the original.
  7. Speedball 2: Brutal Deluxe used to be fun, but time has not been kind. Despite a variety of new gameplay options, this Xbox Live Arcade entry is not worth a second glance, due to poor controls, graphics, and sound.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. IanM.
    Oct 26, 2007
    10
    Just as I remember it. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Excellent stuff.
  2. BrianS.
    Dec 5, 2007
    10
    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.