Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  1. Casual gamers looking for something fast paced and fun will enjoy this one immensely.
  2. Forget the strive for realism, FIFA Street 2 is a pure unadulterated videogame take on footie. It's fun, fun, fun throughout the game and there's a surprisingly deep single-player experience to sustain your interest.
  3. While definitely not for every gamer, FIFA Street 2 is a very solid entry into the realm of arcade sports and fans of the genre are sure to have a good time – once they get a handle on the control scheme, that is.
  4. If like me you enjoy the feeling of scoring points then FIFA Street 2 can really bring out the competitive edge in you and is a fun yet sometimes frustrating game to play.
  5. It's not perfect, but it's chockfilled with entertaining gameplay modes. If FIFA 06 is fine cuisine, FIFA Street 2 is a corndog and a coke and sometimes, there ain't nothing better than that.
  6. FIFA Street 2 is a significant improvement over its predecessor and is fun for solo players and small groups of friends alike.
  7. Defending against tricks can be like a clumsy piece of physical comedy. When you aren't paralyzed, you fall flat on your face.
  8. I never thought after the first attempt I could be open minded but this is a major improvement.
  9. Better than last year's game but only because of the innovative use of the trick stick on offense and defense. A few hiccups such as the unavoidable juke animations hurt the experience a bit but it's still fun while it lasts.
  10. I appreciate that they expanded the tricks, and added some real players to the mix. And the new Gamebreaker is nice. But overall the trick controls are just as difficult, if not more, than the first game. And not having online gameplay is a big big big issue for me.
  11. Surpasses the original, giving gamers a title that's worth playing and worth getting addicted to. On the down side it suffers from the same repetitiveness that other sports games have to fight so hard to avoid.
  12. 70
    Soccer fans will find it boring because it's too fast and too vapid, while nonfans will probably find it little more than a mildly distracting ball-themed action thing. It's reasonably well executed for what it is, but it could very well be something that no one wants.
  13. It's not a bad game, but casual gamers, and possibly hardcore-traditional-football fans, may get bored of pulling tricks rather than pulling skilled corners back on the real pitch.
  14. EA tries to make soccer more edgy again, with an improved controls and fast-paced action. But surprisingly still no online play here.
  15. Shows marked improvement from its predecessor, but it still has a number of issues. The gameplay becomes repetitive after a short while, and there is no Xbox Live mode to be found.
  16. Soccer is a game about tactics, skill and precision, and this game shirks all of that for a quick bang, and it doesn't really work.
  17. 60
    It's not a crap title. However, the sport of soccer doesn't translate as well as basketball to this arcade style of play. The fun factor isn't as high. This is partially due to the over-emphasis on tricks, which remove the actual game of soccer, and it's also due to the game's mechanics.
  18. What this franchise did to deserve a sequel I really don't know. [Apr 2006, p.118]
  19. You might have some fun if all you care about is channeling your grade-school hacky-sack sessions, but if you're looking to actually play street soccer, you'll wonder why your soccer pitch turned into a circus act. [Apr 2006, p.77]
  20. As with all of the games I've played in the EA Street series, you'll eventually start to realize that this is a game based on the amount of trickery you can pull off, rather than the real sport of soccer, which results in a stale and monotonous gaming experience.
  21. Fifa Street 2 falls down in one vital aspect - namely the art of defending.
  22. FIFA Street 2 just isn't much fun to play, plain and simple. It won't gain many supporters from the soccer enthusiast set, nor arcade sports fans. The multiplayer isn't even that great - shunning online completely.
  23. Even after a week of playing it, the trick and combo system just feels like you're cheating the whole time - or being cheated - when what you really want is to feel the thrill of scoring glorious goals, not the smugness of humiliating opponents.
  24. Looks good occasionally, but is for the most parts an annoying street soccer experience. Stiff animations and a strangely behaving ball really take the fun out of football. [Mar 2006]
  25. 50
    Bad controls, horrible voice-over (it's just as cliche as it was last time), and the trademark and annoyingly pervasive EA Radio will tax not only your brain, but also your ears. Soccer may be a beautiful game, but it's about time to kick FIFA Street 2 to the gutter.
  26. 50
    The artificial intelligence is improved and ball physics are much more realistic than in the first game, but while FIFA Street 2 makes a good first impression, it gets bogged down by unresponsive player controls and repetitive action.
  27. Like a cowboy at a punk concert, it's awkward and really doesn't belong.
  28. The best way to describe FIFA Street 2 is ordinary. While the game is not necessarily terrible, it is nowhere near fantastic.
  29. Football without rules equals a mess. Add some crap gameplay and annoying animations and it's a complete joke. [April 2006, p.94]
  30. Even after a sequel, this Street still falls flat on its asphalt.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Mar 21, 2015
    8
    Great game! this is a huge improvement over the original game.My favourite thing is the ability to end the match with a GameBreaker.If youGreat game! this is a huge improvement over the original game.My favourite thing is the ability to end the match with a GameBreaker.If you beat [do skill past or nutmeg] 3 people and score you win by........K.O.

    Must own even now.
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  2. BertieA.
    Mar 8, 2006
    2
    The controls are too complicated, they shud just try and make it simple like the first fifa street. Too much messing around on rule the The controls are too complicated, they shud just try and make it simple like the first fifa street. Too much messing around on rule the street, keep it simple!. Overall really really disappointing. Full Review »
  3. GregF.
    Mar 5, 2006
    5
    Not enough of an improvement over the first version... annoying voiceovers.