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  • Summary: Basketball returns to the streets in NBA Street Vol. 2, featuring more players, electrifying moves, and online multiplayer battles. Defeat the best players in the game today and even bring legends such as Dr. J, Magic, Bird, Wilt, and Moses out of retirement for some on-court brawling. NBA Street Vol. 2 features all-new spectacular dunks, dribbles, and passes that'll take show-stopping Gamebreakers to the next level. You can take your game against computer opponents or friends, or play with up to three other players online. Are you good enough to rule the streets? Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. EA Sports BIG and developer NuFX, Inc. have taken their nearly flawless game and made it that much better, taking it to a whole new level in terms of graphics, gameplay, sound and presentation... Right when you pop in the game, you know you're in for a good time. [Apr 2003, p.72]
  2. This game is simply the modern day "NBA Jam" (which is ironic considering Midway is bringing back that line this year) with more to unlock and tons more things to do. This is the epitome of arcade basketball.
  3. 94
    An irresistible force that offers plenty of innovative in-game moves and controls, a comprehensive single player campaign and a multiplayer mode that'll turn even the best of friends into vicious enemies temporarily.
  4. A damn fine sequel that will have many gamers coming back for more. The only negative I can think of about this game is that once you unlock everything, you will find that you will play the game more for multiplayer fun rather than single player excitement.
  5. In the end, it may not be a true five-on-five simulation, but no other game captures the sport like NBA Street Vol. 2. Like KG, it's this year's basketball MVP. [May 2003, p.90]
  6. 85
    As much as I loved the game, it still lacked that special "something" to make it a "10". It seemed many times (especially later in the game) that gameplay relied too heavy on two things: blocking and dunking.
  7. The sequel is a better game in every way, but the original was so successful at combining extreme sports stunts with real basketball that there was little room left for improvement.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Uter
    Dec 20, 2003
    Blends ultra arcade style basketball with depth. Not just that, but they made some large imrpovements upon the already great original. This might be my favorite xbox game out of the 29 that I own. Collapse
  2. AlanFromGERMANY
    May 16, 2003
    This game is certainly one of the funest games i have evered played.its so cool.the moves,the dunks,the takes an hour to figure out the controls but after dat its a blast!take kobe to the streets and ball up jordan!shaq and divac.iverson and this game!awsome sound too.JUST BUY IT!!!!!!!!! Expand
  3. GregH.
    Apr 20, 2003
    This game surpasses very basketbal game fun-wise, but drops in realisticness. But if you're looking for a streetball game this is the one for you. If you're looking in a simulation kind of game get nba 2k3. Everything is good about this game except the lack of Xbox Live. Expand
  4. PatS.
    Jun 29, 2003
    This game is so money, i mean ive only played the demo, and im already hooked. Personally im not the biggest fan of sports games but this game is definitely one of the best games ive seen, period. Expand
  5. JeffT.
    Apr 30, 2003
    Great Game, seeing all of the old time NBA players what makes this game so good!!!
  6. ThaMaster
    Jul 4, 2003
    It's a very good game to have fun with (with friends, but also alone). Graphics could be a bit better though. Also there are more attractive rewards to think of. Besides this almost everything is perfect. Definitely worth buying. Expand
  7. SteveC.
    May 12, 2003
    The best thing about a game like Street should be that you have a chance to hoop it up with real NBA players and legends. I'm all for fast paced action and crazy dunks and all. I loved NBA Jam when it first came out and saw Street as a great opportunity to improve on the genre. But the problem with Street 2 is fatal. The fact is that the graphics make it impossible to distinguish certain players. I am an avid watcher of NBA basketball and could easily tell players apart, but yesterday when I was playing the Golden State Warriors v the Knicks, I couldn't tell Richardson from Jamison or Arenas, nor could I tell McDyess from Houston. The game doesn't help you since the annoying play by play fails to mention players names and there isn't an option to display players names at the screen's header. Sure, there are some players that will always be recognizable, like Yao or Shaq. But without something to convey the personality of the NBA's personality, this is no more than a souped up version of Street Hoops. If I'm overlooking something, please let me know. I would love for this game to be more fun. Expand

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