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  • Summary: Get ready for more fancy moves, new modes, and online play in the sequel to NFL Street. Now you can jump 15 feet high to make catches off the wall, dive into the end zone, or pull off wild jukes. You can master these new abilities in seven new game modes, including "crush the carrier" and "own the city." Create your own player, master new skills, and hit the streets both offline and online. Collapse
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. One of the most magnificently surprising titles of recent years. You don't need to know the ins and outs of American Football to enjoy it, it's infinitely more accessible than others in the genre and it manages to keep the whole 'Urban-Extreme' aspect to a tolerable level.
  2. The audio in NFL Street 2 is an integral part of the game. The trash talking helps add to the over the top flair of the game, and the sounds effects are done well.
  3. Offers the kind of over-the-top, seesaw multiplayer experience that keeps you reminiscing long after the game concludes, but also has a deep, fun single-player experience, thanks in part to the new minigames. [Feb 2005, p.98]
  4. A fun game, but if you played the first, you played this one.
  5. A good enough game, though barely anything has changed. It doesn't feel like it has been rushed, since it isn't buggy or broken in any way, but there's definitely a lack of proper maturation here that hinders the overall product.
  6. 57
    Yet another example of the dangers of one publishing company gaining a monopoly over a particular genre. The experience becomes homogenised and the resulting games become soulless products devoid of any indication.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. VinnieS.
    Jan 4, 2005
    10
    Awesome.
  2. TylerJ.
    Jan 24, 2005
    10
    I just love jumping of da walls.
  3. MattP.
    Feb 1, 2005
    10
    This is what version 1 should have been.
  4. JJ
    Feb 16, 2005
    8
    This game is great to play with your friends, you can play street events or pick up tournaments. I could sit there for hours playing street events with some friends, some times we do a open field showdown with fat lineman which is funny. For those of you who dont like this game try playing multiplayer. Expand
  5. FootballFanatic
    Jan 17, 2005
    4
    I found that this iteration of the game was not far off the first release. The only differences that I found (remember, I've only played it a couple times - I doubt I'll stick that disk in my Xbox again) was the wall moves - tackles, catches and offensive dodges. I think that the game is a great idea (I loved the first one), but is definitely lacking. How 'bout these for ideas? - Playmaker (a la Madden) both for the quarterback (controlling recievers) and for the ball carrier (control the blockers); Fan intervention (ever seen a fan get overly involved in a game? I have); Player composure - Play like crap and get heckled by your teammates, player gets frustrated and doesn't perform as well. ... And those are just a couple ideas. One problem that I found with the game (as well as the last iteration - not that big of a deal though) - is the controls. As a football fanatic, I'm used to years of playing Madden. Why not emulate what Madden used for their controls? NCAA did... If it ain't broke, why try to fix it? My only other gripe about the game is the UI. It looks like they gave an engineering intern Photoshop and said: "Go at 'er". I don't know about anyone else, but I would expect elements that you see all the time (i.e. the borders for the score 'n stuff) to look good. Once again, guys, great game idea. Please just put a bit more effort and time into it for the next release. Expand
  6. TheAnti-EA
    Dec 22, 2004
    0
    Another sad attempt by EA to streal peoples money with a rehash of a game that wasn't very good to begin with. When will EA realize that they CAN NOT make a good game. I guess when the average gamer that doesn't keep up with things like the recent taking over of the video game market by EA find out about that and stop feeding EA their hard earned money. If EA only amde sports games, we would all be better off in the video game world, but with crap like this, it makes me wonder if they could even make a good game on PS1 at this point. They sure can't seem to make a game on good hardware, so maybe they should stick with the PS2's inferior hardware from now on. Expand
  7. MSFTMike
    Jan 9, 2005
    0
    Crappy non-improvement over the now $20 original version. Thanks to the exclusive deal that EA has with the NFL, this is all that you will see from them. Updated rosters and very little improvement from year to year. Where is the antitrust people from the DOJ when you need them to look out for us consumers. Expand

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