Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Dispense with kicking and doodle-heavy playbooks, and deploy between-the-leg laterals and double reverses, plus a mess of excellent unsportsmanlike, showboating taunts.
  2. The graphics in NFL Street look good with a slight edge going to the Xbox version of the game. The Xbox version looks smoother and cleaner while the PS2 version looks a little rough around the edges.
  3. 92
    It's definitely one of the best multiplayer games out there and is so addictive you might lose a whole weekend with nothing to show of it but sore thumbs and the memory of the five lateral double reverse that you ran the length of the field only to fumble when getting blasted into a wall.
  4. In the surprisingly good single-player "NFL Challenge" mode, you earn points to build a franchise, choosing everything from the players' mutated genes (10 attributes, plus size) to their speed-enhancing sneakers. 'Cause it ain't all about the steroids.
  5. It has stylish gameplay that never really gets old (LATERAL CITY!), graphics that are stunning, sound that fits the mood, and extras aplenty.
  6. A rarity among its peers as it brings a simplified game of football home for gamers that just can't seem to get their minds around the rules of "Madden 2004."
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. AaronA.
    Feb 19, 2004
    9
    Once u get used to the hard controls this game becomes more amaising whith each play. ther are 100s of challenges, larger than life characters and pant wetting style moves. an absolute must whether ur into nfl or not! Full Review »
  2. GaborA.
    Feb 18, 2004
    3
    Defense is nonexistent. The QB has all the time in the world running circles around all the slow linemen. Offense is ok but not technical like a real sports game but also not flashy fun like NBA Street. Get Blitz and NBA Street. This isnt even worth a rent. Full Review »
  3. Uter
    Jan 28, 2004
    8
    It's fun but the over-the-top attitude doesn't feel genuine. I also don't like how they did away with the kicking game. Street is about on par with NFL Blitz. Full Review »