NBA Street


Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
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  1. 100
    Street’s sensational gameplay deftly combines competitive hoops and slick moves and dunks without delving into the realm of Jam’s absurd acrobatics.
  2. The GameCube has some serious power, and this game showcases it well with fluid movements of on-screen characters and lush backgrounds that are detailed down to little bits of trash that blow across the court from time to time.
  3. Game Informer
    A three-on-three b-ball masterpiece. [May 2002, p.84]
  4. The only real negative is the fact that you have to leave the last two controller ports empty.
  5. Nintendo Power
    It does for baseketball what "SSX Tricky" does for snowboarding. [Mar 2002, p.133]
  6. As a game, NBA Street oozes quality and (more importantly) playability.
  7. One of those rare games that is simply addictive.
  8. The single player will eventually get repetitive after going through Hold the Court and City Circuit modes but if you are into multiplayer this is a can’t miss game.
  9. 86
    It's polished and delivers tight gameplay, and it doesn't hand out sloppy seconds.
  10. Quite a solid game, with a sharp, stylized presentation and action-packed gameplay, all stuffed with various ways to get a person to spend entirely too much time staring at the television.
  11. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    It's the great gameplay and intense, "Harlem Globetrotter" action that really keep NBA Street trucking. [May 2002, p.112]
  12. I feel that I have been proven wrong once again by this game. It doesn’t have to [be] a true simulation to enjoy the game.
  13. NBA Street's greatest flaw is the fact that it is a port.
  14. Where the game takes a steep drop from the PS2 version is in the controls - and this is totally because of the cumbersome design of the GameCube controller...[But it's] still a giant orange ball of fun.
  15. 80
    The new Gamecube-only version improves on the experience with much better graphics, although the same underlying gameplay remains relatively unchanged.

Awards & Rankings

#100 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. JackB.
    Mar 1, 2002
    This game is great!
  2. May 6, 2012
    It has some of the best gameplay from a basketball, game, and there is tons of customization. This unforgettable game is an instant classic.