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  • Summary: The third chapter in the multi-platinum-selling NBA Street series rises above the rim and expands on the customization and variety of game modes and gameplay. Gamers can build their reputation as they create the future of street basketball with all-new jaw-dropping, ankle-breaking,The third chapter in the multi-platinum-selling NBA Street series rises above the rim and expands on the customization and variety of game modes and gameplay. Gamers can build their reputation as they create the future of street basketball with all-new jaw-dropping, ankle-breaking, rim-shaking moves in visually stimulating environments, from favorite courts like "The Cage" and "Rucker Park" to the next generation of streetball sanctuaries, like "Venice Beach". It all adds up to give V3 a revolutionary style all its own. Featuring NBA legends, today's top stars, and original characters from past editions, NBA Street V3 reaches new heights by making over-the-top, larger-than-life moves even bigger in this action-packed, arcade-style game. Customize your baller, build courts from the ground up, throw one down in an all-new dunk contest and go online to put your reputation to the test. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Play Magazine
    100
    For V3, the player models have photorealistic heads and faces - you can actually see facial details and markings. The development team even incorporated cloth animations. [Feb 2005, p.75]
  2. Easily one of the best sports titles that have come along recently. The expansive and highly replayable Street Challenge mode can absorb gamers for months, and the level of customization is truly massive.
  3. The addition of online play (on the PS2 and Xbox) and a compelling single-player career mode, as well as improvements to the basic game mechanics, make NBA Street V3 the new gold standard of arcade-style basketball games.
  4. EA has really created the best balling game thus far with a better storyline than NBA Ballers and better gameplay than "NBA Jam."
  5. Cheat Code Central
    90
    The load times suck but the graphics are actually pretty darn close to the Xbox and Cube, which surpised me. Online play is pretty good, but I found it to be more laggy than XBL. As mentioned though, you've got the controller that makes this game a breeze to play.
  6. Easily the best arcade basketball game I’ve played in years, but the requisite 14 fingers needed to play it is a bit ridiculous.
  7. netjak
    63
    It seems like every EA Big sequel nowadays is just the previous version of the game with more ads, different licensed music/MCs, and a new "skin" slapped onto the game. This is getting really, really, really OLD.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. JustinB.
    Jun 27, 2005
    10
    Cool game. When you first get it, it's lot's of fun. All of yall that gave it a low score are all just hating on the game.
  2. simonc
    Apr 19, 2005
    10
    this game is amazing!!!graphics are perfect the dunks and tricks are really great!!!!!!!!!!you also can dress your self made player and thethis game is amazing!!!graphics are perfect the dunks and tricks are really great!!!!!!!!!!you also can dress your self made player and the new trick-stick is sooooooooooooooooooooo
    cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!there is also a dunk contest and this is wicked!!!the gamebrakers are also fun.you also can make your one basketball park.
    my recomending
    A MUST FOR EVERY PLAYSTATION 2 OWNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  3. Nov 11, 2011
    10
    This is the best NBA Street game of all. It is extremely customizable and there are so many gameplay modes that it is impossible to get bored.This is the best NBA Street game of all. It is extremely customizable and there are so many gameplay modes that it is impossible to get bored. It is a blast! Expand
  4. JithenthiraV.
    Mar 31, 2005
    9
    Extremely user friendly,better than V2 better everything,you got to love the dunks the tricks the gamebreakers.Good choice in Extremely user friendly,better than V2 better everything,you got to love the dunks the tricks the gamebreakers.Good choice in customization,you could even create your own court! Expand
  5. Nov 23, 2011
    9
    An addictive game pretty much better than any other sports game I've played. It has those arcade-style moves that everyone loves with aAn addictive game pretty much better than any other sports game I've played. It has those arcade-style moves that everyone loves with a long-lasting challenge that will keep you playing for a while. The "ballers" don't look very impressive, and the courts look soaked. But with a court editor, many challenges, and lots of other customization features this one ranks high in my list! Expand
  6. May 14, 2018
    8
    I felt like this game took a step back as far as gameplay. Graphics are different and can be argued better but the game doesn't feel asI felt like this game took a step back as far as gameplay. Graphics are different and can be argued better but the game doesn't feel as polished as vol. 2 was. Expand
  7. RyanO.
    Feb 18, 2005
    0
    If you dont find this absolutely, EXTremely boring, then i'd love to have your patience. Don't the tricks get old. I think so If you dont find this absolutely, EXTremely boring, then i'd love to have your patience. Don't the tricks get old. I think so anyway. Its a patetic game for its price. Expand

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