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  • Summary: 25 NBA legends scrap, battle and brawl for ultimate bragging rights. Play as Dr. J, Bird, Wilt, Moses, and more! Seven authentic urban courts including Soul in the Hole in NYC, Mosswood in Oakland, and more. All-new electrifying moves, passes and alley-oops. Play against the CPU or with up25 NBA legends scrap, battle and brawl for ultimate bragging rights. Play as Dr. J, Bird, Wilt, Moses, and more! Seven authentic urban courts including Soul in the Hole in NYC, Mosswood in Oakland, and more. All-new electrifying moves, passes and alley-oops. Play against the CPU or with up to four ballers. Customize the rules and players to your liking. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    100
    Multiplayer is a hoot, rebounding is spot-on, the Career mode lets you unlock legends, and the new defensive counters add loads of strategy. But most important, the first game's rubber-band logic that kept every game close has been abandoned. [May 2003, p.94]
  2. The epitome of gameplay perfection.
  3. If you’re a huge basketball fan, you need to have this game. If you’re not a huge basketball fan, you should still get this game.
  4. Stunning enhancements to the visuals and sound aside, the new tricks, game variations and collection of extras is more than one would expect from a sequel.
  5. If you don't have the patience to learn button combinations and toil over the fine points, then perhaps there's no hope for you, but for the rest of us, the reward structure is tuned finer than Dennis Rodman's haircut, it's funkier than a jazz sandwich, and if you don't like basketball, then this is more than likely to convert you.
  6. GMR Magazine
    90
    What keeps Street hot in any of its addictive modes is its tight controls, great graphics, and awesome play-by-play commentary (you go, Bobbito!). [May 2003, p.72]
  7. 70
    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: 36 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. MikeL.
    Mar 26, 2003
    10
    Wicked its all out action.
  2. 4DI
    Dec 4, 2012
    10
    "EA SPORTS!!! BIIIG!!!!!" I LOVE THIS GAME! Best sports game ever!
  3. JonathanH.
    Apr 15, 2003
    10
    This game is gonna be so tight. I am getting it the same day it comes out. I bought 1 and it was hot so 2 will be hotter.
  4. KobeBryant
    Jun 28, 2003
    10
    this is the best game ever. You will never get tired of this game. When playing defence, it's as fun as playing offense in this game.
  5. ReggieJonesII
    Sep 28, 2003
    10
    This one of the best games I've everplayed. In fact it is the best I've game ever played. This is going to be a long franchise for This one of the best games I've everplayed. In fact it is the best I've game ever played. This is going to be a long franchise for EA Big if they up the good work. Expand
  6. BuzzBee
    Aug 11, 2003
    9
    best basketball game ever made. All the top NBA stars are available adn the gameplay is magnificent!
  7. Sep 12, 2019
    5
    To be fair, I think this game was a major upgrade over the original. But I feel if EA is going to make another NBA Street game in the future,To be fair, I think this game was a major upgrade over the original. But I feel if EA is going to make another NBA Street game in the future, here are some things they seriously need to address.

    First things first, I had to turn Bobbito's commentary off. He just got way too annoying. And look, I never expected this game to be super realistic, but I don't think the folks in charge of the players' ratings did enough homework on most of their skillsets. Your AI teammates are kinda dumb/lazy because they don't get back on defense, which for the opponents, is an easy basket at the other end. I don't like preset heights and weights for your created players, their outfits and hair were trash, and the teams needed more than 5 players. 8 would have been perfect. The courts were boring; too many in New York. And why put the only court in L.A. indoors, while putting a court on the beach in Chicago? Makes no sense. The street legends (Stretch, Biggie Little, Dime, Nelly, etc.) are almost useless because they are either too small or too weak. (Hello, you're going up against NBA players!) I hate the random dunks and layups; makes it too easy to get blocked. I also don't like how your dunks can constantly get blocked by guys who can't even dunk themselves, especially on the off-the-backboard dunks. Oh, and the computer gets WAY too many cheap shots and cheap steals to keep the game close, which almost makes the trick moves and goaltending useless. If you really want to play to win, you're actually better off turning the gamebreakers off and playing more fundamentally sound basketball.

    Otherwise, I do think it is a very fun game, especially for kids or for casual basketball fans. I just wish it had more substance to go with the style.
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