Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
Buy On
  1. A dazzling array of showmanship, visual glitz, and a hefty dose of fun make this an absolute must-play.
  2. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    This game bursts with one brilliant design decision after another - including a Gamebreaker power-up system that is, finally, perfect. [Mar 2007, p.86]
  3. EA Canada has made the gameplay tighter and more intuitive, improved the graphics significantly, and got together a killer soundtrack.
  4. NBA Street Homecourt is pretty much a no brainer for anyone looking for a fun exaggerated game of hoops.
  5. 90
    An excellent arcade-sports title that knows no equal on next-gen consoles. It's more user-friendly than ever, has a killer single-player mode, and the advent of its online play will only make you keep it cemented into your PlayStation 3 that much longer.
  6. Pure Magazine UK
    With so many options, there is little in the way of basketball that this game doesn't offer and it rightfully deserves a slam-dunking genius award. [Apr 2007, p.61]
  7. It's visually impressive, features a great deal of gameplay, superb online features, a masterfully done soundtrack, and a ton of replay value. NBA Street Homecourt comes highly recommended.
  8. Sure, it’s an arcade-style game, but you will invest time with the career mode and the gameplay is fluid and fun, the graphics are wonderfully realized and the control scheme is easy to understand.
  9. 89
    The best arcade basketball game out there but just falls short of being legendary.
  10. While all these features give Homecourt the depth it needs, the real revelation here is something that's hard to describe in words: it just feels right. [Mar 2007, p.99]
  11. 88
    The Trick Remixer and new Gamebreaker system will have you jumping out of your gaming chair...IGN officially gives NBA Street Homecourt "mad props."
  12. Games Master UK
    Jazzy looks, addictive 3-on-3 balling action and surprising longevity. Top balling fun! [Apr 2007, p.63]
  13. A well above average game of arcade basketball, hampered a bit by sub-par online and a lack of customization options. A solid purchase despite its flaws.
  14. It is by far the best of the series thus far and is a great building block for future versions. Just bear in mind that the multiplayer experience gives this game a much higher score than the single player, so if you don’t plan on playing online or with friends, you may want to just check this out.
  15. PSM Magazine
    Still, this is one of the best games on the PS3 at the moment, and given the dearth of titles out there on the console, you can't really go wrong. [Apr 2007, p.80]
  16. 80
    Where development did put in the time was in coming up with a logical and intuitive new control scheme that lets you showcase all the moves that Street vets expect.
  17. Homecourt may bear only a passing resemblance to real basketball, but it is tremendous fun, even if you never have to the pass the game controller behind your back or toss it in the air.
  18. Probably the most entertaining and enjoyable sports game available for the Playstation 3. While the Homecourt Challenge mode gets monotonous, the offline multi-player is where this game truly shines.
  19. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Don't worry about not "getting" B-ball - this is more of a showing-off sim, and a fun one at that. [May 2007, p.64]
  20. Minor gripes aside, Homecourt is a deliciously addictive baller and a commendable next-gen Street effort on EA's part.
  21. EA takes basketball to the next level with the extreme arcade series, this time with solid gameplay and juicy visuals that does enough to keep you hooked.
  22. A scientifically fluid refinement of upgraded graphical sheen (PS3 has a slight edge over 360) and unprecedented stylish madness that will harvest some of your most enthusiastic hollers.
  23. Light on content but deep on gameplay, NBA Street Homecourt's PlayStation 3 debut is ultimately a great one.
  24. Homecourt looks, sounds and plays greatly, but it seems they lost the essence of what made V3 so phenomenal.
  25. In Homecourt, the high-flying super dunks, crazy-killer crossovers and behind-the-back, no-look and kick passes are exaggerated to new heights. And here lies one of the game's biggest pluses.
  26. AceGamez
    Its career mode is a short experience and the graphics and sound doesn't push the PS3 to its limits; even the gameplay has some frustrating features, but the innovation and entertainment for those who persevere through the learning curve and mundane early matches using rubbish players more than make up for that.
  27. At the full asking price, NBA Street Homecourt is a rushed, shark-jumping next-gen cash in from the masters of such practices, EA Sports.
  28. Play UK
    There's lots of fun to be had with Homecourt. The problem is that it's sometimes so arbitrary you might as well watch footage of it rather than play it. [Issue #151, p.90]
  29. Overall, NBA Street Homecourt is leaps and bounds better than EA’s other basketball game, NBA Live, but still isn’t gaming perfection.
  30. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Ridiculous tricks and the gritty visuals impress, but Street's flashes of brilliance are undone by glaring flaws - such as the ball hitting an invisible wall at the sideline. [May 2007, p.112]
  31. The gameplay becomes repetitive quickly and the campaign is over without much fuss. In the end, this fast-paced game falls victim to its own velocity.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
  1. Jul 28, 2011
    This game was the first game i bought(with my ps3)and i have played the game since. I'm going to rate the game in 5 categories and the gradesThis game was the first game i bought(with my ps3)and i have played the game since. I'm going to rate the game in 5 categories and the grades are for 2007 not 2011 ps3 games so it's fair. 8.5 Presentation The menus are pretty solid and good and the videos of the nba players when they played in the street when they were young and their stories are good. 8.5 Graphics The graphic is very good for the time when the game came out. 7.5 Sound The sound is good but not great. 8.5 Gameplay Very fun and easy to learn system but can get repetitive if you play the game many hours at a time. 8.5 Lasting Appeal The feature set could be a little meatier, but you have a fun and good game modes. The campaign is fun and you can recruit NBA players to your crew and make your own player with some kind NBA player face blender and choose the players hometown, name and skills. Overall pretty solid and fun game: 8,5 overall so I'll lower it to 8 because of the system here Full Review »
  2. Aug 25, 2010
    Honestly was just about the only good game I had on PS3 until I got Cod 4 at the end of 2007. A surprisingly addictive game that really wasHonestly was just about the only good game I had on PS3 until I got Cod 4 at the end of 2007. A surprisingly addictive game that really was the only game that had me playing PS3. Resistance and Motorstorm were decent but really this basketball version of FIFA street was very satisfying and even though it may be a little short lived, it was undoubtedly a fun, well presented experience with good graphics. A few years later and now the PS3 has a myriad of fantastic multi platform and exclusive games, but back at it's sub par beginnings this was the best game you could own on the console. Full Review »
  3. Mr.Pokemon
    Jun 26, 2009
    A pretty sweet game overall. one thing though... these guys jump INSANELY high!!! with the addition of money to buy things maybe it would of A pretty sweet game overall. one thing though... these guys jump INSANELY high!!! with the addition of money to buy things maybe it would of been a little bit better. Full Review »