The Bottom Line
- Fast, fun and funky football
- Made by Tiburon - the Madden guys
- NFL Street picks up Blitz's fumble
- What's with all the disrespect user created teams get?
- Graphics: 4.5 The players are amazing, the camera is great, fields could use some love, though.
- Sound: 4.5 Great selection of music for menus, so why not in the game? Hilarious voice overs.
- Concept: 3.5 Sure, EA has done it with the NBA, but the NFL was made for this kind of attitude.
- Control: 4.5 Great control layout makes this easy to pick up and play.
- Difficulty: 2.5 / 4.5 Easy if you play with a pro-team, tough if you try to run with your own.
- Replay: 5 I could play it for days. If you have a PS 2 take it online and dish out the pain.
- All scores are out of 5. The overall rating is not an average of the above scores.
- ESRB Rating: E for Everyone - Mild Violence
- Gotta say it... EA where's the love for Xbox live? Xboxers love your games, show some respect.
Guide Review - NFL Street - PS2, Xbox, GameCube
Amazing visuals and music aside, the 7-on-7 game play is amazingly well done. Taking its cue from NBA Street, style is every bit as important as scoring in NFL Street. Show off enough and you earn yourself a 'Game Breaker' - basically a hyped up mode where your team will destroy your opponents. The controls are superb, and the game moves fast. Unfortunately, the play calling needs some work, as you'll find the 'magic' offensive and defensive plays pretty quickly.
The create-a-team and create-a-player modes are sweet. You can design some pretty extreme versions of yourself and your pals. The only downside is that you'll get mopped up if you ever decide to play with them. It's not impossible to play with user created teams - but playing with the pro teams is TONS easier and a lot less frustrating.
NFL Street is a major showing for a freshman game. Some minor tweaks and this will be a top ten title.