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NFL Street - PS2, Xbox, GameCube

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NFL Street Rated: Everyone

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The Bottom Line

NFL Street did exactly what Midway's NFL Blitz should have done - take it to the streets, and take it big. Big players (300 NFL pros), big music, big visuals, and awesome 7-on-7 gameplay. The only thing keeping this from being THE baddest street game out there is the unbalanced single player, or playa, mode. One slight bobble aside, NFL Street is quite possibly the most fun football game there is, aside from Madden.
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Pros

  • Fast, fun and funky football
  • Made by Tiburon - the Madden guys
  • NFL Street picks up Blitz's fumble

Cons

  • What's with all the disrespect user created teams get?

Description

  • 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

NFL Street has come to play, in a major way. EA Sports Big spared nothing when it came to taking the NFL to the street. 300 current and historic NFL playas are featured in their biggest and baddest renditions ever. Everyone is huge, with tons of attitude. With no helmets you can catch all of their personality, and there is loads of it. Throw in some outrageous fields (beaches and warehouses are just two), tons of great music from the likes of Korn, The X-ecutioners, and Nas, and how could you not have a good time?

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.

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