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Top Spin 2

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
78
4.1
Xbox 360
77
3.8
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Description

Top Spin 2 recreates international tennis with multiple camera views. There are several game modes:
  • Exhibition - A quick way to begin a match by simply selecting singles or doubles and assigning each controller.
  • Party Games - These mini-games allow you to play tennis with a twist, similar to Mario Power Tennis:
    • Time Bomb, in which you must not be the first player to have your countdown timer reach zero;
    • Wall Breaker, in which you must break more of the opponent's wall behind them than they do of yours;
    • Splash Court, in which you must coat your opponent's side of the court with as much paint as possible.
  • Career - The meat of the game; create a player and take them through a multi-season career. In this mode you must manage training (either by taking on your coach, or by taking on mini-games, through which you earn skill points which can be assigned to player attributes), sponsors, and major tournaments to eventually become ranked #1 in the world.
It's also possible to play against others around the world via Xbox Live - you can choose to play a Ranked Match with your own personal character, or instead choose a Player Match and play without any pressure.

Like the original Top Spin (for the X-Box), Top Spin 2 features 24 contemporary tennis pros, such as Venus Williams and Roger Federer. However, Top Spin 2 also features actual tennis locations such as Rod Laver Arena and Wimbeldon.

Screenshots

Top Spin 2 Windows Player selection
Top Spin 2 Windows Players resting between games.
Top Spin 2 Windows Roddick venting out his frustration.
Top Spin 2 Windows Choosing players for a doubles game.

Alternate Titles

  • "上旋高手2" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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The Press Says

Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 May, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Powerplay Windows Dec 20, 2006 85 out of 100 85
Gamesmania Xbox 360 Apr 19, 2006 84 out of 100 84
Xbox World (Germany) Xbox 360 Apr 15, 2006 84 out of 100 84
Play.tm Xbox 360 May 05, 2006 81 out of 100 81
Totally Gaming Network Xbox 360 Apr 11, 2006 8 out of 10 80
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Dec, 2006 75 out of 100 75
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Xbox 360 Apr 16, 2006 7 out of 10 70
IGN Windows Jun 18, 2007 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Xbox 360 Apr 13, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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