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Top Spin 2

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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 Game start
Top Spin 2 Windows Loading screen
Top Spin 2 Windows Roddick venting out his frustration.
Top Spin 2 Windows Players resting between games.

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

GameSpot Xbox 360 Mar 31, 2006 8.2 out of 10 82
FZ Xbox 360 May 21, 2006 4 out of 5 80
Boomtown Xbox 360 Apr 17, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Mygamer.com Xbox 360 Jun 09, 2006 7.8 out of 10 78
GameSpot Windows Mar 13, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
IGN Windows Jun 18, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Video Game Talk Xbox 360 Apr 27, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Gamers Europe Xbox 360 Jun 27, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65
GameSpy Xbox 360 Apr 13, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpy Windows Apr 20, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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