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FIFA Street 2

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Gamesmania.de (83 out of 100)

Mit Fifa Street 2 prĂ€sentiert uns EA eine gelungene Fortsetzung. Das Spiel wurde im Detail verbessert, wobei die Kontermoves die wohl sinnvollste ErgĂ€nzung darstellen. Besitzer des VorgĂ€ngers mĂŒssen nicht zwingend ĂŒber eine erneute Investition nachdenken - allen Anderen können wir das Spiel durchaus empfehlen. Besonders wenn man gegen Freunde an einer Konsole spielt, kommt echte Partystimmung auf!

Mar 24th, 2006 · PlayStation 2 · read review

Jeuxvideo.com (16 out of 20)

EA Big a mis tout son savoir-faire dans ce FIFA Street 2 qui vient confirmer les bonnes dispositions du premier volet. Ajoutant judicieusement le gamebreaker, les développeurs ont su accentuer le cÎté spectaculaire de l'Urban Freestyle Soccer sans que le réalisme n'en souffre trop. Le jeu n'est cependant pas parfait et mériterait quelques améliorations mais il est clair qu'à ce rythme, EA semble bien parti pour faire de cette franchise une série à succÚs. On attend la suite impatiemment.

Mar 2nd, 2006 · PlayStation 2 · read review

GameSpot (7.5 out of 10)

When FIFA Street was released in February of 2005, the game boasted far more style than it did substance, offering a gameplay experience that was as flawed as it was flashy. Nevertheless, when we reviewed FIFA Street we alluded to the fact that we'd very much like to see its problems addressed in a sequel at some point. Now, one year later, EA Sports Big has done just that. FIFA Street 2 is far from perfect, but it improves upon its predecessor quite significantly and can be enjoyed solo or with up to three friends.

Mar 6th, 2006 · PlayStation 2 · read review

Silicon-Fusion.com (7 out of 10)

The original FIFA Street was a real divider between critics and gamers. The majority of critics were quick to snap its neck due to the physics, sounds and everything that differed from the standard football game formula. But gamers went into the game with an appreciation for street football - so much so that they knew what the game would be like and were very pleased with it.

Mar 17th, 2006 · PlayStation 2 · read review

1UP (7 out of 10)

The original FIFA Street, while seeking to capitalize on the popularity of its NBA brethren, failed in one very key area. It was desperately boring. While an admirable attempt to make soccer more accessible to those that don't play it (Americans, mainly) and an understandable attempt at contemporizing the sport for regions that do (Europe, South America), it failed miserably to do anything of the sort. Gritty environs and fancy tunes could do nothing to hide the fact that the game was nothing more than an urban-themed kickabout with no depth whatsoever.

Mar 2nd, 2006 · PlayStation 2 · read review

Next Level Gaming (70 out of 100)

There are some games in which you think a sequel HAS to be better than the original. That when a game is just average that the developer will add the necessary components to it to make it a better game overall. FIFA Street 2 was one of those games. Being the FIFA Soccer fan I am, I really wanted FIFA Street to be as good as NBA and NFL Street; two games that arguably are the best of their genre. And after being disappointed with the first FIFA Street, I knew that EA Sports would come back with a killer sequel that had things I thought were important that they missed the first time around. Well, not this time. EA Sports instead opted to make some small enhancements to the controls and the overall gameplay, but still left out a major area of replay value. And so what we have once again is just a middle of the road sports game that leaves a little to be desired.

Mar 1st, 2006 · PlayStation 2 · read review

Softpedia (7 out of 10)

FIFA Street 2 can be extremely good or extremely bad, it depends on your expectations and what you want to get out of this footballing experience. If you're the standard FIFA addict, obsessed with strategy, season planning and good defense, you should avoid playing this game. If you're the kind of gamer that looking for pure entertainment and a great show on the pitch, try playing FIFA Street 2 and you won't be disappointed. The game has downsides, no doubt, but they don't spoil the fun that you'll be having, at least for a week or two, till you finish trying the combos on the huge list.

Apr 6th, 2007 · PlayStation 2 · read review

4Players.de (67 out of 100)

Fifa Street konnte bei mir schon keinen Treffer landen. Und auch der Nachfolger hat es trotz einiger Verbesserungen, sehenswerter Tricks, tollen Editoren und seinem ansehnlichen Umfang nicht geschafft, mein Fußballherz höher schlagen zu lassen. Zu dusselig stellen sich meine Mitspieler oft an, allen voran mein Torwart. Und warum muss so ziemlich jede kleine Trick-Einlage gleich mit einer BlutgrĂ€tsche beantwortet werden? Wozu all die Möglichkeiten, wenn man sie eigentlich nur im neuen Trick-Skill-Modus nutzen kann? FĂŒr einen kleinen Arcade-Kick zwischendurch mag sich Fifa Street 2 eignen. Da der Spielspaß jedoch schnell nachlĂ€sst, wird man den Karrieremodus trotz des hohen Umfangs und vieler freispielbarer Goodies kaum durchhalten wollen. Eine rote Karte fĂ€ngt sich die PS2-Fassung ein, die mit ihren stĂ€ndigen Ruckeleinlagen technisch deutlich hinter den beiden anderen Konsolen zurĂŒckbleibt.

Mar 10th, 2006 · PlayStation 2 · read review

PSM2 (Playstation 2 Magazine) UK (63 out of 100)

We didn't like the unresponsive controls or the futile commentary, and it all felt a bit too forced - and oddly unnatural, like becoming aroused at the sight of traffic cones. Then, an hour into the action, we notice something poorer than a Dickensian orphan-the repetitiveness. The constant end-to-end action reduces football to basketball.The fluidity of football is near non-existent. One minute your player's darting around the pitch as if the ball's attached to his trainer the next he's struggling to get anywhere near it. Don't get us wrong, there are some joyous moments within FIFA Street. Like stringing together a five trick combo and finishing it off with a blistering volley. It feels especially good when you intercept a Gamebreaker (a super-strong, near- impossible to defend, shot on goal). But for every pixel-perfect pirouette there's a spiralling feeling that you're not actually doing anything

Apr 2005 · PlayStation 2

Pro-G (6 out of 10)

FIFA Street 2 is EA's second attempt at taking the flashy nature of football and turning it into its own game. While last year's game sold well and seemed to please console owners looking for an alternative football game, it wasn't received all that well by the video game press. FIFA Street 2 really doesn't do all that much to set itself apart from the first game - once again lacking online play - but a few improvements have been made that will please fans looking for more trick-based football.

Mar 8th, 2006 · PlayStation 2 · read review

IGN (6 out of 10)

Over the past few nights I've found it difficult to face the oncoming doom. See, I've been assigned to review FIFA Street 2. Scratch that, I asked to review it. After the monstrosity that was the original FIFA Street, I felt it my obligation to see if EA had redeemed itself with the sequel. If redemption is equal to the amount of tricks one can pull off in a given soccer game and not having the worst announcer in the history of videogames, then EA at least isn't going to hell.

Feb 28th, 2006 · PlayStation 2 · read review

UOL Jogos ( )

As mudanças efetuadas em "FIFA Street 2" podem não ser muito mais que ajustes, mas tornaram o título mais agradável de se jogar, e, com isso, a diversão flui melhor. Se existe potencial na fórmula de unir futebol com o excesso de jogadas plásticas, isso ainda não foi explorado de forma satisfatória, ou, ao menos, não se encontrou seu ponto de equilíbrio. É uma outra maneira de ver o popular esporte nacional, mas mesmo com algumas melhorias efetuadas nesta versão, uma eventual empolgação tende a não durar muito.

Mar 1st, 2006 · PlayStation 2 · read review

Game Informer Magazine (6 out of 10)

Somehow, my players can bust out insane bicycle kicks and juggling miracles one moment and then suddenly trip on their feet the next. If my high school coach saw so much bunching on the field he'd probably have an aneurysm. I love soccer, but this is insulting.

Apr 2006 · PlayStation 2

GamerDad ( )

The Beautiful Game. Call it what you will—football, futbol, or even soccer—it is almost unique within the world of team sports in that you can play a reasonable facsimile of it just about anywhere. You don't need a hoop like basketball, you don't need a bunch of space for a baseball diamond, and you don't need a whole bunch of bodies to make up a couple of (American) football teams. All you need is a ball and a couple of passionate players, and in your minds you're playing for your country in the World Cup finals instead of having a kickabout in the street. Of course, most people aren't able to play footy with superstars like Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, or Rooney, and that's where videogames come in.

May 11th, 2006 · PlayStation 2 · read review

GamePro (US) (2.5 out of 5)

The whole FIFA Street 2 experience begins by creating your own unique player to take through the "Rule the Street" mode, where you play in games and try to build up a reputation as a star player. The better you play, the more skill points you'll earn to upgrade your character, and the more events will be unlocked. The character creation system is robust enough, giving you quite a few different variations on body parts, skin tones, facial features, and clothing to help ensure that you can create your dream player, or simply an abomination of nature (which I opted to do). To get you in to the rhythm of the game, you'll start off taking part in small "kick about" matches, which are pretty much friendly pick-up games where you only need to score a few goals to win. As you work your way through the easier games, you'll eventually unlock the ability to play in more difficult settings, including representing your country in international play.

Mar 1st, 2006 · PlayStation 2 · read review

GameSpy ( )

European Football purists aren't likely to enjoy FIFA Street 2 any more than they did the first game in the series. Like its predecessor, this is an arcade-style game in tune with EA's other alternative sports titles, such as NBA Street. As such, it's more about flashy tricks than the actual game of soccer, although it's entertaining enough for what it is. The artificial intelligence is improved and ball physics are much more realistic than in the first game, but while FIFA Street 2 makes a good first impression, it gets bogged down by unresponsive player controls and repetitive action.

Mar 13th, 2006 · PlayStation 2 · read review

Boomtown (5 out of 10)

If you’re willing to indulge in a multiplayer game or allow the fact that it’ll get challenging later on it can be enjoyable. As ever with EA Big / Sports it never falls below the level of playable despite its lack of other features. However, a better game is lost inside the presentation and ultimately fails to exploit the fun and potential of faster-paced matches, especially in the case of a sequel. When a game offers to let you spend your earnings on a new t-shirt and pair of shoes as a reward you know something’s missing.

Mar 29th, 2006 · PlayStation 2 · read review

Gamer 2.0 (4.7 out of 10)

Soccer is the most popular sport in the world. Countless people play the game on makeshift pitches where they use anything they can as a goal. FIFA Street 2 is trying to catch the eye if these pick-up fiends, but don’t let your eyes be fooled. FIFA Street 2 is swimming in mediocrity.

Mar 8th, 2006 · PlayStation 2 · read review

Game Revolution (C-)

EA's Street franchise started off as the company's response to the arcade hoops antics of Midway, and in the case of NBA Street, it was one hell of an answer. But instead of sticking with one sport, EA literally went Big and tried porting the concept over to other, less street-worthy sports, like football and soccer, both with mixed results.

Mar 20th, 2006 · PlayStation 2 · read review

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Critic reviews added by Patrick Bregger, Jeanne, nyccrg, Alsy, Mr Almond, chirinea, Big John WV.