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Top Spin 2 review

Game. Set. Match?

Pros

  • Beautifully rendered stadiums/parks
  • Building stats in Career mode
  • Angry messages left by trainers

Cons

  • Not a perfect conversion
  • Never feel in complete control
  • Not as much depth as Virtua Tennis

We’re a bunch of contrary bastards. For all the flak we give sports sequels, which rarely amount to more than thoughtless rehashes, the truth is that the meat of such a game is the sport itself. It can have a feature list the length of Peter Crouch - the tallest soccer player at 6’7” - but we’ll still tear it apart if it doesn’t play a decent game of football/baseball/Frisbee. Top Spin 2’s absolutely packed with options and ideas, but is the tennis good? Kinda.

More Info

GenreSports
DescriptionDon't knock the humble appeal of video tennis - get some friends together and this is a well-executed, sweet-playing bargain.
PlatformXbox 360, PC, DS
US censor ratingEveryone
Release date11 April 2006 (US), 7 April 2006 (UK)