FIFA Street 2 review

Soccer tries to look cool once again, and picks up another yellow card

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FIFA Street 2 would've been better off sticking closer to real soccer. All these tricks have a "wow" factor, but it wears out quickly and you're left simply trying to break the defender's ankles. Goalie behavior is fishy at best, as it's sometimes an open book and other times a brick wall. NBA Street works because in basketball passing and scoring happen easily and often. Not so in FIFA Street 2, turning it into essentially a dribbling drill.

On the positive side, the single-player mode is stacked. Not only is the player creator great, but your overall progression is well balanced. You start off building your skills, then put together a team, and finally go for worldwide fame with your squad. The match types are diverse, and you earn points even when you lose - which continually drives you forward.

The music may be the best part of FIFA Street 2. The game's radio station concept may not be totally original, but it works. The track listing, though, is absolutely amazing. It's not even because of big names; artists like indie up-and-comers Art Brut contribute tracks. The result is a perfect mix of songs that blend well together while also standing out on their own. Don't be surprised if buying this game causes you to pick up a few new CDs.

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DescriptionIt's a strange thing to say, but FIFA Street 2 would've been better off sticking closer to real soccer.
US censor rating"Everyone","Everyone","Everyone","Everyone","Everyone","Everyone"
UK censor rating"","","","","",""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)