Top Spin 2 review

Game. Set. Match?

GamesRadar+ Verdict


  • +

    Beautifully rendered stadiums/parks

  • +

    Building stats in Career mode

  • +

    Angry messages left by trainers


  • -

    Not a perfect conversion

  • -

    Never feel in complete control

  • -

    Not as much depth as Virtua Tennis

Why you can trust GamesRadar+ Our experts review games, movies and tech over countless hours, so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about our reviews policy.

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

DescriptionDon't knock the humble appeal of video tennis - get some friends together and this is a well-executed, sweet-playing bargain.
Platform"Xbox 360","PC","DS"
US censor rating"Everyone","Everyone","Everyone"
UK censor rating"","",""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)