FIFA Street 2

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FIFA Street 2
FIFA Street 2 Coverart.png
North American cover art featuring Cristiano Ronaldo
Developer(s) EA Canada
Exient Entertainment (DS)
Publisher(s) EA Sports BIG
Series FIFA Street
Platform(s) Java ME, Nintendo DS, Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox, Mobile phone
Release
  • NA: February 28, 2006
  • PAL: March 3, 2006
  • KOR: March 28, 2006 (PS2)[1]
  • KOR: May 4, 2006 (PSP)[2]
  • JP: June 29, 2006 (PS2)
  • JP: August 13, 2006 (PSP)
Mobile
  • NA: 2006
Genre(s) Sports (street football)
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

FIFA Street 2 is the 2006 sequel to the EA Sports video game FIFA Street. A new "trick stick beat" system was introduced and new authentic tricks were also introduced. The game was released for the GameCube, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2, PSP, Xbox, and mobile phones. The player on the game cover is Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo.

The home console editions of the game received average reviews for the improvements on the first FIFA Street. However, the hand-held versions, particularly on the DS, were received poorly for not including those innovations.

Gameplay[edit]

The player is playing as Portugal, and the icon in the bottom-left indicates that they are controlling Deco. Each team's score in points is at the top of the frame, and the score in goals at the bottom.

The game is a street football game in which the player can take control of 4-a-side versions of national football teams in matches where the object is to win by scoring a set amount of goals or points via tricks, or within a time limit. In the career mode "Rule the Streets", one creates a player and competes in tournaments around the world to obtain "Skill Bills" to buy clothing and upgrade his rating. As the player improves, he can captain his own street football team and eventually become an international. The best players have special moves often named after their nickname.

Legends of football such as Johan Cruyff, Eusébio and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge are unlockable during the game.

The game has its own in-game radio station, presented by Zane Lowe formerly of BBC Radio 1 and featuring music by artists such as Roots Manuva, Sway, Pendulum, The Editors and The Subways.

Venues[edit]

Locations where users can experience the culture of street soccer.

Country City Environment Surface
Netherlands Amsterdam City Asphalt
Germany Berlin City Asphalt
England London City Gravel
Italy Rome City Pavers
France Marseille City Asphalt
United States New York City City Asphalt
Brazil Favela City Sand
Brazil Barra Beach City Sand
Mexico Mexico City City Pavers
Cameroon Yaoundé Town Sand

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
Metacritic (Xbox) 63 / 100[3]
(GC) 63 / 100[4]
(PS2) 59 / 100[5]
(PSP) 58 / 100[6]
(DS) 43 / 100[7]
Review scores
Publication Score
Eurogamer 6 / 10[8]
Game Informer 6 / 10[9]
GamePro 2.5/5 stars[10]
Game Revolution C−[11]
GameSpot 7.5 / 10[12]
(PSP) 5.8 / 10[13]
(DS) 3.6 / 10[14]
GameSpy 2.5/5 stars[15]
(PSP) 2/5 stars[16]
(DS) 1.5/5 stars[17]
GameZone 7 / 10[18]
IGN (PSP) 6.2 / 10[19]
6 / 10[20]
(DS) 4.8 / 10[21]
Nintendo Power (GC) 7 / 10[22]
(DS) 6 / 10[23]
OPM (US) 2.5/5 stars[24]
OXM (US) 6 / 10[25]
The A.V. Club B[26]
The Times 3/5 stars[27]

The game received "mixed" reviews on all platforms except the DS version, which received "unfavorable" reviews, according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[3][4][5][6][7]

The A.V. Club gave the game a B and stated, "Defending against tricks can be like a clumsy piece of physical comedy. When you aren't paralyzed, you fall flat on your face."[26] However, The Times gave the PS2 and Xbox versions three stars out of five and said that it "falls down in one vital aspect — namely[,] the art of defending."[27]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "FIFA Street 2 Release Information for PSP". GameFAQs. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
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  4. ^ a b "FIFA Street 2 for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "FIFA Street 2 for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "FIFA Street 2 for PSP Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "FIFA Street 2 for DS Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  8. ^ Reed, Kristan (March 3, 2006). "FIFA Street 2 (Xbox)". Eurogamer. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  9. ^ Miller, Matt (April 2006). "FIFA Street 2 (GC, PS2, Xbox)". Game Informer (156): 118. Archived from the original on 2007-05-28. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  10. ^ Johnny K. (March 1, 2006). "Review: FIFA Street 2 (PS2, Xbox)". GamePro. Archived from the original on May 28, 2006. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  11. ^ Reilly, Mike (March 20, 2006). "FIFA Street 2 Review (GC, PS2, Xbox)". Game Revolution. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  12. ^ Calvert, Justin (March 6, 2006). "FIFA Street 2 Review". GameSpot. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  13. ^ Calvert, Justin (March 9, 2006). "FIFA Street 2 Review (PSP)". GameSpot. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  14. ^ Calvert, Justin (March 9, 2006). "FIFA Street 2 Review (DS)". GameSpot. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  15. ^ VanOrd, Kevin (March 13, 2006). "GameSpy: FIFA Street 2". GameSpy. 
  16. ^ VanOrd, Kevin (March 14, 2006). "GameSpy: FIFA Street 2 (PSP)". GameSpy. 
  17. ^ VanOrd, Kevin (March 14, 2006). "GameSpy: FIFA Street 2 (NDS)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on October 18, 2006. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  18. ^ Bedigian, Louis (March 13, 2006). "FIFA Street 2 - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 6, 2008. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  19. ^ Castro, Juan (March 28, 2006). "FIFA Street 2 Review (PSP)". IGN. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  20. ^ Perry, Douglass C. (February 28, 2006). "FIFA Street 2". IGN. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  21. ^ Harris, Craig (March 6, 2006). "FIFA Street 2 (NDS)". IGN. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  22. ^ "FIFA Street 2 (GC)". Nintendo Power. 203: 87. May 2006. 
  23. ^ "FIFA Street 2 (DS)". Nintendo Power. 203: 94. May 2006. 
  24. ^ "FIFA Street 2 (PS2)". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 78. April 2006. 
  25. ^ "FIFA Street 2". Official Xbox Magazine: 77. April 2006. 
  26. ^ a b Tobias, Scott (March 21, 2006). "FIFA Street 2 (GC, PS2, Xbox)". The A.V. Club. Archived from the original on March 29, 2006. Retrieved April 20, 2015. 
  27. ^ a b McNamara, John (March 18, 2006). "Fifa Street 2 [sic] (PS2, Xbox)". The Times. Archived from the original on April 8, 2007. Retrieved April 20, 2015. (subscription required)

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