Grand Slam Tennis 2

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Grand Slam Tennis 2
Grand Slam Tennis 2.jpg
North American cover featuring John McEnroe, Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova
Developer(s) EA Canada
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Platform(s) PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release date(s)
  • EU February 10, 2012
  • NA February 14, 2012
Genre(s) Sports (Tennis)
Mode(s) Single Player, Multiplayer
Distribution Blu-ray Disc, DVD

Grand Slam Tennis 2 is a tennis video game, developed by EA Canada, it was released for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on February 10, 2012 in Europe and February 14, 2012 in North America. A downloadable demo was released on January 10 for both platforms. It is the sequel to Grand Slam Tennis.[1]

Gameplay[edit]

The game features a control scheme, dubbed Total Racquet Control, giving players control of each shot with the right analog stick, with precision, accuracy, and power. The game features all four Grand Slams, including Wimbledon. The game supports the PlayStation Move, but does not support Kinect.

The game features a Career mode in which players create their own tennis player and take them through 10 years of tournaments, with the aim of being ranked number 1. Before each Grand Slam players have the opportunity to take part in training, an exhibition match or a minor tournament. Players earn points from matches and these points accumulate to increase the players ranking.

The game also features an ESPN Grand Slam Classics mode in which players relive classic moments from Grand Slam tournaments from the 1980s to the 2000s and Fantasy matches.[2]

Although an online pass code is included in the game, EA confirmed that it will not be required to access online multiplayer due to "technical issues with the registration system".[3]

Commentators[edit]

Pat Cash provides commentary continuing his role from the prequel and analysis is provided by John McEnroe.

Soundtrack[edit]

The in-game music is once again provided by DJ Paul van Dyk, who wrote and produced all the tracks in the game.

Reception[edit]

Grand Slam Tennis 2
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 73/100
Review scores
Publication Score
Game Informer 8/10[4]
GameSpot 6.5/10[5]
IGN 8.5/10[6]

Like its predecessor, Grand Slam Tennis 2 has generally received average to positive reviews, with a Metacritic average of 73%. IGN rated it 8.5/10, while GameSpot was lower with a 6.5/10. The game was praised for its presentation, HD graphics and control system, but was criticized mainly for its difficulty-changing career mode.

References[edit]

  1. ^ USA Today. 2011-08-11 http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gamehunters/post/2011/08/ea-sports-bringing-grand-slam-tennis-to-ps3-xbox/1 |url= missing title (help). 
  2. ^ "Grand Slame Tennis 2 Review". eurogamer.net. Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  3. ^ http://help.ea.com/article/grand-slam-tennis-2-will-not-feature-ea-sports-online-pass
  4. ^ Helgeson, Matt (2012-02-08). "Grand Slam Tennis 2". GI. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  5. ^ Djordjevic, Marko (2012-02-09). "Grand Slam Tennis 2 Review". GSpot. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 
  6. ^ MacDonald, Keza (2012-02-10). "Grand Slam Tennis 2 Review". IGN. Retrieved 2012-02-14. 

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