Ford Racing 3 for Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2)
NBA Street hits the concrete for an encore presentation of 2001's acclaimed arcade-style basketball game. New features include the addition of legendary greats, such as Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Bill Walton, Jerry West, and Wilt Chamberlain, to go along with the lineup of urban playmakers and modern NBA stars. Over 150 players are available in total, each offering signature-style moves and individual ratings in various attributes.
The action is as decidedly over-the-top as the original, with high-flying dunks and trick moves like "Back 2 Papa" or "Off the Heezay" performed by passing the ball off the backboard or even off an opponent's head, respectively. Returning elements from 2001's game include Trick Points, Gamebreakers (which now offer a second level of power), and street-savvy commentary. Fictional announcer Joe "The Show" Jackson has been replaced with hip-hop artist Bobbito Garcia, a.k.a. DJ Cucumber Slice.
Eleven outdoor courts include real-life urban venues from around the United States, such as New York's Soul in the Hole and Rucker Park, while animated onlookers witness the antics from nearby benches or along chainlink fences. NBA Street Vol. 2 also supports four players instead of the original's two, and includes a Create-a-Baller mode so players can create their own athlete and have him or her develop new skills over time. As with many other EA SPORTS BIG titles, NBA Street Vol. 2 features a licensed soundtrack that includes an assortment of professional recording artists.