Fifa Street 2 on the main consoles was an improvement on a frankly poor first release but the PSP version did not manage to achieve this.
There were a couple of faults in the game that slightly spoiled the game play, the first one was that on the consoles the analog stick was used to perform tricks but on the PSP there was a trick button, pressing this button performed random tricks – this worked OK but is not as good. The next problem is that you performed these tricks to earn points, on the PSP you got bonuses every time you performed a trick, so you could simply avoid your opponent and earn bonuses which could activate a gamebreaker shot – this type of shot regularly led to a goal.
There are some peculiarities such as no real tackling
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.
I give Fifa Street 2 on the PSP a score of 65%