- Platform: PlayStation2
- PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
- Media: Video Game
Smash Court Pro Tennis 2 (PS2)
- Play in all four Grand Slams: Wimbledon, Roland Garros, U.S. Open and Australian Open
- Choose from 16 officially licensed players
- 6 modes of addictive action
- Create your own tennis star and test yourself on clay, grass, indoor and hard-court surfaces
- Practise your shots and get extra lessons from your dedicated coach
- Revolutionary Stamina System
- For 1-4 players (3-4 requires Multitap)
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Another instalment in the hugely successful series, Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2 is the game of the 2004 Grand Slam, featuring official tournaments including the big one--Wimbledon. The game also features some of the hottest licensed players, including Serena Williams, Lleyton Hewitt and Juan Carlos Ferrero. Tennis fans can choose their favourite player and tour the world's most prestigious events to compete against some of the greatest talent from across the globe. Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2 is one of the greatest multi-player experiences on any console - use a the Multitap to go head-to-head with up to three friends and indulge your competitive nature on court by challenging your tennis partners to a game of mixed doubles! Incorporating six diverse game modes, Smash Court Tennis Pro Tournament 2 offers centre court action for novices and experts alike.
Top Customer Reviews
Another good point is the amount of types of games you can play...from a full Pro Tour, to exhibitions matches. including the 4 main Grand Slams.
There are a handful of the top players from the men's and women's tours on here; such as Mauresmo, Davenport, Roddick and Safin. And the graphics and body actions of these players are stunningly real and close to their real-life personas. Unfortunately there are not enough of the famous players, so it's not quite so interesting to play early rounds of tournaments, playing against computer generated nobodies!
The big problem with this game is the STYLE of game. There are two modes in Pro Tour, either Mission or Normal play. In the Mission version you have to complete various challenges(such as winning 3 points in a row) within the match, and failing to do so results in a loss. Normal play is very disappointing, you do NOT get to play a proper game of tennis. In early rounds it's just the first to 3 games, and the most you ever play is the first to 6 games in a final of the Grand Slam. With the excellent gameplay features and graphics, it's a big opportunity to produce a realistic tennis game lost.
It's the sort of game you can really enjoy, BUT, you're left feeling a bit short-changed, and wishing you could play the best of 3 SETS against Davenport instead of just 4 games.
The musak is awfull but you can turn it off, I could not find anyway of turning off the between point flyby's of the crowd and players. You can get rid of these just by pressing X at the time though.
It does seem a little confusing that the first player to get to six games wins a set but guess that is just to make it easy for the beginner to comprehend, you can turn on tie breaks in the options screen.
I especially love this game in multiplayer mode, have sat there for hours into the night playing, the only thing that curbs enthusiasm is your ability to time shots as your eyes get heavy!
I do however, have a couple of gripes with this game. The game defaults with a very annoying mission-based approach, in which you have to fulfill several objectives (i.e. get an ace) to win a game, which can be as few as two in some cases. This is good if you are short on time, but reminds me more of going to the arcades than having a game of tennis. Thankfully, this mode can be swithched off, but even so the most you will play is one entire set, and even that isn't done properly- the first to get to 6 games wins, regardless if the other player has 5 games or not.
The other gripe is the difficulty of the game. The game allows you to pich up skill points after winning matches, which is a good feature. The problem is that you can quite easily start the career mode in the first season, win all 4 grand-slams (which really isn't that hard) which end the game.
What makes these things more annoying is the people who made this game got the hard part- the gamplay just right. It's just a shame that they messed up the rest.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought the game a while ago and although I really enjoyed playing it I cant understand why when on Pro tour mode there are not any more than 10 profile players (the top 10... Read morePublished on 27 July 2008 by Anthony Barlow
I'm not a big fan of tennis but have always enjoyed tennis games for some reason. I've always found them enjoyable and addictive and this game is no different. Read morePublished on 19 Aug. 2006 by Einstein