Grand Slam Tennis 2 is a Tennis simulation game that allows players to experience all four of tennis' Grand Slam tournaments, the Australian Open, the French Open, Wimbledon and the US Open in high-definition on Next-Gen consoles for the first time. The game features more than 20 of the greatest players of all-time including current top players Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, Roger Federer, Serena and Venus Williams and Maria Sharapova, as well as immortal past champions like John McEnroe, Björn Borg and others. Additional features include: the option to control all shots with a single analog stick, AI specific to real pro player tendencies and tactics, a 10-year career mode and ESPN broadcast integration.
When Grand Slam Tennis debuted on the Nintendo Wii a while back, we saw potential for a possible new series from EA Sports, one that focused on the fundamentals of the sport, while remaining accessible enough for mainstream gamers to “get it”, without needing to study the history of the sport to gain an understanding of how it works. This experiment must’ve paid off for the company, as we now have the sequel across newer platforms, primarily the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Once more, EA has brought it’s a-game to tennis development, and though Grand Slam Tennis 2 isn’t nearly as accessible as, say, Sega’s Virtua Tennis series, it still has more than enough caveats to make it worth recommending if you’re into the sport. Like... Read Review