Overall, Grand Slam Tennis 2 is a very good outing from EA Sports as they charge back into the tennis arena. It strikes a healthy balance between a realistic simulation and easy arcade game, offering intuitive analog stick control, great graphics, and includes many of the famous players from today and yesterday, as well as licensed tournaments. Grand Slam Tennis 2 is a pretty game but the players feel soulless. Unlike many other EA Sports titles, Grand Slam Tennis 2 needs more emotion, drama, and passion in the player's faces and performances. But EA Sports somewhat makes up for it in the smooth and responsive control. Employing a technology called "Total Racket Control," you'll be controlling your players with the dual analog sticks: the left stick is reserved for player positioning on the court while the right stick focuses on the ball's power, direction, and type of shot. You can use buttons, if you prefer, or a combination of sticks and buttons. While not tried for this review, the PlayStation 3 version of the game supports the PlayStation Move motion-sensing peripheral; Kinect for Xbox 360 is not supported, however.
Along with quick games of singles or doubles (including online multiplayer matches), new to the series is a 10-year career mode. After you create a character from scratch and give him or her a name, you'll step into a small tourney in Dubai and then, over time, work your way up to win Grand Slams. Between the mini-challenges, exhibition matches, and major events, there's a lot of meat here.