Outlaw Tennis (2005)

by Nish
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Outlaw Tennis (2005): A Hilarious and Over-the-Top Tennis Game

Released in 2005 for the Xbox and PlayStation 2, Outlaw Tennis is the third and final installment in the Outlaw series of tennis video games. Developed by Venom Games and published by Codemasters, Outlaw Tennis takes the traditional game of tennis and injects it with a healthy dose of humor and over-the-top action.


At its core, Outlaw Tennis is a tennis game, but it’s far from your average tennis game. The game features a cast of unique and wacky characters, each with their own special abilities and playstyles. There’s Spike Spiegel from the anime series Cowboy Bebop, who can use his signature “Bang” move to blast the ball past his opponents. There’s also Nina Williams from the Tekken series, who can use her martial arts skills to perform devastating power shots.

In addition to the standard tennis modes, Outlaw Tennis also features a number of unique game modes, such as “Tennis Golf”, where players must hit the ball into a hole in the ground, and “Target Tennis”, where players must hit targets placed around the court. There’s also a “Tournament Mode”, where players can compete against a series of increasingly difficult opponents to win the Outlaw Tennis championship.


One of the things that makes Outlaw Tennis so unique is its cast of characters. In addition to Spike Spiegel and Nina Williams, the game also features a number of other characters from popular video games, movies, and TV shows, including:

  • Bart Simpson from The Simpsons
  • Homer Simpson from The Simpsons
  • Peter Griffin from Family Guy
  • Stewie Griffin from Family Guy
  • Jack Bauer from 24
  • Lara Croft from Tomb Raider
  • Solid Snake from Metal Gear Solid
  • Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden
  • Heihachi Mishima from Tekken
  • Eddy Gordo from Tekken
  • Anna Williams from Tekken
  • Lei Wulong from Tekken
  • Asuka Kazama from Tekken
  • Lili Rochefort from Tekken
  • Raven from Tekken
  • Zafina from Tekken
  • Miguel Caballero Rojo from Tekken
  • Lars Alexandersson from Tekken
  • Alisa Bosconovitch from Tekken
  • Sebastian from Tekken
  • Eliza from Tekken
  • Claudio Serafino from Tekken
  • Geese Howard from Fatal Fury
  • Iori Yagami from The King of Fighters
  • Terry Bogard from Fatal Fury
  • Kim Kaphwan from The King of Fighters
  • Mai Shiranui from The King of Fighters
  • Yuri Sakazaki from The King of Fighters
  • King from The King of Fighters
  • Kula Diamond from The King of Fighters

Each character has their own unique strengths and weaknesses, so players can choose the character that best suits their playstyle.


Another thing that makes Outlaw Tennis so unique is its commentary. The game’s announcer is none other than Stephen Colbert, who provides a hilarious and irreverent commentary on the matches. Colbert’s commentary is full of witty banter and pop culture references, and he’s not afraid to make fun of the players or the game itself.

Graphics and Sound

Outlaw Tennis’ graphics are solid for a game released in 2005. The character models are well-detailed and the animations are fluid. The game’s environments are also well-designed and varied, from the traditional tennis court to the more outlandish locations, such as a pirate ship and a volcano.

The game’s sound is also top-notch. The sound effects are realistic and the music is catchy and upbeat. The voice acting is also excellent, with each character having their own unique voice actor.


Outlaw Tennis is a fun and over-the-top tennis game that’s sure to please fans of the sport and casual gamers alike. The game’s unique cast of characters, hilarious commentary, and solid gameplay make it a must-play for anyone looking for a good laugh.

Score: 8/10

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