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Hypnotix's Outlaw series takes on a new sport with its first simultaneous release for both Xbox and PS2. As in Outlaw Golf and Outlaw Volleyball, Outlaw Tennis is designed to combine rich, realistic sports gameplay with larger-than-life characters and an auxiliary rules system that rewards actions which most good people would consider extremely poor sportsmanship. For example, characters losing a match will also lose composure, which can turn luck against them and may cause them to play even more poorly. One way to win back composure is to start a fist fight with a character on the opposing team (as in Outlaw Volleyball).
Most of these over-the-top features can be turned off, however, leaving players with a fairly straightforward tennis sim. The control scheme of Outlaw Tennis is designed to be similar to that of earlier 3D tennis games, so even players who are new to the series should find the game accessible, whether they're more interested in playing tennis or just playing as an outlaw. Available characters include many of the exaggerated and risqué favorites introduced in previous Outlaw games, along with a few newcomers. The PS2 version of Outlaw Tennis offers online multiplayer support for up to four properly equipped, Internet-connected gamers. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide