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The PS3 version of NBA 08 has different features from the PS2 and PSP editions. Aside from the obvious graphics differences, this version has the ability to go online and download new scenarios for the player to reenact as well as play previous years highlight games.

The game has a season mode where the player can only trade with other CPU teams, but nothing else. This version, however, does not feature the Franchise mode from the PS2 version. There is an Upside Progression System, where the player is awarded special items to use to customize their players, depending on the performances set by the game.

There are also mini-games to play in, ranging from 3-Point Challenge to the Playstation Skills Challenge and has a feel of a real NBA broadcast on television with play-by-play and commentary during games featuring the voice talents of Kevin Calabro and Mark Jackson.


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Alternate Titles

  • "NBA 08 featuring Games of the Week" -- Extended title

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Critic Reviews Feb 29, 2008 8 out of 10 80
PGNx Media Oct 03, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Playstation Illustrated 2007 70 out of 100 70 (UK) Oct 14, 2007 7 out of 10 70
Operation Sports Oct 30, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Gamernode Sep 28, 2007 6 out of 10 60 Feb 29, 2008 10 out of 20 50
AceGamez 2007 5 out of 10 50
Digital Chumps Mar 26, 2008 4.6 out of 10 46
G4 TV: X-Play Oct 09, 2007 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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Big John WV (25477) added NBA 08 (PlayStation 3) on Oct 11, 2008