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NBA 2K2

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox
90
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GameCube
87
3.1
PlayStation 2
88
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Description

NBA 2K2 is the third game in SEGA's NBA 2K series of basketball simulations. This is the first game in the series to be released for multiple platforms (instead of solely for the Dreamcast). In addition to updated graphics, rosters, arenas, team uniforms, and signature moves for the 2001-2002 season, the 2K2 edition now supports zone defenses (a new NBA rule where you have to choose to play man or zone defense), intercepting of passes, and making adjustments and actions in mid-animation.

There are detailed statistics for each team and player, for a year, the current season or an entire career. The game modes include Exhibition, Season (play a full season along with management), Franchise (more than one season), some arcade street modes and the option to create custom tournaments.

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The Press Says

GamePro (US) Dreamcast Oct 23, 2001 5 out of 5 100
GameSpot Dreamcast Oct 25, 2001 9.7 out of 10 97
Gaming Target Dreamcast Nov 25, 2001 9.2 out of 10 92
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Mar, 2002 9.25 out of 10 92
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Jan 22, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Game Vortex Dreamcast Sep 03, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Mar, 2002 8.75 out of 10 88
GameSpot GameCube Mar 19, 2002 8.6 out of 10 86
Kombo.com GameCube Nov 15, 2003 8.5 out of 10 85
Operation Sports PlayStation 2 Feb 02, 2002 8 out of 10 80

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Trivia

A nice touch is the inclusion of the American flag ribbon on all teams' uniforms. All players wore it an entire year in memory of the September 11 tragedy.
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