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NBA 2K8

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
73
...
PlayStation 3
83
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Xbox 360
84
3.7
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Description

NBA 2K8 is a continuation of 2K's NBA franchise, featuring the obligatory roster and stats updates for each team as well as the standard game modes: Exhibition, Season, Career as well as a Franchise mode which is known as The Association, where players can identify key players as well as troublemakers, keep up-to-date injuries and stats as well as simulate games.

The controls still remain the same from previous versions with some added tweaks. One of which is where players can switch to other players on offense besides the ball handler and set up alley-oops and set up screens to fool defenses. Players can also use the right analog stick for defensive purposes, locking onto opponents and run defensive plays against them. There is also Signature Style, giving the NBA players in the game and more life-like and fluid feel to them.

There is also a Slam Dunk Contest sponsored by Sprite with the ability to use over 300 different dunk variations as well as compete against four other opponents online. Music in the game is provided by well-know rappers such as Q-Tip, Run-DMC, Percee P among many others.

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NBA 2K8 Xbox 360 Play with NBA stars in a 2-on-2 pickup game.
NBA 2K8 Xbox 360 The game also contains separate "NBA Blacktop" games.
NBA 2K8 Xbox 360 Slam Cam replays a dunk.
NBA 2K8 Xbox 360 Team select in Play Now mode.

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The Press Says

1UP Xbox 360 Oct 16, 2007 A- 91
GameDaily PlayStation 3 Oct 04, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Daily Game Xbox 360 Oct 24, 2007 8.6 out of 10 86
Game Positive Xbox 360 Oct 06, 2007 8.6 out of 10 86
Cheat Code Central PlayStation 3 2007 4.3 out of 5 86
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 3 Nov, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
USA Today PlayStation 3 Oct 18, 2007 8.5 Stars8.5 Stars8.5 Stars8.5 Stars8.5 Stars8.5 Stars8.5 Stars8.5 Stars8.5 Stars8.5 Stars 85
Operation Sports Xbox 360 Oct 11, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Console Monster Xbox 360 Nov 25, 2007 75 out of 100 75
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Oct 12, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65

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