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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.


NBA 2K8 Xbox 360 He shoots!
NBA 2K8 Xbox 360 Pass to the open guy for a three-point attempt.
NBA 2K8 Xbox 360 There's a huge number of camera views and options.
NBA 2K8 Xbox 360 Like a telecast, players are pointed out between possessions.

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Gaming Age Xbox 360 Oct 15, 2007 A- 91
GameDaily Xbox 360 Oct 04, 2007 9 out of 10 90
TeamXbox Xbox 360 Oct 24, 2007 8.6 out of 10 86
Game Over Online Xbox 360 Nov 26, 2007 86 out of 100 86
Gamers' Temple, The Xbox 360 2008 85 out of 100 85
GamersMark Xbox 360 Nov 15, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 Nov, 2007 8.25 out of 10 82
GameSpy Xbox 360 Oct 05, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The Video Game Critic Xbox 360 Nov 20, 2007 B 75
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Oct 04, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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