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NBA 2K9

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox 360
85
3.5
Windows
88
4.7
PlayStation 3
85
5.0
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Description

NBA 2K9 is the latest update in the long running 2K series with the obligatory roster update with the latest NBA stars. The same game modes are still present: Exhibition, Season and Franchise with the same type of gameplay with some tweaks.

One of the newest tweaks is the ability for the player to change their shot's trajectory in mid-air and an advanced AI that reacts to the players performance. Players can also track their players performance, morale and attitude during franchise mode to keep their players happy and content with their place on the team.

There are also new cutscenes for the highlight reels and features online capabilities where players can compete in online leagues or face against another team head-to-head.

Players can also upload their created players along with custom made highlight reels that they can share on their respective online provider (the PS2 version does not feature this mode). Clark Kellogg, Cheryl Miller and Kevin Harlan provide their voice talents to the game.

Screenshots

NBA 2K9 Windows Crowded in front of the basket.
NBA 2K9 Windows Going for the 3-pointer.
NBA 2K9 Windows Splash Screen
NBA 2K9 Windows Meet the Commentators

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The Press Says

Gamesmania PlayStation 3 Oct 30, 2008 92 out of 100 92
Middle East Gamers (MEgamers) Xbox 360 Oct 10, 2008 9.1 out of 10 91
Gaming Age Xbox 360 Oct 22, 2008 A- 91
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Dec 18, 2008 18 out of 20 90
Gamernode Xbox 360 Oct 19, 2008 9 out of 10 90
MS Xbox World Xbox 360 Nov 02, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Worth Playing Xbox 360 Nov 04, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN Windows Nov 19, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameCinemaHD (GCHD) Xbox 360 Oct 06, 2008 3 out of 4 75
Xbox360Achievements Xbox 360 Oct 30, 2008 74 out of 100 74

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