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NBA 2K3 (PlayStation 2)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.8
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

"Nintendo Winter 2002" promotional booklet - GameCube:
    Breathe new life into your game with all the youthful energy and unbridled talent of today's NBA with NBA 2K3. Run the offense with fluid precision, dictate the pace with a physical brand of D, and establish your position as a leader on the floor. Add to that 200 new dunks, mid-air shot adjustments, and an ESPN presentation and you have a truly complete and advanced NBA gaming experience today.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4617) on Feb 26, 2006.

www.atari.fr - GC/PS2/Xbox (French):

    descriptif



    Vous assistez à une véritable retransmission télévisée! Le jeu utilise intégralement et fidèlement l'habillage de la chaîne ESPN, référence en matière de traitement de sport : ralentis hors du commun, angles de caméra originaux pour revoir les actions marquantes, scores, statistiques, présentations des joueurs, tout y est ! Ne zappez pas, vous êtes à la TV, mais c'est vous qui jouez !

    charactéristiques



    • Système de passes d'une richesse exceptionnelle : ne passez pas seulement la balle, contrôlez-la réellement! Nombreux systèmes ultra-intuitifs pour choisir le joueur cible, feintes de passes et bien plus !
    • Un Mode Street intégré : là où certains sortent deux jeux, tout est inclus dans NBA 2K3 ! Prenez n'importe quel joueur NBA et emmenez-le dans la rue ! Règles prédéfinies paramétrables, temps variables affectant la dynamique de balle, foule variable et enthousiaste. Abandonnez les parquets fraîchement cirés et venez tâter du goudron, là où le vrai esprit est !
    • Un nouveau mode Franchise : gérez intégralement votre club ! Recrutez des joueurs, embauchez et virez vos entraîneurs, développez de jeunes talents, gardez un “il sur les marchés étrangers pour détecter les Jordan de demain et gérez les blessures !
    • Système d'Animation Avancée : des mouvements naturels, coulés, des expressions faciales crédibles ultra-détaillées. Vous n'êtes pas devant un jeu vidéo , vous êtes sur le terrain !
    • Environnement sonore très réaliste : des commentaires dignes des meilleures retransmissions, avec étude en direct des stats des joueurs. Et dans le stade, foule animée, mascottes, coaches, musique, chants... tout y est, jusqu'aux traces de semelle laissées au fur et à mesure par les joueurs sur le parquet !
    • De nouveaux mouvements de prise de balle, dribble et dunks : à la palette déjà exceptionnelle de mouvements présents dans les précédentes versions ont été ajoutées une pléiade de nouvelles animations de dribble, vol et plus de 50 nouveaux dunks tous plus spectaculaires !
    • Gestion de l'IA totalement personnalisable : modifiez tous les paramètres d'intervention de la machine pour créer l'adversaire qui se prêtera le mieux à votre jeu !

    Contributed by Xoleras (66237) on Sep 25, 2005.

Atari Australia Press Quotes - GameCube:
    "Graphically, NBA 2K3 is fine fodder with some solid FMV and replay camera. 80%" Nintendo Gamer Magazine

    Contributed by Xoleras (66237) on May 12, 2004.

Atari Australia Press Quotes - Xbox:
    " The best basketball sim out there. Go and get this game right now. 90%" - Hyper Magazine

    Contributed by Xoleras (66237) on May 11, 2004.

Atari Australia website (for Xbox):
    DESCRIPTION:

    SEGA Sports NBA 2K3 powers forward with the kind of improvement that only results from an off-season dedicated to perfection. Imagine jump shots so real players actually adjust their movement in mid-air based on distance from the hoop and defensive pressure, a passing touch that gives you the control to skirt a defender or start a fast break, and dribble moves that let you jab left, rock right, crossover, spin and much more. It’s all here in NBA 2K3. No other game delivers the physical element of basketball like this. Accurate impact from collisions, especially hard fouls and authoritative dunks, shot blocking with emphasis on precise hand-to-ball contact, and the ability to lunge for the loose ball, even if it means ending up on some celebrity’s lap. With commentators that analyze strategy, cut scenes portraying lifelike player interaction, uniforms that move like real fabric and a brand new ESPN broadcast system that wraps it all together, NBA 2K3 provides the complete and advanced NBA experience

    GAME FEATURES:
  • ESPN Broadcast Presentation – True to the sports fan, player introductions, game highlights, replays, scores and more are displayed in the famous ESPN style.
  • Expanded Passing Game – Control pass type and direction, fake a pass and more.
  • Exciting Low Post Game – Fronting, faking, pivoting and facing up actions, and a total control drop step you can use to change direction mid-move.
  • Controlled Rebounding Game – Effectively block out opponents for a better shot at grabbing a board.
  • Improved Street Mode – Take any NBA player from any team outside for some playground action with detailed environments, animated crowds and variable weather conditions.
  • All-new Franchise Mode – Run your team. Recruit players, hire and fire coaches, develop young players, scout foreign talent and assess injuries.
  • Advanced Animation System – Players move naturally and appear more dynamic with increased facial detail and lifelike expressions. New spectacular highlighting shows players getting sweaty over the course of a game!
  • Redesigned Commentary – More accurate play-by-play, and more in-depth stats and performance comparisons.
  • Enhanced Arena Environments – Animated crowds, mascots, and assistants. Coaches, music, chants and effects such as trainer scuffs on the floor.
  • New Steal Animations and Dribble Moves, and more than 50 new motion captured Dunks.
  • Unique AI Slider Controls give you the power to truly customize your game.
  • Extensive Playbooks with new plays that take advantage of teams star players.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66237) on May 05, 2004.

Back of Case - XBox:
    The Dominant Player Takes Charge

    ESPN Broadcast Presentation
    Player introductions, weekly wrap-ups, season-end awards, and more, all presented in authentic, award-winning ESPN style.

    Precision Offense
    Drive the court with fluid dribble moves, then dish off with a touch pass and take it to the hoop. New moves - such as mid-air shot adjustments and pivot moves to gain a step on the defense - give you total control.

    Hardnosed Defense
    Block shots, dive for loose balls, and play a physical brand of D with tight hand-to-ball contact and accurate collision impact. Updated visual effects, including players glistening with sweat, bring it all to life.

    Online Play
    Plug your game into the action! Link your Xbox video game system to the Net and go head-to-head against gamers nationwide. You can also download timely roster transactions, and more. Go LIVE! Nov. 2002

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Jan 26, 2003.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2:

    THE DOMINANT PLAYER TAKES CHARGE



    ESPN BROADCAST PRESENTATION
    Player introductions, weekly wrap-ups, season-end awards, and more, all presented in authentic, award-winning ESPN style.

    PRECISION OFFENSE
    Drive the court with fluid dribble moves, then dish off with a touch pass and take it to the hoop. New moves - such as mid-air shot adjustments and pivot moves to gain a step on the defense - give you total control.

    HARDNOSED DEFENSE
    Block shots, dive for loose balls, and play a physical brand of D with tight hand-to-ball contact and accurate collision impact. Updated visual effects, including players glistening with sweat, bring it all to life.

    ONLINE PLAY
    Plug into the action! Link your PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system to the Net and go head-to-head against gamers nationwide. You can also download timely roster transactions and more.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69643) on Jan 01, 2003.