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NBA 2K3 (Xbox)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
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User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.5
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.5
Overall MobyScore (2 votes) 3.5


The Press Says

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100
GamePro (US)
With all this gravy, there?s still plenty of room for improvement. Maximum passing is still in its infancy for the NBA line, and hopefully we?ll see it become as indispensable as it has in the NFL 2K series. As you?ll notice in replays, animation transitions also need work in order to make things flow in a realistic fashion. It would be great get to get some sort of training camp mode and perhaps an assistant to help navigate the insane franchise mode, too. When you raise the bar this high, it?s hard not to keep wanting more. NBA 2K3 is the basketball game to get on each platform for those looking for a fully loaded simulation.
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Game Revolution
NBA 2K3's myriad improvements keep it firmly atop the b-ball heap. Despite its random flaws, the game's gorgeous graphics, solid gameplay and top-notch Franchise mode make it an easy choice for the discerning Xbox baller.
89
Gamesmania
NBA 2K3 ist eine waschechte Simulation, an der sich Arcadefans die Zähne ausbeißen würden. Zwar bietet das Spiel auch einen Arcade Modus doch damit würde es seinen eigentlichen Reiz verlieren. Es lebt von der realistischen Darstellung des Sports und fordert eine Kombination aus kontrollierter Fingerakrobatik und taktischem Verständnis. Wer bereit ist, sich dieser Herausforderung zu stellen, muss zugreifen.
89
GameZone
The audio of NBA 2K3 is exceptional. The crowd roars with home team baskets, have custom chants, and even count down the shot clock as it is winding down. The commentary is pretty solid, but does occasionally repeat itself. The soundtrack is pretty basic, and nothing to write home about, but the crowd and on-court sounds make up for it.
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IGN
NBA 2K3 is the game to get if you want as realistic an NBA experience as possible. This is by far the best basketball sim out there. However, if you are looking for an experience closer to old-school bball games like NBA Jams, then you don't want to go here. There are other solid basketball games that offer a more arcade experience. There's nothing wrong with any of those games, but none of them manage the intelligent AI, the amazingly realistic graphics, or as real a hoops experience as NBA 2K3.
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GameSpy
Still, despite the game's flaws, NBA 2K3 remains an incredibly enjoyable game that delivers a very complete, and thoroughly enjoyable game of basketball. While the gameplay is slower paced than the more arcade oriented games available, there's a wealth of offensive and defensive tools at your disposal, giving you what is perhaps the most important aspect of a good basketball game -- a feeling of satisfaction every time you make a shot.
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SegaFan.com
Sin lugar a dudas, estamos ante el mejor simulador de baloncesto que existe; no es perfecto, pero es capaz de reproducir todas las sensaciones, todo el sabor y todo el fervor que conlleva la mejor liga de baloncesto del planeta. Existen múltiples aspectos mejorables, más aun si pensamos en las capacidades técnicas de las nuevas máquinas; y muchos aspectos de la jugabilidad que requieren un calibrado fino para hacerlo, más aun si cabe, cercano a la perfección, pero si de verdad eres aficionado al deporte de la canasta, debes tener este juego, en cuanto juegues con él y lo domines mínimamente no querrás otro.
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4Players.de
Auch wenn Sega mit NBA 2K3 nicht an NBA Inside Drive 2002 vorbeiziehen kann, überzeugt die Korbjagd mit einem fantastischen Realismusgefühl. Auf lange Sicht sorgen der authentische Spielaufbau und der umfangreiche Franchise-Modus für Simulationsspaß pur. Und immerhin kann man über Xbox Live auch bequem online spielen, was die Xbox-Fassung noch attraktiver macht. Ohne die üblen Schnitzer in der Präsentation hätte Sega locker in Awardnähe kommen können.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Un titre attendu de pied ferme par les fans. Ces derniers ne seront pas déçus de cette attente et découvriront enfin ce titre qui tient ses promesses et offre une expérience de basketball intense et quasi inoubliable grâce à sa réalisation technique et son gameplay très abouti.
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GameSpot
NBA 2K3 is a great simulation of basketball, so any Xbox owner with an interest in the sport couldn't go wrong with it. The half-court elements of the game are executed particularly well as you'll see when trying to break down the defense by going into the post, driving through the lane, or setting up a perimeter shot--it all adds up to gameplay with real depth. The game does have a few shortcomings, but they're not the sort that dramatically hinder gameplay; rather, they encourage you to play NBA 2K3 as a pure simulation.
80
Factornews
On se trouve donc devant ce qui se fait de mieux en simulation sportive. La prise en main du jeu se fait de façon progressive, le gameplay frôle la perfection et on se demande ce qu’il vont nous réserver pour NBA 2k4 si ce n’est de meilleurs graphismes . Bref si vous aimez le sport (même si vous n’aimez pas d’ailleurs), foncez vous procurer ce titre d’exception.
80
Gamekult
Sans surprise, NBA 2K3 s'impose comme la référence du genre sur Xbox et devrait s'attirer sans mal les faveurs de tous les amoureux du basketball. Pourtant, ce titre n'est pas parfait puisqu'il reste moins spectaculaire que NBA Live 2003 et nécessitera quelques réglages avant de pouvoir en profiter à fond. Par contre, une fois bien lancés dans le jeu, les amateurs du genre prendront bien du plaisir à profiter de toute sa richesse, de ses innombrables options et de son mode multijoueurs on ne peut plus complet qui lui assurera quoiqu'il arrive une durée de vie très importante.
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GamePlasma
NBA2K3 has shown significant improvement from the old Dreamcast versions. New features have been added to the gameplay that make the gaming experience more realistic to mirror real NBA action. Graphics have been improved substantially and also add a great deal to the gaming experience. The ability of online play with Xbox Live is by far the best new feature added to the game. If you already have Xbox Live or are planning to get it, then this is definitely the basketball game for you.
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Rebell.at Games
Ein gutes Spiel mit viel Spannung, besonders im Multiplayermodus. Mein erster Eindruck vom Gameplay war nicht sehr gut, aber das lag nur daran, dass die Spielgeschwindigkeit auf "Normal" noch zu langsam ist. Nach der Umstellung auf "Fast" gefiel es mir gleich viel besser. Und auch mit der Grafik war ich ziemlich zufrieden. Die coolen Dunks und Dribblings versetzen einen immer wieder in eine Spiellaune. Wären da nicht die Bugs, wie zum Beispiel, dass die Spieler abwechselnd Probleme beim Aufheben des Balles haben (und das kann bis zu 20 Sekunden dauern), dann wäre es ein noch viel besseres Spiel. Doch Gott sei dank kommen diese nicht allzu oft vor. NBA 2K3 ist es also durchaus wert gekauft zu werden.
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The Video Game Critic
Play modes include franchise, two-on-two street, season, playoffs, tournament, practice, on-line, and a "Sega Sports Challenge" mode that lets you post your statistics to an on-line ranking board to see how you compare with other players. NBA 2K3 is not nearly as fun as the previous version. I'm going back to NBA Live, because this stinks.