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NBA 2K8 (Xbox 360)

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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 Slam Cam replays a dunk.
NBA 2K8 Xbox 360 Keep up the D.
NBA 2K8 Xbox 360 The game is presented like a T.V. telecast.
NBA 2K8 Xbox 360 Like a telecast, players are pointed out between possessions.

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The Press Says

TeamXbox Oct 24, 2007 8.6 out of 10 86
XboxZone (Australia) Nov 11, 2007 8.6 out of 10 86
ZTGameDomain 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
USA Today 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
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Nov 07, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamers' Temple, The 2008 85 out of 100 85
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2007 8.25 out of 10 82
Darkstation Oct 02, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Operation Sports Oct 11, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Console Monster Nov 25, 2007 75 out of 100 75

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