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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.

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NBA 2K8 Xbox 360 Pass to the open guy for a three-point attempt.
NBA 2K8 Xbox 360 Play against others in a slam dunk contest.
NBA 2K8 Xbox 360 He shoots!
NBA 2K8 Xbox 360 Main menu for the "Association" sim mode.

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Jive Magazine Oct 09, 2007 5 out of 5 100
NZGamer Nov 17, 2007 9.2 out of 10 92
1UP Oct 16, 2007 A- 91
GameZone Oct 11, 2007 8.7 out of 10 87
ZTGameDomain 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Oct 02, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Nov 07, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Jeuxvideo.com Nov 14, 2007 17 out of 20 85
Video Game Generation Nov 15, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75

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