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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.6
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.6
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 3.7
Overall User Score (7 votes) 3.8

Critic Reviews

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Gaming Age (Nov 19, 2001)
There's no two ways about it folks: NBA 2K2 is the best-playing basketball game on the planet. Visual Concepts have done a fine job with the Dreamcast, and this title is a fitting tribute to the little white console that didn't get all the respect it deserved. If you like basketball and own a DC, you can do no better. If you like basketball and own a PS2, spend the $50 to get a marked-down DC and pick up this game - it wipes the floor with EA's NBA Live 2002 on PS2. Alternatively, you could just wait for Sega to release NBA 2K2 on PS2 in the next couple of months. No matter how you get your paws on it, there's no better simulation basketball title available than NBA 2K2.
GamePro (US) (Oct 23, 2001)
Regardless of these small annoyances, NBA 2K2 rectifies all other gripes about the previous two incarnations and officially achieves top ranking in its field. One more good reason to hold on to your Dreamcast a little longer.
GameSpot (Oct 25, 2001)
Ask fans of sports video games, and most will generally agree that basketball is the toughest sport to simulate. The evidence is in the myriad of NBA and college hoops games that have been released throughout the years--there have been quite a few poor efforts. However, of any hoops game to date, NBA 2K2 comes the closest to simulating the actual strategy, player tendencies, and general look and feel of the NBA game. The improvements in the game, although subtle on the surface, are substantial for serious fans of the NBA.
IGN (Nov 02, 2001)
Finally, the commentary isn't great; it pales in comparison to the lively commentary found in NFL 2K2. But these minor gripes are stated because there's nothing really wrong with the game, and considering the competition - or should I say, lack of competition - NBA 2K2 is one of the most complete sports games on any platform. Although the PS2 version is on its way (and looking to be even MORE impressive than the Dreamcast version), there's no reason why you should wait to play the best basketball video game yet.
Consoles Plus (Jan, 2002)
Une grande et belle simulation à la durée de vie remarquable. Les puristes seront comblés et les novices conquis.
Gaming Target (Nov 25, 2001)
While many will pass 2K2 off as just a rehash of last year, the fact is between the lines, there is more new than anyone can tell from the surface. You know the saying, “don’t judge a book by its cover”? NBA 2K2 fits that saying to a tee. Now the only question is; how much better will this game get on the other consoles? Until then, give NBA 2K2 a play if you have a DC. It’ll keep you going for quite a while.
The Video Game Critic (Dec 22, 2001)
I should also mention that I've detected occasional graphic flaws you wouldn't expect from a third-generation game. Shots from behind the backboard sometimes pass through the backboard, and some shots change their arc ever so slightly in mid-air. And let's not forget the goofy foul-shooting system that once again rears its ugly head. NBA 2K2 is only a miniscule step forward, and only serious basketball fans should feel obligated to trade up.
Power Unlimited (Apr, 2002)
Sega komt met een aantal subtiele veranderingen in de gameplay. Zo zal je speler nu daarwerkelijk in de baan van een pass springen om de bal te onderscheppen. Ook de animatie van de spelers ziet er net even beter uit. Plus de modes zijn aangepast of uitgebreid. Je hebt nu de Franchise Mode, een Tourney (met verschillende mensen een toernooi houden) mode en een Street mode. Met deze verschillende modes heb je daadwerkelijk controle over wat er met je speler gebeurt.
90 (Sep 20, 2009)
Mit NBA 2K2 hat Visual Concepts mal wieder ein herausragendes Basketballspiel und einen würdigen Nachfolger zu NBA 2K geschaffen. Selbst wenn man den Vorgänger intensiv gespielt hat, wird einem hier durch den realistischeren Spielverlauf eine neue Herausforderung geboten. Die weiteren Neuerungen sind zwar nicht ganz so innovativ aber trotzdem eine nette Dreingabe. Technik und Gameplay sind sowieso wieder aller erste Sahne und garantieren spannende Partien mit perfekter NBA-Atmosphäre, so dass man die GD immer wieder in die Dreamcast legt, wenn auch nicht unbedingt lange am Stück. Denn bei keinem anderen Sportspiel (Sportart) hat man seine Züge wohl so perfekt unter Kontrolle wie hier. Wenn man in den letzten Sekunden das Match dann noch durch einen Korb entscheidet, ist das einfach ein irres Feeling. Wer sich also schon an NBA 2K erfreute, kann auch hier bedenkenlos zugreifen!
GameSpy (Nov 04, 2001)
Sega Sports NBA 2k2 is a very strong title, and one that any Dreamcast owner should be proud to own.
Game Vortex (Sep 03, 2002)
I may have been very critical of the little things in NBA 2K2, but that's only because I believe it's one of the best basketball sims of the year. I picked at the little things because that was all there was to critique. Nonetheless, get out and buy this game!
Planet Dreamcast (Oct 31, 2001)
Visual Concepts is truly a great friend to Sega and the Dreamcast. While other developers were jumping ship, and porting their games to other next generation consoles, VC stood its ground with the Dreamcast and showed its loyalty. It was there when the Dreamcast was launched, and it is here now as the Dreamcast dies. Sega Sports NBA 2k2 is a very strong title, and one that any Dreamcast owner should be proud to own. If a game by Visual Concepts can look this good on an "inferior" system like the Dreamcast, I'm willing to bet that VC's products on the more "powerful" next-generation consoles will be utterly jaw-dropping and breathtaking. Thank you, Visual Concepts for supporting the Dreamcast even in these tough times, and for providing us loyal gamers with some great titles to remember the system by.
Gamekult (Mar 08, 2002)
Sans faire de "tape à l'oeil", NBA 2K2 surclasse de très loin tous ses rivaux sur Dreamcast. Gageons d'ailleurs que rien de mieux ne sera malheureusement jamais fait sur cette superbe machine en terme de simulation de basket et qu'il paraît essentiel de se procurer un tel titre en cette période de disette. En se servant des acquis de l'épisode précédent et en améliorant solidement et discrètement une jouabilité déjà quasi parfaite, le jeu de Sega s'empare du titre prestigieux de référence du genre. On regrettera tout de même qu'en Europe, le mode online soit passé à la trappe, mais malgré cela il ne fait aucun doute que le titre restera un incontournable et que ce véritable temple dédié au ballon orange a déjà son billet de réservé dans le Hall of Fame.
85 (Mar 08, 2002)
L'achat de NBA 2K2 s'impose de lui-même si vous êtes amateur de simulations sportives. Ceux qui posséderaient l'édition précédente trouveront là un soft encore plus abouti, mais qui ne comporte peut-être pas suffisamment de nouveautés pour justifier un nouvel investissement. Reste que NBA 2K2 est certainement la simulation de basket la plus prestigieuse, tous supports confondus.