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NBA 08 features volume three of "The Life" series that concludes and revolves around a coach by the name of "Coach T" as his career is winding down. The player takes control of a player for Coach T. with the ability to choose from five different characters depending on the position they want to play or create their own with 60 different scenarios to participate in.

The game follows a realistic view of basketball by attending news conferences, signing endorsements, interact with fellow players and coaches and rivals as well. The decisions determines how the player is viewed as either a team player or a lone troublemaker. Depending on how their player performs during games, they can receive attribute points to strengthen their players.

There is also a Smart Shot Indicator, which has a color indication before a player takes a shot at the basket, letting them know how hard the defense is pressing and the likely hood of missing or completing the shot.

The game features updated animation and a feeling of a real broadcast on television featuring the voice talents of Kevin Calabro and Mark Jackson. There are minigames to compete in, like 3-Point Shootout and the Playstation Skill Challenge and online capabilities where players can compete head-to-head or in tournaments.


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Alternate Titles

  • "NBA 08: Featuring the Life v3" -- Extended Title

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Critic Reviews

NZGamer Feb 29, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Da Gameboyz 2007 6.667 out of 10 67
Game Over Online Nov 26, 2007 67 out of 100 67
Darkstation Sep 26, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Operation Sports Oct 17, 2007 6 out of 10 60
GameZone Oct 15, 2007 6 out of 10 60
PSX Extreme Oct 24, 2007 5.9 out of 10 59
TotalPlayStation Oct 05, 2007 5 out of 10 50 Jan 31, 2008 9 out of 20 45 (GAF) Aug 12, 2008 4 out of 10 40


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Big John WV (27242) added NBA 08 (PlayStation 2) on Oct 11, 2008