NBA 2K2 GameCube
Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 100
    NBA 2K2 still showcases the best basketball game out there - steady game play, dazzling visuals, realistic sound.
  2. Buy this incredible simulation now.
  3. Those familiar with the 2K series already know it's the best basketball franchise around. For all others, welcome to the party.
  4. The responsive control and challenging AI make it a complete basketball experience.
  5. The graphics and physics are inferior to "Courtside" on the 'Cube, but 2K2 gets the nod in nearly every other aspect. [May 2002, p.85]
  6. Great AI. It is the standard by which all basketball games should be judged. [May 2002, p.136]
  7. Hell, on the GameCube, nothing compares to NBA 2K2.
  8. A thinking man's hoops game that looks (the lay-ups and fadeaways are sweet) and plays better than any other. [May 2002, p.112]
  9. 90
    Button spacing on the GameCube controller is the only real liability as it takes some time to learn not to hit X and A at the same time.
  10. 86
    Sega's NBA 2K basketball series is nearly the equivalent of EA's Madden-brand football franchise.
  11. Its wealth of gameplay modes dwarfs that of the competition, the gameplay can be slightly buggy at times but remains predominantly tight, and the graphics are more than adequate.
  12. The commentary in this game is wonderful, the best in any sports game to put it simply. Relevant, amusing and just very slick it really adds to the atmosphere.
  13. If you want to feel like you have control over the game, can overlook some dated graphics and a poor viewing angle, then NBA 2K2 is just about the best basketball game on the market.

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