ESPN NBA Basketball PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Oct 21, 2003
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 37
  2. Negative: 4 out of 37
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  1. JeremyT.
    Oct 24, 2003
    1
    I think this is the worst basketball game I have ever played. I don't know why this gets such good ratings. There is absolutely no realism what so ever. The game is too hard. The defense is bogus. I can't even make a shot on offense. This game sucks.

Awards & Rankings

#65 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. It's the bugs, the lousy camera, ... and absolute necessity to adjust all of the gameplay sliders to find that decent game that shoots the overall score way down.
  2. PSM Magazine
    90
    Treads the fine line between simulation and arcade play - and pulls it off. It's quite simply the best hoops game on the PS2. [Dec 2003, p.40]
  3. If you are planning on buying only one basketball game this year, ESPN NBA Basketball is the one to get.