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. BillF.
    Oct 27, 2003
    5
    ESPN Basketball could be a whole hell of a lot better. NBA Live has 100 times better game play than it and if anybody disagrees then they don't know what to look for in a basketball game. I will give Espn props on game modes though if it had Lives game play with espn's gae modes it would be raw. And just one other note EA Sports is the king of sports games and always will be.

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#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.