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  • Summary: New features include a revamped low post game (exploit the defender with lightning quick drop step moves, back him down for a rim-rattling dunk, or shoot a sweet fadeaway jumper), new playbooks, and new street courts including Oakland's legendary Mosswood Park, Philly's Hank Gathers Rec Center, and Houston's Ronde Rec Center. [Sega] Expand
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. If the game were any more detailed, they would have to include a “Record Shitty Rap Album” mode.
  2. Sure, the graphics aren't what we'd expect from a PS2 title, but the gameplay is what counts, and 2K2 has it.
  3. NBA 2K2 has set the bar for the rest of those basketball titles. No one has even come close to capturing the fundamentals of the game like this series does.
  4. 90
    As I allowed the game to grow on me I began to realize just how completely awesome this game is.
  5. When you continually get dunked on, or miss “gimme” jump shots, frustration sets in and you start to wonder if it is me or the game? I am having a lot of fun finding out though.
  6. The 2K2 [computer opponents], however, can light it up with more ferocity than a pit bull at a beef jerky convention. [Mar 2002, p.138]
  7. The game contains so many AI flaws that playing it from a simulation fans standpoint, it doesn't do a good job representing basketball.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9