NBA 2K2 PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Jan 12, 2002
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
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  1. KobeIverson
    Mar 25, 2002
    10
    This is hot.
  2. MichaelA.
    Apr 3, 2002
    10
    It's tizzight.
  3. ZiggyStardust
    May 11, 2002
    9
    It's definitely the deepest basketball game i've ever played. the graphics a slightly disappointing (they're a little glitchy or contain incomplete animations at times), but the gameplay is certainly up there. if you're a fan of realistic nba basketball, you couldn't do much better than nba 2k2. for more casual nba fans i recommend nba street instead. i'm It's definitely the deepest basketball game i've ever played. the graphics a slightly disappointing (they're a little glitchy or contain incomplete animations at times), but the gameplay is certainly up there. if you're a fan of realistic nba basketball, you couldn't do much better than nba 2k2. for more casual nba fans i recommend nba street instead. i'm quite happy with purchasing both titles though. Expand
  4. DanteS.
    Mar 7, 2002
    8
    If you're lookin' 4 simulation, add 2 points to my score, and you'll get what NBA 2K2 deserves in simulation terms. A solid 10. And forget all the silly graphics and flaws of NBA LIVE 2002. NBA 2K2 is "THE" game! However, if you're not a simulation fan, and you prefer arcade style, go to NBA Street. In my opinion, 1000 times more fun than this one.
  5. AndrewH.
    Aug 4, 2002
    8
    Great game, BUT when your passing the ball back in and simply hit 'X' the guy you pass it to might be out of bounds (or backcourt when running down the court), I wished they'd not pass to them. Other than that, GREAT game.
  6. ZiggyStardust
    Aug 13, 2002
    8
    It's definitely the deepest basketball game i've ever played. the graphics a slightly disappointing (they're a little glitchy or contain incomplete animations at times), but the gameplay is certainly up there. if you're a fan of realistic nba basketball, you couldn't do much better than nba 2k2. for more casual nba fans i recommend nba street instead. i'm It's definitely the deepest basketball game i've ever played. the graphics a slightly disappointing (they're a little glitchy or contain incomplete animations at times), but the gameplay is certainly up there. if you're a fan of realistic nba basketball, you couldn't do much better than nba 2k2. for more casual nba fans i recommend nba street instead. i'm quite happy with purchasing both titles though. Expand

Awards & Rankings

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#99 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    87
    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]
  2. If the game were any more detailed, they would have to include a “Record Shitty Rap Album” mode.
  3. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    100
    The gaming equivalent of a religious experience. [Feb 2002, p.112]