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  • Summary: Sprite Slam Dunk Contest - Live from Las Vegas, 2K is bringing you the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, hosted by street legend Bobbito Garcia. Choose from hundreds of dunks and a vast array of props as you compete against the NBA's finest dunkers in this 4 player event. The Sprite Slam Dunk Contest is also playable online; it's here that you can prove to the world that you are the greatest dunker there is. More Signature Style - Customizable Free Throws, Dribble Moves, and Dunks give users total control over the way their favorite players play on the court. All new signature shots from many of your favorite NBA players, including #1 draft choice Greg Oden, as well as individual post and dribble moves, makes NBA 2K8 the most authentic NBA simulation on the market. Off-Ball Control - Run quick on the fly sets to get your favorite player the ball in the best situation for him to get a quick bucket. Use the Get Open button for a fast play, or call for the exact situation you want with the Off-Ball Control menu. On offense, you now have the option to switch off the ball handler to other players where you can call for alley-oops, jostle for post-position, set screens, etc. [2K Sports] Expand
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  1. Still the best basketball sim on PS2 and great value, but not much different to last year's title. [Dec 2007, p.89]
  2. NBA 2K8's got the best on-court basketball experience on the PS2 this year. That's enough for us to declare it the champ.
  3. NBA 2K8 is this year's version of an already very accomplished basketball series with an updated roster and some additional enhancements that, whilst not court shattering, add to the overall experience. I would recommend it even if you have NBA 2K7, but you need to realise that it's a game that needs a lot of time and effort put in; make that investment and you'll reap dividends of enjoyment in return.
  4. 75
    A decent game of basketball, but it has to be taken with a grain of salt. With very few enhancements to the gameplay, dated visuals and old shooting issues still plaguing the title, NBA 2K8 one of those titles that barely escapes being a mild roster update.
  5. 70
    Shortcomings aside, we harken back to our Vince Carter analogy. Carter's star is fading, and the "next-gen" is already here in D-Wade, 'Bron and Melo. The PS2 version of 2K8 faces a similar challenge.
  6. 65
    It's half the price of the stellar new-gen version of NBA 2K8 -- and pretty much half the game.
  7. It's light on new features, but NBA 2K8 is still a solid basketball game if you have yet to make the leap to the new generation of consoles.
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