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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 DunkSprite 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. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 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.
  2. Still the best basketball sim on PS2 and great value, but not much different to last year's title. [Dec 2007, p.89]
  3. 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.
  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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  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. BryanMcCann
    Nov 5, 2007
    9
    I was scared at first when I first saw the reviews for this game, but I was not about to pay $30 just to get a next gen version. I tried itI was scared at first when I first saw the reviews for this game, but I was not about to pay $30 just to get a next gen version. I tried it out and now have bought it. it is a very good ps2 basketball game. and just might be the last 2k on the ps2. the graphics are not that great but thats because I have been playing my nba 2k6 on my 360 for so long I forgot what the ps2 sport games looked like. way better then nba live 08. I have not played nba 2k7 on the ps2 but have played 2k5 and 2k6 and it is way more inporved. I could not stand 2k5. so if you are poor or dont want to buy a next gen version get this one. Expand
  2. DEWAYNE
    Oct 8, 2007
    3
    ITS THE SAME GAME AS 2K7 AND 2K6 THEY ARE ALL THE SAME BESIDES ROSTERS IF YOU ANYONE THAT LIKES PLAYING FRANCHISE MOOD ITS THE SAME AS THEITS THE SAME GAME AS 2K7 AND 2K6 THEY ARE ALL THE SAME BESIDES ROSTERS IF YOU ANYONE THAT LIKES PLAYING FRANCHISE MOOD ITS THE SAME AS THE OTHER ONES PRETTY MUCH SUCKS YOU HAVE TO PLAY THIS STUPID GAMES (SAME ONES ON OTHER ONES) TO GET YOUR PLAYER RATING UP EACH MONTH WITCH JUST TAKES ALOT OF TIME AND IS BORING BECAUSE SAY STUFF ALL THE TIME CAN JUMP INTO THE GAME WHEN SIMULATING I THINK THE BEST GAME THEY PROBALLY HAD WAS 2K5 WHICH AT LEASE YOU COULD CONTROL WHO TAKES SHOTS AND WHO DON'T YOU CAN MAKE A STAR OUT OF SOMEONE WITH OUT PLAYING EVERY GAME IF THEY WHOULD HAVE INPROVED ON THAT SYSTEM MORE CONTROL WHEN SIMULATING I WOULD LIKE THIS GAME AND ALSO HAD THREE PONIT SHOOT OUTS AND SLAM DUNK CONTEST DURING SEASON PLAY LIKE NBA LIVE 08 AND ALSO BE ABLE TO MAKE MORE CHOICES AS OWNER OR COACHING TO ME WASTE OF MONEY 2K7 WAS AND ALSO THIS ONE I OWN ALL 2K BASKET BALL GAMES AND SOME FOOTBALL (2K5 WAS GOOD) BUTSAME SHYT THATS WHY A LOW SCORE Expand