Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 65
    It's half the price of the stellar new-gen version of NBA 2K8 -- and pretty much half the game.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Still the best basketball sim on PS2 and great value, but not much different to last year's title. [Dec 2007, p.89]
User Score
5.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  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. Full Review »
  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 Full Review »