NBA Ballers: Phenom PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Apr 5, 2006
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
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  1. Mark
    Mar 29, 2006
    9
    The gameplay still shines in this second installment, with all kinds of new *bling* added, such more customizeable create-a-player parts, more nba players and legends, a very surprisingly amusing story mode, and the biggie - 2v2 ballers style :) Rags-to-riches is still as unique as ever. Graphics are great for this gen. Love the little added mini-game distractions and the roaming mini worlds!

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Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Game Informer
    78
    Midway has taken the story mode to the next level, now we need to see the gameplay step it up a notch to match the flash. [Apr 2006, p.117]
  2. 60
    But with so many better looking and better playing b-ball games available, it's tough to recommend NBA Ballers: Phenom for anything beyond a kitschy weekend rental or a late night study break.
  3. 79
    Phenom does a couple of minor additions to its formula, like the story mode and the bolstering of the roster, but the control, graphical and gameplay issues from the original title haven't been addressed at all, leaving a title that doesn't feel like an improvement.