Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. 49
    The game is full of bugs and glitches that make it almost impossible to play, and the few additions with the X-Factor and "redefined" Freestyle Superstar controls don't make enough impact on the game to make it playable or enjoyable.
  2. The heavier focus on animations makes the controls feel sticky - press for a pass, a rebound or a block and it might not happen. [Nov 2006, p.103]
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
  1. Jul 16, 2011
    6
    I really find the gameplay hard but die-hard basketball fans would love this game.
  2. NicholasD.
    Mar 29, 2007
    8
    "About that the most recent post, I agree. Players do get hurt, tired, injured, and this stuff happens in everyday life, and you have to "About that the most recent post, I agree. Players do get hurt, tired, injured, and this stuff happens in everyday life, and you have to account for it. College guys usually average about 30 minutes a game, and players in the pros average about 35-38, with some going 40, but not all. It's because coaches like players playing with close to full energy, and tired players can slow down the game and they may risk injury. This accounts for pace, and you can adjust the sliders. The only goofy thing I find are that the dunk, layup, and shoot buttons are 3 different buttons, but if you play it long enough, you get used to it, like learning another language, but then you get the grasp of it. It's still the same great style, fast paced, and allows hard-core game players to set realistic rotations and use set plays, matchup, or so forth. Good if you're a hardcore fan....if not, you just might be lost in the shuffle." I agree - you get used to the gameplay, and after a while, it's actually quite fun. I enjoy playing this game. Full Review »
  3. MilstadtJ.
    Mar 29, 2007
    7
    About that the most recent post, I agree. Players do get hurt, tired, injured, and this stuff happens in everyday life, and you have to About that the most recent post, I agree. Players do get hurt, tired, injured, and this stuff happens in everyday life, and you have to account for it. College guys usually average about 30 minutes a game, and players in the pros average about 35-38, with some going 40, but not all. It's because coaches like players playing with close to full energy, and tired players can slow down the game and they may risk injury. This accounts for pace, and you can adjust the sliders. The only goofy thing I find are that the dunk, layup, and shoot buttons are 3 different buttons, but if you play it long enough, you get used to it, like learning another language, but then you get the grasp of it. It's still the same great style, fast paced, and allows hard-core game players to set realistic rotations and use set plays, matchup, or so forth. Good if you're a hardcore fan....if not, you just might be lost in the shuffle. Full Review »