• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Sep 25, 2002
Metascore
62

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 22
  2. Negative: 3 out of 22
  1. The AI is rudimentary; CPU teams don't shoot the ball when open on the perimeter, show no evidence of a post-up game, and generally run around like headless chickens.
  2. Join me as I pour my cheap beer all over this game. Though a few nice tweaks put it on the right street, it's still going the wrong direction thanks to bad gameplay mechanics, awful graphics and sluggish control.
  3. Like last years build, the pace of the game is just way too slow to realistically simulate the pace of an NBA basketball game. Unless of course you’re the Knicks or the Cavaliers.
User Score
5.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 2 out of 4
  1. RobertB.
    Mar 5, 2003
    7
    I give this game approx. a 7...The graphics are pretty good considering the fact that basketball is possibly the hardest game to emulate into a video game situation. The sounds in the court are pretty accurate to a real game, but I think that the comentary needs some work. Full Review »
  2. DonovanR.
    Jan 15, 2003
    6
    All I have to say is CAREER MODE.
  3. DennyC.
    Jan 7, 2003
    0
    Rancid! Only basketball game on the market sans a franchise mode. Like telling your 5 yr old son to go mow the lawn when everyone else's teenagers are out doing it. That's what I think of career mode. It's pathetic having a game in this age where you cannot control rosters, only the fortunes of one player. Career mode is vastly overrated. They take the starting player from the team you picks position to top it off. Graphics are Tecmo Bowl-esque, gameplay is sorry, the only way to miss shots is to have them blocked, and there is nothing revolutionary about the game. And there's no silver lining to it. Like trying to find a virgin in a whorehouse. Miserable hoops game. James Naismith would be disgraced he invented the sport if he played this game. Full Review »