Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. The biggest change from 2K7 to 2K8 is 2K Share. Getting rosters should have been this easy ever since all our consoles used the Internet out of the box. For some of us, that one feature will be all we need to hear to commit to another version of College Hoops.
  2. 90
    For the experienced basketball fan, you're going to pop in this game and say to yourself, 'It's about time.'
  3. A technically competent basketball simulation outfitted with years' worth of features and created by a development team with an obvious passion for NCAA ball. If you're looking for an NBA simulation, that's absolutely what you should play.
  4. With EA Sports’ March Madness still only treading stale water, 2K Sports continues to innovate, staying ahead on game play appeal. College Hoops 2K8 for PS3 is the king of next-gen console college hoops titles.
  5. 2K Sports has introduced a lot of concepts and perfectly captured the college arena atmosphere, but the game itself needs a bit more work on all of its moving parts.
  6. College Hoops 2K8 is a great college basketball game, both for dedicated fans of the game and for casual b-ball lovers. The new additions to the game, even the flawed ones, are a step in the right direction, bringing the game closer and closer to the definitive college basketball experience.
  7. An engrossing college hoops experience. If you’ve already purchased NBA 2K8 and are apprehensive about getting another baller, give this one a rental.
  8. College Hoops 2K8 is your best college basketball option for this year. The game looks good, the gameplay is as sharp as ever, and the feel of college basketball is there. If you're a college basketball fan, then this one is easy to recommend.
  9. With more modes than you can shake a stick at and a rock-solid core basketball engine, it's a superb experience that collegiate hoopsters won't be able to tear themselves away from - even as they shake their fists in rage.
  10. The Sixth Man Advantage pumps the crowd up -- maybe too well. The unrivaled Legacy Mode is better than ever and the new Coaching Adjustments really make a difference, rather than being a cosmetic touch-up.
  11. 80
    Packed with atmosphere and lots of engaging features, such as the revamped Legacy mode and tutorials, College Hoops 2K8 is one of those games that really delivers on the college experience.
  12. Many of the improvements are subtle, but the changes and additions to College Hoops 2K8 make it the best game in the series.
  13. 80
    You will find no better college basketball experience than College Hoops 2k8.
  14. 80
    While not perfect, College Hoops 2K8 has really raised the bar on virtual college basketball for the season. The new 6th Man Meter and Maximum Passing features both add depth and strategy and the addition of high-school blue-chippers to the Legacy mode adds, well, a whole lot more basketball to the disc.
  15. Though College Hoops 2K8 isn't the best college baller to ever suit up and hit the court, it's definitely our pick this year for all you college basketball nuts. [Feb 2008, p.78]
  16. This may be the only game that college fans need to care about, but College Hoops 2K needs to step up its game next year to avoid leaving the court with a towel over its head instead of a basketball net.
  17. This is one game that, once it drops in price, would definitely be worth the price of admission if you're looking for a decent basketball simulator. As it stands, it's a solid choice for the die-hard fans.
  18. 75
    For all the additions in this game, some sensible, some less so, there's one constant: The gameplay is sharp, and players move up and down the court with purpose and meaning.
User Score
2.8

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 10, 2013
    10
    I'm writing a review in 2013 for a game that came out in 2007, if that tells you anything. This game is simply the best available right now for NCAA basketball fans. The tournament, recruiting, small/mid-major/big-time schools are all represented well here.
    If you want an NBA game, get the NBA 2K series. But if you want great, deep, fairly realistic college ball, get this one, I'm sure its available cheaply through a number of outlets now.
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