NBA 08 PlayStation 3

Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 37
  2. Negative: 3 out of 37
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  1. PSM Magazine
    80
    Overall, NBA 08 looks great and plays smooth, but more importantly, it's a huge improvement over last year's entry. [Dec 2007, p.80]
  2. I'd like to see the animation overhauled for next year's game, and I'd also like to see improved commentary - hopefully Sony is listening. Like I said last year, NBA 07 showed a lot of potential, and NBA 08 is here actually demonstrating some of it. Give NBA 08 a shot, I think you'd be pleasantly surprised.
  3. 75
    Old gameplay issues, control problems and a regression of the court action to unrealistic action hampers what would've otherwise been an incredible game. It's too bad, because it's an enjoyable game, if you can overlook these problems.
  4. This is a case of the good versus the bad: great graphics against poor commentary, great shooting mechanics squaring off against AI miscues (stepping out of bounds or backcourt violations), solid downloadable challenges versus lack of trade restrictions.
  5. Sony’s NBA 08 is a solid basketball game and a noticeable improvement from last year’s game. The Replay Mode is very fun and the character customization elements are quite fun, but the actual gameplay isn’t as tight as its competitors. The lack of a franchise mode hurts the game, too.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. BryanM.
    Dec 10, 2007
    2
    Out of the three nba games out on the ps3 right now (NBA 2k8 and NBA live 08) this game has the lowest in sales with NBA 2k8 with the 2nd Out of the three nba games out on the ps3 right now (NBA 2k8 and NBA live 08) this game has the lowest in sales with NBA 2k8 with the 2nd most then NBA live 08 with the most. it is sad that sony is trying to get money this way, why do you even try to go into battle vs 2k and EA. they are the best just like way back then when sony had game day that NFL game and they went up vs NFL 2k and Ea's Madden and what happend to that game sony lost tones of money and after three years they scrapted it. the graphics are the only thing that is going here for this wast of space. just get LIve 08 if you have a PS3. Full Review »
  2. OrenM.
    Sep 29, 2007
    9
    Cool Free6 control !!!