Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. Sony NBA 08 for PSP has all the problems as its PS3 big brother only ... bigger?
  2. 40
    Still, we can't fully recommend a basketball game if the main function of the game is this broken. If you can't shoot worth a damn or defend worth a damn, then, really, what's the point if the AI is just going to run right over you?
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. NBAGameReviewer
    Dec 26, 2007
    This game wasn't all that. One problem I really had as I was trying to play season mode was why do they only give you four minute quarters? I only averaged 72.3 PPG. But the one thing that did get me hooked on playing it was the conquer mode and a hilarious but fun idea was the dodgeball game. Very creative. I wouldn't recomend the season mode to ther players but the mini games and other fun activites were great! Full Review »
  2. MarcusW.
    Nov 20, 2007
    Unacceptable garbage. Sure there are some decent mini games, and I particularly enjoyed the "pick-up game" option but if you actually want to play BASKETBALL then this game will offend you. In Dynasty mode, no matter what you set the quarter length to, the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarters are all 4 minutes each. So even on easy the most you can score in season game is about 50 team points. Unacceptable garbage. Gamestop even gave me a full refund since this can technically count as a "defective" game. But each and every copy has this same "defect." Don't waste your money on this one. Full Review »
  3. RonK.
    Oct 23, 2007
    Wow. Sounds like folks at digital entertainment news dont really know how to rank a game. a 48? what they dont realize is that this game never claimed to be a perfect simulation for basketball purists. It is supposed to be fun on a handheld, and thats exactly what it is. before, i played Live 08, and THAT was a terrible game. NBA 08 is a slick package that will keep you busy for the whole year! Full Review »