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7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7

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  1. MarcusW.
    Nov 20, 2007
    3
    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. 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. Expand
  2. NBAGameReviewer
    Dec 26, 2007
    6
    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 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! Expand
  3. RonK.
    Oct 23, 2007
    9
    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!
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
  1. The artificial intelligence is a beast, scoring lots of points and reading offensive and defensive plays like a prodigal genius.
  2. 84
    Sony has managed to get the balance between mini-games and basketball right for a second year in a row, which is truly incredible.
  3. I just want to take the time to request that everyone take notice of Conquest mode. It’s really a shot in the arm for sports games and should really be present in every other title in the genre.