Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. NBA 2K8 is easily the best hoops game on the market this year, a tremendous leap over last year’s game, and one of the best sports games ever made. Bravo Visual Concepts.
  2. 92
    NBA 2K8 is superior to last year's game in almost every way, which is no mean feat.
  3. 90
    A fantastic game. If you feel like a quick fix, you can hit up NBA blacktop mode and throw down some jams in a slam dunk contest out on the Vegas Strip (you can even jump over cars!). Want to head online? 2K8 features everything from leagues to two-player co-op play against the computer. Want to pause the game and gaze at Drew Gooden's patch on the back of his head? The choice (as strange as it may be) is yours.
  4. For the third year in a row, 2K Sports has the best basketball game available. NBA 2K8 has vast improvements, tweaking an already capable engine with fresh animations and change-ups.
  5. Just another great basketball game, packed with features and modes that are sure to keep fans and determined newbies happy at least until the 2K9 comes along or a rival franchise gets its act together.
  6. This is the best version of the NBA 2k series in a long time. It’s a fresh breath of air and I am glad to see where the series is heading.
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. Oct 29, 2012
    7
    Most of the game is fantastic. Even with its hiccups, this is a game that is hard not to give a blanket recommendation to because as far asMost of the game is fantastic. Even with its hiccups, this is a game that is hard not to give a blanket recommendation to because as far as NBA games go, this is still the king of the virtual court. Full Review »
  2. moknn
    Sep 9, 2008
    8
    Not a huge fan of nba games except for nba jam. This one was way better then nba live, graphics and gameplay wise. Graphics wise i could tell Not a huge fan of nba games except for nba jam. This one was way better then nba live, graphics and gameplay wise. Graphics wise i could tell who's who clearly without name plates, nba live is blurred, even the nba live 09 version. Gameplay with the shooting stick is more fun, nba live 09 still doesn't have a shooting stick. I liked the pre game warmup tho. Full Review »
  3. bernardmorales
    Mar 15, 2008
    4
    This game is pathetic....as avid of a fan i have been for 2K8 since Allen Iverson was on the cover, this game is so unrealistic as it canThis game is pathetic....as avid of a fan i have been for 2K8 since Allen Iverson was on the cover, this game is so unrealistic as it can get....Yes the graphics are great.....but the actually in game is HORRIBLE.......how do you miss lay up after lay up with KOBE BRYANT????.....how does the offense make EVERY rebound and put back???? How do you update the roster on XBOX live only ONCE so far this season and its already MARCH??? all i know is, 2K8 has lost a loyal customer...........IMPROVE NBA 2K8!!!!........ Full Review »