Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 100
    EA's "NBA Live" has better character models and Microsoft's "Inside Drive" has the best-looking arenas, but Segas NBA 2K2 is the complete package for basketball on the Xbox.
  2. Visual Concepts has started their series on the Xbox in outstanding fashion. If you are looking for the best the series has to offer, I suggest you go out and get this game.
  3. This game has it all – great gameplay, tons of depth, awesome AI, and plenty of gameplay modes...it sets the standard for all future basketball games. [Apr 2002, p.78]
  4. A franchise mode, season mode, exhibition, playoffs, and even a deep street mode that could be a game all to itself, round out the massive game that is NBA 2k2.
  5. Sega Sports has gone back to tweak the intricacies of the series' already stellar gameplay, making it even hotter than its Dreamcast and PS2 counterparts. We're talking tamale on the sun here, folks. [Spring 2002, p.88]
  6. Perhaps the most impressive part of NBA2k2’s presentation is not the graphics, sumptuous as they are, but the audio. The commentary in this game is wonderful, the best in any sports game to put it simply.
  7. The most well-rounded simulation in this highly-competitive genre.
  8. Xbox 2K2 got the cosmetic makeover the PS2 version sorely needed. [Mar 2002, p.83]
  9. Exquisite...By far the best basketball game available on the Xbox.
  10. This is the best hoops game I've ever played. [Apr 2002, p.141]
  11. It's the best, most well-rounded basketball game out there, and soars above the competitors.
  12. Thanks to the street-ball mode, it's like there are two games in one--the graphics are on par with most any basketball game on the market, and the gameplay is tight and intuitive.
  13. 88
    The best NBA sim available on the Xbox, getting the nod over Inside Drive.
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. JonnyJ.
    Mar 28, 2003
    10
    Its the best game. I can't wait till 2k3 and 2k4.
  2. JavierV.
    Jun 7, 2002
    9
    This game is hot. This is a must buy for every hoops fan who owns XBOX. Best B-Ball game in the market.