Universal acclaim - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
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  1. Nobody has developed a perfect basketball sim. Visual Concepts however has come the closest with NBA 2K2. By far this is the best hoops title on the market today.
  2. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    The best-looking (you heard me, Live), best-playing game of basketball you’ll find. [Jan 2002, p.231]
  3. Game Informer
    "NBA 2K1" was, in my opinion, the best basketball simulation ever made. That is, until I played this one. [Dec 2001, p.112]
  4. 100
    One of the best basketball games ever on any console…period.
  5. It won't convert those who think basketball is a monotonous procession of points until the game is decided in the last 30 seconds, but its multiplayer larks will bring joy to clans everywhere.
  6. With revamped animation, new zone defenses, and improved AI...the most true-to-life simulation of the National Basketball League to date.
  7. There's no two ways about it folks: NBA 2K2 is the best-playing basketball game on the planet.
  8. 100
    It’s the best next-gen basketball game available, easily beating "NBA Live 2002" for the PS2, which is more of a roster upgrade than a revamping of the game.
  9. 94
    One of the most complete sports games on any platform.
  10. If you do plan on going online with NBA 2k2 keep in mind that it might be convenient to have a Dreamcast keyboard handy, when setting up a game. It makes communication much easier.
  11. Slick prentation and excellent gameplay.
  12. Little more than "NBA 2K1" with Michael Jordan, the Memphis Grizzlies, glitchy zone defense and an afterthought of a street ball mode.

Awards & Rankings

#16 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2001
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 22
  2. Negative: 5 out of 22
  1. JohnD.
    Jul 16, 2002
    It is the best Bsketball game for the SD Sega Dreamcast.
  2. BrandonJ.
    Jan 15, 2002
    This game is real!! With Jordan on it the is no other basketball game in its league.
  3. JacobM.
    Dec 23, 2001
    This game is cash-money. The low post game is hot. I recomend it to all my ballin' brotha's.