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Nba 2K8 - Playstation 3

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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Live from Las Vegas, 2K is bringing you the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest, hosted by street legend Bobbito Garcia. Choose from hundreds of dunks and a vast array of props as you compete against the NBA's finest dunkers in this 4 player event. The Sprite Slam Dunk Contest is also playable online - prove to the world that you are the greatest dunker there is.
  • Customizable Free Throws, Dribble Moves, and Dunks give users total control over the way their favorite players play on the court.
  • Every NBA player has been completely redone to improve likenesses and overall graphical quality. Kevin Harlan and Kenny Smith now deliver emotionally charged commentary and the new Game Wrap-Up feature allows you to choose the kind of post game show you watch.
  • All-new defensive controls give users more control of their player than ever before!
  • Run your franchise by identifying player roles, balancing playing time, and keeping team morale up. The Hoopcast Simulator makes simulating games exciting while SimCentral centralizes all necessary information for real-time stats, standing, injuries, and much more.

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Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000TG72OM
  • Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: October 2, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,895 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

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Platform: PlayStation 3

The king of the hard court is back and better than ever with the all-new Sprite Slam Dunk Contest. NBA 2K8 continues a five year legacy of amazing NBA simulation with in-game features that bring basketball to life like never before. 2K Online - Now with tons of new features including a news ticker that updates you with sports headlines across the country, a user customizable Front Page display, and a Co-op mode that allows 2 users to play on the same team against the AI.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2K8 is still the best basketball game around October 12, 2007
By M. Su
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Finally got my fix of basketball. Realistic - yes, this is much more realistic compared to Live08 on Wii, even with the motion control on Wii.

Is it worth the $60?
1. Much improved graphics. The motions, shots, falling on the ground, all looks and feels real. Huge improvement on the arena & crowd.
2. Controls are very tight, which is always important for sports games.
3. Camera angels - wow there's a ton of em, too many to count.
4. Addition of dunk contest
5. Addition of little things like player option on contract, training camp points, player emotions, it's like fun little side quests on RPGs. You don't have to mess with it, but it's a great diversion.

Just a few complaints
1. Controller setup - there's literally no variation now.
2. Manual - $60 for the game, please give us a little thicker manual with more content.
3. For new comers - there isn't any training or explainations, if you haven't played any of the 2k bb series, might take a while to learn it.

For the BB fans, we gotta get the new version every season. There isn't many simulation choices out there. You've got Live, 2K, NBA by sony - These last few years, Live has been going down hill, though Wii motion is kinda fun, it does get old and tiring. NBA by sony, played the 2007 version, that was beyond bad. Have to 2K would be the preferred choice for a BB fix.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PLAIN AND SIMPLE: THE BEST BASKETBALL GAME EVER!!!! December 3, 2007
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
First off, I have ALWAYS been a strong supported of EA SPORTS games all across the board -- until now. My friend has NBA LIVE 08, which is a good game in its own right, but NBA 2K8 BLOWS ITS DOORS OFF!!!!

Here's how it is better:

* The graphics are much better than LIVE 08 - you really feel, more than any other basketball game, that you are watching (participating!) in a REAL NBA game!

* The play mechanics are flawless. (One of my buddies complained about not having a 'dunk button' (in 2K8, square is used for ALL shooting, whether it's for a jump shot, a layup, or a dunk). But the shoot button is flawless - and also prevents you from doing something that happens to everyone at some point in NBA Live - inadvertantly hitting the dunk button when you're trying to shoot a 3-pointer).

* The features are AWESOME - the Dunk Contest and 3-Point contest are great fun - especially if you're having a party!

* The multiplayer is incredible fun. I played an amazing game with 3 friends, doing a little two-on-two.

* The added little touches are A+++: The mascots, the cheerleaders, and GET THIS -- a REAL TIME scoreboard that posts score of REAL LIFE sports and carries off-the-wire sports news!!

Again, I reiterate that I've always been in EA Sports' corner - until now. I will also say that I bought EA Sports NHL 08 for PS3, and that blows the doors off of NHL 2K8.

So if you want a great hockey game, buy NHL 08. It is the best hockey ever. And if you want to play the hands-down BEST basketball game made for any system EVER, buy NBA 2K8.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A solid basketball game with some room for improvement February 3, 2008
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Platform for Display:PlayStation 3
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Having just received my new PS3 I was excited to play this game. Although I still can't get my HDMI to work, the graphics are stunning. I found the gameplay to be difficult but very realistic at first, then easier to get used to. The bad part is its shortcomings such as continous shoddy defense get annoying. Overall, here are the highs and lows.

Graphics 10/10: The graphics even without my HDMI working still look perfect.

Animations 6/10: This game has realistic animations, but not enough of them. Players will do the same dumb falling motion when they get the ball stolen while driving. If you attack the basket at about a 45 degree angle with the defender running parallel it always gets blocked with the same animation. Players sometimes won't recognize defenders in there face and will put up a soft lay-up that is easily blocked in front of the basket.

Fun 9/10: This game still has the monster arcade style dunks but has much more realism. Its cool to watch signature styles of players you see on tv in real life.

Offense 9/10: Not enough animations hurts offense, but the wide variety of plays are helpful. Players don't run the pick and roll that effectively, but they will cut to the basket and get open jumpers. Scoring in the post is too easy, but thats mainly because of defense.

Defense 5/10: The defense really bogs down this game. First of all, help defense doesn't seem to exist very often. Its almost impossible to contest an inside shot without fouling someone. Post defenders, even players with a 99 in that category, will let players like Dwight Howard establish deep position without a contest. The CPU makes too many of its inside shots to off-set these shortcomings, I often have to handicap them.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By R. Kan
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
If you're going to buy one basketball video game, this should be it. I can't believe users are even comparing this game to EA's Live 08. It's not even close. 2K8 is a significant upgrade over 2K7, and Live 08 is still playing catch-up and has a long way to go. Download and play the 2 demos first and you'll quickly see which is the better game.

NOTE: I omitted Sony's entry, NBA 08, from the discussion because it's unacceptably horrible for Next-Gen.

Here's a quick breakdown of 2K8:

1) Graphics are fantastic. The animations are buttery smooth and this is the part of the game where 2K8 outshines Live 08. The players in Live 08 seem to move in a very clunky fashion. Just to give you an example in 2K8, players' momentum often carries them forward, so when they change direction, you can literally see their weight shifting and it takes a split-second for them to begin heading in a different direction - it's very lifelike.
2) AI is excellent - the game is challenging on the default level - fast-break-oriented teams like the Suns are tough to keep up with, even with good teams like Garnett's Celtics!
3) Controls are easy-to-learn and very responsive. The SIMAXIS approach to shooting free-throws seems improved and more responsive.
4) Dunk contest - Jump over chairs, cars, and other objects that you can have placed on the court. Use legendary dunkers like Dominique Wilkins, in addition to rookies like James "Flight" White.
5) Playground ball - it's not quite NBA Street Homecourt, but being able to play everything from 1-on-1 to 5-on-5 on the blacktop is a nice bonus.

1) As mentioned by others, the instructional booklet is thin on content, so you end up reading a lot of the instructions on the TV screen.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
better than the last one.Always trust this site
Published 11 days ago by alfego coleman
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice game
Great game i like it perfect for PS3, nice graphics i really like it and i need to keep in my personal collection
Published 22 months ago by Juan
5.0 out of 5 stars nice
I am an always PS3 Games buyer this used games it's nice and beautiful , i have many costumers buying this game from me
i sold it all i just wish they do discount for... Read more
Published 22 months ago by Ganiber
5.0 out of 5 stars NBA 2K8
It is a great price .The game works great.I would tell how great everything is.NBA basketball is a great game.
Published on January 8, 2013 by musiccollector
5.0 out of 5 stars Looks like game on tv: great
If you want to play a game on you HDTV and PS3 that looks like a live TV game, then this a game for you. Enough said.
Published on October 10, 2010 by FauxStar
5.0 out of 5 stars my nephew loves it.
he likes the game because he can chose what team he wants to play with.. he is happy, i am happy.
Published on August 11, 2010 by Joan Avila
3.0 out of 5 stars good game be the referee calling sucks!
The graphics are great and the game is fun overall. However, it is a little annoying that the referees call things against you and do not on the other team. Read more
Published on March 10, 2009 by C. Zahm
5.0 out of 5 stars Great title
I also appreciate them abandoning the DRM scheme for PC with Bioshock so I give them an extra star for that. Plus I hate everything EA now.
Published on September 24, 2008 by J. Radley
4.0 out of 5 stars HD Required
This is an amazing game. The graphics look a little fuzzy on a low resolution system, but with HDTV and cables this game is a lot of fun. Read more
Published on September 5, 2008 by J. Murphy
4.0 out of 5 stars So n ganha nota maxima porque na rede deixa a desejar
O melhor jogo de basquete joguei na minha vida!
Eh uma otimo jogo, otimos graficos, otima jogabilidade, nao tenho mais o que falar. Read more
Published on August 10, 2008 by J. Amora
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