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NBA Ballers: Chosen One by Midway

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NBA Ballers: Chosen One is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 8.
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  • Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Publisher: Midway
  • Developer: Midway
  • Category: Sports , Basketball

Product Details:

The NBA BALLERS franchise returns in April 2008 with NBA BALLERS: Chosen One, featuring Midway's classic pick-up n' play, trash-talk inspiring hoops action that gamers have come to expect since NBA Jam hit the scene in 1993. Chosen One' showcases more than 80 playable NBA superstars & legends, hundreds of all-new Create-A-Baller items and, of course, all-new "Shut em Down" super moves and "Act a Fool" combos that will help separate the best from the rest on the court!


  • Earn Respect, Live the Fantasy - Your performance on the court will help determine the evolution of your career as both a player on the hardwood and as a superstar in life.
  • New "Shut Em Down" Super Moves: Take control of your superstar by unleashing over 30 unique and over-the-top "Shut Em Down" Super Moves. Collect them all and showcase your unmatched skills against the competition.
  • New "Act-A-Fool" Combos: Will you cross him up and use him as a ladder on your way to the hoop, or bounce it off his foot and pull a spin-move before stopping short for an easy 15 foot jumper? An all-new control system allows you to string together multiple combos to outshine your opponent like never before!
  • Take the Court Your Way: No matter if you're playing alone, with a buddy,or online, NBA Ballers: Chosen One offers numerous ways to take to the court in 1-v-1, 2-v-2, or 1-v-1-v-1 matches. Available modes include: an All-New Story Mode, a Quick-Play Versus Mode, and a Fully-Featured Online Mode.
  • Online Competition & Downloadable Content: Take your unique "create-a-baller" online and compete with and against your friends around the world. Downloadable content keeps the game fresh with new gear, players and more with over 500 exclusive items from which to choose.
  • Custom Soundtrack: Hip-hop legend Chuck D calls the play-by-play action while producer, Just Blaze, mans the 1's and 2's with over 30 custom beats created exclusively for NBA Ballers: Chosen One.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ballin' Glad PS3 finally got a streetball game. Has a great story mode which is pretty much the entire game.
Date published: 2014-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from it is all about basketball wat i like about this is that its so relistic and its all about basket ball some games are like b ball and diffrent things
Date published: 2013-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun when you play with other people It's a good game when you play with other people. Like NFL Tour.
Date published: 2011-10-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad The game play has a depth... overally not bad but some people may get bored quickly. I didn't feel fun as much as when I play psp version.
Date published: 2011-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Game This is by far the best basketball game I have ever played. It is very original, it has plenty of depth to it, and it has a lot of personality. The only negative I have with it is that it's kind of difficult to grab rebounds consistently. But you can usually get to the ball a fair amount of times if you run for it before your apponents do. I was expecting a game that broke off from the boring nba sim. games i've played and I ended up getting just what I wanted with this title. To me, basketball is more fun in this format, especially in a video game. And when I saw that it was by midway...the guys behind nba jam... i knew it wouldn't be that bad. I don't know what's up with all the bad reviews. I mean, its not completely realistic, but so what, its fun. If I wanted to sit through a completely realistic nba game (complete with all the boring foul calls, free throws, substitutions, "official time outs"...etc) , I'd rather watch one on tv... i mean at least my home team might get a real win on their record. at the end of it. Anyway, pick this up if you're looking for a good, arcade style basketball game with a great story mode full of challanges. Hopefully you won't be dissapointed, I wasn't.
Date published: 2009-07-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Another horrible basketball game to step on the court. If yor ever played the previous NBA baller games you would know how horrible the game is. Lets go back real quick. The first NBA baller game was horrible when playing rags to riches mode the graphics looked like the game was running on a playstation one system. Other then the horrible graphics the gameplay is easy and challenging at times but after you mastered everything the game will get boring because your not challenged as much. The game is very repetitive you'll find yourself doing the same thing over and over again until your head explodes. In the second NBA ballers they took a new approach by making it pretty much a free roaming game but it was still horrible. So after collecting all of that data just imagine NBA ballers 3 and when it has a horrible title so you know the game gonna be horrible. But if you like NBA baller games then you would probably enjoy this one but to others who hated the first one and second just don't even bother with this one because it's not chosen one to be the best game of the year or week.
Date published: 2008-04-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's a fun game! I think this game is a lot of fun. If you're somewhat like me that likes making cool jukes, steals and of course slam dunks then you'll like this game too. The graphics are amazing and the courts to play on are awesome. Personally, I don't keep up on the latest NBA team rosters, nor do I plan to, but the players seem fine to me. However, for the 'LEGENDS' roster I do have to agree with other preview buzz raters and that's to wonder why Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen Gary Payton and Shawn Kemp are not in the game. Again, if you're not a hardcore sports game analysis critiquing EVERY detail and feature of this game then you'll love playing this as much as I do. I just rented it and wasn't sure if I'd like it. Now I plan to buy it next payday.
Date published: 2008-04-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from To Ball or Not to Ball As an avid fan of "street ball" type basketball games, I figured I would try Midway's third title in this genre to hopefully break some ankles and embarrass the long list of true to life NBA basketball stars. Anyone who is anyone in the NBA is in here and the list is extremely worthy. What's also great is that the players really do look like their real-life counterpart. But other than that, I would say that this game was missing a few things that could of made it great. The first thing I don't like about this game is its difficulty and some of the gameplay. You initially create your own player by picking his position and distributing attribute points to have an initial starting point to the abilities of your rising created rookie. Then you get down to picking the clothes and tattoos if one wishes to have some. The way you create your player, in terms of position and attribute points, can massively make the game easier or more difficult. This is due to the challenges you'll be facing in Story Mode. With each challenge beat, depending on how you're playing, your players attribute points will be added for you... supposedly. I created a guard who is about the same size as Steve Nash and after every challenge, my speed and 3-point attributes keep increasing while my handles were not, even though I constantly keep doing Act-A-Fool and Super Jukes. Go figure. So now I'm nearing the end of the game and it's getting near impossible because my created character is lacking in skills in which I have no real control over. I sincerely miss the skill-point bank system, when the amount of attribute points is determined by how well you played on the court and the player got to decide how the points are disbursed. There is no doubt that this game gets more and more difficult as you advance, but if you've been concentrating on one aspect of your game, good luck facing the challenges ahead. If you're thinking about picking a center position for your guy, keep in mind that his speed, handles, steals, and 3-point shooting will be relatively low and could even be capped. Can you imagine trying to steal the ball from Allen Iverson 5 times with someone as big as Shaq? That's one reality you'll face in the game. The combo system for stringing ankle-breaking moves is a bit of a no-brainer. It's as easy as knowing your Playstation controller and pressing the corresponding when they come up for you bust out your dope moves. It's not difficult at all. However, each button that shows up on the screen only lasts for a second or so, so you got to be quick to complete your Act-A-Fool combo. If not, the AI will have no problems interrupting you or even stealing the ball away. Press a wrong button when prompted and you'll see your guy flat on his butt with the ball in the hands of the opponent. However, if you can string along a few combos, it's nothing harder than a stroll in the park to get to a level 3 Super Dunk, or even just a level 2 Super Shot or Block. The difficulty of the challenges ranges greatly. You'll have a few challenges that require you to have 5 unique dunks while beating your opponent by 2 points and doing it all under 3 minutes. For some reason, in this challenge, I kept doing lay-ups even though the AI was always behind or on the ground behind me and when I did dunk, it was difficult for me to pull off different ones because my dunk attribute wasn't that high, which I had no real control over, other than trying to keep dunking during games, which still never seemed to get my dunk levels up. Another challenge that's a little more challenging and a lot more frustrating and mindless is the No-Check Back challenges. After a point is scored, if you can rebound your own shot, you can put it back up again and again without having to take it back to the 3-point line. Imagine playing this challenge with a smaller guy, such as a guard who lacks in power. Now imagine playing 1 on 1 on 1 like that. Mad house? Absolutely. Unfair? Pretty much
Date published: 2008-04-24
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