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NBA 2K8 by 2K Sports




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NBA 2K8 is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 11.
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  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Publisher: 2K Sports
  • Developer: 2K Sports
  • Category: Sports , Basketball
  • Players:1-4

Product Details:

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 as the #1 rated NBA simulation with in-game features that bring basketball to life like never before.

There's no shortage of ways to stay busy in 2K8. The series has had a street ball component to it for a number of years and it's back again. It's called NBA Blacktop here, but it has been revamped and improved upon in a number of ways. You can participate in a three-point shootout or play street ball using real NBA players. The goofy story from last year is gone--you just play ball. The big addition to the mode is the dunk contest. Up to four players can choose from current stars and legends, such as Clyde Drexler, Dr. J, or Dominique Wilkins, for a three-round dunk contest that takes place in the streets of Las Vegas.
  • Sprite Slam Dunk Contest - 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; it's here that you can prove to the world that you are the greatest dunker there is.
  • More Signature Style - Customizable Free Throws, Dribble Moves, and Dunks give users total control over the way their favorite players play on the court. All new signature shots from many of your favorite NBA players, including #1 draft choice Greg Oden, as well as individual post and dribble moves, makes NBA 2K8 the most authentic NBA simulation on the market.
  • Off-Ball Control - Run quick on the fly sets to get your favorite player the ball in the best situation for him to get a quick bucket. Use the Get Open button for a fast play, or call for the exact situation you want with the Off-Ball Control menu. On offense, you now have the option to switch off the ball handler to other players where you can call for alley-oops, jostle for post-position, set screens, etc.
  • A Whole New Look - 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.
  • Lock-On D - All-new defensive controls give users more control of their player than everbefore! Use the right analog to play tighter defense on the ball-handler, body up on the ball handler, and run advanced defensive sets.
  • The Association - 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.
  • 2K Online - Nobody does online gaming like 2K Sports and this year we have added 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.
  • 2K8 Soundtrack - Featuring Common, Q-Tip, Run DMC, J-Dilla, Quasimotto, Cut Chemist, Devo, Stone Roses, Fishbone, Tommy Guerrero, Breakestra, G-Love, Quantic and many more.


Game Information

Broadband Only
Number of Online Players
8 Online
Number of Players
Offline Modes
Competitive, Cooperative, Team Oriented
Online Modes
Competitive, Cooperative, Team Oriented
480p, 720p, 1080i, Widescreen, 1080p
Dolby Digital 5.1
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Last Great 2K NBA Game!! This was the best 2K Sports NBA game ever made on the current generation of consoles! I still prefer to play this edition today over any of the more recent ones. The main reason I say this is THE CAMERA ANGLES ON NBA 2K8 ARE FAR SUPERIOR than any of the more current editions!! There is literally about 20 different camera angles to choose from. My favorite is the FLOOR CAM. it actually makes you feel like you are down on the court actually playing the game. I do not enjoy playing from a perspective of someone watching the game in the stands. I like being down in the action not watching from a distance. For some reason after 2k8 they eliminated most of these camera angles, including the one I enjoyed playing the most. I have rented every 2k basketball game since hoping they would change them back but it never happened. Needless to say I never bought a newer version and still enjoy playing NBA 2K8 to this day!! I guess 2K sports has went the way of EA Sports this Generation and has eliminated many of the features and options that made the game customizable and likable for no apparent reason. Madden and EA NHL games have had the same unfortunate problem which is why I also no longer buy them anymore! It boggles the mind how you get less options on newer editions of a game! Do yourself a favor and give NBA 2K8 or NCAA 2K8 a try!! You cant beat the price!!
Date published: 2013-10-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun, and easy to use. It's simple. Nba2k8 is a gret game for basketball fans that want easily play Basketball. 2k8 allows you to easily shoot, block or steal compared to that of 2k11, 12, and 13.
Date published: 2012-12-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from nba 2k 08 nba 2k 'o8 is a good game at first but you then get bored of it, i would recamend it because the price is low and its a lot of fun at first,
Date published: 2011-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from It's Like Your In The Game I love this game! The graphics were really realistic. You should not miss out on this game. You can play onlin too!
Date published: 2010-12-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from i hate this game I bought this game trying out the 2k series for once, and I will never make that mistake again. Ok, first of all, The NBA live series are much better than the 2k series. Listen, in NBA live the camera angles are much better, and the players and plays are smoother. Everything is so hard to control in this game, it bugs me a lot. And you can foul out so easily in this game, it is weird. You also cant make your own practice facility in NBA 2k8, but you can in NBA live 08. I do personally think that the older NBA live games (like NBA live 05 and 06 for xbox) are better because you have better camera angles and it is easier to steal the ball and not get fouled for it, but if I had to choose one of them to play, it woul definetley be NBA live 08
Date published: 2010-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best NBA simulation game This game is great.The game play is great. The association mode is great. Take your players to practice and win games. The character customization is great. You get to choose your players stats and make them great 3pt shooters. The playoffs are also great. You can enter your created team or just enter one of the original NBA teams. The rosters are obviously no longer accurate, but that doesn't really matter. The sound quality is great. Every time you make a shot the crowd boos (if your not the home team) and yell if you are. The controls are difficult in the beginning, but you get used to them. Playing with four players is fun to. Go on against each other or play in the same team. You can also play in the seasons. Everything about this game is great. The graphics are good, but when your game gets scratched or old, the announcers start saying the wrong things. And the top three plays and Jordan brand player gave it a more life like experience.
Date published: 2009-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This game is a must buy! Nba 2k8's graphics are amazing, you could really see the sweat coming off their faces. In nba live 08 when you look at ray allen it looks like he's just got beat up on the street. In 2k8 he really does look like ray allen as do all the other players! The controls are just the basic ones but one thing I would give a 9 is the jumping. They jump slower than usual! The camera angles are just amazing. It's like you're on the television looking at allen iverson from the top of the court from the slam cam or something. As for the gameplay and season they upgraded a few things also. And I would say it's much, much better than last years 2k7. I don't really know for sure if they had a trigger for the shooting last year, but they do now and it helps a lot. Buy this game today; it's amazing.
Date published: 2008-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from best bball game out there this is a very realistic game with a nice amount of modes. the graphics are alright but they have some good anomations tht makes it look so real. the presentation is a step down from last year but it still is hangin in there. this is bettr than nba live 08 by a mile it has better gameplay but the graphics are better in live but i prefer gameplay over graphics. it is verty fun online ith not too much lag and great leagues and tournaments a great sports fan would love too egt there hands on this one if they are lookin for it. there is not too many good basketball games out there so it is limited but this one just brings next gen to a whole new level for sports games tht is. they got rid of the 24 7 mode and added the 3 point and dunk contest and previous modes which is a good amount of fun
Date published: 2008-07-04
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