Best Basketball Games That Aren't NBA 2K13

Let's just state the obvious right now. If you're a basketball fan, you owe it to yourself to pick up NBA 2K13. It's a terrific sim, one that follows years of previously well done basketball games, and one that features plenty of content, both online and off.

But, for the sake of argument, let's also say you can't afford it. Or you prefer something outside the norm of playing a routine basketball sim. Or you're bummed about the cancellation of NBA Live 13 and just can't bring yourself to experience the stronger game, at least at the moment. Where else can you turn?

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SolidDuck4157d ago

Rivals, and double dribble of course. I also liked live 98.

Blacksand14157d ago (Edited 4157d ago )

Jordan v.s Bird


Dear EA: Stop making basketball games

Craig writes: "Since the release of the first NBA 2K game, EA have arguably been left behind in 2Ks dust in the basketball video game category."

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LG_Fox_Brazil1991d ago

No, don't stop. We need competition beetween sports franchises in gaming. Push on and don't stop or the 'winner' will become lazy

PapaBop1991d ago

EA and competition in sports games don't belong in the same sentence. They've had healthy competition in many different sports genres and the ones they could, they monopolised the licenses to effectively kill the competition. Poor Konami in PES were feeding off of scraps with their CL license.. EA went and bought that too. With them, there is no such thing as healthy competition.

2pacalypsenow1991d ago

"Since the release of the first NBA 2K game, EA have arguably been left behind in 2Ks dust in the basketball video game category."

I don't know about that, Nba live was the basketball game to get until Nba live 07 came out.

CraigGOA1991d ago

If you look at Metacritic NBA2K games have constantly outdone NBA Live. And a lot forget how much of a jump the original NBA2K was as it was only on the Sega Dreamcast which many gamers ignored due to pure ignorance and lack of knowledge on just how great that console was.

Minute Man 7211991d ago (Edited 1991d ago )

The last good ones were Live 04 n 05 for ps2 era n Live 06 last gen

Einhander19711991d ago

Dear EA just stop making games full stop.

XiNatsuDragnel1991d ago

EA stop making any games by that note.

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Eight Of The Best Uses of Licensed Songs In Video Games


"We broke down eight games that use licensed songs so well it’s hard to imagine them without."

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InMyOpinion2784d ago

The man who sold the world from MGS V? If any song is to be remembered from that game it's Here's to you by Joan Baez/Ennio Morricone. That scene gave me goosebumps.

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NukaCola2784d ago

Stupid article. Music in games should be recognized for their impact like the crossing into Mexico in RDR. Not just tunes on the disc


Top 10 Basketball Video Games

Basketball is a sport that any child in America has played at one point or another. It was one of the key sports in gym classes across the country, and only continues to grow because it’s accessibility.

All you need is a ball and a basket.

If you’re like me, however, you’ll soon realize that you aren’t that great at basketball.

Despite this, you try and emulate Michael Jordan with the tongue hanging out, or, for kids today, doing three goggles after hitting a bucket. Still, at the end of the day, we may not have a future in the NBA.

But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the game we love.

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GoPanthers9992999d ago

This list is a joke, right?

Here is a real list from memory:
Lakers vs Celtics
Bulls vs Lakers
NBA Jam On Fire Edition
NBA Live 1995 Super NES
Konami NBA on Dreamcast
NBA Live 1999
College Hoops 2K
College Hoops 2K7/2K8
NBA 2K13
NBA 2K16

nevin12999d ago

Definitely not modern sports games.

Shineon2999d ago

I still play streets vol 2 on my Alien ware Alpha using dolphin

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iceman062999d ago

I would add a couple personal favorites from LONG ago. NBA In The Zone...cuz you could play a MJ (though they changed his number and name...which you could change back...it was STILL MJ...and it was before NBA Live 2000). Double Dribble...cuz you could finally see dunks! NBA ShootOut...cuz they finally added a bit of skill to shooting. Oh...and Magic Johnson vs. Larry Bird One On One...cuz it's the first one I ever played.