College Hoops 2K8

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College Hoops 2K8
CH2K8 front.jpg
Developer(s) Visual Concepts
Publisher(s) 2K Sports
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Release date(s)
  • NA November 19, 2007
Genre(s) Sport

College Hoops 2K8 is a video game by Visual Concepts and 2K Sports. It was released on November 19, 2007 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3.

The cover features Greg Oden, formerly of the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Almost every school competing in Division I NCAA college basketball at the time was included in 2K8, including recent additions South Carolina-Upstate, Cal State-Bakersfield and Florida Gulf Coast. Not included were Presbyterian College and North Carolina Central, D-1 independents. Also, Centenary College of the Summit League was unlicensed and instead named UL-Calcutta. The game also featured the ability to change and modify rosters and share them online via the newly introduced 2K Share feature. The real coaches feature was dropped from this game, possibly because the coaches chose not to renew their contracts and all of the coaches are unnamed.

The announcers/commentators featured in the game were Verne Lundquist and Bill Raftery. The College Hoops series was put on hiatus in 2008 as 2K Sports declined to seek the college license for a 2K9 release. EA Sports got the contract before 2K did, so EA will continue to make college basketball games. EA discontinued their college basketball game series in 2010. It is currently unknown if 2K Sports will continue to make their College Hoops 2K series.

Features[edit]

  • Legacy Mode-Open and Career modes
  • Tournament Mode (customize, NCAA, and conference)
  • Create-a-Team mode
  • Quick game mode (Play now)
  • Create-a-Player
  • Manage Rosters
  • Game Sliders (Optionable)
  • Customize Rosters
  • Improved and enhanced gameplay
  • New graphics

Legacy mode[edit]

In this type of campaign, the user has the option of going with Open Legacy or Career Legacy.[1] In Career Legacy, the user can choose from lowly rated basketball programs and bring them into the national spotlight. In Open Legacy, the user can choose any school and begin their legacy. Taking place in the Legacy Mode and setting College Hoops 2k8 from other basketball games is the ability to track and recruit prospects from their freshman year in high school.

Soundtrack[edit]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (PS3) 80.96%[2]
(X360) 80.96%[3]
(PS2) 64.50%[4]
Metacritic (PS3) 82/100[5]
(X360) 81/100[6]
(PS2) 66/100[7]
Review scores
Publication Score
EGM 7.17/10[8]
Game Informer 7.75/10[9]
GameSpot 8/10[10]
GameSpy 4/5 stars[11][12]
(PS2) 3/5 stars[13]
GameZone (X360) 8.4/10[14]
(PS3) 8.3/10[15]
IGN (X360) 8.2/10[16]
(PS3) 8/10[17]
(PS2) 6.9/10[18]
OXM 8.5/10[19]
PSM 4/5 stars[20]
TeamXbox 8/10[21]
Maxim 8/10[22]
USA Today 8/10 stars[23]

The game was met with positive to mixed reception upon release. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 80.96% and 82 out of 100 for the PlayStation 3 version;[2][5] 80.96% and 81 out of 100 for the Xbox 360 version;[3][6] and 64.50% and 66 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version.[4][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ekberg, Brian (October 18, 2007). "College Hoops 2K8 Hands-On: Legacy Mode Spotlight". GameSpot. Archived from the original on November 3, 2012. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "College Hoops 2K8 for PlayStation 3". GameRankings. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "College Hoops 2K8 for Xbox 360". GameRankings. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "College Hoops 2K8 for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "College Hoops 2K8 for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "College Hoops 2K8 for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "College Hoops 2K8 for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  8. ^ EGM staff (January 2008). "College Hoops 2K8 (PS3, X360)". Electronic Gaming Monthly (223): 90. 
  9. ^ Bertz, Matt (February 2008). "College Hoops 2K8 (PS3, X360)". Game Informer (178). Archived from the original on February 16, 2008. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  10. ^ Thomas, Aaron (January 8, 2008). "College Hoops 2K8 Review (PS3, X360)". GameSpot. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  11. ^ Steinberg, Steve (November 30, 2007). "GameSpy: College Hoops 2K8 (PS3)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on January 20, 2008. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  12. ^ Steinberg, Steve (December 4, 2007). "GameSpy: College Hoops 2K8 (X360)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on January 8, 2008. Retrieved January 15, 2014. 
  13. ^ Steinberg, Steve (December 3, 2007). "GameSpy: College Hoops 2K8 (PS2)". GameSpy. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  14. ^ Lafferty, Michael (November 29, 2007). "College Hoops 2K8 - 360 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 6, 2008. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  15. ^ Bedigian, Louis (January 8, 2008). "College Hoops 2K8 - PS3 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 6, 2008. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  16. ^ Haynes, Jeff (November 20, 2007). "College Hoops 2K8 Review (X360)". IGN. Archived from the original on November 22, 2007. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  17. ^ Haynes, Jeff (November 20, 2007). "College Hoops 2K8 Review (PS3; mislabeled as "PS2")". IGN. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  18. ^ Haynes, Jeff (November 21, 2007). "College Hoops 2K8 Review (PS2)". IGN. Archived from the original on November 23, 2007. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  19. ^ "College Hoops 2K8". Official Xbox Magazine: 67. January 2008. 
  20. ^ "Review: College Hoops 2K8 (PS3)". PlayStation: The Official Magazine: 78. February 2008. 
  21. ^ Chapman, David (November 29, 2007). "College Hoops 2K8 Review (Xbox 360)". TeamXbox. Archived from the original on January 13, 2011. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  22. ^ Jones, Scott (November 27, 2007). "College Hoops 2K8 (PS3, X360)". Maxim. Archived from the original on November 30, 2007. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 
  23. ^ Molina, Brett (December 11, 2007). "2K Sports goes strong to the rim again with 'College Hoops'". USA Today. Retrieved January 15, 2015. 

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