NCAA College Basketball 2K3

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NCAA College Basketball 2K3
NCAA College Basketball 2K3.jpg
Nintendo GameCube cover art
Pictured: Jay Williams
Developer(s) Kush Games
Visual Concepts
Publisher(s) Sega
Platform(s) GameCube, PS2, Xbox
Release date(s)
  • NA December 2, 2002
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer (PS2, GCN: 2 players,
Xbox: up to 4)

NCAA College Basketball 2K3 is an American college basketball video game which was initially released on December 2, 2002 for the Xbox, PS2 and GameCube. It is to this day the only title in the series that uses the "College Basketball" designation rather than "College Hoops". It is also the only title for the series to appear on the GameCube and the GameCube's only college basketball game. It features former Duke Blue Devils guard Jay Williams on the cover. This game was released in very limited quantities and is one of the more difficult GameCube titles to find.[1]

Features[edit]

  • ESPN Broadcast Presentation - Replays, scores, ESPN theme, ESPN commentators and More! All displayed in the great ESPN broadcast.
  • Over 300 Division I Schools - Accurate 2002 Division I rosters, ratings, and schedules for more than 300 college Schools.
  • Comprehensive Legacy Mode - Assemble your hoops program from the ground up and build a Division I dynasty that even Westwood would envy.
  • Player Editor - New player names appear on the backs of their jerseys.
  • Classic and Custom Tournaments - Compete in conference tournaments, the classic field of 64, or create your own custom tournaments from scratch.
  • Immersive College Atmosphere - Authentic college flavor complete with school-specific cheerleaders, chants, and fight songs. Roleplaying Mode—Play as one player the entire game.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (Xbox) 84.59%[2]
(PS2) 83.05%[3]
(GC) 83%[4]
Metacritic (Xbox) 84/100[5]
(PS2) 83/100[6]
(GC) 82/100[7]
Review scores
Publication Score
Game Informer 5.75/10[8]
GamePro 4.5/5 stars[9]
GameSpot 7.5/10[10][11]
(GC) 7.3/10[12]
GameSpy 4/5 stars[13][14][15]
GameZone (GC) 9/10[16]
(PS2) 8.9/10[17]
IGN 8.6/10[18]
(GC) 8.5/10[19]
Nintendo Power 3.5/5[20]
OPM (US) 4/5 stars[21]
OXM 8.5/10[22]
X-Play 4/5 stars[23]

The game was met with positive reception upon release. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 84.59% and 84 out of 100 for the Xbox version;[2][5] 83.05% and 83 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version;[3][6] and 83% and 82 out of 100 for the GameCube version.[4][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nintendo GameCube Rarity Guide
  2. ^ a b "NCAA College Basketball 2K3 for Xbox". GameRankings. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "NCAA College Basketball 2K3 for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "NCAA College Basketball 2K3 for GameCube". GameRankings. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "NCAA College Basketball 2K3 for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "NCAA College Basketball 2K3 for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "NCAA College Basketball 2K3 for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  8. ^ "NCAA College Basketball 2K3 (PS2)". Game Informer (117): 96. January 2003. 
  9. ^ Tokyo Drifter (December 11, 2002). "NCAA College Basketball 2K3". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 14, 2005. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  10. ^ Varanini, Giancarlo (December 5, 2002). "NCAA College Basketball 2K3 Review (PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  11. ^ Varanini, Giancarlo (December 16, 2002). "NCAA College Basketball 2K3 Review (Xbox)". GameSpot. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  12. ^ Varanini, Giancarlo (December 16, 2002). "NCAA College Basketball 2K3 Review (GC)". GameSpot. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  13. ^ Nam, Michael J. (January 5, 2003). "GameSpy: NCAA College Basketball 2K3 (Xbox)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on December 25, 2005. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  14. ^ Steinberg, Steve (December 22, 2002). "GameSpy: NCAA College Basketball 2K3 (PS2)". GameSpy. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  15. ^ Nam, Michael J. (January 8, 2003). "GameSpy: NCAA [College] Basketball 2K3 (GCN)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on February 26, 2006. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  16. ^ Hopper, Steven (December 28, 2002). "SEGA Sports(tm) NCAA® College Basketball 2K3 Review - GameCube". GameZone. Archived from the original on January 25, 2009. Retrieved January 13, 2015. 
  17. ^ Romano, Natalie (December 17, 2002). "SEGA Sports(tm) NCAA® College Basketball 2K3 Review - PlayStation 2". GameZone. Archived from the original on January 25, 2009. Retrieved January 13, 2015. 
  18. ^ Goldstein, Hilary (November 26, 2002). "NCAA College Basketball 2K3 (Xbox, PS2)". IGN. Archived from the original on May 24, 2008. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  19. ^ Goldstein, Hilary (November 26, 2002). "NCAA College Basketball 2K3 (GCN)". IGN. Archived from the original on May 9, 2008. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  20. ^ "NCAA College Basketball 2K3". Nintendo Power 163: 214. December 2002. 
  21. ^ "NCAA College Basketball 2K3". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 139. January 2003. Archived from the original on April 6, 2004. Retrieved January 12, 2015. 
  22. ^ "NCAA College Basketball 2K3". Official Xbox Magazine: 70. January 2003. 
  23. ^ Schkloven, Emmett (January 22, 2003). "'NCAA College Basketball 2K3' (PS2) Review". X-Play. Archived from the original on January 24, 2003. Retrieved January 13, 2015. 

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