The Best Video Games For NBA Fans
If you’re a real NBA fan then there’s probably nothing as great as getting to kick back and watch the game, but there are moments when there isn’t a basketball game to watch. In those moments video games come into their own and there are so many with a basketball theme. We’ve rounded up the very best of the bunch that will give you that same basketball buzz when there’s not a game on television.
If you’re the kind of person who finds yourself checking nba odds every five minutes, then this basketball game is likely to float your boat. NBA 2K is the most popular basketball Esports game, where teams battle it out to win. This means that as well as getting involved in playing the game yourself, it’s also possible to bet on it. Most people who have any interest in basketball will know that the 2K franchise is by far the most popular, thanks to the incredible graphics, the unparalleled gameplay and the variety of options available to you. So, it would be crazy not to include it in a ‘best of’ list. However, there was a time when NBA 2K was considered inferior to some of the other basketball games around and we’re going to talk about one of those next.
NBA Live, specifically NBA Live 2006 was considered by the majority to be even better than NBA 2K. The game was particularly good because the NBA season at that time was full of all-stars. It stands to reason that games released when really great players were at their very best are going to be more exciting than those that aren’t. Around this time Dwayne Wade was at the beginning of his career, but still made it to the cover. It was that year that he went on to win his first-ever championship with his team Miami Heat. So it made sense that he was chosen as the cover star. When you throw into the mix a really awesome soundtrack, the game probably did steal the top spot at that point in time. The good news for you is, it still stands up today as a brilliant, if slightly dated, video game.
NCAA Basketball 10
Loving NBA is great, but the real fans really ought to love college basketball too. The NCAA Basketball series really stood the test of time and this was the final instalment in the franchise. They’d tried loads of different tweaks to the game over the years and various instalments, but by this point, they’d got the formula down to at. In this game, you had the ability to try to win by picking talents from high school, but you could also cherry-pick any player from Division 1. Having options like this meant that you could easily customise the game to be easier, or a little trickier, depending on how far into it you wanted to read. As well as this, you could choose different game modes, like dynasty mode which allowed you to play for hours and hours perfecting your team. You could even choose which college you wanted to play at. Although the game is a little dated now, the attention to detail is second to none and it really should form a part of your video game collection.
NBA Street Vol. 2
The NBA Street duo was a brilliant idea. Whilst watching basketball on the court is great, there’s something really special about streetball. You could play with nearly 30 different NBA teams, or you could choose to include any of the street basketball legends. There’s a certain edge and finesse that comes with street basketball that some people just get. If you’re one of those people then you’ll love NBA Street Vol. 2. EA were the company who released the game and they picked the perfect time to do it, 2003. This early in the 00’s there was an explosion of urban music and the soundtrack reflected that. It’s so good, that you could listen to it without playing the game at all.