Excerpt: Most gamers who love the sports titles will probably agree that 2K Sports has surpassed EA Sports as the perennial quality leader, but even then, we haven't seen too many simulations that can be deemed fantastic over the past few years.
Conclusion: College Hoops 2K8 is another solid release in the 2KSports lineup. It has added some new features and continues to be a satisfying basketball experience. The audio commentary is the worst part of the game, but if you can get past that, it’s a fun title. Online play and great Franchise style options keep this title with high replay value.
Summary: Though its NBA franchise gets plenty of attention, 2K Sports' College Hoops series has flown under the radar of many sports fans, despite being quite good in its own right. Like 2K7 before it, College Hoops 2K8 isn't tremendously different from its predecessor, but it's the small changes, like new gameplay mechanics and an improved legacy mode, that make this year's installment great and one sure to please college basketball fanatics.
Pros: Plenty of game modes, Nice customization options, Gameplay is as solid as ever, Robust online component, Fantastic audio
Cons: Once again, too many missed layups, Controls have gotten too complicated, Recruiting gets tedious and isn't helped by the poor menus