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NBA Ballers: Chosen One
6.0 out of 10

NBA Ballers: Chosen One

More than 65 of the NBA's top superstar athletes come to life as Read more

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Overall 6
6.0

NBA Ballers: Chosen One

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Embarrassing opponents, Talking crap, Quicktime events! Yay!
  • Cons: Getting embarrassed, Unresponsive controls, Quicktime events! Booo!
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NBA Ballers: Chosen One Review (PS3)

The Game Reviews
2 October 2008
  • Excerpt: If NBA Ballers is to be believed, then the life of a superstar is truly something to be envied. Apparently, when they aren’t playing roundball for David Stern and all his stuffy friends, true players like to spend their offseason hoopin’ it up in locales such as opulent yacht clubs in Turkey and on rooftops
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Overall 6
5.7
Design 6
5.5
Gameplay 6
6.2
Storyline 4
4.0

NBA Ballers: Chosen One

GameTrailers
13 May 2008
  • Excerpt: Once the king of arcade-style entertainment, Midway's next-gen library has thus far been a royal disappointment. Enter NBA Ballers: Chosen One, the next best link to the publisher's prolific past outside of a new Mortal Kombat. The spiritual successor to the company's classic NBA Jam franchise, will it be enough to dethrone NBA Street: Homecourt as the current street ball champ?
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Overall 5
4.5

PS3 Review - 'NBA Ballers: Chosen One'

WorthPlaying
10 May 2008
  • Summary: Midway Games' NBA Ballers: Chosen One marks the return if fast-paced one-on-one and two-on-two action as players can select from more than 65 NBA superstars to be the next "Chosen One".
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Overall 5
4.6
Gameplay 5
5.0
Funfactor 5
5.0

NBA Ballers - Chosen One

Digital Chumps
2 May 2008
  • Conclusion: When you get down to it, as with every game purchase, you have to ask yourself if said game is worth the price of admission. With NBA Ballers Chosen One, I do not feel that it is, however, fans of the series and basketball game fans in general should still give it a look. Most may be disappointed with the Ballers first foray onto next gen, but many series' that game to next gen fumbled their first time around, so I'm still hopeful the next iteration of Ballers will...
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Overall 5
4.5
Gameplay 4
4.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 7
7.0
Multiplayer 6
6.0

NBA Ballers: Chosen One

GamersHell.com
30 April 2008
  • Excerpt: Midway and over-the-top basketball gameplay are no strangers to one another. Arguably the most successful arcade basketball title, NBA Jam took the five-man, rule-bound American sport and turned it into a two-on-two spectacle—with fire and moves which defied gravity nonetheless. However, Midway has since moved onto another arcade b-ball franchise, namely the Ballers series.
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Overall 6
5.8
Gameplay 5
5.0
Graphics 8
7.9
Sound 7
6.9
Multiplayer 5
5.0
Control 7
6.5
Addiction 6
6.0

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
30 April 2008
  • Excerpt: Midway has seen a fair amount of success with their NBA Ballers franchise. The first one was well received by gamers, press, and even in sales. The sequel, on the other hand, felt like more of the same, and failed to expand on the original. Ultimately, this seems to be a problem that has plagued past Midway sports franchises, such as NBA Jam and NFL Blitz.
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NBA Ballers: Chosen One

uk.gamespot.com
23 April 2008
  • Conclusion: NBA Ballers: Chosen One deserves credit for trying to bring some new ideas to a genre that isn't known for mixing things up. But while many of these ideas may have seemed good during the design phase, they don't work in the context of the actual gameplay. There's no reason to pick this one up, regardless of how bad you need a basketball fix--there are plenty of cheaper, better options available.
  • Pros: Stylish presentation, Plenty of current and past NBA players, Lots of great nicknames for your created baller.
  • Cons: Repetitive gameplay, Controls are needlessly complex, Act-a-fool combos are overpowered, Fouls, charging, and goaltending don't belong in an arcade basketball game.
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Overall 6
5.5

Expert Review

GameSpot
23 April 2008
  • Summary: EA and Midway share the rights to NBA-licensed arcade basketball games. As a result, the NBA Ballers franchise is released every other year, with EA's NBA Street series occupying the year in between. This year is NBA Ballers' time to shine and that didn't happen, which means it's a down year for arcade hoops.
  • Pros: Stylish presentation, Plenty of current and past NBA players, Lots of great nicknames for your created baller
  • Cons: Repetitive gameplay, Controls are needlessly complex, Act-a-fool combos are overpowered, Fouls, charging, and goaltending don't belong in an arcade basketball game
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Overall 6
5.5

NBA Ballers: Chosen One

Gaming Evolution
21 April 2008
  • Conclusion: Overall, NBA Ballers: Chosen One really falls short of being a good game and is just mediocre at best. Much of the gameplay is redundant and the whack player controls don’t help at all. Other than the somewhat entertaining Story Mode and playing with a friend, most of the other modes are pretty lame. With NBA Street: Homecourt available to play, I don’t see why anyone would pick up this game over that. Hopefully, Midway can learn a few things from EA’s real “Chosen One”.
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