I've been playing basketball video games for years. The NBA Conference Finals are under way and I thought that this would be a superb time to list the top five basketball video games of all time.
Here they are:
5. Double Dribble - NES - 1987 -This game was the first five on five full court basketball game that I ever played. Remember the slam dunk cut scenes? You could also choose to play against the computer or one of your buddies. DD had several teams to choose from and multiple difficulty levels giving it decent replay value.
4. NBA Jam - Xbox 360 - 2010 - If you were a fan of this game you've got to play it on the Xbox. It's totally high-def and it now offers online play. Isn't that sweet? There's a couple of new things added to the game but it still has that iconic 2 vs. 2 gameplay that made this arcade style basketball game the hit that it was. It's an awesome remake.
3. NBA Live '99 - N64 - 1998 - Probably one of the best basketball games ever made. You could create a player and boost his attributes. Another nifty thing about this game was being able to choose the level of your defense. It had season mode and many other little nuggets like all the NBA teams and its players.This game was a total hoop-it-up masterpiece.
2. NCAA March Madness '06 - Xbox - 2005 -I can't tell you how many hours I played this game. You could call plays on the floor, cause turnovers, block shots, and choose from every college team you could possibly want to play with. And I totally loved the lock down stick feature. Plus Dick Vitale and Brad Nessler did the commentary. This game was a total diaper dandy, baby!
1. NBA 2K12 - PS3 - 2011 -This is by far the best basketball game that I have ever played. The My Player mode is off the charts. 2K12 features a My Jordan mode where you can take control of a rookie Jordan and advance him through his career. These are just a few of the features that makes NBA 2K12 the best basketball video game ever.
Dylan Davis is an avid sports video gamer who has been playing sports video games since he was old enough to hold a controller. He's currently logged in over a million hours (give or take) playing as many sports video games as he can.