- Estimated achievement difficulty: 4/10
- Offline: 40/50 (820/1000)
- Online: 10/50 (180/1000)
- Approximate amount of time to 1000: 5-8 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs needed: Multiple Games.
- Number of missable achievements: None
- Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No Cheats
- Does difficulty affect achievements?: Yes
- Glitchy achievements: None
- Unobtainable achievements: Ranked NBA Blacktop Game, Online League Game, Online Tournament, Online Draft League.
- Extra equipment needed?: A second controller and account.
- Is there a DLC? - No
*Please note that due to the some of the online features no longer being available. There is now a maximum of 945 available for this game.
Welcome to the roadmap for NBA 2K8. This is a fairly straightforward game that shouldn't give even a basketball game novice many problems. Some of the online achievements are now no longer available, so if you don't have them already you can no longer 100% this game.
Before anything, go into My NBA and adjust the sliders for the CPU all the way down (except tendancies, otherwise they will almost never shoot meaning less chance for rebounds), and slide yours all the way up. This will make it so you will score pretty much anytime you throw, and they will almost always miss, even on the hardest difficulties. Turn off fatigue, injuries and change subs to manual. Also, turn all fouls off so you can get steals, blocks etc without fouls being given.
First we will get the player achievements done. Start up a 12 minute game, on all star difficulty, and choose East vs West. East has Arenas, Wade, James, Garnett, Bosh and Howard. Keep an eye on their stats and make sure you work on the various things they need. Once you have the achievement for the first player, sub in the one you aren't using.
The only one you may have problems getting is the blocks. If you are struggling with these, add a second controller in on the other team and you will be able to block with ease.
By the end of this game you will most likely have a bunch of other achievements done for things like assists, steals, blocks and maybe some others.
Next start up another and switch over. West have Bryant, Iverson, Nash, Anthony and Yao Ming. Do the same again with these players, and once you have unlocked them all, you can quit out of this game.
Finally you need to get the achievement for Chris Paul. Paul plays for the hornets, so start a new game with them and play until his achievement unlocks before quitting out.
Change the settings to 1 minute halves, and play through the other 5 rivals games (quick match, just change the playing teams), again winning will be simple with the sliders moved in your favour. You will already have the one for East vs West,
Next knock out a few achievements before going for the difficult one. Create a player and a playlist for two 30 second achievement, and then play a dunk off and a 3 point challenge. In these you can select all four players to be human controlled, so whoever wins you will still get the achievement. Remember to make sure you win as LeBron James in the dunk off for that one.
The achievement for answering 30 trivia question can be sped up by changing the presentation options so only the trivia appears on loading screens. Keep on restarting quick matches so you are repeatedly loading new games. This thread has a bunch of the answers that will help
The hardest achievement in this game is the dunk off challenge against LeBron James. He will appear after the dunk off is finished on a random basis and challenge you. He is very good, so you will need to practice a lot before you can beat him, unless you get lucky and he screws up big time. Perhaps the hardest part of this one is getting him to show up. You can increase your odds by picking Vince Carter, Tracy McGready, Kobe Bryant and Jason Richardson as these are the other people who could possibly challenge you. It also seems to help if you delete your save game as he tends to show up on new game profiles more often.
Step 6 - Online
The online achievements for the ranked wins are still available. Use the Achievement Trading Thread foundhere to find a partner to boost with. After the tip off, get your partner to quit out granting you the win. Rinse and repeat 19 times, then on the 20th game play til the end for all 6 of the ranked wins achievements, worth a total of 125
You should have everything you need by now, but for anything else you can just use your second controller to mop up anything that may have eluded you.
This is a pretty easy game for achievements, the only one that needs any real skill is the dunk off one. You should be able to get 700+ in your first 3 or 4 hours, and the rest will come quick enough. If you already have the online achievements this will be a pretty easy 1000, if not a solid enough 945 for your tag.
[x360a would like to thank Corrupt x360a for this Roadmap]