Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 6 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Dec 22, 2010
    90
    NBA 2K11 is undeniably the best game in the series yet, pushing forward just enough without leaving behind the fans who fell in love with this version of NBA in the first place.
  2. Dec 13, 2010
    90
    Even without the focus on Michael Jordan, NBA 2K11 would still be the best PC basketball game ever made. [Jan 2011, p.74]
  3. Dec 23, 2010
    86
    "Brilliant" is the best word that sums up NBA 2K11.
  4. Dec 22, 2010
    85
    If you (and we mean it for real) really want to engage in a basketball-game, you will hardly find another sports game that comes even close to NBA 2K11.
  5. 80
    NBA 2K11 is meant as a love letter to basketball fans. If you're serious about basketball, this will fill a long-standing void in your hoops-loving heart.
  6. 70
    Improved basketball simulation returns to history and lets us play as legendary Michael Jordan. Unfortunately, some glitches remind us that this is a poorly optimized console port. [Dec 2010]
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 34 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 13, 2010
    5
    Just as with 2k10, the audiovisual presentation in 2k11 is top notch. The attention to detail is incredibly impressive. The addition of Jordan is a nice thing. Too bad all the surface polish won't do away the familiar problems the 2k franchise has refused to address for years now. As with 2k10, the defense is nonexistent. The A.I. will leave players wide open all the time. Contesting shots is often useless. Your team mates are useless. Often the computer will simply run around you without much trouble, because the player you control is still going through the predetermined animation you cannot stop. The passing game is even worse than previous year. Even the most simple pases produce high number of turnovers. Inside scoring is still a doomsday weapon, so players like Shaq can dominate the game with great ease. 2K franchise looks better than a year go, but all the problems that 2K10 had, remain. Full Review »
  2. Oct 5, 2010
    10
    WOW! simply the best sports game I've ever played in any platforms especially on a PC. Everything is top notched and the attention to details is just awesome. A masterpiece of it's own, having Jordan and not being satisfied with it and still improving everything from last year. They answered all the Basketball fans and also sports fans who wants to try playing some b-ball fun. Absolutely beautiful, graphics, realistic animations, incredible dynamic commentary and of course Michael Jordan make it a 10 to all that love greatness! :) Full Review »
  3. Oct 5, 2010
    10
    Quite simply the greatest sports sim I have ever played. Fantastic gameplay, great game modes (the Jordan modes are just awesome) great to see classic teams there too, game looks awesome too and sounds great with the awesome commentary and new sideline reporter. A must buy for any basketball fan and for anyone looking for a great gaming experience! Full Review »