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  • Summary: On the heels of NBA 2K14s 70 Game of the Year Award Nominations, the NBA 2K franchise is the ultimate basketball simulation experience. Featuring NBA MVP Kevin Durant on the cover, NBA 2K15 hits the court with unprecedented life-like graphics, ultra-realistic NBA gameplay, and more. TakeOn the heels of NBA 2K14s 70 Game of the Year Award Nominations, the NBA 2K franchise is the ultimate basketball simulation experience. Featuring NBA MVP Kevin Durant on the cover, NBA 2K15 hits the court with unprecedented life-like graphics, ultra-realistic NBA gameplay, and more. Take your MyPLAYER on an epic journey from undrafted rookie tryout, to MVP, to NBA Hall of Famer. Park Mode lets you ball against the worlds toughest 2K competitors in cutthroat multiplayer pick-up games. Every jersey, juke, and pom pon is brought to life with unrivaled realism. To top it off, NBA 2K15s music has been curated by famed producer and musician, Pharrell. NBA 2K15 has created a truly authentic NBA adventure. Its up to you to claim your destiny. #YourTimeHasCome Expand
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  1. Oct 14, 2014
    93
    NBA 2K15 might be the best sports game of the year. NBA Live is not a competitor for NBA 2K15, as 2K15 is way better thanks to the great gameplay, thorough MyGM-mode and the phenomenal A.I.
  2. Oct 13, 2014
    90
    This sports game is full of subtleties and nuances.
  3. NBA 2K15 is most amazing NBA game ever. MyPARK mode, realistic graphics, animations and customization options are waiting for you. There is no need to say more, you should play this game.
  4. Oct 28, 2014
    88
    Allow yourself to get pulled into the show, and it’s hard to see where real life finishes and NBA 2K starts. It's the best sports series on earth. By a distance.
  5. Oct 26, 2014
    85
    Considering that NBA 2K14 was the best basketball simulator ever made, NBA 2K15 has even better animation, graphics and A.I. For basketball fans there is no other choice.
  6. Oct 9, 2014
    78
    Thanks to some good tweaks and the outstanding MyCareer mode, it’s still a game I can recommend as a strong offline basketball game.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 39
  2. Negative: 19 out of 39
  1. Oct 21, 2014
    10
    As a big fan of NHL (hockey) and Premier League (soccer), I wish there was game such a close to it´s reality as NBA 2K15 to basketball.

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    As a big fan of NHL (hockey) and Premier League (soccer), I wish there was game such a close to it´s reality as NBA 2K15 to basketball.

    I have owned game from last year and improvement is breathtaking. When I watched youtube gameplays, it looked like NBA 2K14, but once you play it, it is amazing and completely different.. MyGM and Myplayer are modes, which gives me satisfaction just by them selves. There is still Myteam and Mypark, which are just that top of the cake.. Offline play with mates is something, which I enjoy even more (full matches with 12 minutes quarters is must). I do not experience any network difficulties out of something ordinary worth to mention. It is best team sport game on the market right now and set´s the next-gen level, which other franchises will be hopefully able to reach regarding to graphics, sound in 3-5 years. And I am not talking about absolutely brilliant gameplay and AI. Every play you make there on the court is so unique - and that is something, in which NBA 2K15 excels like no other game before. I have preoredered the game, been playing since and I recommend this game to everyone, who likes team sports in general. You will not be disappointed with this Masterpiece, you will be amazed!

    Please, read this, as it is really not fair to base user score on the things like:

    1) My computer is not fast enough for next-gen, so the game is rubbish.
    2) Problems with online on first few days, because everything is working well right now.

    And now my review:

    I have seen some people to point out the negatives in Mycareer. There has been replacement in Mycareer - First draft has dissapeared (which have to, because of the story..), and talking with GM also - yet to be perfectly honest - how many times did you speak to your coach? Once or twive in whole time? On the otherside randomised interaction with staff, coach, players, that is something much more interesting and I am always looking forward to it. In 2k14 have been stereotype patterns, after game press conferences with boring and useless dialogues. First few games it was interesting, but after while? I have enjoyed much more, when they told me that I am on a cover of 2k15 game, or they have put billboard with my player on the street and these kind of things to mix game a bit. And that is what 2K really worked hard on this year. In 2k15 everything feels unpatterned (so far), on and off-court - almost everything you say and do actually change things about your character and affecting how your player, coach, and the other staff acts in situations on and off court. Miss to many threes and coach will be upset to you, when you back to bench. Do not pass the ball around, and coach and one- most important player in your team will tell you. Do not work well as a team on rebounds, again - coach will be really ... . And that is something, which no-other team sport game came ever close to.

    On court? Everything is much more about read the situation - in 2k14 you were able to follow same path and get that way points much more easier- it didn´t really matter on what difficulty. AI have been improved so much in this way. In 2k15 you have to be much more illusive and unpredictible, with dribbling, passing, shooting, and deffense. And it is much more rewarding when everything you do works out well. Same as in a real match - sometimes everything is working so perfect, the other time no-matter what, it is so bad and your mates in mycareer doesn´t score single point either. That is something what is going on in mycareer with Orlando Magic - where we occupying last spot from whole NBA - yet, I know it is about team as whole, which is very weak and looking forward to make big line after season and move to some more competetive team. But I do really enjoy game even with Orlando - as it is very close to reality and wondering what it would be like if Howard didn´t go to Rockets and played with me in the same team.. Men, we could make Play-off like nothing.. :D And that is what I am after. I am sure, that diehard fans of the team must have difficult time to accept the reality and therfore in game also. But this is not game about make your team win Play-off after first season, to be honest it is going to be difficult with some teams to get even to Play-off, and that is what is so rewarding about it, you do not have to fight for first spots, there is plenty of challange even on the last spot.

    21.10.2014 Update: Ok, after pain in the Orlando - I have moved to Bulls and that is what I am talking about baby, Noah is perfect on Rebounds - in 2k14 I didn´t thing he is any special - but now? I am really glad he is waiting as a shark under basket with very high numbers in rebounds - this was really weak point in Orlando. Same goes with the Layups - Chicago looks really strong side to me. Rose is amazing player. With 12 minutes quarters, whole season in front of me (usualy it takes me 82 day´s to get to Play Off ) and Bulls I am really looking forward to play-offs!
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  2. Jun 5, 2015
    9
    Take NBA 2k14.... then add like 30 GB to the download, and some cut scenes.
    Its a great game , better than 2k14 in most of the smallest ways,
    Take NBA 2k14.... then add like 30 GB to the download, and some cut scenes.
    Its a great game , better than 2k14 in most of the smallest ways, and cut scenes . Definetly the best NBA game out atm. Even though i rate this game high, i downloaded it played it for a few days then realized this is actually just 2k14 with more cut scenes! then i deleted it to save 30 gb and re downloaded 2k14. Its not enough of a noticeable improvement to be worth anything special but you can lliterally never go wrong with buying the latest NBA game.
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  3. Oct 21, 2014
    8
    This game is as good as last year, frustrated kids blame the game because their PC is crap and ISP is worse and can't handle this gameThis game is as good as last year, frustrated kids blame the game because their PC is crap and ISP is worse and can't handle this game therefore they can't connect to a game (I play offline so I don't care) or because they play with a CONTROLLER on PC which is absurd and not very intelligent, I play with a keyboard and I enjoyed it as much as 2k14.

    If you're a fan of basketball games with a career mode (which again is very interesting in this game) then you should get it.
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  4. Oct 15, 2014
    5
    As a NBA 2K fan, I've played this series since NBA 2K3, I had huge expectation coming into this game but was thoroughly disappointed. Sure theAs a NBA 2K fan, I've played this series since NBA 2K3, I had huge expectation coming into this game but was thoroughly disappointed. Sure the graphics on PC this year is much better, the core game-play is still good, and MT and MC modes are fun. But there are just too many problems:

    1. The launch was horrible, till this day I still didn't get my pre-order throwback Durant and two packs, I sent an email to 2K support and hasn't heard back from them in a week and half.

    2. The animation "cheese" in the game is worse than any other 2K game I've played, this time the point guard/shooting guard animations are too powerful, CPU players are consistently shooting above 60% on Superstar and HOF difficulties because their point guard can hit almost all mid-range/inside fadeaways and jumpers with a hand in their face. It gets frustrating especially in MC code where if you try to attack the rim, often your player will get bumped into an animation and will miss layups. Even with a lot of contact you will rarely get free throws, it's about the same in simulation mode.

    3. The online features are suppose to be good, but again the 2K server has made the multi-player barely playable, at least for the first two weeks, I got disconnected many times and lost my character and save once.

    I still love NBA 2K series, I just hope there will soon be a patch to address some of theses issues especially regarding the animation and game-play.
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  5. Oct 10, 2014
    3
    Considering that 1.5 hours of my playtime was spent attempting to play a single player portion of the game lets just say I'm not a very happyConsidering that 1.5 hours of my playtime was spent attempting to play a single player portion of the game lets just say I'm not a very happy customer. 2K is one of the biggest game companies in the world and can't seem to be able to stress test their game's servers/not hide BS DRM in a game with this always online bullcrap. You know how to decrease stress on your servers, don't make the most popular mode (myCareer) always online like ♥♥♥♥♥s. Also stop defending that it's multiplayer game, this isn't Warcraft, there are like max 10 players at a time.

    Onto the actual game:
    Only played myCareer a few hours after release the game is fun, looks good, isn't really as responsive as I'd like, players feel a little heavy (Video game me should be able to react on defense better than real me) I'm not asking to be Scotty Pippin immediately but I can't even attempt to recover to at least contest a layup that would go in but look a little more realistic having someone there. It's kind of tough to get assists as a rookie on HOF difficulty but I'll figure it out.

    I didn't read up on this game too much before I got it because I did that last year then PC got jipped on features that really sounded cool to me. So I was really surprised to find out that I'm best friends with Andre Drummond and he can talk to me, which IS awesome. It would be more awesome if the voice acting was a little better and not so stone faced like Skyrim was.

    Speaking of Skyrim! The game takes up 50GB which is like 8 Skyrims.

    Edit: This is almost worse than I thought. Instead of making the AI smarter on harder difficulties they just make your character artificially slower which is stupid.

    Steve Kerr is an announcer, Stan Van Gundy's guy looks like the penguin from batman. Passing is not working right or is just made more difficult by the previously mentioned crap with difficulty level I can't tell. Myteam still doesn't work, neither does the park, or anything else online as far as I can tell.

    Javale McGee and Dwight Howard doing turnaround fadeaway jumpshots from 13ft out? Yup! You betcha. Invisible players interviewing with Doris, yup. Also since when does EVERY player in the NBA shoot jumpshots from 5ft out instead of a wide open layup? Oh yeah even when I do get a teammate the ball around the bucket wide open, does he brick the layup 85% of the time? I don't know why this is. Probably something to do with the difficulty level forcing me to be 80pt Kobe just to win a MyCareer game. BTW all of this stuff is from myCareer because it's the only thing working so far.

    Edit 2: Add Joakim Noah to the list of bigs doing turnaround fadeaway jumpers. The game seems to just want you to score 40 pts have 15 rbs and 15 asts to get a win in my career. I'm gonna turn the difficulty down to test this theory because my guys miss WIDE open transition layups all the time. The opposing teams big no matter how bad will alway get like 7 offensive rebounds and convert them almost 100% of the time. If one of the players on myPlayer's team blocks a shot the computer gets it back no matter what. Usually with a wide open layup. My team mates will not jump to block a shot after the opposing PG flies by me. But when I beat an opposing PG literally every defender jumps on me dog pile style. myPark is fun until you run into the 99ovr guy who is 99ovr on the damned 3rd day of the game being out (and playable) So that's pay to win, pointless. The entire game is designed to make you feel like you have to spend money to get VC to play well in myCareer, get cards in myTeam, do well in myPark presumably to do well in myGM. This appears to be a pretty dead eyed version of candy crush in terms of trying to get people to spend extra money on an already 70 dollar game.

    Also the sound keeps fading in and out which is really annoying.
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  6. Oct 10, 2014
    1
    Don't waste your money and time for this "next-gen, rly?" game...
    First of all, i wanted to see the brand new Nba 2k, with excellent game
    Don't waste your money and time for this "next-gen, rly?" game...
    First of all, i wanted to see the brand new Nba 2k, with excellent game experience, like watching basketball with ability to control all stars. BUT ! Of course, all your expectations will be ruined.
    It's the same Nba 2k14 with tons of bugs, annoying controls, terrible AI, terrible gameplay, terrible physics, pretty good OST and playable MyCareer mode. BUT ! With "new" graphics, which is absolutely average nowadays!
    So, next gen is just a marketing, which branding the graphics level from low (in 2k14) to middle (2k15), but the graphics engine seems non optimized at all, so you gonna enjoy freezes and lags, if you don't have high-end PC. I don't want to waste my nerves and time in this game anymore. Soccer is much better game on PC.
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  7. Dec 23, 2014
    0
    Game feels outdated compared to other sports games. They have been using the same engine since the dreamcast-ps2 era. There are no physics onGame feels outdated compared to other sports games. They have been using the same engine since the dreamcast-ps2 era. There are no physics on this game, just canned animations.

    It's the last 2k game I buy until they finally decide to work on improving the game and implement some kind of realistic physics engine, like NHL or Fifa do
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