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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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 38
  2. Negative: 19 out of 38
  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. Jun 29, 2015
    5
    I gave this **** a 5 and i'm gonna tell you why. The higher difficulty modes make your teammates retarded schoolyard players and the opposingI gave this **** a 5 and i'm gonna tell you why. The higher difficulty modes make your teammates retarded schoolyard players and the opposing team players ALL MICHAEL JORDAN skilled players. Forget playing Hall of Fame mode, unless you like being frustrated beyond anything that has ever pissed you off before in a game! Your teammates will suck and you will lose...A LOT! If the opposing team is shooting over 50% throughout the game forget about a win. Also if you are winning going into the 4th quarter, beware AI CHEESE!!! For instance one game I was up 9 points with 8 minutes left in the 4th quarter...all of sudden the basket had a top on it for every one of my teammates. We couldn't score if our life depended on it. But the opposing team scored 17 straight points!!! 17!!!! For 4 and a half minutes we didn't score a damn point. In fact to make it worse my teammates were making bad passes. Turned over the ball 3 times on bull**** passes and they were shooting some of the worse shots I had ever seen in my life! And get this...NEVER PASSING THE BALL TO ME...even when I called for it.
    Also prepared to be double teamed if you are playing awesome. And it doesn't matter if the opposing team is winning or not. They will still double team your ass no matter what. When in the **** do you see that happening in a NBA game?!?!? When in the 1st quarter does a team who is winning, starts double teaming an opposing player just cause he made 3 of his first 4 shots?!?! I'll tell you when...****ING NEVER!!!!!
    Lets talk about defense. Doesn't exist! In Hall of Fame mode your teammates will let guys just walk on right pass them to the hoop! Forget about boxing out! The AI doesn't even know what the **** that is! In fact you will get out-rebounded on offensive rebounds almost 2 to 1 in almost every...****ing...game!
    Oh you might get on a winning streak, 2 or 3 games...but on a tear of like 8 or 10 games? Never gonna happen. Think you might win that championship in your first season? You might. Maybe 1 out of like 100 tries! Hall of Fame mode is complete BULL****! AI in that mode is complete BULL****!
    Why make difficulty modes? Why not make a basketball that is challenging but also not complete bull**** that still follows the fundamentals of NBA basketball? If you go to a lower difficulty level within a 10 games you will find the game TOO EASY. Go to Hall of Fame mode...you will instantly hate this game. Not because its a terribly game but because of the drastic changes in AI behavior. Its garbage. The game is fun to play and has its moments. But if you are looking for a challenge...look somewhere else. Unless of course you like getting frustrated with your NBA games.
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  5. Jun 26, 2015
    3
    I love nba 2k series. But why i can't connect server! I saw many same problems, but i doesn't see any other fix. Well, they are always caughtI love nba 2k series. But why i can't connect server! I saw many same problems, but i doesn't see any other fix. Well, they are always caught fish do not care, i know it. I found this problem two month ago, and I'm still not solve this problem. Expand
  6. Nov 1, 2014
    1
    Teammates A.I is not included in career mode, they do a massive amount of illegal screens, stupid ball transmissions (for a backcourtTeammates A.I is not included in career mode, they do a massive amount of illegal screens, stupid ball transmissions (for a backcourt violation, or they give the ball to you 0.5s before the buzzer), they take stupid shots, and when they are bored, they simply launch the ball on the opponent in front of them. Controls are terrible especially when it comes to defense, don't expect to stay in front of your man if he moves a little too much. There's a lot of bad collisions when you try to move your player, but the A.I is of course not affected by this. Special moves and shooting are handled by the same stick, resulting in a lot of unexpected shots for the first 10 hours. When you get used to it, it's because you stopped using most of the special moves. Shooting under the basket looks incredibly rigged, I can see 3 or 4 misses in a row at a regular rate. At the opposite, you can chain 3pts or ally-oop easily. You are forced in a 6*4 minutes match in My Team mode, you can't play shorter matches. It's a lot of problems for a 2014 game, too much problems in fact. After a few hours you know the game is not gonna be fun. You try and try again, hoping this is gonna be fun at some time, but the more you play, the more you want a refund, the more you want to uninstall the game and the more you risk to crush your computer. Expand
  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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