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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: 10 out of 35
  2. Negative: 18 out of 35
  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.

    I
    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. Dec 12, 2014
    9
    No way this game should be getting such low scores. Maybe by the time of the release, it had many flaws, but now after the third major patchNo way this game should be getting such low scores. Maybe by the time of the release, it had many flaws, but now after the third major patch it's an excellent game. First the shuttering was really bad, but that was already fixed in the first patch, now, after in the third patch the gameplay and most importantly the responsiveness and reactions of the players was improved, so now it's fun to play again. If you want to have realistic scores and stats during the NBA today or quick matches, you should adjust the sliders, but that was always the case since I can remember the old NBA Live games. But hey, we PC players now have full next-gen NBA game with great modes such as MyCareer (with working multiplayer in MyPark), my GM better than ever (former dynasty/franchise], so really many small add-on within the game that make it complex basketball entertainment.
    Nevertheless, there are 2 things missing in the game which I am dissapointed about; first, there is no option the save the replay and I have no idea why.... Secondly, there is no more the option to create your own team. I was always creating my own decade teams (like the best players from the 70s, 80s, 90s and so on...), but this is no more possible, unfortunately.
    To make a conclusion, NBA 2K11 was the best BBall game ever made but this 15 version is (now after the patches) a superb game too. If you do not have it don't be discouraged by the negative reviews here and get it!
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  3. Oct 18, 2014
    8
    It has many flaws, but NBA 2K is still the best sports franchise of the last years. This time shots and defense are harder to master in "hallIt has many flaws, but NBA 2K is still the best sports franchise of the last years. This time shots and defense are harder to master in "hall of fame" difficulty, and the broadcast experience is better than ever.

    Con sus defectos NBA 2k sigue siendo la mejor franquicia de juegos deportivos de los ultimos tiempos. Los tiros y la defensa es más difícil de controlar, y la atmósfera de una verdadera transmisión de TV está muy bien lograda.
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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 9, 2014
    2
    I preface this review by saying I have only played MyCareer mode, which is the mode I've most enjoyed in the past.

    This game is a
    I preface this review by saying I have only played MyCareer mode, which is the mode I've most enjoyed in the past.

    This game is a cash-grab. That's it.The MyCareer mode has a great feel to it, with regard to the storyline and RPG elements it has. The story-driven career mode seems enjoyable. But there is one massive flaw with the mode: Your player is terrible. Your player is not good at anything and is terrible at everything. The story says you're undrafted, but NBA Scouts wouldn't even look at a player as bad as yours is to start MyCareer.

    To upgrade your player, you need VC, which you can earn very slowly through playing. 2 full days of playing and I got my guy from a 62 Overall to a 64 Overall. But, you can BUY VC! That's the point. They make your player suck so bad so they can sell you VC.

    The controls are horrendous, especially on defense. AI is terrible. The game is just bad. Even as bad as 2K14 was, 2K15 is worse.
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  6. Mar 11, 2015
    1
    I am not a Basketball fan, but I love this game.
    MyCareer is the only mode I play, because, like I said, I have no interest in the NBA
    I am not a Basketball fan, but I love this game.
    MyCareer is the only mode I play, because, like I said, I have no interest in the NBA whatsoever, but this mode is the best way I have ever played a Career Mode in any game before.
    I really love the RPG aspect. And the game itself is never boring and countless times I was under adrenalin like it was a real match and not "just" a game.
    But, and this one is a big but, you have to be always online to have a full game here. Without a connection to the 2k Servers you can only play something like a demo. It is no fun at all.
    Yes we have 2015 and I myself are always on anyway, but I hate to be forced to be online to play a purchased game, only that they can sell there stupid ingame currency (virtual coins).
    Like I said, I am always on anyway and it is a sad trend in recent years so I wouldn't mind it that much.
    The big issue here is, that the 2K Servers are really bad. Like now, there is no connection to them since 3 days (!) which is unacceptable for a game which forces you to always be online. Since 3 days I can't play more than a demo and with me countless players worldwide.
    Besides that, if you use Win 10 you have no way to connect to the Servers all the time!
    I read today, that at the end of this month the Servers for the predecessor 2k14 will be shut down. Which means, that the game 2k15, which I bought last month, will be more than a demo only for a year.
    Because of that and the Server connection fail, I give this great game, which deserves otherwise a 9/10 or even 10/10, a 1/10 rating! And I feel generous for this 1 point.
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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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