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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 28
  2. Negative: 12 out of 28
  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. 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 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. Nov 11, 2014
    6
    Offline: Realistic scores and no getting stuck in animations. The best gameplay in any basketball game's history. Much improved over theOffline: Realistic scores and no getting stuck in animations. The best gameplay in any basketball game's history. Much improved over the embarrassment of 2k14 on PC. Good graphics. Just tone down CPU offensive rebounding and blocking ability, should be set. MyCareer CPU seemingly always hit mid range jump shots (not my matchup, my teammates matchups). Also, YOU CAN'T SIMULATE INTO THE CURRENT NBA SCHEDULE 4 ASSOCIATION (myLeague or GM) anymore. Stat overlays are missing when the commentators talk about who or which team led the NBA in PPG, RPG, etc.

    Online: Terrible. I can't ever find anybody in team-up after waiting for 5 minutes each time. Online quick match is the same person 70% of the time. Never more than 4 occupied courts at once in myPark. 2k servers at fault again separating people for no reason, server browser would've solved this. Rec Center and Stage is seemingly always empty. IF YOU WANT TO PLAY mYPARK, add people to your friends list and join their games. Most of the time for me, my friends' servers always have more people than my "natural" servers when I play by myself.
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  5. OMM
    Oct 9, 2014
    3
    The game is a fraud for PC players. We were promised all of the features of the next gen console and we got none of them. The engine is justThe game is a fraud for PC players. We were promised all of the features of the next gen console and we got none of them. The engine is just off, no feedback, there is really no weight to any of the players, they all feel like they are ice skating. My Player is linked to your ONLINE guy. The pre order bonus VC is not available. The game looks great but plays TERRIBLE. The issues with defense are worst than last year, you cannot stay in front of your guy. The game is basically a dunkfest. My hardware is I-7 3770K@4.6GHz on H20, EVGA 780TI SuperClocked, 16GB of ram and 500GB SSD wtih 400GB free and I 250GB SSD system drive. Expand
  6. Oct 26, 2014
    2
    Is an upgrade form 2K14 even saying much? This game just sucks. Everytime there is an update it just exits you out of the game withoutIs an upgrade form 2K14 even saying much? This game just sucks. Everytime there is an update it just exits you out of the game without warning and you lose your progress while it patches the update. The game is glitch central - you'll be hard pressed to find a game where your entire team doesn't teleport at least once or twice.

    The controls are just plain horrid. It's like I'm playing in an ice rink with the way your guys just slight away from a quick flick of the control stick. My player mode is once again a joke. Try to guard someone and see just how "fun" this game is on defense. Something as simple as being able to follow someone on D is Dark Souls level hard, not because of actual good game design and challenge, but because figuring out the random ass controls is about as unintuitive as it comes. I guess it would be too much to ask for to be able to just oh I don't know.... HAVE YOUR GUY MOVE ALONG WITH WHAT YOUR CONTROL STICK IS TELLING HIM TO DO.

    But no, not in this game. In this game if you have the ball near the top of the 3 point line, and you catch a pass where your control stick was even slightly moving backward, you'll get the "pleasure" of watching your guy run all the way into the backcourt and force a turnover, the whole time your control stick will be pressed forward but it won't do a damn bit of good.

    You'll have the "pleasure" of hitting the block button when someone goes up for a shot, only to have your block register through 2 seconds later, and get minus points for bad block attempt, and letting your man score.

    You'll have the "pleasure" of performing a dribble move to juke a defender, leaving a wide open lane to the basket, only to have the **** un-cancellable animation of your ball handler take the 2 extra seconds it needs to complete, and by that time your guy will be drawn like a magnet back to his defender.

    It is the worst controls I think I've ever had the displeasure of having to deal with in a sports game. They've never been good, but this **** company seems to somehow top their awfulness with each successive release of the game.

    Nothing makes sense in the my player mode either, as per usual with this franchise. When it's time to sub-in, you have to wait to watch the next play before you get to come in, and it's always whomever get's the rebound, randomly calling a timeout. Makes total sense, right? What a great feature, having your gameplay delayed just to watch the absolutely retarded AI retardly play against each other for a possession, followed by a retardedly called timeout, just so you can get in and watch your guy retardedly try and follow what you input into the controls.

    The game fails on so many levels, but hey, they paid off the review sites so people will keep buying their awful product. Such is the modern state of gaming. Yay.
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  7. Nov 13, 2014
    0
    The game is completely bugged. Gameplay isn't as reality. You can't play normal.Graphic maybe looks is better, but not it's too bugged. IThe game is completely bugged. Gameplay isn't as reality. You can't play normal.Graphic maybe looks is better, but not it's too bugged. I don't recommend it anyone. And optimisation is on low level. Expand

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