Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Another year, another solid effort from 2K Sports. NBA 2K10 maintains its dominance of basketball video games once again, and the developers are clearly not resting on their laurels.
  2. It's tough to choose between this and NBA Live 10, but in this reviewer's opinion, NBA 2K10 wins at the buzzer.
  3. Creating new players with your buddies and forming online crews to play five-on-five matches against other crews is cool. [Dec 2009, p.74]
  4. So with an incredibly polished game like this, it is no wonder that NBA 2K10 still holds its own against EA’s juggernaut.
  5. The best b'ball game of the season, but still not perfect. [Christmas 2009, p.90]
  6. Loyal to the game of basketball in every possible way. There are more offensive options than one can even imagine to use and new defensive controls are a great addition. My Player mode is the best career mode in sports games so far. However, there are some issues with camera angles and a couple of awkward glitches that need to be fixed. [Nov 2010]
  7. Great graphics, amazing gameplay and awesome value are the key words in NBA 2K10. This is a game franchise that improves every year.
  8. A great, but not perfect game.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Sep 7, 2010
    Coming from a person that doesn't enjoy sports games that much (mainly because i think that they are the same game each year,) I had a lot of fun with this. It is very realistic and fun. There are many game modes. Some i still haven't touched because i have been playing the other game modes. First of all there is your everyday exhibition game. The gameplay works well with very few glitches. There were a few instances where there was some slow down but this does not happen a lot so it is not a major problem. The season mode is pretty self explanatory. You're a team that goes through a season or two. The weird thing, and i didn't notice this until halfway through the season, the other teams will accept any trade offer unless you turn the setting off. Overall this mode works well and this is probably where you will spend the most time. Then there is the my player mode. You create a player to try to make an NBA team. This is all good in theory but there are some major setbacks. You can call for one pass and it will bring down your game grade for excessive pass calling. It is also very hard to make your player good. It takes awhile but after you make your player good, you are going to be on a team in no time. Full Review »
  2. Nov 9, 2011
    It is fun to play as your favorite NBA team to compete with, but the real fun begins when you create your own NBA player and make him the best player ever. Full Review »
  3. Jul 5, 2011
    This game is very good. I've also played NBA Live 10 and I can tell you this game is much, much better than NBA Live 10. The My Player mode is great, The only problem is the online. Full Review »