NBA 2K13 PlayStation 3

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 100 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 100
  2. Negative: 10 out of 100
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  1. Dec 21, 2012
    3
    Having played NBA 2K11 until I wore my disc out, I was really looking forward to the latest incarnation. I did try 2K12 and was sorely disappointed by the anemic game play. In that respect, 2K13 does not disappoint. Forget about skill points and VC. Your elite MyPlayer which you painstakingly took time to build/max out, will still fatigue by the third quarter (despite purchasing a uselessHaving played NBA 2K11 until I wore my disc out, I was really looking forward to the latest incarnation. I did try 2K12 and was sorely disappointed by the anemic game play. In that respect, 2K13 does not disappoint. Forget about skill points and VC. Your elite MyPlayer which you painstakingly took time to build/max out, will still fatigue by the third quarter (despite purchasing a useless "Gatorade Pack." Your ferocious dunks will look like anything you'll see at a pick-up game. If you have a 99 speed rating and run out on a fast-break, a center or power forward will chase you down. If you're up by 20 midway through the fourth quarter, your team will collectively have amnesia and forget how to pass, shoot and play defense. I'm assuming this is to balance the game or add drama? Graphics are awful, plain and simple. Don't believe me? Pop in a copy of 2K11 and be stunned by the difference. Not only does it look better, it plays smoother, feels more natural and is just plain better. 2K13 graphics are washed out, amateurish garbage. Look at a dunking player and please explain how the person who designed that animation, still has a job. There are some added features that I love (social media, better commentary) and some I didn't (The music selection. VC? Really? I see EA has taken over). Bugs from 2K11 are still in 2K13. How does that happen? The All-Star Voting bug is still there after two iterations. Laughable.

    I will look elsewhere for a solid NBA game next year.
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  2. Oct 5, 2012
    2
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Concept is not too bad. game play doesn't seem to be as good as 2K12. Music is terrible... Which I thought it'd be better with JayZ being involved. Last but not least the game freezes on me every time I try to get out of the first game I've played with my new player. Very frustrating! I've had to play the first game like 4 times now. Ive finally give up. im thinking about returning it and using the $60 on something else... I'm kinda disappointed. Expand
  3. kb8
    Jul 16, 2014
    0
    This game is SOOOOOOOOOO BAAADDD!!!!!! I cannot even begin to explain how annoying it is!!!!! It is so unrealistic! I've never played such a bad game in my life. The rebounding is absolutely ABSURD!!! I put in Shaquille Oneal and Roy Hibbert together and they were outrebounded by the Orlando Magic (they do not have Dwight Howard)!!!! I honestly think they might pay their critics to giveThis game is SOOOOOOOOOO BAAADDD!!!!!! I cannot even begin to explain how annoying it is!!!!! It is so unrealistic! I've never played such a bad game in my life. The rebounding is absolutely ABSURD!!! I put in Shaquille Oneal and Roy Hibbert together and they were outrebounded by the Orlando Magic (they do not have Dwight Howard)!!!! I honestly think they might pay their critics to give them good reviews because I have never heard someone say a single good thing about it in person. This game SUCKS!!!!!!!! Worst game I have EVER played!!!! Expand
  4. Apr 4, 2013
    3
    This game is ok but there is a lot of things wrong with it. First my team mates always miss wide open shots, second it feels like the game is cheating you, the computer will make some type of crazy layup then you will miss a wide open jump shot. Also your team mates never pass it to you when you cut and your wide open and your center and power forward like to stand around on the 3 pointThis game is ok but there is a lot of things wrong with it. First my team mates always miss wide open shots, second it feels like the game is cheating you, the computer will make some type of crazy layup then you will miss a wide open jump shot. Also your team mates never pass it to you when you cut and your wide open and your center and power forward like to stand around on the 3 point line. Computer does a lot of random alley oops that are nearly impossible to stop. Expand
Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 26
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 26
  3. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Play UK
    Nov 27, 2012
    88
    Physical, fast and brutal. [Issue#224, p.82]
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Nov 15, 2012
    80
    It makes you feel more of a baller than wearing shades indoors. [Dec 2012, p.110]
  3. Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    Nov 12, 2012
    92
    This year it isn't just about your basketball skills, it's also about how popular you can become. A Twitter feed will let you know what fans are saying about your last game and you can capture some hearts by showing up at charity events. [November 2012, p.74]