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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 127 Ratings

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  2. Negative: 58 out of 127

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  1. Oct 2, 2013
    I cannot believe... This is exactly the same game as NBA 2k13 in every aspect. Same movement, same animations, same menu, same dunks, same passes, same replays. Only the line ups are different.. Do not waste your money on this. Probably the next gen version will be much better, and thats all that counts in this year.
  2. Oct 5, 2013
    This is 2K13 version 1.1 for an extra $60. Dont waste your money. They must have put all of the stops into the next gen version of the game because i dont see any of the stops here. It doesnt even run smoothly on the Xbox. Are they deleting reviews?
  3. Oct 1, 2013
    This game is almost identical as last years version as far as looks and My Player. I was really disappointed when i got this. but maybe they are holding back for next gen. The controls are awkward and while there is some improvements on how it feels I cant get past the lack of effort on 2k's part. They obviously didnt read anyones "WISH LISTS" on My Plater. I certainly hope they improve all of this on Next Gen, if not. Its on to NBA LIVE 14. So do yourself a favor and just save your 60 dollars and keep playing 2K13, ohh by the way all that VC you bought last year doesn't transfer. So yeah save your hard earned money. Expand
  4. Oct 3, 2013
    It looks like the exact same thing as 2k13. They haven't changed much and it's obvious that there was a tremendous lack of effort on the current generation games.
  5. Oct 5, 2013
    It seemed absolutely identical to last years NBA 2K13, until I actually played it. Defense is better than ever, much more challenging, more modes than 2K13 and the improvements they made make this game the best basketball simulation ever.
  6. Oct 9, 2013
    This game is absolute garbage. First off, I am one of the highest ranked players on nba2k13 and 12. The gameplay is lackadaisical and inconsistent in this version. The career mode and franchise modes are exactly the same as last years. There is nothing new that is positive on this game. The controls are changed up and not for the better. Do not listen to the BS reviews by the paid out magazines and critics. If you already have NBA2k13, you will be wasting your money getting this one. Expand
  7. Oct 8, 2013
    I really blame myself on buying this franchise again, there's no drastic changes of this game, it is almost identical on the past series, i hope 2k games better off create some new modes that someone who buys it makes them hapy about, i only see the changes of the game is the minimal texture in every rosters. I think its time to switch at NBA live 14
  8. Oct 1, 2013
    I learned my lesson after buying NBA 2k12, only to have ALL online features shut off the moment 2k13 was released. It's a rare thing indeed to find a game company that cares even less about the buyers than EA, but Sega apparently is one of those few. The sad thing is, the games are good, but I'm not going to give them any more of my money if that's the way they treat their customers.
  9. Nov 7, 2013
    Terrible. Extremely terrible. I play this game for mycareer mode and I don't understand how the developers could make something kinda good really bad its almost impossible to score when I'm down in the 4th quarter when i try to steal or block the ball my hand goes straight through ball. This game was a big disappointment. A game full of frustration.
  10. Feb 20, 2014
    Honestly this game can be a lot of fun. But has so much problems. MyCareer mode is the exact same, just they took out the celebrities. There are blocking calls left and right, when you shoot a three pointer in the corner, if it is A+ quality according to the shot feedback, it will miss. Sometimes, after you finish a game you did well on with maybe 10 minute quarters, so you've played about 30 minutes, the 2k sports servers are down, so your game didn't happen. And you will need to replay it if its a key game. Why does an offline mode need online connection? So you can use real money to buy their virtual currency. Blacktop mode locks the best players and if you buy them and the servers go down, you can't play with them. I give it a 6 because it is fun. But so annoying. Expand
  11. Oct 15, 2013
    First off you kids need to start being patient and realize that the console generation isn't going to blow your mind with graphics so get off that and anyways the graphics look good and clean. For all those saying its just like 2k13 are wrong Soo wrong. First game I played I was playing like 13 and messing up. And frustrated but get a few games in and you see the differences. Some of the user reviewers obviously haven't played the game just watched a you tube video because nothing is the same the animations are great. You can feel the. Weight of each player and when you got a mismatch you can exploit it is exciting. Also when you dunk on this game you feel you earned it. I've played ten or so games with the Heat and. DWade only has like two dunks sweet layups but not many dunks. And the post game don't even start this is how it should have always worked and it finally came together. The pro stick moves finally work and I feel I have control of my dribble moves similar to NBA Live 10 which used to be my fav until this beauty of a game came out. Finally the defense has seen some major improvements its like 2K listened to me personally and made the perfect bball game. I love it and I know next gen graphics will crush this game but how many years until it plays this good let's hope quick but I have my doubts. Until then though this is my all time game and I'll see you online if you're on I'm Shawnomite PSN I'd. Oh yeah almost forgot the flashy passing is great and really let's me know you trolls haven't played it they are SWEET!!! Expand
  12. Oct 1, 2013
    as far as a game on its own 2k is the best out it feels fluid defense is much improved the game just feels much better my only beed is i play RPG's and with those RPG's you usually get an expansion anywhere from 10-40 dollars and there is a lot of new gratifying game enhancing content. I can't blame 2k though because they know the consumer will buy their game full price but for all of these improvements 2k14 feels like an expansion to me rather than a whole new game...with today's technology 2k could of released an expansion gave us another year of online support with rosters and charged 40 bucks and i think this game would of sold like crazy plus the next gen version is coming next month....that will be a full 60 bucks and well worth it so i feel like 2k would of made tons of money.

    But like i said earlier i cannot blame 2k because they know their fans will buy their game for 60 dollars and why not maximize profits from a business stand point?

    But all in all 2k14 is the best basketball game i've played i'm not a huge fan of the new stick but i might just need to get use to it i played 2k13 all the way up to 10/1 and still enjoyed so it will take time for me to not be able to hold the stick for longer crossovers and instead have to use flicks because holding results in some form of a shot....

    Pros- Really Fluid, improved solid defense, scoring is better also
    Cons-Looks identical to 2k13 besides menus (even though 2k13 did not look bad), feels like 2k held something back maybe they went all in for the next gen version of the game, not many new customization options for my player barely any new tattoos or accessories or haircuts(this can be fixed with patches...if any other cons including some mentioned they can be fixed with updates tho or patches so not all hope is lost

    Worth the buy especially if your not upgrading to ps4 this year because you will get tons of gaming hours just like in 2k13 so it is worth the 60 dollars in that sense on its own 2 feet but comparing it to 2k13 its too close to be worth 60...40 dollars would of been a much better price
  13. Oct 5, 2013
    The game is amazing. i'm a NBA gamer since early 90' and since I play NBA2k every day since 2k8. 2k14 seems to look like 2k13 but it's way more improved then the last years edition. He defense is finally really good. That was my main hope for this year. The players body model looks way better and there are a lot of new animations. MyCareer mode has not been improved in a way I was hoping for but still it's good. But the PRO's play Association, right? Playing this mode is much more fun and complex by the improvements of defense and using screens. Now having Tony Allen or Iggy matters more than having Novak or another shooter on the team! Finally I can build a balanced team and not only focus on offense which was the case in 2k13. I know we all were hoping for more changes this year. If they changed the menu would that change something? Does Fifa14 has much changed since Fifa13? if you're NBa junkie like me, buy NBA2k14 it's the best sports game ever. Expand
  14. Oct 3, 2013
    Simply the best, Visual Concepts seems to give us a quality NBA 2k14 this year and intends to rely on it for entertainment obviously very successful, on a slightly more intuitive gameplay and the presence of European teams rather interesting. Remains to be seen what care has been given to the next-gen versions.
  15. Oct 12, 2013
    I wanted to believe this game wasn't going to turn out like 2k13 but with a few tweaks, thats what i WANTED to believe, but thats all it is 2k13 2.0 dont buy unless this is your first 2k game since 2k12
  16. Nov 11, 2013
    Keep in mind this review is written by one of the biggest 2k13 fans out there. That being said 2k really F'd this game up, its obviously rushed. They destroyed the shot stick by putting in that pro pass stick. all of the graphics are literally almost identical besides LeBrons face. And they don't have team USA or the Dream Team. Don't waste your time buying this game.
  17. Nov 16, 2013
    I'm a hardcore 500 plus game NBA 2K13 player, loved it.
    This game is a disgrace, unfinished looking graphics, terrible glitches, mind glowingly awful AI. It looks like the graphics are from 2K10
    MyCareer (mode I play) has been destroyed. If you want to watch Durant miss 5 10-foot jumpers in a row because the computer decides it cannot be beaten in the 4th, while CPU bench schrubs drain
    40ft 3s at will, every other possession be a shooting foul and like 20+Goal tends a game. Spend your money
    Never been so angry or felt so ripped off by a game. 2K should be ashamed of doing this to their fans.
  18. Nov 18, 2013
    So glad I didn't buy this game. I rented it once from RedBox instantly knew I hated it. To many blocking fouls, goaltendings, and missed wide open jumpshots. Its nearly impossible to dribble towards the basket without losing the ball. Shooting sucks and I dont like how theres no drop step or freestyle dribble stick. Free throws also suck. They basically ruined shooting in my opinion they made it harder. Shot IQ is pointless. I CANT even count on 2 hands how many wide open "Excellent A+" dont make it. DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON THIS HORRIBLE GAME... Drake- Started from the bottom is the best part of the game Expand
  19. Feb 25, 2014
    I could just copy and paste my review from 2K13 since not much has changed. Those of you who defend the game for it's realism may want to explain the seemingly endless alley-oops and tipped passes that ALWAYS end up being grabbed by the opposing team. Try to guard a player off the ball and suddenly a magical force field pushes you out of the way and you're getting threes rained down on your head. Playing hard D is NEVER rewarded in this game. If your player happens to roller-skate his way into passing lane (despite having maxed stats), you can get a steal. There is a lot to like here (better passing, presentation) and I can overlook a lot of this stuff if I had any inkling that 2K cared about the PS3 version. Looking in the forums and all the attention that next gen has gotten and it's pretty easy to see that this is now abandonware. Expand
  20. Oct 24, 2013
    Broken online mode. 3 points is killing 1v1 matches. This game is Call of Duty in Sport Sims. All money spend on ADs. Game dont have any changes in this year too.
  21. Oct 8, 2013
    This game is basically an upgrade to 2k13. Introducing.... NBA 2k13s Really, there aren't many changes between these two series at all. The noticeable changes are: - Music (considerably better) - Graphics (much better) - Menu theme (pointless) - LeBron James mode (It's so stupid, I forgot how it's actually called) - New Roster - Bug Fixes I'm not disappointed, but I wanted better. Expand
  22. Oct 8, 2013
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. NBA 2K14 is a great game. It is very similar to NBA 2K13 except the game play is a lot better. In NBA 2K13 you could just dunk over anyone and it was dumb. Also you couldn't play defense. Another thing is that the online was awful for my player, way to many join your friends game errors and too much lag. Well guess what they fixed everything for that. Everyone just can't appreciate how real basketball is supposed to be played and is whining that it's the same game. If your complaining about the game just get NBA Live 14 because i'm sticking with this game. Now all they have to do is make a way to play career mode online with your friends (SPOILER). Expand
  23. i50
    Oct 15, 2013
    The most realistic NBA ever released. New moves, new gameplay, intelligene in defence. And this is NOT the same game as NBA 2K13. Just open your eyes people.
  24. Oct 15, 2013
    yes the game looks like 2k13, and yes the menus and my player mode look almost identical. even tho lebron is great this whole game is to revolved around him. i would like my player to be more like 2k10 or 2k11(best 2k ever) in terms of being drafted based on multiple games instead of one game at the garden which doesnt even nake sense, even tho i got drafted 5th overall this time.

    terms of gameplay im on da fence. the game is smooth, no lag, no choppyness, very free flowing. however i thought the creators would of learned from 2k12(worst 2k ever) that you can not make a game so real to the point were if the ball hits off of anyone's body part you loose it. many of times im playing 2k14, and someone feels the need to turn it into a football match at the line of scrimmage, ive had the basketball kneed, elbowed, headbutted and even butt fumbled away from me at least 12 times a game.

    the pro stick is a good idea but i dont think there was anything wrong with 2k13.s controls. stepback jumpshots and certain crossovers seem like your putting in a cheat code to attempt it. but the flashy passer is a dope idea i like the fact that you cant cheese with the spin layup like 2k13. only one way to to dunks with the computer choosing which dunks they want to do for you is no bueno, example blake griffin back a two hand dunk and places the ball on his back in the half court offense can be knocked out of his hands by anybody

    they put shot blocking in the game which is a great plus, dont kno why they ever took it out. but my biggest problem with 2k14 is the fact that AI does not respect perimeter players with out the ball. any and all perimeters player go unguarded on the perimeter for some strange reason. which is a big no-no because ive dropped 30+ with players like jason terry, kevin martin, derrick williams, vince carter, ben gordon, and even gerald green because off ball players have enough room to catch and shoot uncontested. and just like how i do it opponents do it as well even if you play the comp on hall of fame they dont gaurd you even if the person gets hot.
  25. Oct 23, 2013
    I Have always loved the nba 2k games but i have to say this years installment was a complete disappointment. my favorite mode is career and they ruined it with awful AI for your team and crazy limitations on your players stats. The controls are different and although shooting layups on fast breaks is easier and dunks are now block able ever other feature has gotten worse in the game play. overall i wasted my money on this game when last years installment was one of my favorite sports games ever this one did not live up to my hopes Expand
  26. Oct 23, 2013
    Pretty much the weakest 2k ever! Y'all should slap the out yourselves and do better next time! Worst game ever I will never buy a 2k game again!!!!!!!!
  27. Nov 12, 2013
    My biggest pet peeve with Nba 2k14 is the fact that the game penalizes those of us who use the button to shoot. I have missed more shots than I have made... Until I tried using the shot stick. SMH
  28. Nov 11, 2013
    I really appreciate you guys changing the alley hoop from the 2k13 configuration but I wish you guys would have left the circle as the hop step and spin dunk other than that 2k have been running it when it comes to basketball. P.S WHAT HAPPEN TO 2K COLLEGE HOOPS PLEASE BRING IT BACK
  29. Nov 22, 2013
    Wow is 2K tite. Have you ever banged out on the blacktop? Just holler at Kriz & Kross on the court.
    P.S. don't forget to bring ur NBA tee if you're tryin to join the squad.
  30. Nov 23, 2013
    Ii haven't reallly been able to get into the gam fully, but NBA 2k14 seems like a great game with many features. I might think its better since I recently upadted from a Wii to a PS3, but almost every time I've played the game, I've had a great time. i would defiantly recommend buying his game.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Jan 3, 2014
    NBA 2K14 introduces a deeper and more advanced steering, which is welcome for all of us who don’t manage the more tactic side of the game. Prostick is a great addition and NBA 2K14 is a game that grows the more you invest in it and the more you know about the sport.
  2. Nov 14, 2013
    Outside of the new animations, it's hard to see where NBA 2K14 has really advanced ahead of last year's outing. [Issue#141, p.112]
  3. Still the best basketball franchise out there. Avoids greatness due to a smattering of visual bugbears. [December 2013, p79]