Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
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  1. The most well-rounded, entertaining, and error-free hoops offering this season. Plenty of modes and gameplay depth combine with stunning visuals and presentation to make NBA 2K7 this year’s king of the court and a must own for PS3-owning hoops fans.
  2. One of the best basketball titles in recent memory.
  3. 85
    NBA 2K7 is still the best basketball game out there, and it's improved thanks to the SIXAXIS controller, turning an already impressive title into a great one.
  4. Love basketball? NBA 2K7 is all you need. It’s faster, more realistic, and more naturally executed than the competition.
  5. The IsoMotion controls are still difficult to master, and the story-driven 24/7 mode still lacks decent team AI, but these faults pale in comparison to the amount of things Visual Concepts does right with this hoops title.
  6. 80
    Although a few niggles still remain it’s by far the best serious basketball game currently available.
  7. games(TM)
    Easily the best basketball sim on the market. [Apr 2007, p.131]
  8. This year, there's no finer hoops experience to be had on any console.
  9. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    The most authentic sports game available on PS3 at present. [May 2007, p.112]
  10. NBA 2K7 is easily the greatest basketball game ever made regardless of the platform you play it on. It will please NBA fans infinitely and it will make non-fans appreciate the sport even more.
  11. In terms or sheer gameplay and polish we think the crown this year firmly belongs to NBA2K7.
  12. Signature shots, oodles of gameplay modes, feature-rich online play, and great on-court action are just some of the many areas in which NBA 2K7 excels.
  13. PSM Magazine
    Competition or not, there isn't a better PS3 basketball game. [Feb. 2007, p.79]
  14. 80
    The depth of play modes, quality of gameplay and robust online options should have any basketball fan entertained for months.
  15. Pure Magazine UK
    Without doubt the best 'real' basketball game to hit the PS3 but is far from unbeatable because every sports game needs that 'pick up and play' factor to get players hooked. [Apr 2007, p.57]
  16. Play UK
    Most frustrating of all, however, is that the game can be amazing at times. [Issue 148, p.80]
  17. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    All of this makes for a great basketball game that should satisfy the cravings of any hungry Playstation 3-owning basketball fan. [Jan. 2007, p.70]
  18. 80
    There are enough gameplay modes available here to appeal to any basketball fan, whether it be the competitive head-to-head fan, the franchise-loving simulation freak, or even those who can't get enough over-the-top streetball action.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Nov 2, 2010
    The best NBA game series out there, so much so that they have put the NBA Live franchise out of business. This game is really good andThe best NBA game series out there, so much so that they have put the NBA Live franchise out of business. This game is really good and realistic not just in gameplay but the overall feeling of everything related to a basketball game in the NBA. Full Review »
  2. Antti
    Jan 8, 2008
    One of the best NBA games out there. Simple enought to play so that it's still enjoyable after dozen of matches and you still want more.
  3. R.Goins
    Mar 16, 2007
    This Game is just like the real thing. The beginning of the game, halftime reports! The game is better than NBA Live!