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6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 35
  2. Negative: 9 out of 35

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Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

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  1. Yes, NBA 2K9 is great. While Living Rosters and Five-on-Five online are noteworthy additions to the franchise, the game doesn’t feature much new stuff besides those two options. Instead, Visual Concepts tweaked, improved and continued to build upon several aspects the franchise has been accustomed to deliver year after year. It’s definitely good to see the improvement especially after the less-stellar 2K8. NBA 2K9 is the closest you will get to the NBA world and it’s definitely worth every penny.
  2. 67
    While this will probably be embraced by the fans, it’s just a little too realistic for its own good, and as such isn’t as fun as it could be. Anyone considering looking for a change could start this year.
  3. The slickest and toughest basketball game of the year. [Dec 2008, p.84]