NBA 2K14 PlayStation 4

Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
Buy On
  1. Dec 11, 2013
    60
    The inclusion of microtransactions and the need for an internet connection have a major impact on how easy it is to recommend this game. Still, it’s the best basketball game on the market.
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 373 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 66
  2. Negative: 31 out of 66
  1. Dec 6, 2013
    1
    Always on-line game except for "Quick Game" option. Servers down for days, can't play the game. No words from 2K about this issue. Who caresAlways on-line game except for "Quick Game" option. Servers down for days, can't play the game. No words from 2K about this issue. Who cares about next gen graphics if you just can't play Full Review »
  2. Nov 23, 2013
    2
    Pros: Amazing Graphics, My GM mode is fun, and Myplayer is better than last year (kinda)

    Cons: -VC system is in every aspect of this
    Pros: Amazing Graphics, My GM mode is fun, and Myplayer is better than last year (kinda)

    Cons:

    -VC system is in every aspect of this game. Why pay $60 tax for a game when you have to pay, or play at an incredibly slow pace. On average im earning 150-200 vc per myplayer game when alot of things cost in the thousands
    -My GM mode while its great, is missing so many features from the mode, association, it replaces.
    -Myplayer is fun and all but its scripted. This year you have this computer created "rival" who will most likely get drafted ahead of you, regardless of stats. Plus random event kill this game mode for me
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  3. Dec 17, 2013
    3
    VERY DISAPPOINTING. NBA 2K13 was decent (relatively), but other than visually, 2K14 is, at best more of the same drivel and probably, moreVERY DISAPPOINTING. NBA 2K13 was decent (relatively), but other than visually, 2K14 is, at best more of the same drivel and probably, more accurately, a big step over and back...or just simply back(wards). No quick passing (instead "flashy passing", which is slower and results in turnovers about 1/3 of the time), convoluted (even more, forget about franchise, you'll spend most of your time tapping X to get through simulated owner conversations...ludicrous, and then trying to "earn" tokens to unlock basic features) interface and menus, player jerseys that dance to the beat for some modern (anti) family related reason (maybe NBA starting squads are actually doing synchronized pec-flexes and I just missed the TNT segment, or maybe it's just a programming glitch, IDK...yeah right!), and complete crap-shoot gameplay..players pass up or miss wide open jumpers, lay-ups, dunks, passes and lanes to the basket about ten times more often than not. How a game can be both so technical and so garbage at the same time makes your brain hurt. I'm looking forward to receiving my copy of LIVE 14, which does look disappointing visually, especially for a game 4 years in development essentially, but if the game play is even 25% better than 2K (or even as good as LIVE 09 or 10...with updated rosters) I won't be disappointed. To me the whole NBA2K vs (or lack of) NBA Live and MADDEN vs (or lack of) NFL2K symbolizes everything that is wrong with our "capitalism won the cold war" society...EA hasn't had to complete with anyone, for going on a decade, with a gridiron football game, and as such Madden hasn't been good, and has gotten consistently worse since about 2005, and 2K hasn't had to compete with anyone for almost half a decade, hence NBA2K is all style and no substance (Humanity has been so hollowed out...over 1 MILLION dead Iraqi civilians or 48 hours from the start of NUCLEAR ARMAGEDDON in Syria last summer can't compete with Janet Jackson's flabby TIT-TAY or Miley Cyrus's flat BOOT-TAY...PATHETIC)...AND almost no one can even see that although the graphics are good (...her face is pretty/she used to have a body, lol...and her brother might not have ever touch a child beyond a hug, and they just tried to assassinate his character and then his life literally, because he tried to tell us what was up...just JFK, MLK, and RFK...when will you wake up, or do you prefer these digital dreams?...don't Imagine Dragons, imagine Jack Kennedy's brain alchemically transformed into red mist and scaled up to 4K courtesy of Sony Corp. and Mr. Zapruder...and the CIA with some old school video editing...or don't bother imagining because they're both real...just like the fact that there was a documented bullet hole on the windshield of Kennedy's limo and a hundred other things proving a second (and probably third, fourth filfth shooter and dragons) are real (and while we're at it, the TWIN TOWERS' neighbor, BUILDING 7, reached 100% of FREEFALL VELOCITY on Sept L-Eventh, proving that, due the fact that it had 84 structural columns and 2 or 3 nearly burnt out fires, it was DEMOLISHED, meaning it was AN INSIDE JOB...do a little mental experiment on that, and then on the bigger thing...that Kennedy's death and the events on that day about a dozen years ago must have been orchestrated by folks who claim to be "your government" mean for what sort of world you actually find yourself breathing in...for the time being, mean), there is no substance. Furthermore, from what I have read, 2K has basically made their basketball game online only...even for OFFLINE modes with an after the fact patch which conflicts with contractual claims published on the package, this wallows in lameness. As a gamer (though it is just a game, $60+ buys a lot of chicken feed, relatively speaking), I wouldn't mind seeing EA get back 'in the game' with regard to basketball sims and 2K get back in the game of American football...when there's competition, everybody wins (well, at least 99% of us do, lol...puck the one purse scent), better yet, let there be 3 or more major sports game producers (just like political parties), then perhaps the stale (slave) mate would be broken. So puck 2K (for NBA-TOO-GEI), puck EA (for the MADDENING), puck the DUMBOCRATS (for OSAMACARE), and puck the RETARDLICANS (for CORPORATE PERSONHOOD). Viva Humanity and Our Creator, and the Bill of Rights and what and who it was really intended to stand for...Human Beings of any all Tones, and what we can experience and achieve with absolute indivisible individual freedom, vitally voluntary cooperation, and constrained and constructive competition...what I (and a few others, known as "Founding Fathers") hold to be SELF EVIDENT. God bless all free thinking People, and God save all others, Amen. Full Review »