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  • Summary: NBA 2K14 promises to raise the bar yet again, providing the best basketball gaming experience for legions of sports fans and gamers around the world.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Nov 22, 2013
    91
    Quotation forthcoming.
  2. Needless to say, NBA 2K14 has set the bar extremely high for sports games on PS4. It plays just as well as its PS3 underling, and even if you’re not a super hardcore sports fan we’d recommend a purchase simply to use it as a visual showcase for your new PS4. It never fails to put a jaw on the floor. [Christmas 2013, p83]
  3. Dec 6, 2013
    90
    In this next gen' era filled with crappy ports, NBA 2K14 is an exception, a great example with brand new graphics engine allowing impressive graphics. Visual Concepts's Basketball sim delivers graphics never seen in a sport games, and gives a meaning to the term next gen' on par with Killzone : Shadow fall and Battlefield 4. But beyond impressive graphics NBA 2K14 keeps touching perfection in terms of gameplay, still as precise as ever, with a game experience still more satisfying due to the very well done AI. You still don't know what game to buy for your PS4 or your Xbox One? Think again.
  4. Dec 6, 2013
    88
    While EAs next gen basketball is embarrassing, 2K shows them how it’s done. It plays authentic, it looks fantastic, which makes watching the games a lot of fun. If you like Basketball you’ll be entertained for months – even if the online games are a little bumpy and you don’t get all the modes you are used to.
  5. Dec 6, 2013
    85
    NBA 2K14 has the ‘wow’ factor. With dribbling and scoring three pointers, NBA promises and delivers. Still, 2K promised us a complete new game on the next-gen consoles, but it can’t keep its promise, because the next-gen version is literally the same on the current-gen.
  6. Dec 5, 2013
    80
    Even if you already bought the last-gen edition, the stunning visuals and accompanying glimpse into where this series is headed are worth the upgrade.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 59
  2. Negative: 25 out of 59
  1. Nov 17, 2013
    10
    Honestly NBA 2k14 is the BEST BASKETBALL SIMULATION EVER!!! However, if I was being a severe critic of realism I could say that the old school days of arcade NBA Jam style are still alive & well in this version of 2k. This, for Me, makes this My ATF (All-Time Fav) hoops game, & on the PS4 it's just absolutely gorgeous. The only gripe for true purists will be the over-the-top WWEish MyCareer mode which includes cheesy cut-scenes & the innately annoying knack for your counterpart to always be catching fire & carrying his team to an unrealistic degree. Having said that, when you're dropping 20 & 10 in your rookie showcase game you can understand the developers pushing your competition. For those who enjoyed catching fire in the heyday of NBA Jam you'll LOVE 2k14's varying levels of getting "ON FIRE!!", including defensively if you make a few good plays on D (steals, blocks, etc). The visuals are stunning, presentation is as realistic as I've ever seen & they even use the Real Voice feature to have real coaches & players during interviews. The online is a different twist on park hoops which allows you to watch & join games going on live by calling "next". There's more modes than you'll even have time for which makes for an overwhelmingly awesome full package. NBA 2k14 is the Best Basketball Game Ever. Good luck NBA Live!!! lol Expand
  2. Jun 4, 2014
    9
    NBA2k14 is a noticeable improvement from the previous versions of the series. The players look real and the effort put into this is amazing. The gameplay has a few bugs but generally feels smooth and is really fun. The downside is the MyCareer mode that is horribly cheesy and is too embarrassing to play. If you're an nba fan you must buy this game. Expand
  3. Jan 1, 2014
    8
    Phenomenal graphics, somewhat dumb AI while playing quick games. Same game as you would expect with minor tweaks. The online however is unplayable at the moment but 2k servers have always been terrible leaving 2pt or for a 8 out of 10 Expand
  4. Jan 20, 2014
    6
    I love the graphics, but I really do not like how I have to use the vc points to actually do anything in the game, the 3pt shot is too easy, we should be able to fast forward through the cut-sceens, and in online play I can't even play with certain players cuz they are not on the roster for some reason Expand
  5. Feb 12, 2014
    3
    This game is so ANNOYING and RIDICULOUS when it comes to MyPlayer Packs!!! I spend good money on MYTEAM PACKS everyday to get amazing players yet it repeaingly gives me the SAME players constantly!! I have paid over 300$ on these packs and still have NOT gotten nearly as many players as I need/want!! This is so outrageous, I shouldn't have to spend my money to get the SAME players back to back!! This needs to be fixed ASAP!! This is not fair to anyone who wants better players! It is not fair to those kids who are struggling with money and their mothers buy them a pack but the kids get let down because they get the SAME PLAYERS!! I have zero patience for this anymore!! I understand the players are selected at random and every once in a while I understand for the same players to appear twice.. But EVERYTIME is straight up ridiculous!!! This game should be fair especially when I'm paying extra money but yet it continues to be UNFAIR!! I'm not buying anymore packs until this is FIXED!!! Expand
  6. Dec 29, 2013
    1
    17 years and 150,000 man hours for this? A broken, glitched, works half the time, piece of garbage. This game is not worth your hard-earned $60. The servers are the worst in the industry and are constantly down, making it impossible to play any of the game modes. The customer service is crap, 2K says next to nothing about what is wrong with the game and when they will fix it. It is clear to me now that 2K cares nothing about its fans who have supported them for years. This game was a money grab. Should not have bought it.

    Save yourself the anxiety, stress, and money. Don't buy this game!
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  7. Jun 25, 2014
    0
    The game was repetitive, boring, has mediocre graphics, bad character creation, no value in making the game any more difficult, and nothing new is ever added to the table In terms of gameplay. So in my opinion NBA 2K 14 is a dud of all the great games that came out in 2013 showing the lack of respect that 2K sports shows it's fans. Expand

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