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  • Summary: NBA 2K15 features approximately 5,000 new animations, new defensive AI, shooting systems, new team-specific play sets, and more control over rebounding, steals, and blocks. New game broadcast presentation hosted by Ernie Johnson and Shaq O'Neal delivers commentary and analysis to the action.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. Oct 7, 2014
    93
    NBA 2K15 can be considered better than its predecessor, whose quality was already great. It keeps the same excellent technical level, adding some - really necessary - menu design improvements and deeper modes. The MVP of the genre is here.
  2. Oct 18, 2014
    90
    It may have some online problems at the moment, but it's still the best sports game around. Period. With impressive graphics and a sharp gameplay, NBA 2K15 is still the king of the court.
  3. Nov 18, 2014
    90
    Another step closer to the perfect basketball game, and this year the beards are so life like, you really will want to stroke them.
  4. Jan 9, 2015
    85
    The latest rendition of the series does not introduce many changes to the gameplay, but offers so much content, that it’s almost impossible to play it all. [13/2014, p.72]
  5. Nov 16, 2014
    84
    It's accomplished, accurate and fun, but there are a few underlying problems. Still, purely as a basketball game, there isn't anything out there that's better than this. [Issue#250, p.58]
  6. Oct 16, 2014
    80
    I wish that NBA 2K15 didn’t have the netcode issues it has. Without them this would be a (pardon the pun) slamdunk purchase for all basketball fans.
  7. Oct 10, 2014
    60
    NBA 2K15 delivers a solid core basketball experience, particularly with MyCareer mode, which features real-life NBA player voices. But the game ties too much of the experience to its shoddy online component, which sabotages the experience—and even makes the game literally unplayable at times.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 71
  2. Negative: 16 out of 71
  1. Oct 7, 2014
    10
    Their is a huge difference in this 2k and the others. It is a completely new experience. With all the features will keep your face glued toTheir is a huge difference in this 2k and the others. It is a completely new experience. With all the features will keep your face glued to the TV screen Expand
  2. Oct 8, 2014
    10
    Best basketbal game ever. Every sports game need to look like NBA 2K15; graphic is amazing, player model look amazing, gameplay is excellent.Best basketbal game ever. Every sports game need to look like NBA 2K15; graphic is amazing, player model look amazing, gameplay is excellent. Sport GOTY. Expand
  3. Jan 20, 2015
    9
    Overall good game. The players and coaches look really good, good graphics. Gm mode, franchise mode, league mode, and my career are all cool.Overall good game. The players and coaches look really good, good graphics. Gm mode, franchise mode, league mode, and my career are all cool. Also the player ratings aren't that bad but you can just adjust them anyway".............. Expand
  4. Jan 12, 2015
    8
    NBA 2K15 is the youngest Spawn of the Basketball-Simulation dominating series.
    It is great, is the best Basketball game out there, it looks
    NBA 2K15 is the youngest Spawn of the Basketball-Simulation dominating series.
    It is great, is the best Basketball game out there, it looks great, sounds great and feels great... as did NBA 2K14, 13, 12, 11...
    But is there a real leap? A reason why NBA 2K15 is better than 14?... No. The servers and online gaming still failed. The visuals did not improve that much. And just calling the right stick "Pro-Stick" doesn't make the controls any better.
    In fact in some ways NBA 2k15 is a step back. For example over the backboard alley oops are a mess and dunks get blocked about 95% of the time.
    The truth is NBA 2K15 is the best Basketball game out there but if you have NBA2K14 or 13 there is no reason to leave this one in the stores. I have a feeling 2K is going to make another great basketball game in the fall of 2015. And my feeling is it also is going to be great.
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  5. Jan 14, 2015
    7
    If you’ve played the other 2K games, you probably know what to expect. Better graphics than its predecessor and some gameplay tweaks. I likeIf you’ve played the other 2K games, you probably know what to expect. Better graphics than its predecessor and some gameplay tweaks. I like the improvements to My Player, but the end-of-season awards and stat-tracking is pretty flawed. I also HATE the menu. Other than that, it’s a good game. Expand
  6. Apr 28, 2015
    5
    Stop this stupid trend of Graphics > Gameplay. I don't want to be able to count all the pock marks on Derrick Rose's face. I just want a goodStop this stupid trend of Graphics > Gameplay. I don't want to be able to count all the pock marks on Derrick Rose's face. I just want a good game, sadly the majority of the budget has gone to mainly graphics. Sure there's tons of fun modes like being in charge of your own team, being a manager, hopeful college player making his way to NBA or being a player and coaching a game at the same time. It's niche but getting on the court and actually... you know PLAYING BASKETBALL is not the best part of this game. You'll enjoy playing as a coach or GM more than playing a game. Because the controls feel awkward, the characters aren't responsive and there's no amount of coaching in the world that will get your team to play like a real team. You're the star player here, you cannot rely on your team for ANYTHING. You take over everyone and do their job for them or watch them fail at doing anything on their own.

    It's sad that NBA Jam, NBA Heat and NBA Street Volume 2 are still the best basketball games of all time despite the fact that their players do inhuman levels up jumps. You feel like you're in control and it feels satisfying when you pull off a sick alley oop with an AI teammate.
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  7. Apr 26, 2015
    0
    I'm in a fourth quarter close game, the cpu suddenly goes 10/10 on ROOKIE on free throws. Then my power forward rebounds the ball with tenI'm in a fourth quarter close game, the cpu suddenly goes 10/10 on ROOKIE on free throws. Then my power forward rebounds the ball with ten seconds left, nobody around and............. he drops the ball for absolutely no reason at all. Expand

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