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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: 46 out of 72
  2. Negative: 16 out of 72
  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. Feb 3, 2015
    9
    best 2k game since 2k11.....myteam mode is upgraded, you get cards/myteam points for collecting cards, they have challenges and a dominationbest 2k game since 2k11.....myteam mode is upgraded, you get cards/myteam points for collecting cards, they have challenges and a domination mode , new challenges added every week and new throwback onyx cards every thursday....it is the best basketball game for next gen systems....a must have for a basketball video gamer Expand
  4. Oct 11, 2014
    8
    Just getting to the points that matter. When the servers work this game is a lot of fun. IF the servers are down then you're not able toJust getting to the points that matter. When the servers work this game is a lot of fun. IF the servers are down then you're not able to enjoy the best of what the game has to offer. As of the first week of the game being out there have been a lot of problems with the servers on the PS4 for me. Hope they patch this up and get things working for those who will buy this in the future. Expand
  5. Feb 25, 2015
    7
    This was the first game I bought for the PS4 and looks great compared to the PS3 version. Although sadly, I think this is the last sports gameThis was the first game I bought for the PS4 and looks great compared to the PS3 version. Although sadly, I think this is the last sports game I am going to buy due to the lack of effort the developers put in sports game. It's the same thing as 2k14 except for the menu interface and online is a drag. It may take 10-15 minutes just to get put in a match. Expand
  6. Oct 19, 2014
    5
    This game is odd to me, since they made the ps4, the gamplay is smooth as hell, but game feels slower. 2k14 on the ps3 is a better feel,This game is odd to me, since they made the ps4, the gamplay is smooth as hell, but game feels slower. 2k14 on the ps3 is a better feel, better playing game easily.. gameplay feels sloppy, 2k15 why is the d-pad so hard to use, i dnt wanna read thru a bunch of tempos n w/e. make it more simple. ifeel like the animations kind of take over the game, it slows it down, its just slowww what happend, like turn the game speed up, when i wanna dunk the ball it takes so long for my player to eventually get into the air, i just wanna mash the button n be jammin aldy, everything is going towards the graphics n feels like gameplay is sufferering from the lack of attentnion or wrong attention its gettin.. this game should be better, its becoming almst too realisitc, its great yes, but its a game. so make it feel more like a game. its the best nba game out, but its kind of the only nba game out. its guna be a nba live comeback in yrs to come. Expand
  7. Dec 27, 2014
    0
    game lags like **** so slow, non responsive both online and offline. i dont understand how a conscious sane human being can rate this thinggame lags like **** so slow, non responsive both online and offline. i dont understand how a conscious sane human being can rate this thing above 5. 0/10!!! **** you 2k sports, bring back 214 Expand

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