User Score
2.7

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 158 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 158

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  1. Dec 5, 2013
    10
    This absolute masterpiece is one of the best recreations of a basketball that I have ever witnessed. Every single little detail is perfect to reward you with a grand experience that will not be outdone easily. It outclasses NBA 2K14 with ease beautifully constructed mechanics, extreme attention to detail and an overall feel. On the hardest difficulty, it reminds me of the days of my hero Magic Johnson slugging it out on the court and shooting some truly incredible. If Magic Johnson was a game it would definitely be this one. A close contender for game of the year and most definitely Sport Simulation game of the year. Expand
  2. Nov 23, 2013
    10
    Solid foundation of a game. Giving it a 10 as it's been overly trashed by online TROLLS. If you're a baller, you'd appreciate this work of art. Again, looking forward to this franchise returning to the scene!
  3. Dec 26, 2013
    10
    Nothing but netttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttttt
  4. Apr 11, 2014
    10
    i had to give this game a 10 compared with 2k's next gen mobile game "NBA 2k14". ALL of the missing and exploited features NBA 2K14 are completely overlooked by everyone. C'mon if you bought NBA 2K14 for the 360/ps3 and then played on the next gen and was satisfied then you must not really know the 2k series well. This version game is has 50% less content than the previous generation also you have to pay for every little thing you want to put on your myplayer, even your contract shoe. Expand
Metascore
43

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 25
  2. Negative: 15 out of 25
  1. Bland, lacklustre and devoid of excitement. Expect it to hit nothing but net as it lands in your local bargain bin. [January 2014, p77]
  2. Feb 7, 2014
    30
    After a four year hiatus this is definitely not the NBA game we've been expecting from EA.
  3. Jan 14, 2014
    46
    While other sports games have slam dunked new-gen, this can't stop dribbling. [Feb 2014, p.74]