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  • Summary: NBA Today - All the real world matchups, news and stats are automatically streamed right into your game. No longer will your commentary and overlays be stale and out of date. NBA Today keeps everything fresh and up to date based upon what is really happening in the NBA. My Player Mode - Create the ultimate NBA player and guide his every career move. Start as an undrafted rookie in the Summer Circuit; work hard enough and you may get an invite to participate in an NBA team’s training camp, or you may end up in the D-League. The road to being an NBA star is a long and hard battle. Living Rosters - The 2K Insider and his team of NBA analysts continue to keep NBA 2K10 fresh with up-to-date team and player information, including roster and lineup moves, trades, injuries and player ratings. Now track all of the changes through the season with interactive menus and analysis. Seamless Online Experience - Forget the past, with NBA2K10 online play is fully incorporated into every mode of the game. Now you can play the AI, challenge the friend sitting next to you or play your buddy across town anytime, from anywhere in the game. Signature Play - Signature Play pulls together all of NBA 2K’s player Signature Styles and adds in all-new Signature Tendencies and facial expressions, creating NBA 2K10 teams that play and react like their real life counterparts for an unbelievably realistic NBA experience. [2K Sports] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. NBA 2K10 maintains its dominance of basketball video games once again, and the developers are clearly not resting on their laurels.
  2. 90
    NBA 2K10 continues its legacy of dominance! 2K Sports delivers one of the finest basketball experiences since the glory days of the Dreamcast.
  3. When the best improves, there isn’t much more to say other than go and get your copy of the darn game! At once!
  4. The biggest difference between 2K9 and 2K10 is My Player mode. It's yet another new take on a single player version of the game, and it adds a layer to what is already an high-octane version of basketball.
  5. My Player mode’s uphill struggle may not appeal to everyone, but the outstanding presentation and best-in-class Association mode make NBA 2K10 the best basketball sim.
  6. There's no doubt that NBA 2K10 is still the champion: this is clearly the best basketball game available.
  7. 67
    NBA 2K10 is an excellent basketball game that's full of nagging technical problems. It's a shame that some players probably won't be able to look past the inconsistent frame rate, online issues, and A.I. quirks, because NBA 2K10 does many things very, very well.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. MikeJ
    Oct 7, 2009
    10
    The best b-ball game ever! Every year it get better and better. It has everything that live has but better. Anybody that know (or plays) anything about basketball will buy this game. Live is for kids, 2K is for ballers and adults. Expand
  2. SamuelC
    Oct 7, 2009
    9
    Great gameplay and spectacular presentation with some issues of frame rate in the paint but nothing serious that could modify this great basketball experience. Expand
  3. JobA.
    Jan 31, 2010
    9
    Ok,ok I just got done playing this game for an insane amount of time.For one I first want to say how the majority of reviewers are wrong on this one.First of all this title was released with technical problems as we all know but they have been all cleaned up thanks to a much needed patch.1 up is way off on there review,I saw how they gave 2k8 a 8.5 then 2k9 a 9.1 then they bashed nba 2k10 with a 6.7.This game is out of this world good in every respect.Review companies need to take in mind that there could be technical problems but then,of course, there will be a patch released,especially in this time of gaming.I really like how OXM magazine looked passed it and wrote such a "on the money" review.I think it is better then 9.0 though.The depth of this game,the best sound,the best replay value in sport gaming.I still get a bit upset because the 2k servers are so busy that nba today still doesn't work all the time but everything else is great.I have ALL of the 2k basketball games from nba 2k on the Dreamcast and I can honestly say that they have stepped up there game so much with this title that there is no way EA sports will ever touch this in the future.EA actually never has won at any year for there basketball title but came very close in 2005 because of the all-star weekend.This game has so much to do, and everything it offers is grade A quality not just "stuff".I have went back to every basketball game from all companies that made basketball games and the closest to this game is actually Nba 2k9,Espn nba 2k4 then Nba 2k6.Anyone can make a game look incredible or just play incredible but this game has it all and I cant imagine how nba 2k11 will top it but I'm sure they will with Project Natal,and other innovations and ideas that they will have.I just ask of 2K to please free up your servers so nba today will always run correctly.I give Nba 2k10 a 9.6 Expand
  4. Oct 29, 2012
    7
    NBA 2K10 manages to improve many facets of its game over its predecessor, showing that this franchise is not willing to give up its all-star status anytime soon. Expand
  5. [Anonymous]
    Oct 11, 2009
    6
    The game is way too difficult out of the box. Calling x's and o's, means getting the ball stolen, while you choose a play for a particular player. The shooting clock is not in relation with, the 5 minute quarters, so expect scores for example of 62-45. Even if you set the sim clock to 5min, the computer stats will still be out of wack. The only way to get the scores close is by upping the game time to at least 7 minute quarters. Other than that, the game relies on real life stats alot as opposed to human skill, which makes you feel like the game is a little out o f your control. The presentation is great. It might be the best I've seen in a videogame. Expand
  6. MikeZ.
    Oct 13, 2009
    4
    This game is pure trash, the frame rate makes even playing a quick match unplayable, online servers dont work, and has a ridiculous amount of glitches. I dont understand how this is allowed. do not buy this game untill it is patched because as of now its rendered useless. IF you dont believe me visit the 2k forums and see for yourslef the thousands of threads of complaints. Expand
  7. BrianT.
    Jan 21, 2010
    0
    I am absolutely astonished at how game critics have given this game a favorable review. Either they played a different game or they did not delve into any of the online features (which is a majority of the game). NBA 2k10 has to go down in history as being the most epic fail in game release and QA history. The fact that 2k released this game in such a sorry, buggy state while stealing people's hard earned cash should be a crime. Over 3 months later and it's still as buggy, and still unplayable online. I and many others (check out the 2ksports.com forums) have wasted countless hours/days just trying to play an online game. Extremely frustrating. Again, this game should be used as the ultimate example of how not to release a game that's not finished. I doubt I'll ever buy a 2k game again. Expand

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