NBA 2K13 Xbox 360

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  • Summary: USA Basketball – Finally answer the question: Who would win a head-to-head duel between the 1992 Dream Team and the 2012 squad? MyCAREER Mode – Build your MyPLAYER by giving him signature skills, and acquire your very own custom animations using Virtual Currency (VC). Includes all-new GMUSA Basketball – Finally answer the question: Who would win a head-to-head duel between the 1992 Dream Team and the 2012 squad? MyCAREER Mode – Build your MyPLAYER by giving him signature skills, and acquire your very own custom animations using Virtual Currency (VC). Includes all-new GM sit-down feature, new endorsement paths, improved in-game AI, and all-new swag including casual clothing, equipment, custom shoes and much more. NBA 2K “MyTEAM” – Collect players, uniforms, arenas and boosts to put together your own team. Track the talent marketplace that fluctuates based on real-life performance, and then take your team online to play against other players’ MyTEAMS in a new tiered matchmaking system. The Control Stick: For the first time ever, all dribble moves have been mapped to the right analog stick, as well as shooting, passing, and post moves. String together devastating crossovers and clutch shots for maximum control and effectiveness. Dynamic Shot Generator: Shots are now dynamically created on the fly, with all-new collision physics created in real-time. Signature Skills: Each player has unique abilities that can alter the course of a game. Players are modeled to impact the game in their own unique way, from Derrick Rose as a “Floor General” to Kevin Durant being “The Closer.” Learn to use each player’s unique ability and change the game on your terms. Revamped Passing System: Improved fast break passing gives players more control. Fire a bounce pass to a cutting teammate or go “Lob City” in transition. Kinect Ready - Act as your team’s floor general by calling out plays and strategies using NBA 2K13’s voice recognition on Kinect. Shoe Creator - One of the most flexible interfaces ever allow the user to customize up to 45 shoe components and layers from the ground up. Create original shoes from all the major shoe brands and deck your player out with his own signature creation. Classic Teams – The best teams in NBA history are back, and can now be taken online. Challenge your friends with squads such as the ’96 Bulls and ’65 Celtics. Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. Oct 30, 2012
    96
    NBA 2K13 is a love letter to basketball fans everywhere. 2K Sports continues to impress, resist the urge to rest on its laurels, and produce a fantastic product that innovates in unforeseen ways.
  2. Oct 2, 2012
    94
    Once again, the best basketball simulator, beating its only rival –itself. Better animations and some new additions to the gameplay move the game one step forward, even though it isn't any revolution for the series. For the Spanish-speaking players: for the first time NBA 2K offers Spanish commentators, so good news for you!
  3. Oct 6, 2012
    91
    While the shift towards having more control on offense has left the defensive game a bit out of step, NBA 2K13 is still highly entertaining overall, offering enough changes to keep players interested in starting another career, season, player, or franchise.
  4. Oct 2, 2012
    90
    Without contenders, NBA 2K13 holds on it's crown. This is the best basketball game so far.
  5. Oct 4, 2012
    90
    In spite of a lack of competition, Visual Concepts hasn't eased off the brakes. Every year the developer continues to deliver. NBA 2K13 isn't just the best basketball game of the year, it's the best sports game of the year.
  6. Oct 30, 2012
    87
    NBA 2K13 really proves to be the king of sport franchises. The music, the atmosphere, the total package this basketball palooza breathes NBA and America. All there is left to say is that 2K13 basically is a slam dunk on all fronts.
  7. Oct 6, 2012
    70
    For the first time since it went from being a good basketball game to a cultural touchstone, it's taken a step backwards. The controls have become far too complex for much of its audience, and there's no one mode that captures your attention as much as the now-absent Jordan and Greatest challenges.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 38
  2. Negative: 9 out of 38
  1. Oct 2, 2012
    10
    The game is great. The pick and roll works well this year. I love the animations. Everything seems closer to real basketball than ever before.The game is great. The pick and roll works well this year. I love the animations. Everything seems closer to real basketball than ever before. I can't wait to play more online!! Expand
  2. Nov 24, 2015
    10
    Despite all the negative reviews this game have on xbox 360 , i will graduate this game at 10 - just because this on of the best sport game ofDespite all the negative reviews this game have on xbox 360 , i will graduate this game at 10 - just because this on of the best sport game of all time Expand
  3. Oct 5, 2012
    9
    NBA 2K13, is a great game in almost every single aspect , in my career I complain because the intelligence of the machine is extremely stupidNBA 2K13, is a great game in almost every single aspect , in my career I complain because the intelligence of the machine is extremely stupid and has a lightning speed because no reason they do that, in everything else is fine, new moves, and more players actual gestures. Expand
  4. Oct 2, 2012
    8
    This game is good, but not great. Some great things are the new MyTeam mode, new game intros, and of course, the game soundtrack. But thereThis game is good, but not great. Some great things are the new MyTeam mode, new game intros, and of course, the game soundtrack. But there are no major fixes for screwed up player models and a hard to navigate menu. Expand
  5. Nov 9, 2012
    7
    As far as gameplay and graphics go, this is a carbon copy of last year's game. The only major difference this year is the inclusion of theAs far as gameplay and graphics go, this is a carbon copy of last year's game. The only major difference this year is the inclusion of the right stick being for dribble moves and if you want to shoot you must now hold LT and then the right analog. The old school teams and dream teams are still a blast from the past to play with and rosters and associations are fun but unchanged. If you love basketball this is a tremendous game but for people like myself who aren't big basketball fans, it's simply above average at best with not a ton a replayability. Expand
  6. Jul 31, 2013
    5
    This game sucks! It's all about animations and sticking animations together fluently, instead of being able to be free with your movements.This game sucks! It's all about animations and sticking animations together fluently, instead of being able to be free with your movements. This... plain and simply... makes for a BAD basketball game. The menu music is horrible too! Expand
  7. Jun 29, 2013
    0
    This game is really decent. It is good sometimes but horrible other times. In my team there are really bad calls and it glitches out. IThis game is really decent. It is good sometimes but horrible other times. In my team there are really bad calls and it glitches out. I think the best mode is. My career because you decide the fate not the computer like many modes. Black top is fun to play with friends. Expand

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