NBA 2K9 Xbox 360

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Mixed or average reviews- based on 44 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 44
  2. Negative: 11 out of 44
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  1. BenO
    Nov 16, 2008
    This game was realeased half finished. Serious glitches in both online and offline gameplay most often resulting in a frozen console. 2k Sports have a lot to answer for on this one!
  2. jonsmith
    Nov 10, 2008
    graphics were a real let down compared with nba live, gameplay is languid, ratings of players are ridiculous kb24 is over 100, need i say more
  3. Nov 17, 2016
    This game was ruined by a terrible rebounding system. I would see short point guards rebound the ball against tall rebounding ball hawks. KG would jump up for it and somehow won't even touch it while Derrick Rose or Tony Parker would come down with it. The rebounding on NBA 2K9 was a horror flick.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. 85
    Refined gameplay that captures the speed of the NBA game without reverting to being an arcade title. A few annoyances here and there are all that hold this one back from a guaranteed spot in the Hall.
  2. The star feature of NBA 2K9 is the Association, the best franchise mode across every sports title.
  3. 91
    The game shines particularly bright in the Total Team Control mode, which allows you to hook up online with nine other players for 5-on-5 basketball. This mode simulates the experience of playing an actual game of basketball more closely than any videogame I've played.