• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Nov 1, 2000

Universal acclaim - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 0 out of 19
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  1. It would be churlish to criticise the game for a bit of net slowdown because, whether you're playing online or offline, this is without doubt the best basketball game ever. Nothing but nylon!
  2. Daily Radar
    Smoother than The Glide, bigger than The Diesel and cooler than The Iceman, NBA 2K1 is as about as good as basketball gets.
  3. One of the most refined basketball games -- perhaps the best -- ever created for any platform.
  4. 100
    This is by far the best-looking basketball game currently on the market, the only negative being some jarring motion-capture transitions.
  5. The game has crisper visuals, smoother textures, fluid animation, realistic and entertaining gameplay, and new modes of play such as franchise, street, and online.
  6. Game Fan
    The cream of the crop of online sports games and a must own addition to any Dreamcast owner's library.
  7. If it weren't for the beautiful graphics, great sound, awesome gameplay, and enormous replay value NBA2K1 would have nothing going for it.
  8. Fortunately, the offline game plays like butter with its deep features and assortment of customization for the hardcore basketball fan.
  9. Da Gameboyz
    Even as I struggled with NBA 2K1's difficulty I found it very rewarding especially in Street mode.
  10. Sega X
    Despite my numerous gripes, complaints, and hours spent crying myself to sleep over a lost online NBA2k1 worth shelling over the 50 bucks? Abso-friggin-lootly.
  11. All in all, this game has really stepped up and maybe outshines its football equivalent. It didn't have to sacrifice much on graphics to add the new features, which is nice...oh so nice.
  12. CheckOut
    I've never really found a basketball simulation that accurately translated the game from the hardcourt to the home court. But NBA 2K1 is by far the closest to the real thing I've ever seen.
  13. CNET Gamecenter
    It is, without a doubt, the best basketball game on any console.
  14. Dreamcast HQ
    Online play, new moves, better AI, and street ball. No basketball game on any other system is going to touch NBA 2K1 this year.
  15. NBA 2K1 is hype, dope, flash, stylin', radical to the max, groovy, and it's cool, daddio--real cool.
  16. 90
    The game is not perfect, but at the end of the day it's still a very satisfying experience.
  17. The Street Mode in itself really adds a lot to the game.
  18. 88
    It is a fun basketball game, and makes a lot of advancements in the genre, but still lacks the polish to be the type of revolutionary experience NFL2K1 was for its sport.
  19. The single player expierence still fails excite me as much as VC's NFL 2K1, but it is certainly improved.

Awards & Rankings

#6 Most Shared Dreamcast Game of 2000

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