If you haven't yet understood that NBA 2K11 is THE most impressive team sport game of the moment, there's nothing more I can do for you. It's more comprehensive than ever; more refined in terms of atmosphere, animations, possibilities; to sum it up, we had never seen that before. The added bonus of Michael Jordan being included in the game is the cherry on the cake. You need this basket simulator.
Still enjoyable in 2023, graphics still look realistic thanks to the 360° photo shootings the NBA does with the players. Also when creating players they can visually get really close to the real ones. Moves are certainly more limited than in newer 2K games. Overall I like the graphics, menu, casters and gameplay more than in newer 2K games (2K12-2K18) for the Xbox 360.
Greatest 2K game I’ve ever played. The gameplay and everything about it felt extremely deep and fun. Animations are also great. Almost anything you think of from the PS2 era for NBA Live, IS in 2K11. Never seen a game this.... GREAT, since NBA Live 05. 2K11 is just an incredible piece of art and playing this now, shows how much 2K cares about their games, even in 2010! It just hits different. Like I said, best basketball game I’ve ever played.
There are other modes like the new My Player which allows you to live the life of an NBA player, giving press conferences and rising thorough the ranks from D-League to NBA Superstar and the aforementioned Jordan Moments but really it's the gameplay that sells NBA 2K11. It's a huge step for basketball fans and every other game that comes out is going to be inevitably compared to it.
Instead of being a case of diminishing returns, NBA 2K11 sees the franchise in peak condition. The inclusion of the sport's greatest player is much more than just a stunt for the cover and resurrects a time in basketball that we remember fondly. Nostalgia aside, NBA 2K11 is much like Air Jordan himself – the all-time greatest.
If the goal of NBA 2K11 is to craft the most realistic basketball game ever, then it succeeded: this is the most realistic basketball game ever. However, the game definitely takes a hit to its fun factor for what I imagine will be a great deal of its audience.
Such a disappointment. They tried to make this game too realistic. Controls are awkward. Lacks the simple finesse of the 2k8-10. I couldn't care less about playing as Michael Jordan or the 96 bulls. Players do some awful mix of what you tell them to do and what the game wants them to do. Play calling is the only way to score on the impenetrable defense, which takes forever and you sit at the top of the key and wait for players to shift and hope you don't get a back court violation when you try to turn on a dime and the computer wants to go left like its a nascar track. I only played this game for about three hours before putting 2K10 in and feeling better about over the top basketball.
This game really was a big let down for me, and it took me several hours of frustrating gameplay to nail down what bothered me so much about it. I'm a long standing fan of the NBA Live series, but thought I would give 2k 11 a chance. The first thing that hit me is just how much crap you have to sit through, with sponsored replays, timeouts, half time dancing girls, all the time the game is taking the control away from you so you can stare at what is essentially a giant billboard. The controls are some of the most sluggish and unintuitive I have ever played and had me red in the face with frustration when even simple moves or plays fall flat because my team appear to have suffered serious brain trauma and can't get that superglue off their feet. Seriously will never come back to this series, I appreciate its trying to bring a high level of realism to the table but the dreadful control system, shameless advertising and endless parade of minor annoyances make me regret spending what little money I did on it. Avoid at all costs
SummaryIt's the #1 selling and rated NBA series that everyone is playing - from the most elite NBA athletes and superstars to the local court gym rats. NBA 2K10 delivered on its promise to TAKE OVER, and NBA 2K11 will build on that momentum by dialing up all of its features - gameplay, AI, presentation, visuals, audio, online and more - to deli...