NBA 2K18 is the king of the sports genre. This entry happens to be an inflection point within the franchise, being the biggest jump when it comes to new mechanics and quality during this generation. The Hood is the biggest of the last years in a game of this characteristics, something that points 2K Sports and Visual Concepts as the vanguard of innovation in this aspect.
NBA 2K18 is an amazing game with many new fun aspects to it, the new MyCAREER is fresh and fun and while having flaws the MyCAREER’s of the future are bound to be better but I just hope they continue with the neighborhood. Whether you a fan of the NBA or are just starting to get into it and want to play a video game of it, this game is perfect for you. And for die hard NBA fans, this is a must buy.
So many haters. I can only assume it is because they are not very good at this game. No doubt they have devised a plan that almost forces you to pay more than the $60 price tag to compete with everyone else. That **** but it is not absolutely necessary. If you don't like it then go the "grind" route. Regarding gameplay, i have focused on MyCareer games, Park and Pro Am this year and I LOVE it. The career games are realistic (the cut scenes you can not skip are a bit much), the neighborhood, your phone, your Mycourt, etc. are all great in this game. ProAm is great too. There are idiots in the walk on pro am like usual. I would love to see them figure out a better way to weed out those morons who quit or intentionally make you lose or never pass. Anyway, if you love basketball video games like i have for many many years then you will not be disappointed. This is the best sports game in history. Haters gonna hate but there are thousands and thousands of players on every single night so i'd say the 2K franchise is doing just fine.
If you're looking for a simple game with easy controls it's better if you look away. But if you're a real fan of basket and you want to learn how to move on the court and do the right actions at the right moment, then NBA 2K18 is the game you have to buy.
Its generation-long strengths hold true, and just about prevail over an increasingly cynical microtransaction creep. My Career’s jump to an open-world setting throws a new gauntlet down to the rest of sports gaming.
Rarely have I had as many conflicting feelings about a game as much as I do with NBA 2K18. So much about the basketball sim is top-notch, but there are also so many elements that make me want to put it down and never touch it again.
With NBA 2K18 we’ve reached an inevitable crossroad, though the signs should have been seen a while back. The on court action is still the best available, but there is now room for another franchise to come and steal an audience that will be sick of the costs of simply being able to compete in the 2K series. The grind isn’t fun and paying gives advantages over those who won’t or can’t afford to. You absolutely cannot ignore how NBA 2K18 is a full price game that also integrates the business model of a free to play/pay to win title and the way that the enjoyment you get from it suffers because of it.
Gotta write a review since it's not getting a fair shake, all the people giving it a zero are plain and simple bums that **** at it. These people are complaining about playing vs the CPU.... if these guys can't beat the CPU on the 2nd to easiest difficulty can you imagine how they feel when they play against good players online. These are the bums you see with 5 - 100+ records in the park. I'm dead serious. The games great, my friends and I have been dominating bums like this all day on it.
Story is bad and one unattended my team bug which ruins the mode is present but other than that it is a great fun game for all basketball fans. Thanks to 2k who are by far the best sport game developers.
The game is flawed inside and out. The game hinders itself by making every little choice a micro transaction. They reduced how much virtual currency you earn in games significantly, and raised the cost of every attribute. Trying to play the game without spending $20 on virtual currency is impossible since they built it into the fundamentals of the game.
Apart from this, they took away features from las year. You can't play MyCareer without having Xbox Live Gold, MyGM does not have the league expansion feature we had last year, And MyCareer's story is not only embarrassingly pathetic, but you cannot exit out of cut scenes, most of which are 3-10 minutes long (note: there are cut scenes before/after almost every game your rookie year). I couldn't possibly be more disappointed.
Also, beware of the other reviews on here marking it a 10/10. Some are obviously paid reviews from people who don't speak English and don't actually play the game.
SummaryThe highest rated* annual sports title of this console generation returns with NBA 2K18, featuring unparalleled authenticity and improvements on the court.
*According to 2008 - 2016 Metacritic.com