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  • Summary: The NBA 2k Franchise is back with NBA 2K12.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Nov 1, 2011
    91
    This is one of the best sports games of all time, even better than the predecessor. Improvements like the new physics make the game even more authentic than before.
  2. Jan 16, 2012
    90
    NBA 2K12 is a true act of love for basketball: a fun game with great audio and graphic, and with several gameplay's improvements. Higly recommended.
  3. Oct 8, 2011
    85
    NBA 2K12 retains its crown as the best basketball franchise by offering a number of worthwhile improvements across the board.
  4. Jan 10, 2012
    84
    2K's NBA is still the best sports simulator out there.
  5. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Nov 15, 2011
    80
    Its visuals are perfect, controls are friendly and historical matches are fun. [Nov 2011]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19
  1. Sep 23, 2012
    10
    The game's My Player and Creating A Legend is amazing, and the DLC is worth it. Best 2k game of all time. Everything is a plus and the newThe game's My Player and Creating A Legend is amazing, and the DLC is worth it. Best 2k game of all time. Everything is a plus and the new Home screen is great. A non-regrettable buy! Expand
  2. Jan 4, 2012
    9
    I have not enjoyed a sports sim this much since Tiger Woods PGA 2003!
    I was not a fan of NBA 2K11, which I found buggy and clunky. So having
    I have not enjoyed a sports sim this much since Tiger Woods PGA 2003!
    I was not a fan of NBA 2K11, which I found buggy and clunky. So having now fully played this, it is nothing short of a revelation. Clearly the best basketball game on the pc to date. A genuinely polished product that is as much a delight to watch as to play. Awesomely deep custom modes covering every element of the sport. Responsive control system, and simply a joy to play.
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  3. Oct 10, 2011
    9
    The best sport simulator to date.Good game play changes. Very nice feature like training camp,very useful to learn special movements.ButThe best sport simulator to date.Good game play changes. Very nice feature like training camp,very useful to learn special movements.But strange blacktop and bad online stability spoils the impression. Expand
  4. Dec 30, 2011
    8
    Overall, NBA 2K12 is a great sports game. The keyboard controls take a while to get used to but there is so much content in the game and isOverall, NBA 2K12 is a great sports game. The keyboard controls take a while to get used to but there is so much content in the game and is very addictive. The matches feel authentic due to the commentary and the whole feel of the game. A superb basketball game. Expand
  5. Apr 3, 2013
    7
    Une mise jour ratée du fabuleux 2K11, un bug honteux ou tous les joueurs en repli défensif courent la même vitesse, des graphismesUne mise jour ratée du fabuleux 2K11, un bug honteux ou tous les joueurs en repli défensif courent la même vitesse, des graphismes inférieurs.
    2 bonnes choses tout de même, le jeu au poste et le mode légende.
    Et toujours les mods qui sur cet opus couvrent plusieurs décennies de basket.
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  6. Mar 3, 2012
    5
    NBA 2K12 is very good, in theory. It has great visuals, an amazing soundtrack, and a nice array of gameplay options. The MyPlayer mode inNBA 2K12 is very good, in theory. It has great visuals, an amazing soundtrack, and a nice array of gameplay options. The MyPlayer mode in particular is really fun, and well designed. Unfortunately, I feel like this game is meant to be played on a console. The PC version controls are very obviously still meant to use two analog control sticks, and on a keyboard, things work terribly. Trying to re-map keys so that the game plays more smoothly did not help at all (or at least didn't for me). The menus are also awful. Not only is it hard to navigate around, but information gets displayed in the most annoying ways. I actually have had fun playing NBA 2K12, but I can't overlook how bad it is in certain aspects. Expand
  7. Sep 20, 2012
    0
    This game is garbage....if you want to play the career mode (My player), avoid it at all costs since you'll just get frustrated. Its scripted,This game is garbage....if you want to play the career mode (My player), avoid it at all costs since you'll just get frustrated. Its scripted, game wins/loses are scripted and there's nothing you as a player can do about it, no matter how well you play. Blocks are scripted, meaning that once you block someone or get blocked, you cant do anything until the blocked player does a 180 around the blocker. Shots are absolutely horrid, there's no sense of control over the player (on average you'll be missing 4-5 out of 10 every time, no matter where you shoot from). Too bad there's no alternative basketball games out there. Guess it makes sense that this game is garbage, lack of competition. I'd give it a -10 if there was such a score. Expand

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