Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 6 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Nov 11, 2019
    81
    NBA 2K20 makes a few missteps in several modes and the gameplay is pretty much the same as before, but it’s still a reigning champion in its genre.
  2. Sep 24, 2019
    80
    Even if you just want to play a basketball game and you are frightened by the NBA 2K's hardcore character with its irreconcilable gameplay or if you are still averse to microtransactions, you have no alternative. Until next year's 2K21 of course.
  3. Sep 9, 2019
    80
    NBA 2K20 doesn’t go over the edge, it doesn’t bring much novelty to the series. On the other hand, it has better defense and goes a little further as a simulation. But the micro-transactions are too strong with this one.
  4. Sep 30, 2019
    70
    NBA 2K20 feels like a turning point for 2K, and not in the right way. The publisher got too greedy, and it's going to show, in the next year's earnings. It's actually detracting from a good game, turning into a casino experience. What makes it worse, is that there's literally a roulette wheel implemented, which only underlines what 2K had in mind. It's a shame, become the highlight of the NBA 2K20, like the addition of the WNBA, the improved ball control, and the multitude of other smaller changes are buried under a pile of microtransactions that make people wonder what they are actually playing. The only mode that seems to have escaped, somewhat, the microtransactions plague, is the story, which is almost good enough to keep the game upright by itself. But it's almost good enough.
  5. Sep 9, 2019
    70
    There are noticeable flaws in MyCareer's story and in other modes. Combine these with controversial and divisive microtransactions that have been mixed in, and you might have some qualms. However, NBA 2K20 still remains on a league of its own. With loads of content, amazing core gameplay mechanics, and unrivaled presentation, it keeps you engaged whether you're playing casually or competitively.
  6. Sep 23, 2019
    63
    I can only laugh about the casino games because they are so absurd and ridiculous. This kind of thing just does not belong in a serious sports simulation and always distracts me from the actual game, because I want to throw baskets in NBA and not spin lucky wheels. Without casino and VC, NBA 2K would be a much better game.
User Score
1.3

Overwhelming dislike- based on 294 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 294
  1. Sep 7, 2019
    0
    Buy a nice meal with half the money, and offer the other half to a homeless person. you will feel better for your self, and as a person. andBuy a nice meal with half the money, and offer the other half to a homeless person. you will feel better for your self, and as a person. and way more fun doing it than NBA 2K20 Full Review »
  2. Sep 8, 2019
    4
    PARENTS BEWARE!

    This game appears to be an innocent basketball game on the surface but tricks people into spending real money on its
    PARENTS BEWARE!

    This game appears to be an innocent basketball game on the surface but tricks people into spending real money on its shameless in game microtransaction system. There is several casino style gambling elements in the game that use psychological manipulation to make it seem like you can win a player. This preys upon younger players because they will think that they are winning and will start to pay more and more to get a player, which mind you is totally random and you always get a random player.

    The game itself (The non casino gambling elements) are fine and its the same ol 2K basketball with new rosters, But I cant in any good semblance recommend this to anyone especially not younger gamers. They trick you into wanting to gamble in this game. Ive watched one of my favorite franchises turn into a laughing stock that's getting ridiculed by everyone because of their greed. I mean they are after all called "Take 2" and they take 2 of everything because one payment of $60 wasn't enough. RIP sports games and the future of AAA gaming, it was a nice run.
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  3. Sep 7, 2019
    0
    Putting a casino system into a sports game is a disgrace! I can't believe this game received PG3 rating. It is just a cheap attempt to getPutting a casino system into a sports game is a disgrace! I can't believe this game received PG3 rating. It is just a cheap attempt to get more money from people! Full Review »