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  • Summary: NBA 2K15 features approximately 5,000 new animations, new defensive AI, shooting systems, new team-specific play sets, and more control over rebounding, steals, and blocks. New game broadcast presentation hosted by Ernie Johnson and Shaq O'Neal delivers commentary and analysis to the action.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. Oct 7, 2014
    93
    NBA 2K15 can be considered better than its predecessor, whose quality was already great. It keeps the same excellent technical level, adding some - really necessary - menu design improvements and deeper modes. The MVP of the genre is here.
  2. Oct 18, 2014
    90
    It may have some online problems at the moment, but it's still the best sports game around. Period. With impressive graphics and a sharp gameplay, NBA 2K15 is still the king of the court.
  3. Nov 18, 2014
    90
    Another step closer to the perfect basketball game, and this year the beards are so life like, you really will want to stroke them.
  4. CD-Action
    Jan 9, 2015
    85
    The latest rendition of the series does not introduce many changes to the gameplay, but offers so much content, that it’s almost impossible to play it all. [13/2014, p.72]
  5. Play UK
    Nov 16, 2014
    84
    It's accomplished, accurate and fun, but there are a few underlying problems. Still, purely as a basketball game, there isn't anything out there that's better than this. [Issue#250, p.58]
  6. Oct 16, 2014
    80
    I wish that NBA 2K15 didn’t have the netcode issues it has. Without them this would be a (pardon the pun) slamdunk purchase for all basketball fans.
  7. Oct 10, 2014
    60
    NBA 2K15 delivers a solid core basketball experience, particularly with MyCareer mode, which features real-life NBA player voices. But the game ties too much of the experience to its shoddy online component, which sabotages the experience—and even makes the game literally unplayable at times.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 82
  2. Negative: 21 out of 82
  1. Oct 7, 2014
    10
    Their is a huge difference in this 2k and the others. It is a completely new experience. With all the features will keep your face glued toTheir is a huge difference in this 2k and the others. It is a completely new experience. With all the features will keep your face glued to the TV screen Expand
  2. Jan 20, 2015
    9
    Overall good game. The players and coaches look really good, good graphics. Gm mode, franchise mode, league mode, and my career are all cool.Overall good game. The players and coaches look really good, good graphics. Gm mode, franchise mode, league mode, and my career are all cool. Also the player ratings aren't that bad but you can just adjust them anyway".............. Expand
  3. Oct 7, 2014
    9
    I've played every installment since the original 2k on Dreamcast, and this is easily the best 2k yet, but it's not perfect.

    Gameplay: The
    I've played every installment since the original 2k on Dreamcast, and this is easily the best 2k yet, but it's not perfect.

    Gameplay: The defense still slides around out of defensive position with the slightest nudge of the analog stick causing the ball handler to blow by you easily, and sometimes an offensive move will work, but the timing is off so you'll pull back and miss an opportunity to drive. This probably just takes some getting used to the new mechanics. Also if you play any help defense at all you will give up an offensive rebound.

    Presentation: The commentary is just as good as ever with Ernie and Shaq adding some personality to pregame and halftime reports. The menus aren't too cumbersome. My issue this year is that I didn't see an option to edit players. I love to customize accessories and items as true to life as possible and tinker with stats as players improve or or struggle throughout the season.

    Graphics: This game boasts some of the most impressive graphics ever seen in a sports game. With that said I'd say that most player models are amazing, but you can tell that some players did not receive much attention. I could easily recommend this game. It's a definite step up from last years game.
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  4. Nov 12, 2014
    8
    Easily the best NBA game to come out ever. Shooting is improved, graphics are improved, gameplay is improved. People rating this game a zeroEasily the best NBA game to come out ever. Shooting is improved, graphics are improved, gameplay is improved. People rating this game a zero clearly know nothing about basketball games. Expand
  5. Oct 7, 2014
    6
    Personally I think this is a step back from last year. Player models look great other than that there is a new shot meter that is horrible.Personally I think this is a step back from last year. Player models look great other than that there is a new shot meter that is horrible. Open lanes and missed layups seem constant as well. Alley oops are just as bad and online lag still plagues this game. As a huge nba 2k fan im so disappointed with this year rendition. Also face scan is a marketing ploy it looks nothing like you. Expand
  6. Oct 24, 2014
    4
    I thought this game was gonna be good but instead the new animation ruined it and buzzer beaters are so common that I know when they are gonna make it
  7. Aug 2, 2016
    0
    When I first played this game nothing was wrong. Then after I played MyLeague the Myplayer mode starts to get messed up. I decided to changeWhen I first played this game nothing was wrong. Then after I played MyLeague the Myplayer mode starts to get messed up. I decided to change from rookie to pro because the Myplayer upgrades were good enough, but the n my teammates won't catch a ball properly, some of them will go backcourt or dribble out of bounds, and worst of all, they will miss a fast break layup. So I changed back to rookie and it had the same results but this time it wasn't just the team screwing up, it was also my player. I had a few fast breaks and I missed the layup. I also froze on defense (I kept moving the joystick to see if my player would move but didn't until we were on offence). Whenever I tried to steal a ball my player's hand would go through the ball, so I tried to steal it so many times until my player would use the damn force to foul the ball handler. Sometimes I would settle for a wide open gumption and miss then the game would say "Bad take charge attempt" Enough with Myplayer, now onto the MyLeague. In MyLeague I play All Star mode because I play as real NBA players and not some dumb player you develop. I don't know if it's the mode of the game but sometimes I block players without touching them and it is called a foul. I played as Kobe one time in MyLeague and I was at the 3pt line and had a perfect release (Green) but it just hit the rim. I really have no idea why it is happening right now. Expand

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