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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 83
  2. Negative: 21 out of 83
  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. Nov 7, 2014
    7
    All the overall setting has been highly improved, the game worths to be played and even purchased if you like NBA games or sports in general,All the overall setting has been highly improved, the game worths to be played and even purchased if you like NBA games or sports in general, but I still don't understand how come in a supposed to be a "simulation" of basketball game the final scores of each game are used to be too highly unrealistic. It is true we have lots of customizable settings and slides to make it be more "realistic" but then, when you want to play against other players is hard to get to an agreement about which settings to use... I think the game itself should provide a "standard" customization that provides a realistic score and stats every game. I also miss some sort of tutorial and a clearer menus. Expand
  6. Dec 21, 2014
    5
    First of all, the following review is based on my experience with the MyTeam mode.

    It feels like the players are veeery slow. It is nearly
    First of all, the following review is based on my experience with the MyTeam mode.

    It feels like the players are veeery slow. It is nearly impossible to take charges (it was too easy in 2k14 but now they **** up badly). I find it difficult to hit open 3s even with players like Teletovic and Prigioni. Try good 1 on 1 defence - you will not be able to. This is a serious issue. We know, that the 1-3-1 zone in 2k14 was kind of like cheating, well, now you can choose between a **** up 3-2 zone or a **** up 2-3 zone. Try to stick to the 1 on 1 defence, good luck with that. There are no manual coaching settings (or I have not found them). The ball goes through players' bodies? Nothing special. At some points it is very easy to take fouls but sometimes your opponent can do whatever he wants with your players and the refs do not call anything.

    THIS GAME IS A MAJOR DOWNGRADE TO 2K14, seriously, it is a joke.
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  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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