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  • Summary: Be the Story. The NBA 2K franchise is back with a true-to-life NBA experience in NBA 2K16. Guide your MyPLAYER through the complete NBA journey, take control of an entire NBA franchise, or refine your skills online competing against gamers from around the globe. With animations that provideBe the Story. The NBA 2K franchise is back with a true-to-life NBA experience in NBA 2K16. Guide your MyPLAYER through the complete NBA journey, take control of an entire NBA franchise, or refine your skills online competing against gamers from around the globe. With animations that provide smoother movement and more realistic articulation, it promises to be the most authentic NBA gaming experience yet. [2K]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
  1. Mar 3, 2016
    100
    NBA 2K16 has raised the bar not just for future iterations of the series but for every sports game developed beyond this point.
  2. Oct 13, 2015
    93
    The story mode might be predictable, and there might still be issues with the online play, but NBA 2K16 is one of the best sports simulations out there.
  3. Sep 28, 2015
    90
    NBA 2K 16’s strong fundamental basketball smarts, world-class presentation, and multitude of options make it the most ambitious sports game I’ve ever played.
  4. Oct 9, 2015
    90
    NBA 2K16 is a great sports simulation, a title packed with content that will allow basketball lovers to live out their fantasies, create some impressive matches, and experience presentation that rivals real-world broadcasts. The only major problem with the package is that the Livin' Da Dream narrative is relatively poor, given the hype associated with the involvement of Spike Lee, and some people might actually give up on MyCareer early because of it.
  5. Oct 4, 2015
    85
    Although the microtransactions devalue certain aspects of the game, and Pro-AM has connection issues, the on-court changes and additions are worth checking out for basketball enthusiasts.
  6. CD-Action
    Dec 16, 2015
    80
    Let’s forget about terrible cutscenes directed by Spike Lee – the game itself is still a joy to play. [12/2015, p.54]
  7. Games Master UK
    Dec 1, 2015
    68
    An overly restrictive and often embarrassing career mode undermines the excellent gameplay. [Dec 2015, p.72]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 112
  2. Negative: 37 out of 112
  1. Sep 25, 2015
    10
    Easily the best nba2k game yet, and best NBA game out there. And the story mode is great. This one is a no brainer, definitely worth aEasily the best nba2k game yet, and best NBA game out there. And the story mode is great. This one is a no brainer, definitely worth a purchase.

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  2. Jan 17, 2016
    10
    This is the most realistic basketball game I've ever played. I'm playing on the Bulls in myCareer mode and D Rose gets hurt almost every gameThis is the most realistic basketball game I've ever played. I'm playing on the Bulls in myCareer mode and D Rose gets hurt almost every game he plays in. 10/10 for realism. Expand
  3. Sep 29, 2015
    9
    Pleasantly surprised by the overall improvements to the game by 2K. The My Team mode is better with more options and MyLeague/MyGM isPleasantly surprised by the overall improvements to the game by 2K. The My Team mode is better with more options and MyLeague/MyGM is completely revised to allow a build your own experience per franchise. MyCareer mode is in need of work for the story, but overall is a huge improvement for upcoming years. This game is a definite buy for any NBA fan and best sports game for 2015. Expand
  4. Jun 12, 2016
    6
    I downloaded this game mostly for the career. I've always enjoyed sports titles with any kind of "story mode" aspect. (maybe one of the bestI downloaded this game mostly for the career. I've always enjoyed sports titles with any kind of "story mode" aspect. (maybe one of the best examples being champion mode in fight night champions) But, this career mode is not very good. I think 2k needs to stay far from any Spike Lee influence for the next title because I really did not like his take on the career mode. It felt very cheesy.

    And the games graphics do not look 4th gen. The player models look, for lack of a better word, crappy.
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  5. Jul 28, 2016
    5
    THE WAIT TIMES
    For career mode and there is an incredible load time for every game
    This game drags you along and makes you sit through every
    THE WAIT TIMES
    For career mode and there is an incredible load time for every game
    This game drags you along and makes you sit through every cut scene. There is a skip feature but it still makes you sit through the first few seconds of everything, (pregame shows, postgame shows. timeouts, freethrows, inbound passes, etc) It gets so frustrating I want to throw my controller at the screen in hopes it hits a secret button that allows me to get back the part of my life that was wasted on this.
    Spike lee creates a story line that gives your character a preset personality, this was a big turn off for me. Your character is already set on an egotistical show-off personality which was a real turn off for me because it's not the sort of player I wish to be. The story line then goes on to try to convince you to feel sorry for your best friend who is an awful terrible human being that refuses to take responsibility for anything in life and would end up in the same spot in life no matter what.
    They don't have as many interviews in the game which is really disappointing because that was one of the few features that let you develop your characters personality.

    Overall the gameplay is really fun and I think does a good job of all the mechanics. If they did not have all the waiting time in gameplay and made some changes to the story making this more open I might rate this a 9.
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  6. Dec 19, 2015
    2
    this game is a joke, my park always lags and sucks butt. The only good thing is the story line (kind of) and the soundtrack. Don't buy it. Ithis game is a joke, my park always lags and sucks butt. The only good thing is the story line (kind of) and the soundtrack. Don't buy it. I repeat don't waste your money. Expand
  7. Jul 31, 2016
    0
    this is the worst my career ever. you cannot do a fast small forward like durant or lebron or carmelo. If you make a small forward inside,this is the worst my career ever. you cannot do a fast small forward like durant or lebron or carmelo. If you make a small forward inside, he's only gonna be 80 in layup, ***kin 80 man!!! that's the stupidest thing i ever heard man for real. Also, if you make a 6'1'' point guard, you can only be 86 in speed:who the *uck made this game was high as hell Expand

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