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  • Summary: NBA 2K17 promises to take the game to new heights and continue to blur the lines between video game and reality.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 47
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 47
  3. Negative: 0 out of 47
  1. Sep 21, 2016
    100
    NBA 2K17 addresses most of my biggest issues from last year in cutting out canned animations and going back to basics with MyCareer, and it's still as polished as ever. It's easy to take its excellence for granted, but Visual Concepts' ambition and willingness to take risks keeps it from ever becoming stale. NBA 2K17 is the champion, and it's tough to see it losing that title anytime soon.
  2. Sep 23, 2016
    93
    If NBA 2K16 was already a highest level game, NBA 2K17 is even better, even if it requires patience and dedication to be really appreciated.
  3. Sep 19, 2016
    92
    NBA 2k17 is more polished and solid than the last entries. They've made good gameplay changes, except in terms of steal mechanics. It's full of online and offline content, stunning visuals and it's deeper than you want.
  4. Sep 23, 2016
    90
    2K crew did a great job in making NBA 2K17 even more indispensable than the previous one and to restrain any alternative offer.
  5. Games Master UK
    Dec 4, 2016
    89
    A triumph of style, simulation, and originality that stays true to the culture of basketball. [Dec 2016, p.76]
  6. Oct 12, 2016
    85
    Another year and another NBA game that offers plethora of modes and activities that are sure to keep you entertained throughout the upcoming year. A dominating sports simulation, for a reason.
  7. Sep 26, 2016
    75
    Graphically, the game is hit or miss, littered with glitches and inconsistent quality seen in the player models. Throw in a lack of overall improvement year over year, and we’re left with a game that is good, but definitely not at the level we’re used to.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 71
  2. Negative: 22 out of 71
  1. Sep 16, 2016
    10
    Amazing game, is fun. Stunning graphics and perfect game play. Comments are perfect and very dynamic. I also love face scan this year. TheAmazing game, is fun. Stunning graphics and perfect game play. Comments are perfect and very dynamic. I also love face scan this year. The best sports game I've played. Expand
  2. Sep 21, 2016
    10
    Nba 2k16 got to the point that i was afraid about the possible gameplay changes for 2k17. There wasnt much more to add, so i thought that theNba 2k16 got to the point that i was afraid about the possible gameplay changes for 2k17. There wasnt much more to add, so i thought that the best way to improve the game was adding/changing modes and improving the story. And they did all that. And improved gameplay. They never fail the expectatives and even that it may still have some minor problems or online things, they are always focused on improving the game and create an inmersive experience. There is not a lot of publishers like 2K Expand
  3. Sep 23, 2016
    9
    The game is amazing the only problem I have with it is the name "orange juice" are you serious how did that even get past the drawing board itThe game is amazing the only problem I have with it is the name "orange juice" are you serious how did that even get past the drawing board it almost makes career mode a joke and I want to get as far away from justice as i can Expand
  4. Nov 15, 2016
    7
    Love it the magma is fantastic the only thing is when you play a game your center is always at the top the of the key, forcing you to fixLove it the magma is fantastic the only thing is when you play a game your center is always at the top the of the key, forcing you to fix that. Not too many game play flaws except for some animations that force your player yo pick up the ball just to get it stripped among immediate contact from the defender. Expand
  5. Sep 17, 2016
    5
    There is nothing really new about this game, it like 2k16 with a new main menu. Also shot meter is slightly different and you can tell wareThere is nothing really new about this game, it like 2k16 with a new main menu. Also shot meter is slightly different and you can tell ware the players hot zone is. Other than that what are the new features, it like a copy of 2k16 what a joke. Everyone will be playing it though because its new. Oh and there might be less lag have not gotten a game in the park yet. Expand
  6. Oct 27, 2016
    3
    I love playing nba2k sports series but this one is dissaponting lots of flaws coaches looks all the same, the gameplay is bad post movesI love playing nba2k sports series but this one is dissaponting lots of flaws coaches looks all the same, the gameplay is bad post moves sucks! player can go through another like a ghost repetitive actions during free throws and time outs most of the players are skinny, i snot playable for me nba2k16 is better i played that only online im excited to buy this but when i played it it verry dissapointing! i hope they improve it next year... Expand
  7. Feb 13, 2017
    0
    Nba2k17 review and more!

    Pros on the game. Graphics are amazing Story mode is spot on Bunch of game modes Shoes are wonderful Cons
    Nba2k17 review and more!

    Pros on the game.

    Graphics are amazing
    Story mode is spot on
    Bunch of game modes
    Shoes are wonderful

    Cons to the game.
    Servers are terrible
    A lot of glitches
    Update take forever to upload

    Nba 2K is 60 dollars in some cases is quite pricey, but is worth the wait! Your can buy it at most gaming stores or online. Nba is the perfect game to play if you are a basketball fan and just love basketball. You can play online in myPark and play against other people and make new friends. There are also other game modes too for example there is blacktop and myLeague or myGm or myCareer. MyCareer is the way you level up your player to go online. So if you want to have fun and play basketball Nba2k17 is for you.

    Nba focuses on one category for the game modes and that is myCareer. In my opinion they did a amazing job with myCareer, you get to experience what it like to be a true nba prospect, like going through college and getting scouted and even getting drafted! There are cutscenes that let your interact through the whole story mode. You even have a girlfriend and you have to choose whether to pick the nba or her. You can customize your character too, Like you can choose what he wears and your can even customize his personal look.

    Nba Has some cons though too. Some of the bad things is the servers to play online modes are super slow and very choppy. In Mypark You lag out of the parks and your end up playing the best people on your consoles . I wish there were levels and each level brought different people. Nba has a lot of glitches too, like when you're dribbling the ball might go through your defender and the same thing might happen on the other end to you too.

    Overall Nba2k17 is an awesome game. I recommend this game to all ages and hope that your have fun playing this game and hope this review helped you. (:
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