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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
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  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: 35 out of 72
  2. Negative: 22 out of 72
  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 24, 2020
    10
    This is my favorite 2k of all time. this game was great and was almost perfect besides a few bugs like the loading screen
  3. Oct 7, 2016
    9
    Could you imagine if 2K could do other sport franchises? This game is great, with the exception of the steals that are FAR too easy.

    1/2
    Could you imagine if 2K could do other sport franchises? This game is great, with the exception of the steals that are FAR too easy.

    1/2 season of mycareer done, triple or quadruple-double games every time. Even on harder difficulties.

    But the Spike Lee curse is gone, story is better, dribble controls are neat, still prefer the 2K16 shot meter but overall this remains the best sports franchise of them all.
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  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 19, 2016
    5
    Not quite sure about the all the hype.
    Yes, myCareer is a bit better, you can tune League/GM modes in more variations etc. and it may be
    Not quite sure about the all the hype.
    Yes, myCareer is a bit better, you can tune League/GM modes in more variations etc. and it may be interesting. MyTeam got some new bells and whistles... So you can spend some time in the game for sure, exploring these modes.
    But mechanics...omg. Post action has been broken since 2k16 and there are no improvements there.
    Defense behaves strange, points of emphasis are managed differently and less handy.
    Icing on the cake - 3s % which is ridiculously high. Patches may turn it all to the best but right now it's all far from perfect.
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  6. Dec 30, 2016
    2
    They need to get rid of college games. For some reason the AI in it is like the special squad. They pass when there's a defender in front ofThey need to get rid of college games. For some reason the AI in it is like the special squad. They pass when there's a defender in front of them, they take shots even Curry wouldn't make. Either that or make it so when the bar fills up, it actually increases the chance of you making the shot. My character can't make a shot when it's nearly filled, but he'll make it when it's not as filled. So they basically lie when they say " fill it up to increase your chances of making a shot " is just BS. 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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