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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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  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: 33 out of 70
  2. Negative: 22 out of 70
  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. Sep 21, 2016
    7
    I comes from 2K14 ( I even was still playing to mycarrer sometimes) and the changes on this new one are huge.

    Much more games modes and
    I comes from 2K14 ( I even was still playing to mycarrer sometimes) and the changes on this new one are huge.

    Much more games modes and options. Much more things to do on mycarrer and the Park online mode is fantastic (although it doesn't work well).

    But the fact you can buy VC to increase your attributes **** the game completely. It is a shame a game like this has to implement a "pay to win" system (for me it is OK for clothes and that appearance stuff).

    it would be very interested if every player can develop his character on Mycarrer and use it on the Park. But now you go to the park and find many people with 86 average that they can score from his home because with 20€ you can buy 75.000VC and buff completely you character, seriously?

    I should have know better, because If I had known the VC system, I would have never bought it
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  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. Oct 29, 2016
    2
    The big problem with this game is AI. Teammate are very stupid. They leave large spaces in defense, even great defenders when they are on ourThe big problem with this game is AI. Teammate are very stupid. They leave large spaces in defense, even great defenders when they are on our team has an income far below. The defense of the CPU is excelent, no matter the team, no matter the players. even those with low overall are great like Leonard. This always happened since the anterios versions and is only getting worse. 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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