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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 442 Ratings

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  • Summary: NBA 2K celebrates 20 years of redefining what sports gaming can be, from best in class graphics & gameplay to groundbreaking game modes and an immersive open-world "Neighborhood." NBA 2K19 promises to push limits as it brings gaming one step closer to real-life basketball excitement and culture.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 49
  2. Negative: 1 out of 49
  1. Sep 18, 2018
    95
    No matter how important the microtransactions controversy, NBA 2K19 is, once again, the best sports simulator of the season. With its unbeatable basketball mechanics and more content than ever, it's absolutely essential.
  2. Sep 17, 2018
    90
    Aside from the microtransactions and occasionally tedious load times NBA 2K19 has all the modes, polish, challenges and value you’ve come to expect from the franchise.
  3. Oct 9, 2018
    90
    NBA 2K19 is everything that you expect from a basketball game. With the new edition 2K Games and Visual Concepts are closer to the real thing than ever.
  4. Sep 11, 2018
    82
    NBA 2K19 is the best basketball simulator out there. The depth of its game modes will allow the players to entertain themselves for a massive amount of time. However, microtransactions still remain a strong element, even if they are not as prevalent as in last year’s entry.
  5. 80
    The world class presentation, excellent execution of modes and gameplay mechanics really do make NBA 2K19 the best sports game around.
  6. Sep 23, 2018
    75
    It’s nice to see NBA 2K19 working to get back to being a powerhouse franchise. This year’s MyCareer mode is titled The Way Back, and it feels appropriate for this latest entry - the first step in climbing its way back to being the best.
  7. Sep 26, 2018
    40
    Quotation forthcoming.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 145
  1. Sep 7, 2018
    10
    wow, NBA 2k19 is excellent basketball game ever i playing.. Gameplay and animations are top notch.. Defense improve is pretty much betterwow, NBA 2k19 is excellent basketball game ever i playing.. Gameplay and animations are top notch.. Defense improve is pretty much better beside offense.. ai cpu playing very properly on offense and defense..i haven't start up My GM/League yet but will do soon as possible.. My Career is very good with good story narratives. graphic look great and presentation look very good.. stats overlay and scoreboard look very clean Expand
  2. May 22, 2019
    8
    MyCareer makes you invested in the player you create. Core NBA 2K mechanics are challenging and rewarding. Plenty of game modes to chooseMyCareer makes you invested in the player you create. Core NBA 2K mechanics are challenging and rewarding. Plenty of game modes to choose from. Great voiceover performances in MyCareer story. BUT Emphasis on virtual currency (VC) is borderline exploitative. Sluggish player movement in certain scenarios. Matchmaking tools in MyCareer are lacking. Narrative in MyCareer falls flat. Expand
  3. Aug 10, 2020
    4
    Está cada vez pior gostar de basquete e de video game, parece que a 2K não se importa com seus fãs e faz um lixo desse.
  4. Jun 3, 2019
    1
    **** THIS GAME at first I had a great time grinding up to my first championship, and of course I was excited as hell because obviously it's my**** THIS GAME at first I had a great time grinding up to my first championship, and of course I was excited as hell because obviously it's my first championship. Well either way I was playing OKC as the Chicago Bulls in the championship and it went to game 6 my team had 3 wins and OKC had 2 wins so all we had to do was win that game and I went on to score 38 points and dominate the other team, keep in mind this was the best game I played all season.so it was the end of the fourth quarter and we were up 62-43 and i was like well we did it, all the regular season grinding and we finaly did it we won the championship and I was happy as hell. Then the game ends and it ****ING CRASHES and none of what I just played counted I loaded the game back up and I was in the pre game show. Morral of the story is play a diffirent game and dont have to waste money on a new controller like I did. Expand
  5. Dec 16, 2018
    0
    I used to love play now online. I had my favorite 2 or 3 all time teams that I used all the time. Now I'm forced to play with the worst teamsI used to love play now online. I had my favorite 2 or 3 all time teams that I used all the time. Now I'm forced to play with the worst teams in the game if I want to rank up. It's just not fun missing wide open layups and dunks. I'm made to play with tier 3 garbage teams, and with players I've never heard of. Expand
  6. Sep 13, 2018
    0
    Yet another money grab.Im going live this year.This game should be free to play with the amount of microtransactions.NO THX.NEVER AGAIN.
  7. Sep 25, 2018
    0
    Microtransactions have ruined this franchise. The grind in both MyCareer and MyTeam feels like a chore. Both modes are essentially pay to win,Microtransactions have ruined this franchise. The grind in both MyCareer and MyTeam feels like a chore. Both modes are essentially pay to win, which is total BS for a $60 game!

    It's just no longer fun and as a huge basketball fan, it really pains me to say that...
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