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  • Summary: With extensive improvements upon its best-in-class graphics and gameplay, competitive and community online features, and deep, varied game modes, NBA 2K21 offers one-of-a-kind immersion into all facets of NBA basketball and culture - where Everything is Game.
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NBA 2K21 Next Gen vs. Current Gen Gameplay Comparison
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. Sep 9, 2020
    85
    NBA 2K21 offers the best virtual basketball experience out there, even if it still needs some tweaks to polish the gameplay and microtransactions are, once again, everywhere.
  2. Sep 8, 2020
    80
    NBA 2K21 is still one of the best sport simulations around, but if you are looking for something really new you should probably wait for its next-gen version.
  3. Sep 13, 2020
    75
    There aren't much changes in the latest entry in 2K's NBA series, and it seems that the developers are finally out of ideas, at least for this generation. If you already own the 2020 version, there is not much sense in paying the full price to get your hands on the new game, and maybe it's best to wait and see how the series will go forward when next gen arrives.
  4. Sep 14, 2020
    70
    NBA 2K21 is a solid update of NBA 2K20... but with a strange and unpredictable twist. The new shooting meter is made for online competition and, in the end, follows the metagame rather the basketball flow. Maybe it's good for the pro gamers, but it feels unbalanced and frustrating for the basketball lovers.
  5. Sep 7, 2020
    68
    Even though the core gameplay is solid, most game modes are riddled with micro-transactions that prioritizes grinding and monetization over enjoyment.
  6. Sep 25, 2020
    60
    The decline of NBA 2K games continues. It is still a good basketball game overall, but some changes, like the new shot system along with severe A.I. problems cause some serious problems to the experience.
  7. Sep 8, 2020
    50
    I think 2K needs to adapt to a new model, I believe that they need to stop launching the same game every year, and instead start to push towards updating the existing game every year. 2K21 is the best basket sim you’ll get to play, but I could’ve said the same on 2K20.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 272
  1. Feb 11, 2021
    10
    me gusta mucho mejor que el del año pasado bravo 2k eres li mejor haciendo juegps no entiendo las criticas
  2. Sep 11, 2020
    2
    why would yall do yall fans like that and change the shot meter whoever came up with that idea is a idiot and needs to be fired also u canwhy would yall do yall fans like that and change the shot meter whoever came up with that idea is a idiot and needs to be fired also u can even block like u could on 2k20 and 2k19 like yall just mess the game up when Damian lillard gets on the cover yall did yall fans bad this year and took our money Expand
  3. Oct 20, 2020
    0
    How can you add unskippable ads in a game that costs $60, and will cost $70 on next gen?! It is such a garbage move that it's mind-boggling.How can you add unskippable ads in a game that costs $60, and will cost $70 on next gen?! It is such a garbage move that it's mind-boggling. Stop. Don't buy this game at all costs. Expand
  4. Sep 7, 2020
    0
    Christ, I bought this game 5 years ago. The amount of greed from this game is just **** disgusting, especially marketing towards kids withoutChrist, I bought this game 5 years ago. The amount of greed from this game is just **** disgusting, especially marketing towards kids without explicit warnings. **** off 2k. Also using a deadbolt man to sell more copies is **** despicable Expand
  5. Sep 14, 2020
    0
    Its a trap, with many dangerous pratics and it is much expensive, its the worst game of 2k
  6. Sep 5, 2020
    0
    Literally the same game as 2k20. Nothing has changed except for the park aesthetic and the shot meter which is horrible. Horrible cash grabLiterally the same game as 2k20. Nothing has changed except for the park aesthetic and the shot meter which is horrible. Horrible cash grab feeding players the exact same game from last year and expecting 60 dollars. Expand
  7. Jan 12, 2021
    0
    This game is **** everyone is a playmaking shot creator who can just shoot white's and still go 9/10 times lmao game is probably 2 from theThis game is **** everyone is a playmaking shot creator who can just shoot white's and still go 9/10 times lmao game is probably 2 from the worst in the 2k nba game history ps4 edition sucks they put nothing new the game is copy and pasted from 2k20 they pulled out most of everything after the main story you just read text and that's it no new animation's lazy ass workers should just have let 6 graders do they're job cuz they have no **** talent and brain lmao **** 2k only care about the $ not the fam my review is 0 idk how they get 6/10 some big **** money be better involved lol Expand

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