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  • Summary: From the blacktop to the hardwood and throughout the Neighborhood, NBA 2K20 and its next level features are the closest thing to actually playing in the league. Welcome to the Next. Put your career on the line to stand up for what you believe in. Executive produced by LeBron James &From the blacktop to the hardwood and throughout the Neighborhood, NBA 2K20 and its next level features are the closest thing to actually playing in the league. Welcome to the Next. Put your career on the line to stand up for what you believe in. Executive produced by LeBron James & SpringHill Entertainment, this year’s MyCAREER experience features topical storylines, true-to-life basketball characters, and a star-studded cast. [Take 2 Interactive] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Sep 10, 2019
    90
    On the surface, NBA 2K20’s changes to its own formula might seem less substantial, but spend more than a few hours with its laser accurate recreation of modern b-ball and you’ll soon realise how refined it has become. Changes to Virtual Currency earning and progression take the edge off grinding, new additions to The Neighborhood and Pro-Am help bridge the gap between the two and a few welcome changes to MyTeam help facilitate move space for natural growth (even with the ever-present microtransactions). It’s not faultless, but those looking to play the full NBA experience on a handheld platform can do so with confidence and Visual Concept's approach to Switch is truly laudable. Simply put, there's no better basketball game out there.
  2. 85
    The quality of the port to Switch and the variety and depth of modes and options on offer in NBA 2K20 is incredible. That makes it such a shame that microtransactions infect the story-driven MyCareer, dragging that down to mediocrity or worse. Fortunately, the intriguing though repetitive MyGM mode and the flexible and engrossing MyLeague mode make up for the online-only options. Throw in the WNBA teams and NBA 2K20 is likely the best iteration of the series on Switch even with its caveats.
  3. Nov 13, 2019
    80
    For Switch-owning sports fans there’s nothing that comes close to NBA 2K20. Boasting great visuals, stellar gameplay and a feature-rich range of play types, there’s something for everyone, and while VC is still a ‘feature’ that we’d rather didn’t have a place in modern sports titles, it’s been balanced back in the favour of actual gameplay.
  4. Sep 18, 2019
    75
    NBA 2K20 is a surprisingly fully featured offering on the Switch. The game controls beautifully and the Switch does a decent job on the graphical side of things. Some particularly egregious microtransactions do show up but thankfully, these can be ignored for the most part. 2K20 is hands down the best way to play basketball on the Switch right now and should be picked up by any fans of the sport.
  5. Jan 7, 2020
    70
    While it’s impossible to separate NBA 2K20 from its questionable monetisation techniques, there’s no disputing that it’s a fantastic basketball game. Best of all, there are next to no concessions made for the Nintendo Switch version - it feels great to play and runs excellently.
  6. Sep 30, 2019
    70
    NBA 2K20 keeps things fresh with some welcome tweaks to gameplay, refining a product that was already well-oiled and well-drilled. This year's MyCareer mode is an enjoyable enough experience but it, like most of the other modes, is spoiled by microtransactions. Year on year, Visual Concepts continues to push the bar on providing an excellent basketball sim. It would be nice if 2K could finally start providing fan service to match.
  7. Oct 1, 2019
    50
    NBA 2K20 is impressive off the court – the soap opera elements of the story mode notwithstanding – but the on-the-court experience takes the fun out of basketball. Wait for a price drop.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 23
  2. Negative: 16 out of 23
  1. Sep 6, 2019
    10
    Idk what the user review bombing is about, but I really enjoyed this game. Best looking 2k on Switch yet, great soundtrack, numerous newIdk what the user review bombing is about, but I really enjoyed this game. Best looking 2k on Switch yet, great soundtrack, numerous new features, My career mode has a great story. New players, teams and uniforms, it doesn't get any better than this imo Expand
  2. Jun 9, 2022
    9
    First, let me say I've had this game for two years now. I've also owned NBA 2K21 and NBA 2K22. I've waited for the prices to come down. IFirst, let me say I've had this game for two years now. I've also owned NBA 2K21 and NBA 2K22. I've waited for the prices to come down. I got NBA 2K20 for $5.99 on the e-store, and wow--I was not expecting the production value that would've come with even 59.99. I'm not into collecting currency and playing marathon seasons, but the strange this is, for me, NBA 2K20 is WAYYYYY better than the next two releases that came out. The handling and controls are, for whatever reason, easy and intuitive in NBA2K20. It may be, along with MLB The Show (22) and PGA Tour 2K21, the best non Mario sports titles out there for the Switch. Expand
  3. Sep 7, 2019
    8
    Great game! People usually think it’s a copy and paste, but they have upgraded visuals, and gameplay feels improved and different. It’s aGreat game! People usually think it’s a copy and paste, but they have upgraded visuals, and gameplay feels improved and different. It’s a great port, but of course the extra download does take some time. Must buy if you’re a basketball fan, and want a great experience on the go Expand
  4. May 10, 2020
    1
    Its very delayed the frams drop at least one time per game the passing doesn't work and its glitchy
  5. Jun 30, 2020
    1
    Honestly, I bought this game for £2.50 but I can't even recommend it at that price. Stay away from this game, it's not worth your time orHonestly, I bought this game for £2.50 but I can't even recommend it at that price. Stay away from this game, it's not worth your time or effort.

    If you want to play MyCareer, a single-player mode, you have to be connected to the internet. It doesn't sound that much of a problem, however if the internet or the servers crashes in the middle of a game, you have to start that one game over again... so if you were playing a 30min game and you scored 40 points vs the Lakers, tough luck mate, you have to start over!
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    it happened to me 4 times, that's when I decided to uninstall and move on with 2k games.
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  6. Mar 19, 2020
    0
    2K SHOULD BE ASHAMED!!! This has nothing to do with providing entertainment for players anymore! This is about getting people addicted and2K SHOULD BE ASHAMED!!! This has nothing to do with providing entertainment for players anymore! This is about getting people addicted and making as much money as "humanly" possible! Although I'm not sure whether these morals can be called human anymore. Quite frankly, the entire game is an insult.
    It's not just about the microtransactions, but also about the way they try to seduce you into spending money every single chance they get. Not even in a separate menu, but every single time you are in game, want to spend your skill points and accidentally press the button one too many times.

    THIS GAME SHOULD TRIGGER A BOYCOT FROM THE GAMING COMMUNITY! FORCE them to revert to focus on entertaining players instead of just appealing to their wallets.

    Don't even get me started about 50% of the gameplay not being available anymore after only 2 years due to VC points being rendered unusable! There is NO reason for this except for MAKING MONEY!
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  7. Sep 20, 2019
    0
    Fricking exploitation of people. Fricking exploitation of people. Fricking exploitation of people.

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