- Publisher: 2K Games
- Release Date: Sep 16, 2016
- Also On: iPhone/iPad, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360
- Summary: NBA 2K17 promises to take the game to new heights and continue to blur the lines between video game and reality.
- Developer: Visual Concepts
- Genre(s): Sports, Team, Basketball, Sim
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NBA 2K17 - The Dream Lives On Trailer
Positive: 16 out of 17
Mixed: 1 out of 17
Negative: 0 out of 17
Oct 4, 2016The action on the court is fast, fluid and accessible, but with enough depth and detail to keep you hooked for the long haul.
Sep 26, 2016The best sports sim around got even better, with an improved gameplay and stunning graphics.
Sep 27, 2016NBA 2K17 is an all-around win. There is simply no equal to the depth and overall quality of this title, cementing the series as perhaps the best of all sports. Those who enjoy drama will find MyPlayer to their liking. Armchair point guards will enjoy MyLeague and MyGM. Casual ballers can hop in and play some of the most finely-tuned basketball ever. There’s more content here than most basketball fans will ever experience, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t try. Any fan needs NBA 2K17 in their library.
Sep 20, 2016The realism and tweaks to gameplay and options makes this year’s entry great, giving basketball fans an immersive and varied experience.
Sep 29, 2016A ludicrously polished and tight game of basketball, NBA 2K17 is representative of a series that's at the top of its game. There are a few flaws, as ever, but they pale into insignificance against the consistent excellence that shines through in almost every nook and cranny of NBA 2K17. This is a shoo-in for All-Star status.
Sep 23, 2016If nothing else, then, the game manages to impress with the sheer level of detail it provides. You could spend months trying to work through the career mode, not even touching MyGM or MyTeam, and feel as though you got your money's worth. That, combined with the graphical upgrades and new animations, plus the fact that 2K has managed to retain the overall feel of the game, makes the 2K17 experience a very impressive one. It's not without its flaws, but the lasting impression you'll get is one of sheer admiration for the amount of work that must go into creating such a varied game.
Official Xbox Magazine UKNov 1, 2016Simulates all the slam dunks and shoe contracts, but it could use a little polish. [Dec 2016, p.79]
Positive: 17 out of 39
Mixed: 8 out of 39
Negative: 14 out of 39
Sep 16, 2016Hey OTownMarine, i know right. kingofgames is troller guy or hater against 2ksports but maybe he love NBA live more than NBA 2k.. i agreeHey OTownMarine, i know right. kingofgames is troller guy or hater against 2ksports but maybe he love NBA live more than NBA 2k.. i agree with you about this game is amazing. commentary is fantastic.. gameplay is great.. animation is so real. i hope 2ksports do better for NBA 2k18 next year… Expand
Mar 31, 2021Nba 2k17 ain't perfect but you can still really have fun with it. The story is pretty good with Micheal B Jordan in it he actuality does aNba 2k17 ain't perfect but you can still really have fun with it. The story is pretty good with Micheal B Jordan in it he actuality does a good job. The game play is fun and easy and easy to get into and a lot more funner than Nba 2k16 which was not fun and you would barely make shots but 2k fix those issues with this 2k. The graphics are great way better that 16. I suggest this game for people who want to start playing 2k.… Expand
Sep 19, 2016Love the game and it has great features. The depth of my career my GM and my league are impressive and great. Personally, the gameplay doesLove the game and it has great features. The depth of my career my GM and my league are impressive and great. Personally, the gameplay does not feel revolutionized or changed much at all. The games saving grace is again the depth of the game, my career is very detailed and much better than the Spike Lee joint from what I have played so far. The basic play modes are simple, fun and enjoyable. The huge strides the game has made comes with My league which now allows 80 seasons of multiplayer leagues which is a major feature that was lacking for me in last years game. The customization and league expansion is brilliant and again adds incredible depth to the game.
I do love the game but it feels at times 2k took the "if it ain't broke don't fix it." Yet the new features redeem it and keep it clearly and far away as the top basketball game on the market, and the best career simulation modes both as a player and owner of all sports games out there.
I just wish 2k would do a football game… Expand
Feb 13, 2017NBA 2k17
Pros You can play with friends online Many online features including MyPark Less Load time the previous Game Extended MyCareerNBA 2k17
You can play with friends online
Many online features including MyPark
Less Load time the previous Game
Extended MyCareer Story
Lags or has connective issues 24/7
Joining friends is harder than should be
Some archetypes are flat out broken
Will start 50% of the time
NBA 2k17 was released on September 21, 2016 with well over 7 million copies sold. Starting at 60$ there is other editions offered at a higher prices. I myself have bought the 80$ edition and with such a price should come an outstanding game. The game comes with many game modes but for this I will be reviewing MyCareer and MyPark as they are linked together and most popular.
If you like grinding non-stop to be the best of the best this is the game for you. MyCareer has been almost identical but with more cut scenes this year as well as added abilities. New badges have appeared and some have gone but that's for balance. Without MyPark, MyCareer can become very stale super quick. This game loads so much faster in between games which is a huge plus with a recurring problem of the game not being able to start 50% of the time.
MyPark is what makes all of your play time worth it. But how good are the parks this year? The same 3 parks are still there with very little changes toward them unfortunately. The parks have some appeal but feels almost identical. The parks are only cosmetic but the real question is does it run smoothly and correctly ? My answer is no not even close, With any event they try to put in comes more lag or another issue and even with that there is lag without park events making this game almost impossible not to get mad at most of the time. When running smoothly this game will keep you entertained for hours upon hours with you wanting to come back.
I would give this game 3 stars, If there was no issues with the servers and bugs/glitches this game would be no doubt the best sports game out there. I feel if all was fixed within the game, I would recommend this to anyone with a next gen console looking for a game to last them a while. . NBA 2k17 is good for anybody and can definitely teach you the sport head to toe. With no inappropriate content or questionable scenes this game is perfect for all ages !… Expand
Jun 28, 2021yea imma be honest im definitely nostalgia heavy on this game but hey its better than 18, 20, and 21
Nov 7, 2016Though MyLEAGUE is vastly improved, there are still too many flaws that bring it down: MyPlayer caps are absolutely ridiculous this go around,Though MyLEAGUE is vastly improved, there are still too many flaws that bring it down: MyPlayer caps are absolutely ridiculous this go around, it's still a game of animations determining everything (along with more bumping cheese animations in MyCAREER, and defenders that still stick to you like glue), my Dream Team preorder went nearly a month without showing up, and 2K still hasn't released a roster update (meanwhile, they're trying to get you to buy VC packs and MyTEAM cards). And this is just barely scratching the surface, honestly. That is unacceptable and just proves that without any true competition, 2K doesn't really care about satisfying their customers anymore, just milking $$$ from them.… Expand
Aug 14, 2017This game is absolutely terrible. There is no such thing as skill this year. Animations control the game. Whether you have a good performanceThis game is absolutely terrible. There is no such thing as skill this year. Animations control the game. Whether you have a good performance or not is determined by what animation you get. I made a slasher as I always do and I am disappointed that I have difficulty making open dunks. Some of the bad animations in this game include air ball dunks (seriously, when have you ever seen an NBA Player air ball a dunk?), getting dragged into screens and falling over, eurostep out of bounds, getting dragged into a stripping animation when you have an open dunk or layup, passing to the wrong person when a teammate is wide open, cocking the ball back on dunks against your will and consistently getting blocked just to name a few. 6'2" playmakers should not be able to block 7'3" glass cleaners, it just doesn't make sense. Since 2k pretty much has had a monopoly on video game basketball for the past 10 years they have stopped putting in effort since they know we will buy the game and vc every year. Hopefully the rising of nba live has made them put in extra effort this year to be better. It is ridiculous how long the grind takes for your MyPlayer. It takes 150,000 VC to get your player to an 87 overall even though they are pretty much role players. 150,000 VC is $40 by the way. I bought 75,000 VC and it still took me a month of playing 3 hours a day to get my player to an 87 overall with all hall of fame badges, and he still misses open dunks and layups. The archetype system is terrible. Why should we have to spend a month of our time just so we can get a player who can only shoot 3's or only rebound etc. Stick skills don't matter. The only players who consistently win are those who find flaws in the game and continue to exploit them. The same parks just show no effort by the development team. The servers are constantly laggy, and the only way that you can win a lot is if the animations go your way. I feel like giving this game a 0 rating is much too high, and I would give it a negative rating if I could. Hopefully the series gets better and the team stops slacking off because it is seriously starting to get frustrating.… Expand
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