Compete as the NBA's greatest players, including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird, to finally end the debate of who is the NBA's greatest team!
User reviews: Very Positive (72 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 4, 2011
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About This Game

This year the NBA 2K franchise is back and bigger than ever, providing fans with the opportunity they’ve always dreamed of – to finally END THE DEBATE as to who are the best teams and players of all time with the ALL-NEW NBA’s Greatest mode. Featuring 15 legendary players such as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Dr. J, NBA’s Greatest let you relive some of NBA’s most celebrated careers and rivalries, painstakingly recreated in historical detail. In addition, several innovative gameplay features have been added putting fans center court of an unprecedented basketball experience.

Key Features:

  • NBA’s Greatest - Experience 15 of the NBA’s most celebrated careers and rivalries, painstakingly recreated in historic detail. Featuring such legends as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Dr. J, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and more.
  • Most Accurate NBA 2K Game Ever - Building off NBA Today’s real-time stats, rosters, schedules and ratings, NBA 2K12 now delivers the most visually accurate NBA game as well. From shoes to player models and even court floors – every graphic detail of the game can now be dynamically updated. Broadcast style gets a boost as well with player interstitials promoting their upcoming games and dynamic pre-game highlight reels set to 2K Beats music.
  • Enhanced Gameplay - NBA 2K12 adds +1,000 new animations this year and delivers all-new control mechanics for post play and ball control to make the game more intuitive to play than ever before.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: XP, Vista, or Windows 7
    • Processor: Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz Single Core processor or equivalent (2.8 Ghz for Vista)
    • Memory: 512 MB or more (1 GB for Vista)
    • Hard Disk Space: 8.5 GB or more free space
    • Video Card: ATI x1300 or greater; NVIDIA 6600 or greater; DirectX 9.0c compatible card with Shader Model 3.0 support.
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Additional: Keyboard or dual-analog gamepad
    Recommended:
    • OS: XP, Vista, or Windows 7
    • Processor: 3 GHz Dual Core processor or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 8.5 GB or more free space
    • Video Card: Shader Model 3.0 support with 512 Ram (Nvidia(R) Geforce(R) 7900 GT or better)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Additional: Keyboard or dual-analog gamepad
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
Very good game but no MP ;(
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
82.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
not a pick up and play game.
takes a long time to get good at the game. lots of subtle nuance to the gameplay.AI defense is much too strong.
Once you fall back hard to run a comeback. opponent AI rarely misses. and that D is too OP
menu system is more complex than a mmorpg. needs simplification 2k. most complex menu system ever! not good
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
41.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
Pretty fun other than the fact that it has no multiplayer, i had only had one glitch that i saw but only lasted for around 3 seconds it wasnt annoying it was funny.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
chris bosh 10/10
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 19, 2013
NBA 2K12 features the complete NBA league with full detail, professional audio commentary, and awesome gameplay. If you're into basketball you should consider buying this awesome game.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
52.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
awesome game but no multiplayer which really sucks
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
112.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 12, 2012
JUST GOT THIS AND I DONT EVEN KNOW WHAT
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
255.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 1
Decent game, especially in My Player mode... until I got to the playoffs. The AI for the game got completely ridiculous, and what was an enjoyable experience turned frustrating. The opposing teams would be super-human and hit everything under the sun, steal balls that weren't stealable, and my team would do dumb things like not grab a rebound, and leave their man wide open.

This makes the game imcomplete, and made me not want to continue playing. For the price I got it for on Steam I can't really complain, but then again, maybe the price is indicative of the fact that 2K messed this one up.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
686.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 4, 2012
Buy. Plug in wired XBox controller to your USB port. Play. MyPlayer mode is better than ever, all the other standard game modes are there and do what you expect them to. You want basketball, you got it here.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
203.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2012
Unbelivable great Feeling this game can give you.. i have hardly ever felt sutch a strong competetive feeling in a game b4 and im only playing the Singleplayer part it realy makes me feel like i have to go out and perform my best every match and when u execute a Great move perfectly it makes you feel like an NBA All-Star ! :D

if you are into Sport games id recomend this Franchise and if u love Basketball its a Must have! :D
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 2, 2012
better than dota 2
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
181.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2013
slam diddly dunk yo
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9 of 17 people (53%) found this review helpful
26.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
No multiplayer with friends and you can't skip stupid cut scenes in career mode.
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11 of 22 people (50%) found this review helpful
382.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Really a shame I can't recommend this game. Asociation mode is fun and as close to real NBA action in a game as you can get. Sadlt, NBA 2K12 is not as great as it could of been if not for its one terrible flaw, My Player mode. It is a compete joke how bad the AI is. Whichever team you are drafted by, the players on it will play like total morons for most of the season. Tanking the rookie game and getting picked late by a good team will aleveate your frustation level somewhat, but even then, playing vs a another good team is almost a guaranteed loss. As for personal gains, trying to get assists is pointless. Even when you make great passes to get them wide open shots, they will either blow the very easy layup, get blocked or just stand around until they get double teamed or have to bail out. Turning the ball over leads to fast breaks in which the other team will score on 100% of the time. Leaving your man on D unguarded for a half second will lead to the ball getting to him and him scoring on every shot.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
12.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
Wow....this should be a great game....but it is not. The AI in My Player mode is laughable, nobody on your team can make a shot for their life, and the other team just keeps draining 3's. I got drafted by the 76ers, and in the first game we lost to the Magic 124-79 because most of my players went 2-12, 3-10 or whatever, while the other team was 7-9, and 11-14. The gameplay is similar enough to 2K11...just get that game and save the $20 on this.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
39.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2011
Freakishly great presentation!! Great shows in between of periods, great comemntators, nice visuals, cheerleaders, press conferences, interviews in game. Awesome gameplay! Great physics. ~90% of features of this game must be transfered into NHL from EA! There is however one problem - it's not that helping for a newbie who started New Player mode. But overal rating for this game - 90 / 100! Nothing less! P.S. Play ONLY with gamepad. Keyboard is a pain.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
65.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 16, 2012
playing online is great
playing with AI is suck
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
83.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 13, 2012
Black dudes playing ball. Can't get any better than this!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
327.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 17, 2012
MJ!
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
152.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
best of the 2k series
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