With more than 5 million copies sold worldwide and more than 25 Sports Game of the Year awards won, NBA 2K12 was another monster release for the biggest NBA video game simulation franchise in the world. This year, 2K Sports has joined forces with the legendary JAY Z as Executive Producer to transcend sports video games and take virtual...
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Very Positive (437 reviews) - 81% of the 437 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 30, 2012

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About This Game

With more than 5 million copies sold worldwide and more than 25 Sports Game of the Year awards won, NBA 2K12 was another monster release for the biggest NBA video game simulation franchise in the world. This year, 2K Sports has joined forces with the legendary JAY Z as Executive Producer to transcend sports video games and take virtual hardwood to the next level.

Featuring an enhanced MyCAREER mode and all-new gameplay features, NBA 2K13 will let gamers pit the best players in NBA history against the new dynasty of talent, including the much-debated matchup between the 2012 U.S. Men’s National Team and the 1992 “Dream Team.”

Key features:

  • A JAY Z PRODUCTION – Produced by multi-platinum recording artist JAY Z, who presided over the soundtrack, in-game presentation elements, and the overall style of the game.
  • IMPROVED GAMEPLAY – Featuring the Control Stick for enhanced ball control, Dynamic Shot Generator for more realistic shot variety, all-new Signature Skills and so much more.
  • MYCAREER MODE – Build your MyPLAYER by giving him Signature Skills, and acquire your very own animations. Includes new endorsement paths, all-new casual clothing & equipment, and much more.
  • USA BASKETBALL – Finally answer the question: Who would win a head-to-head duel between the 1992 Dream Team and today's 2012 squad?

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows
    • Processor:Pentium 4 2.4 GHz Single Core processor or equivalent (2.8 GHZ for Vista/Win 7)
    • Memory:512 MB or More (1 GB for Vista/Win 7)
    • Graphics:DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Hard Drive:8 GB or more free space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Video Card:128 MB or more memory and one of the following chipsets is required: Radeon HD 2400 or greater; NVIDIA 6800 GT or greater; DirectX 9.0c compatible card with Shader Model 3.0 support.
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo processor or equivalent
    • Memory:2 GB
    • Graphics:Shader Model 3.0 support with 512MB Ram (nVidia® GeForce® 8800 GT or better)
    • Hard Drive:9 GB or more free space
    • Sound:100% DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Input:dual-analog gamepad
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JustInTrouble
11.8 hrs
Posted: September 23
For a 2013 Basket ball game it is really fun. The newer games have a lot more to and a better story mode(career mode). That said its still a lot of fun if you can't get the newer games for some reason.
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xXxRoyall KillarxXx
88.6 hrs
Posted: September 12
Really good game for the time bit it´s still fun to play it now though
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Dr.Hands
42.1 hrs
Posted: August 20
Great game, if you want a throwback nba game on steam this would personally be my choice. I love the mycareer and prefer this mycareer over nba 2k16's, this game is really helping me wait for nba 2k17, oh also love the press conferences after each game you play.
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The_Golpher
2.2 hrs
Posted: August 9
Bad Game For PC
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DBZfreakMBB
238.1 hrs
Posted: August 9
Best 2K in the whole series IMO, def worth a buy on a sale.
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CircledCircle
29.5 hrs
Posted: July 11
You know what. I love it. Easy controls and just a fun game.
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Amerson⚡Island
212.0 hrs
Posted: July 4
Dropping threes like Curry ✔
No-look dimes ✔
Breakin' records and ankles ✔
Bron Bron ✔
Multi-Player (who cares honestly) ✖
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SciSi
149.7 hrs
Posted: June 22
Simply... Amazing
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cavalierjim02
5.1 hrs
Posted: June 20
waste of space
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
210.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 27
Great graphics, great gameplay and not super easy to master.
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130 of 177 people (73%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 15, 2014
Don't buy this game.

2K shot down all ONLINE servers you won't be able to play it online.
That's right they want us to buy it every year otherwise we can basically GTFO.

Downvoted for sure.
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32 of 37 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 26, 2013
The second best basketball game I have played to date :) Graphically close to photo-realism with a decent game engine capturing pretty much every move you can think of. I find the controls aren't too intuitive but you get used to them; likewise the menu system is a bit confusing. NBA2K13 can be difficult to master but the AI is scalable to your skill level and there is a career mode which adds some variety to gameplay letting you work up the ranks. Looks great on a big screen!


... oh & my favorite basketball game (incase you're wondering) remains the legendary NBA Jam TE! :p


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18 of 19 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
361.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 28, 2015
Completely freaking rad game. I seem to be the only person in the universe who doesn't care about playing a sports game online, so I can't say anything about the online aspect. What I can say is that it is one of the best sports games ever made, up in the tier of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2004 for the PS2, and Madden 09 for the PS2. The graphics are good enough, the gameplay is great and intuitive, there's a wide selection of ways to play the game, and the commentary is actually good. Seriously, barely anyone talks about the commentary but it's one of the best parts compared to other sports games. Also has complete controller support, which is a must, because playing with keyboard feels like piloting a submarine you know nothing about. The game also is very easy to mod, but don't expect anything crazy, you can only make the game look better. Overall great sports game, would recommend to any sports game or basketball fan. Can't wait for 2k16!
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26 of 33 people (79%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Recommended
293.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 26, 2015
Why does Chris Paul always sign with the Cavaliers?
Good basketball simulator but jesus christ
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
Recommended
111.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 12, 2014
A great basketball game and overall I would say, one of the best games on steam, the controls take some getting used to (I recommend the use of a third party controller, playing with a keyboard and mouse is brutal) but once you get the hang of them, it is super fun. Compared to the console versions, the PC version doesn't boast as many features, and one of the most notable issues many people have with this game is regarding the inablitly to easily play with your friends online. MyPlayer mode is great and will provide you with hours of entertainment, you can really have a fun time customising your player and helping him rise through the ranks of the NBA. I would not say that this game is enjoyable for all, but if you are a basketball fan, it is a must have. Basically with this game, you are getting what you pay for and nothing extra, but it is still fun nontheless.
I would give it a solid 8/10 overall.
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
421.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2013
I am a big basketball fan. This game has everything I want. Good models, Smooth feel, many game modes, intelligent AI. No need to upgrade to 2k14. I play with xbox controller it's great.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
115.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2014
Great game for the pc especially when mods are put into the mix. Makes the game look a whole lot nicer then its initial release.
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18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
139.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
Worth your money.Spent hours on this game and enjoyed every minute.Gameplay is smooth~,graphics and cutscenes are nice(dont expect next-gen graphics though).AIs are smart and will PUNISH you for any mistake you make.The only fault i can find in this game is that the replay or highlight reel sometimes bugged out.
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22 of 32 people (69%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
76.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2014
Since March 31st, 2014 NBA 2k13 servers have been shut down.
https://twitter.com/2KSupport/status/439459728234516481
You can't play online at all so you won't be able to play with your friends.
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