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...
User reviews: Very Positive (325 reviews)
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
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
76.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
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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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
75.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
I don't really like basketball.
Don't watch it,
Don't follow the players,
Don't play it on the blacktop,

So wait, how'd I go over and get 70+ hours into this game. Oh yeah, it's bloody wicked!!!!!
Play 2k sports, becuase despite the party line of another well known company, IT'S. IN. THE. GAME.!!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
It's really fun and all, yeah.
But the 2k servers on this game are down,
there was never MyTeam on the PC (C'mon man.)
and the most important thing, it's the same as any other game.
Even 2k14 and some of 2k15 too.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
144.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Liked
- It was free
- It was pretty fun

Disliked
- Music sucked
- Too easy
- Too much dialogue
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
39.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
grafika:8
gameplay:9
dozivljaj:10
overall:9
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0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
I bought this game years ago and had a lot of fun playing it but, reality is the developer constantly messed things up with the career modes as it required you to sync with their servers and this was likely only done to protect their VC sales. Of course, they don't care if you cannot play for a week and your saves get all messed up.

They certainly won't reset the VC you purchased even though their glitches set you back 6 weeks earlier into the season and everything you've done before then is gone. No, they act like VC is real money and it will cost them something to give it back to you.

Anyway, the game could be fun and the graphics were decent but, Take 2's policies ruined the experience for me (They did the same thing in 2k14 and I didn't give them another chance).
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78 of 94 people (83%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
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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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
115.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
262.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
NBA2K13 is the classic example of an "everything just worked" sports game. Ones that you end up playing long after the newer yearly versions come out. For me it's like Tiger Woods 2005, MVP 2005, or NHL 2002 - NBA2K13 is a game that will be played for a long time. Personally, buying 2K14 is a waste of money. More about the content, this is the best basketball game I've played since the NBA Jam/HangTime/ShowTime series. With great visuals and excellent controls, that are easy to learn but hard to master, the game leaves you enjoying the moments. Plus all games are fully customizable and there is every mode you could want. I always love doing the create-a-player mode, where you follow the career, and here it delivers. To end, if you want to play a basketball game on Steam, and have a controller, get this game.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
201.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
Choosing a 2K sports game is like choosing an American president in the voting polls. You just try to pick the lesser evil, but chances are that you'll be let down.

I support this game, but only because I don't have a choice. Hopefully, down the line, 2K sports games will recognize that PC gamers just plug in a gamepad and then magically the PC is better than console. We are a legitimate demographic to target, but 2K marketing seems to continually 'drop the ball' on giving PC gamers the functionality we desire.

We'll buy and play your stuff. If only it were more pleasant to do so.

6/10 - Would only recommend as there is no competition, so marking this one a 'no', if just barely.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
Its pretty super good for basketball type gentleman.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
24.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
pretty good game widh it had season mode
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
72.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
This is the worst football game I've ever played.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
57.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Stuff and things and things and stuff.

2 bro-hooves up.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
170.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
One of the best game
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
153.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Point guards rebounding over the top of centres since day 1 and no pc patch. Thanks 2K
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
733.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
WARNING:Mycarrer is VERY addicting.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
Don't buy this game if you don't like basketball.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
♥♥♥♥ty ♥♥♥♥
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
62.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
The PC port is terrible.
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