NBA 2K13 was a monstrous release for the world's #1 NBA video game franchise, with more than 38 Sports Game of the Year and "Best Of" mentions. NBA 2K14 will raise the bar yet again, providing the best basketball gaming experience for legions of sports fans and gamers around the world.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (2,053 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 1, 2013
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NBA 2K13 was a monstrous release for the world's #1 NBA video game franchise, with more than 38 Sports Game of the Year and "Best Of" mentions. NBA 2K14 will raise the bar yet again, providing the best basketball gaming experience for legions of sports fans and gamers around the world.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows
    • Processor: Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz Single Core processor or equivalent (2.8 Ghz for Vista/Win 7/Win 8)
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo processor or equivalent DirectX 9.0c compatible card with Shader Model 3.0 support.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows
    • Processor: CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo processor or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo processor or equivalent Video: Shader Model 3.0 support with 512MB Ram (Nvidia(R) GeForce(R) 8800 GT or better)
    • Hard Drive: 9 GB available space
    • Sound Card: : 100% DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
This game looks like it could be so much more than what it is. The game has tons of issues that 2k could of easily fixed but I feel like they just released this game on the PC then forgot about it and just watched the money flow in. If you want to buy this game you're better off just getting it on console, also if you want this game for online play there hasn't been any online fixes (the online function being nonexistant) since I've bought this game last winter and it seems that 2k doesn't want to bother fixing the online servers.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
135.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
This game is so atrocious on pc, I don't know whether I should begin with th gameplay or how it just pedals its sponsors to the max.

The game just assumes you have a controller and that you're using it, and doesn't even bother to tell you the keyboard controls. It took me 30 minutes to figure out the shoot button. In MyCareer, if you ever pass to a teammate, they are so brain dead and just stand there. Fouls happen 7/10 times anyone goes for a layup, no matter how clean it looks. "Hey hey, you looked at him, shooting foul!". I've almost given up on passing completely, you have to select the person you pass to, and almost every time, right before you're about to pass, the game just says, "Here, pass to this guy in the middle of the other team where it will get stolen". MyCareer is just ridiculous at times, giving you impossible challenges, ex: If you're team is getting destroyed, it will give you the challenge to get your team within 5 points, which is impossible. Other times, it tells you to get a basket, a steal, a rebound, and an assist, and it always puts you on the bench.

The commentators don't shut up and repeat themselves every few minutes, and always interrupt time outs with stupid stats and other crap that delay your gametime. they always jump to some lady named "Doris Burke" who has the most painful voice ever. When Halftime comes, it throws the Sprint logo and says "AND NOW THE SPRINT HALFTIME REPORT PRESENTED BY SPRINT" and after you spam the enter button to just get it to go away it comes back with "THE SPRINT HALFTIME REPORT PRESENTED BY SPRINT" again. While you're playing, especially when playing the Heat, they always talk about how gatorade was in the Chalice of Jesus and is the liquid of the fountain of youth and how lebron drinks his gatorade every morning. Honestly they're so over-advertised I don't want to drink Gatorade anymore.

This game is just a headache on PC, get a PS4 and buy it for that, its so much better.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
33.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
Release: Excellent, Shot Quality: A+
*clunk*
ok
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
388.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
NOt much change from 2K13.

Still ruined my life.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
I bought this game due to Docm77
and thought about giving this game a chance...
because it seemed fun.

And it is pretty fun to play for about a week.
Before playing this game i haven't even touched basketball (never got the chance)
It's pretty obvious you have to get the ball into the other hoop...
But having to learn the controls from scratch is really exhilarating.
The game has xbox controller support.

I would recommend this game to people however,
this game wouldn't interest people unless they were a fan of Basketball.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I litterally know nothing about Basketball but I did get to create the "Tune Squad" from the 1996 classic "Space Jam", it was fun for a few hours but i don't know if it was really worth it. I guess if you're a huge basketball fan you should get it but for the average gamer it's not a must have. You can make a team of Michael Jordan from every year of his career and that's fun and it also could be a good game if you wanted to learn the rules of basketball. One of the biggest draw backs is that you can't play against your friends with your custom teams, this would be fun as there is variety of different player, team and stadium mods. All in all it's a pretty good game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Can t play multiplayer for some reason always servers are down !
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
251.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
How do you shoot?
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
103.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 22
This year NBA 2k was such an epic game, somehow I didnt got any error or bug in the 2k14 version. Cant wait to see 2k15 and hopefull pc users will see more and more features in the future :)
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
83.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
The worst sports game ever released for PC. No, honestly. The AI is by far the most poorly programmed pile of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ I have ever seen in a release from a major developer. The NBA should diversify the gaming rights or it should better manage its product. This is embarrassing for them. Screw 2K gaming.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
56.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
The best basketball game you will ever find in... no wait, do we even get to choose?!
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10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Now, before I get on with the "bashing" of this game, I want to say that I think steam really needs to put in maybe scores instead of just straight up "YES" and "NO's". This review would be a maybe, but I just can't recommend it with a "YES", because the game would disappoint anyone that expects the player behavior on the court to be even remotely realistic. Also, the controls really stink. :]

You know what basketball is, right? Well, this game tries to emulate it and sell it as a simulation, but I've never seen a real basketball game situation where 3 players are guarding the same guy... often, 2 of my computer controlled teammates will leave their defensive positions and start obstructing me while I'm guarding my own target, which leaves the area around my basket and 2 opposition players totally unguarded.
The player switching mechanic is just primitive, press A (360 control scheme) to switch/scroll! through your players, and maybe the game will pick a player you want to control in time to prevent the other team from scoring (right stick, 2K! Have you heard of it motherfu... well, yes you have, but I mean outside of your ridiculous menu). There is another way to switch players, but it's even harder to navigate, press RB (360 controls) and then press the button displayed above the head of the player you want to control (there is no way to do it in time to prevent the other team from scoring, and some of your players will often be out of view, along with the button prompt above their head, so it's worse than the A button solution).
The player physics feel really stiff, for example when you want to go for a quick counter-attack after stealing the ball, when you pass the ball to the player that's in front, the ball passing player first completely stops and then passes the ball, usually giving the opposition enough time to set up their defense. Another example (my favorite) is when you knock the ball out of the opposition player's hands, and it falls behind him, your player will often not pick up the ball, even though you are holding that direction with your controller (he just won't move for 1 - 2 seconds), and the same opposition player that lost the ball will recover, turn around and take the ball before you are able to. You can usually expect delayed response from your players from any directional inputs you give them, and I think it's because of the motion capture, this game takes it's physics and animations seriously, or at least it tries to, I had a few situations where the opposition players would go through me with their ball dribbling hand and score.
The game's menu is probably the worst menu I've ever had to navigate in any game, ever! I don't even know how to explain the way it works.
You can't turn off auto subs, the game's coach decides to take out LeBron "motherflippin" James and put in Andersen and there's nothing you can do to prevent it, the best you can do is wait till you have the ball again and reverse the stupid decisions made by the coach.

That would be all that's bad and horrible and inexcusable about this game, I think... (haven't touched the online modes, but I've read that you can't play against your friends unless the game graciously pits you against your friend while you both search for an online game at the same time).

The game can be fun when it's working, and it's a shame that so many issues are plaguing it (I'm not risking buying NBA 2K15 because of this, I don't care about the graphics, 2K14 still looks fine graphically IMO, so I don't feel the need to upgrade/update), and it's probably worth the money on a 75% off sale if you like arcadey sports games and don't care about NBA roster updates (or slightly, yes, just slightly worse graphics than the new game).

Score 6.5/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
I am personally a huge fan of the nba 2k games but 14 is just bad. Especially on pc/old consoles. It looks great on xbox one and ps4. So i feel cheated, also i constantly get perfect shots and A shot grades and miss them. And i know i have the stats to make them its just a poorly made game. hope 15 is better
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
319.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
The game is great. Loads of content and hours to put in. You like ball u will like playing nba 2k14. 9/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
great nba game
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
44.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
Make your own NBA star and become the new LeBron James Or Kobe Bryant while posterizing people in the paint and making them sit down. 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
123.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
9/10 This game is loads of fun with your friends/family, and it is a game ment for all ages.

My only downside of this game was that it didn't feature the MyTeam gamemode.

I highly suggest you buy this game if you are into basketball! :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
Really fun game to play when you are bored.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
167.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Fantastic new installment to the NBA 2K series
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
141.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
My Carreer is the best mode of it and I must've spent all my time in MyCarreer(about 30 hours).If you're a bit interested in basketball you should play it.There are a few faults in MyCareer mode(Like Bad Transition Defense or Offense).But probably It doesn't annoy your gameplay.And Finally You should visit Moddingway's website there are something you can find about NBA 2K14's patches,modes and news.It makes it funnier than usual.(That's all).-------Good Luck in MyCareer because you'll need it-----
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