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 (1,985 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
8 of 11 people (73%) 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
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
It is amazing game, I love but here is one problem could not connect to 2k Services ... bla bla bla :D" i do not know how i can fix it
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
224.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
still playing it
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Game sucks

69/10
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
143.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Waste of money and time!!!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
483.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
I really enjoy series and this game because the core mechanics are solid...but it could be so much better. I mainly play MyCareer and not online.

AI needs work, for one thing. 80% of the time it feels like my teammates don't understand spacing and would just bunch up right next to the ball handler. When the other team doubles you, they either fall asleep or run right up to you asking for the ball instead of cutting or getting into a scoring position. Also, when I drive, Cs and PFs that are decent mid-range shooters just clog the paint instead of reacting, but when the CPU penetrates, their teammates know to gtfo.

Graphically, I was realy disappointed at how many subpar faces were still kept from last year's game. Even LeBron (he's on game's cover for crying out loud) looks off. Chris Bosh looks like a balding Chinese dude that been chasing the dragon for way too long. Thankfully, there are mods to help with this.

Another thing that I dislike is the removal of play practicing. What's the big idea? There seems to be almost no point in taking it out of the game. It feels like plays break too often in this game and without that feature, it's hard to know which ones actually work consistently.

Shooting feels really inconsistent this year too. More often than not "A+ Perfect Release" just doesn't fall. I understand people saying that it's more realistic this way, but if a shot doesn't go in then that means it's off, so is it actually perfect? I would have rather been told that I was late or early on the timing instead of seeing perfect shots clank.

Bumping on the perimeter is annoying, but I know why it's there. On the other hand, when I back out of a drive, I feel like the momentum is way too strong, and I get sucked into my defender anyway. Same with using screens from the wings for some reason. Another problem I have with momentum is that sprinting on user-controlled players starts too late because from my perspective, the CPU can start sprinting on a dime.

Off-ball movement is my least favorite aspect of this game. On offense, I'm constantly running into teammates who evidently have tree trunks for legs. I'm alright with my defender preventing me from moving around the court, but on defense, they slip by me wayyy to easily in comparison. Also, I don't like how running right next to your man when he's the ball handler makes your controlled player do a weird slippery roundabout move, and again, momentum while running around on defense in general is annoying to deal with.

Finally, the in-game presentation is as good as always, but I really really really really wish there was an option to turn off those unskippable stats screens. The UI is kind of a slog to get through too. Like, just with the team-select screen - with so many teams, it'd be nice to have an option for a grid layout like you'd see in a fighting game.


Anyway, despite all that, I still managed to play 400+ hours of it and keep most of my hair, so I guess that's a testament to how good the main gameplay is.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
27.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
STUPID GAME CANNOT EVEN PLAY THIS ♥♥♥♥
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
314.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Pretty good game. 8/8 m8
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
this game is so good i played 3 hours of it and bought it last Xmas
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
40.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
1000 out of 10 stars
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
46.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Best sports game on steam! well actually 2k15 might be better since that just came out but I have spent a lot of time having fun on this game. I only wish 2k still did hockey and football. Will be buying 2k15 with my next paycheck.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
33.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
I think that this game is cool
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
71.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Got it for $5 and I've spent 45 hoursi into coop.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
143.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
awesome
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
52.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
I played a lot of this game after my friends and I had a season/draft. If you enjoy basketball games you will enjoy this for the most part. There are some goofy things about the game.

In dynasty, the players that are created look completely different than the real players when you get 5 or so seasons in. This didn't bug me, but it looked odd.
The hall of fame doesn't adjust for shortening the game clock. No one on my team would be able to make the hall of fame because of this. Disappointed even when I had a scoring or rebound leader for multiple seasons.
The on ball defense is a full motion that needs to play out, so if your player is near the sideline and this happens there is no chance to jump throw or stop moving before going out of bounds. This only happens 2/3 times in a 3 minute quarter game. Not the worst but semi-frustrating.

The gui is fine, and the depth of the franchise mode is fun. Drafting and scouting was fun while trying to manage what oldies i should keep.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
56.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
felt good to cheat game and get unlimited skill points and be OP and dunk over kobe and lebron and watch as their careers get f*cking shattered and they go home and weep to their wives and children who will soon leave them hahahahahahahahah dont judge my fantasies
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
41.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Yes, winning by 12 points!
*Get subbed off*
Lose by 12 points!
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
113.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Bad block attempts taught me some new judo techniques, thanks nba 2k14.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
120.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
I HATE THIS GAME. MY CHARACTER JOSHUA SAMBO GETS A+ GRADES AND HE STILL MISSES HIS ♥♥♥♥ING SHOTS. CAN YOU PLEASE FIX THIS GABEN. OH WAIT HE DIDN'T THIS. I WISH HE DID. GABEN IS YES. I LOVE HABEN. AND I HOPE YOU VAN LOVE ME BAK.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
11.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
bad west of time and money
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