For the first time in franchise history, the PC version of NBA 2K15 will be a fully featured Next-Gen experience. Nominated for 70 'Game of the Year' Awards, NBA 2K is the ultimate basketball simulation experience.
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Release Date: Oct 6, 2014

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About This Game

Nominated for 70 'Game of the Year' Awards, the NBA 2K franchise returns with NBA 2K15, our most true-to-life NBA experience yet. Now, for the first time in franchise history, the PC version of NBA 2K15 will be a fully featured Next-Gen experience. Featuring NBA MVP Kevin Durant on the cover and an eclectic soundtrack curated by internationally-renowned artist and producer, Pharrell Williams, NBA 2K15 hits the court with unprecedented life-like graphics, ultra-realistic NBA gameplay, and more. It’s up to you to claim your destiny.

GAMEPLAY
With full controller support on PC, NBA 2K15 features a number of significant gameplay improvements, including approximately 5,000 new animations, all-new defensive AI, shooting systems, new team-specific play sets, and more control over rebounding, steals, and blocks, making players feel engaged in every basketball decision and action. An upgraded broadcast-style presentation hosted by Ernie Johnson and Shaq delivers authentic commentary and analysis to the action.

MyCAREER
Experience the life of an NBA player in an all-new storyline.

MyPARK
Take your MyPLAYER online in this massive-multiplayer playground mode.

MyTEAM
Build your fantasy dream team with cards from every era by earning a collection of MyTEAM cards.

PC Exclusives
• Steamworks
• Steam Achievements
• Steam Cloud

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 64 bit or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo or better (SSE3 or later)
    • Memory: 2 or more GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10.1 compatible (512 MB) or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Hard Drive: 50 or more GB available space
    • Sound Card: 9.0c compatible
    • Additional Notes: Keyboard or dual-analog gamepad; Additional Notes: Initial installation requires one-time internet connection for Steam authentication; software installations required (included with the game) include DirectX and Visual C++ Redistributable 2010.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 64 bit or higher
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or better
    • Memory: 4 or more GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11.0 compatible (2 GB) or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Hard Drive: 50 or more GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    • Additional Notes: Dual-analog gamepad
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351 of 433 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
206.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
Stephen Hawking thinks AI is going to spell the end of mankind in the far future, apparently, but rest assured ladies and gentlemen. Play 150+ hours of this game and you'll learn that if IN THE YEAR 2014-15, BASKETBALL SIMULATOR VIDEO GAME AI IS INCAPABLE OF REPLICATING NORMAL BLOODY FLOOR SPACING IN A BASKETBALL SIMULATOR VIDEO GAME, THEN WE HAVE A VERY LONG TIME BEFORE THE END OF HUMANITY IS UPON US, MR.HAWKING. MY CAT COULD UNDERSTAND FLOOR SPACING BETTER THAN THE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN THIS GAME.

Summary of the gameplay in NBA 2K15: Opening Tip - Win every time because the AI is incapable of timing its jump.

First possession - Try to pass to open 3 point shooter, 3 point shooter AI ignores common-sense, runs into middle of the key where there are 3 other players. Pass gets aimed into cluster of players. Turnover.

Opposition Possession - You play good defense, you don't allow any easy scores. The AI holds the ball until the shot clock runs down to 4 seconds, then isolates their best player. Despite having a hand in the AI's face and terrible shot selection, the opposition will somehow make a 3 pointer as the shot clock expires.

2nd Possession - You move the ball around, avoiding the cheese as much as possible. Open 3 point shot to tie the game off a good screen, Steph Curry shooting. Despite the open shot for an excellent shooter, your shot will clank off the back rim and fall directly into the hands of your center. You fake a shot, try to get the defender up, and your center, I.E. LaMarcus Aldridge, an all-star and one of the best players at his position, will miss a wide-open layup.

Opposition Possession - You'll play excellent on-ball defense, but your AI defender will stand in one position and allow their player to get an open layup/dunk. If your center rotates, it will be completely pointless, because every time your center contests a shot, there's either a foul or a ridiculous contested layup make.

3rd Possession - By this point you're fustrated that you're down 4-0 despite doing nothing wrong. You pass to your power forward who has a ridiculous bumped up post-fadeaway rating, and exploit the overpowered post-offense system in the game. Congrats, you just cheesed your way to your first bucket.

Opposition Possession - Opposition finally misses a shot! It's too bad your center doesn't know how to box out; offensive rebound for them, 6-2. By now you're so angry that you can't be bothering risking getting cheesed again, so for the rest of the game you just use your best post player and best 3 point shooter and throw up shots 5-6 seconds into the shot clock all game.

Now rinse and repeat for 150 hours, pay $50 for VC so you can buy some over-priced and usually useless packs for your MyTeam. If you're lucky, you'll get David Lee or maybe, just maybe, Anthony Davis, who despite being a current top 3 NBA player, is incapable of making an open layup in this game.

I wish I could say it gets better when you play online, and in many ways, it does get better; the AI becomes a lesser factor for starters. However, everyone you play will be a 2K cheeser. I'm not exaggerating, literally everyone I've played is a cheeser. They will exploit the zig-zag 3 pointers, they will abuse the post, they will try to take charges at every chance they get (especially when you're dribbling up the court), every shot will fall their way and every shot you take will clank off the rim, wide open or not. Especially with Kobe, apparently he shoots 25% on any jump shot in this game. You'll get about 70% of your points on the fast break; in this game, alley-oops are a higher percentage shot than open 3-pointers. You get given a choice around half-time; stick to your principals and keep playing a clean game on your half, and lose by 25 points or more. Or, you could stoop to their level, and cheese them back, exploiting their own techniques. and maybe have a small chance of winning.

MyGM is a brilliant game mode and is actually realistic; too bad you can buy your way to winning regardless. EDIT - Also in MyGM, terrible players will demand trades because they're coming off the bench. I had SHANE LARKIN demand I trade him because I wasn't starting him over 91 overall Dante Exum. WHEN WOULD THAT EVER HAPPEN IN REAL LIFE? Joel Embiid demanded a trade because he "wasn't happy with his usage rate" even though I was giving him 33 minutes a game and he was averaging 27ppg. Every starter was unhappy with their usage rate, every bench player is unhappy with their minutes and "organisational role". Extremely unrealistic in that regard.

AND MYCAREER. If you don't start yourself off with $20-$50 of VC, you are in for a hell of a grind my friend. I'm talking 3 minutes a game, 100 VC a match struggle here, and upgrades aren't cheap either; usually around 2000 VC for a single upgrade. They took away a lot of the customization this year and restricted player overalls extremely, allowing only 1 upgrade per 7 games played once you hit the upgrade cap. Which is somewhat good for MyPark; but it's not like that even matters anyway because everyone on mypark just uses 7 foot small forwards with maxed out athleticism, so they have massive height advantage and the same speed as a 6'1 point guard (seriously, what the hell 2K?). Your teammates won't take open shots. I once got benched for about 15 games for literally no reason while averaging 37ppg, 12asp and 7rpg (Because I brought my way there, like a complete knob jockey). For some reason your assistant coach follows you to any team you go to, as well. In my 7th season, I still get called "Rookie" and every contract season is the exact same. It's literally like they expect you to rage quit after 10 games.

But all above all, the gameplay is worth playing, and is why you put up with this dog poop. It's actually a fun game under all the glaringly obvious flaws and easily the most realistic basketball simulator I've ever played. Lot's of fun playing with friends (but I guarantee all your friends are on console, correct)?

Don't expect anything to get fixed either. 2K won't listen to a damn thing you say, because they know there isn't any realistic competition on the basketball game market. Despite this, customers actually consider buying NBA Live, a god-awful piece of utter f**k-sauce, because this game is so fustrating. Yes, 2K, you treat your customers so poorly that they would consider buying a game made by EA over your overpriced garbage. Hell, if NBA Live was on PC, I'd take it into consideration if they made a half decent game. The 2K producers are decent enough people. People like Ronnie 2K, LD2K, all interact with the community, release fairly generous locker codes, listen to what they have to say; thus why it fustrates me so much that they don't fix the frustrating bugs and cheesy animations. I'm certainly not one to whinge and moan about a game like this. I've played plenty of buggy, unplayable, sometimes just flat out terrible games, but when I pay $89 USD for a game (Roughly $110 Australian), I expect better; and this game has so much potential to be an enjoyable experience, it's just the little things that are holding it back from reviews like this one.

9/10, I'm probably going to buy 2K16 and go through the exact same ♥♥♥♥ again.

EDIT: Now that I'm officially done playing this game, I can tell you with hindsight that the only thing to come out of this game for me is that I know all the lyrics to Aerosol Can.
P.S, ][G][ The Cure, please show a hint of maturity and stop abusing anybody who comments on this review.
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216 of 339 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
This year's upgrade to the graphics and animations are wonderful, and it's super that PC players are finally treated to the same experience that console gamers have. Unfortunately, this year's game was ultimately even more disappointing than the leftovers we got last year. In previous years, the majority of my game time was spent in the MyPlayer mode, which allows a player to create a basketball player and progress from rookie to hall-of-fame legend. This year, the campaign against "cheese" has effectively ruined the mode for me. Sure, eliminating holes in the AI is great for PVP games or higher difficulty settings, but the MyPlayer mode still doesn't offer any significant options to alter difficulty. I can absolutely understand why having a player shoot a perfect three with Kobe Bryant every time they have the ball might be undesirable in a player-versus-player match, but shot endurance working against a shooting guard trying to forge their legend in MyPlayer mode is absurd. Shot endurance absolutely destroys my enjoyment of my favorite mode and therefore sours me on the whole franchise. I could live with the jive-talking coaches and having an avatar that insists on ending every sentence with, "you feel me?" Yet, having a player engineered head to toe for shooting well and being completely unable to score regardless of space or distance by the end of the first half is wrong, stupid, and frustrating, you feel me?
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51 of 69 people (74%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
129.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
Decent gameplay, realistic, and competitive. Buying this game was a Smoove move.
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42 of 61 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
286.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2014
Fantastic game with some wonderful improvements to gameplay, animations, graphics, slick presentation and modes (my team and my career). Love basketball? Looking for a realistic simulation and one of the best sports games of the last 10 years? This is the game for you!

The only issues I have had with the game was the servers had issues the first two games and you couldn't play online and also sometimes there is lag for the online MY PARK street ball games where there is 10 courts in one area. Other than that it runs well, not had any crashes yet and there are not many bugs.

If you want to dunk every play this is not the game for you, this requires you to use that brain you have in your head! Be smart when you pass the ball, don't try to steal everytimeon defense, play good solid smart team basketball and use you're bench wisely! This is as close as you will get to real basketball in a videogame. it is sligthly slower paced gameplay from previous years but it fits the series perfect. The controls are also very well done, I have been playing with a xbox one controller most the time so far.

With over 170 hours on this game already, it is without a doubt one of my top 10 games of 2014 and without a doubt the years best sports game. MY TEAM and MY CAREER are both improved alot and are very addicting, this game in general has a TON of content. 2K has been great for years but this is the best game they have done and it just destroys the new NBA LIVE. If you want a good sports game with a ton of content hit it up! PC finally has the next gen version and it does nto dissapoint!

As long as you know this game is a sim and NOT NBA LIVE or NBA JAM, there is a great chance you will enjoy this game. It has quickly become my 7th most played game ever on steam, not long after it came out, as you can tell I am enjoying it! The hardest part will be deciding what mode you like the most! There is a ton of content in this game, MY TEAM, MY CAREER, MYPARK, quick games and of course you can do seasons with a fantasy draft, aswell as online leagues!
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48 of 75 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
81.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 24, 2014
If you ever wanted to know the feelings of being black and able to dunk a basketball, this game is for you.
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50 of 79 people (63%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
387.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
A real fan of NBA,the pure love of basketball:)))
Start my nba2k carrer at NBA2k9 ,the cover of Garnett:)
I gonna recommand this awesome work if u r a fan of NBA.its the best. it was totally diffcult for PC players to have Next-Gen experience of nba 2k series before the 2k15.
Have played almost 220+ hours ,have tried all game modes,nice work,MG,MC.MT,MP:)))Its the most true-to-life NBA experience,the roster updates with the real NBA .And could watch the 2KTV to know more about this game and others' players' videos.U could get VC in any game modes use VC to upgrade ur player in MC or MP or to buy clothes or other gears even the movement of some famous star player.And u can download the mobile app named My NBA 2K15 u could get VC every day and could play several simple modes on ur mp.
And the soundtrack powered by Pharrell Williams.its really nice :)))))
Pre-purchase in Sep.Two times uddates up to now .But still some bugs exsist .The most one is the Jersey of the classic team. Hope its will be fixed.
The network is bad. I dunno if that status cuz of my network in here china.Sometime cant connect to 2k ,and some time diconnect when u play multiplay modes even the race almost ended....
Hold the firmly belief that 2K will featured the next work with Next-Gen experience :))))))Thx 2K.
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66 of 109 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
245.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2014
For many long-time NBA 2K fans, MyPlayer/MyCareer is THE mode. And unfortunately 2K has made this mode a lot less enjoyable this year. There are issues both on and off the court. The introduction of shot fatigue doesn't make sense. If the aim is to address balance issues, I am afraid it is simply not the way to do it. Instead of making the game more realistic, it too often will make the game completely ridiculous. After taking 30 or so shots, you will mysteriously freeze no matter how hard you have worked to get all the open looks you need. It effectively puts a crude and arbitrary hard cap on your scoring prowess. The issue is then compounded by the frustrating teammate AI and shooting percentage in HOF difficulty: so if you don't score enough before the final quarter, your team will most likely fall into an unsurmountable deficit; but if you did take enough shots to keep your team in the game, in the 4th you will be made absolutely useless in terms of scoring, and then good luck relying on your teammates! Basically, you will no longer be able to recreate naratives such as 4th quarter heroics, and epic single-game scoring rampage. Speaking of naratives, the story of your player is so scripted that it will leave you few meaningful options and definitely little room for imagination. All in all, it makes one of the least satisfying experiences out of the game's recent iterations.
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59 of 97 people (61%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
40.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 23, 2014
- Edited -
This game, as well as the rest of the series (played 2K12-15), never fails to bring me to a vast amount of cursing.
I guess in that way they're consistent, consistently proving to me that no matter how much I love basketball, basketball hates me (reason to why I still buy this ♥♥♥♥ even if it enrages me).
I guess I can't hate it 'as a whole' since I've only been playing MyPlayer (same goes to earlier titles), yet here's some of the reasons I make myself heard in the entire building (apartment complex):

- ♥♥♥♥ing animation sticking, to ♥♥♥♥ing hell to your ♥♥♥♥ing animations 2k, jesus christ. Making a play which requires you to bypass some players means 'shove for 2 seconds', 'get stopped for 3 seconds', etc. By the time I get to position, an entire day passes. AND to make it worse, opposing players just slide right by like I'm ♥♥♥♥ing non-existent, great... GREAT!

- No sense of urgency. Building on the point earlier, everyone on MY team just loves to take their time doing something stupid. OH! Someone's going for the drive? I'll just look at him even if I'm at a good position to stop him. Someone's a renowned 3pt shooter and I'm guarding him? Better sag off to be safe and raise my hand up half a meter away from him. He doing crossovers on me? Better look like a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ crab that does not even work. ♥♥♥♥ing... ♥♥♥♥ing... ♥♥♥♥, 2k.

- Everyone ELSE is in godmode. By that I mean every single team we face, while we look like ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ in an NBA team uniform. Open shots are STILL questionable yet even the opposing worst player shames us. OUR ♥♥♥♥ING BIGS AREN'T BOXING OUT! What the ♥♥♥♥?! Meanwhile on the other side, we can't even get near the paint to rebound. Good job, 2k.

- My player can go ♥♥♥♥ himself, I'm so thankful I didn't name him after me. FREE LAY-UP?! Nah man, can't get it in. SUCCESSFULLY THREW AWAY DEFENDER WITH FAKE?! Still miss horribly. SHOT METER GREAT MIDRANGE?! C at best. OH ♥♥♥♥! I'M DEFENDING THE BACKUP OF THE BACKUP GUARD?! Can't even follow him. Amazing, 2k.

- Building again on earlier point, my player still has the guts to have this confident and cocky attitude! GREAT! COZ THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS IN REAL LIFE, RIGHT? OH I CAN'T EVEN GET A FREE LAY-UP? HIRE ME NBA! Fan-♥♥♥♥ing-tastic, 2k.

- Losing a man means he will get the shot NO MATTER WHAT, even if he'll end up getting into another defender's range. On the other hand, you losing your man means you STILL have to worry about those other guys inside. REAL LIFE SIMULATION RIGHT HERE. Brilliant, 2k.

- Brainless AI. I had to put the damn coach plays to auto so that my teammates could partially (0.001%) think. Beautiful part in this is how they're still EXTREMELY STUPID. Deviate from a play since you see an open man... NO, he passes it out and we're back to square 1... with 5 seconds left. I heart you so much, 2k.

- On-Ball Defense is hell on earth. It only takes one (sometimes not even required) pick to get me from the guy I'm defending to Tokyo... if we're playing maybe in Midwest US. Sometimes you trip for no god damn reason, no crossover, no trick moves, nothing, you just pull left... trip like an idiot. Superb work, 2k.

- PLAYER FOCUS. I don't... sometimes... I just switch off for a minute just because my anger was too far the limit in situations like this. I didn't and never will (don't quote me on this) just suddenly face another opposing player ESPECIALLY when the one I'm already guarding has the ball. In this game, happens 99.97% (ok in truth just 80%) of the time. Very. very. nice. 2k.

- The last thing I'd want after my opposing man gets through me (lots of times in the most idiotic matter) is HIS FACE. I don't know what this is for but closing up on the player can sometimes ♥♥♥♥ people off (well... me, really). It's not much so I'm not sure if I'm against you on this, 2k.

... So far, that's it. I can't believe it really. Basketball's been something I enjoyed... well... watching. Playing it irl has been decently fun and then I come HERE... I lose faith in humanity... Thank you... you sons of ♥♥♥♥♥es there in 2k... thank you.
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31 of 47 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
732.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
Great game, the n°1 sports simulation those days.

Pros
Awesome graphics
Good comments, many player voices
Good soundtrack
Nice menus
Nice gameplay
Many ways of playing basket-ball

Cons
Still some sh... and nasty bugs
Somewhat unbalanced career mode
Rather poor franchise management mode (many texts instead of voices)
Random poor server access

In any case, don't hesitate to buy it if you're looking for an excellent sports sim.
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127 of 225 people (56%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
85.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
I grew up on games like Madden and NBA Jam, then moved on to NBA 2K. The NBA is becoming a global game.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
462.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
Review of NBA 2K15, 7 months after the release, good timing amirite?

Anyway I'll go over the different parts of the game, the good, the bad and the ugly of the game's mechanic and such.

Animations:
+ Fluent animations
+ Bench reactions, the bench players go nuts whenever you throw down the jam on the center
+ Helps giving the game it's amazing atmosphere
- The actual ball mid air can look like it's attached with a string to the basket. Which gives it a ugly look
- If your 5'8 guard has dunking capabilities it'll look weird as ♥♥♥♥.
- Teleporting players during cut scenes :/
9/10 overall

A.I:
+ It learns from your way of game
+ Good in general
+- Overrated, when I picked this up I was expecting more from all the hype it has gotten.
- The coaching A.I has questionable time outs.
7/10

Graphics:
+ 10/10 nothing more to say

Mechanics/Gameplay:
+ Defending is actually fun, YES, DEFENDING IS FUN, who'd know.
+ Offense is even more fun.
+ The shooting system is good and balanced to a certain degree. If your Durant is facing up against a good perimeter defender he'll have a harder time shooting from the 3, for example.
- Rebounding is too easy. Way too easy.

The review of the game content:

MyGM:
+ Realistic drafting
+ Realistic trading
+ Training camps
+ Staff have different traits to them, which is nice I guess.
- Annoying A.I, the coaches and players especially keep on nagging about not getting enough play time or training being too hard. Hell I've got a 85 overall Zach Lavine complaining about his 25MPG when I've got Damien lillard 96 overall playing 34MPG.
- The owner, sets unrealistic goals and gets whiny whenever you fail them.
- You can't retire numbers, which is really sad. This should definatily be implemented in to the gamemode.
- The progression of the players isn't all that good.
- 50K VC for buying the club. 50K. I'm in my 8th year as the GM of the Timberwolves, I've won 3 straight titles, gotten the most points in the season 4 times in a row. Spent around 5k VC on training camps and such. Yet I've only managed to gather a total of 15K VC...
--- Andrew wiggings broke 3 NBA records in a game, I wanted to see how it played out so I gave him the ball all the time. Turns out there's not even a scene from him breaking the record(s). He just scored the 101th point. Why is there no outburts. Dissapointment really.

MyCareer/MyPlayer:
Now this is the mode I've been playing for 200 hours
You start off as a undrafted rookie and you've got to train for different teams, yada yada yada.
+ Well voiced cutscenes (SOMETIMES)
+ Well made player editor, probably the best I've played around with.
+ You can buy animations from different legends and players (FOR VC)
- VC, ♥♥♥♥ the currency. This game is a money grab, honestly. You shouldn't be able to buy VC, it makes it so unfair when you're playing MyPark. And it's a nuisance to farm up all the VC.
- You become a starter for the club WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYY (I can't express this enough) too easy. I got traded to LAC as a PG, 3 games and I was competing with CP3 for the starting position.
- You can't decide what type of player you want to be. As I've heard you could do in the previous games. Now you start of with the same stats. A 6'8 250lbs SF has the same attributes as a 6'6 175lbs SF.
- I can't buy uppgrades for one single attribute, I've got to buy a so called "pack". You get 1-3 points in each shooting attribute. Even if I just want to be a sharpshooter from 3.
- Coach gives too much + in teamgrade. You'll always end up with at least an A.

MyTeam:
I haven't played much of this, but I've gathered some of my favorite players from history and present. Like Rondo, The Worm, KG, Paul Pierce and Andre Drummond. But from what I've played this game mode is the best out of the 3 in terms of most positive to negative aspects. Still the VC currency, which is a ♥♥♥♥♥.

Online:
I've yet to play a single online game apart from MyPark.
(Location isn't the most relevant, and the network not the best)


I still would want them to add a few things.
LIKE KAREEM ABDUL JABBAR. NEVER UNDERSTOOD WHY HE ISN'T PRESENT IN THE GAME.
Add some more "legend teams" (Like the '01 Phillies and '94 Bulls which are already in the game).
Did I say add Kareem Abdul Jabbar? Do it.

Overall rating 8/10
The gamemodes need fixing, the "system A.I" (Don't know what to call it) needs some fixes, the VC... Please remove it.
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20 of 31 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
237.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
NBA 2K15 does not deserves the Mixed (67% positive) review score it's been given. In fact, I believe 2K15 is a huge upgrade from last year's game. Most of the negative ratings given to 2K have been either because players were having opening day server issues, or are running into graphical/gameplay problems. I have experienced neither of these, so here's my review of the game and the game itself


MyCareer - very enjoyable game mode. The story is cheesy in some bits but it's still an enjoyable game mode. MyPark is great to play with friends, but sometimes is lacking on PC due to a reduced community size. Still, fun with others.

MyGM / MyLeague - two WIP game modes that 2K hasn't completely mastered yet but are well on their way. The customizibility in MyLeague makes it a great game mode and it, along with myGM, has lots of potential.

MyTeam - one of my favourite game modes. Challenges, Road to the Playoffs, and Domination give plenty of game modes to play. The auction house is a great addition to 2K15 as well.


Gameplay: 7.5/10 - 2K still needs to fix up the AI of your teammates in MyCareer and non-controlled players in other modes. Online started off sketchy due to server issues but plays well for me now.
Graphics: 9/10 - With a HD 5450 I can run at 60 FPS, 1920 x 1080 and Low / Medium. Don't be fooled by the Low, because the game still looks pretty good compared to last year's game.
Audio: 6.5/10 - Commentary is great, especially with the addition of sideline interviews and the pre-game show. The soundtrack for 2K has been sub-par for a while now but music varies based on tastes. Best you could do is just mute the in-game music and play your own tunes. Problem solved.
Controls: (Keyboard/Mouse: N/A, Controller: 9/10) - playing 2K with a keyboard and mouse is a guarenteed nightmare. I haven't tried it, and don't plan to. However, controller gameplay is easy to pick-up and learn. The shooting mechanism this year is quite well developed too.

OVERALL: 8.5/10 - 2K has definitely created an enjoyable basketball simulation experience for basketball fan. Definitely consider picking it up if it goes on sale (heck, for full price it's still great too). Highly recommend.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
27.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
Best nba game i've ever played!!!11!1!1! 10/10
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
120.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
extremely poor ai
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
478.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
This game is all kinds of messed up (and you can see I've played it to death). The MyPlayer mode is pretty fun, though ridiculously unrealistic. I play at SuperStar, and I'm averaging something like 35+ a game with my crappy 73 rated shooting guard. There are pretty much two tricks you can pull on the computer, and that's that.

The MyGM mode, though, is by far the most disappointing aspect of the game. The trade mechanics are a joke. I have yet to be offered a single trade by the CPU that is even worth considering. Once, it even offered to trade me the fifth pick in the draft for the first and the third. That's the kind of logic this is working with.

Finally, any of the five player modes are pretty much broken. If you play below Superstar, it's far too easy. I shoot something like 70% on those lower levels. On the other hand, if you bump it up to Superstar or HoF, the opposing team stops missing any shots. Ridiculous situations where Andre Miller will sink four contested layups in a row.

NBA 2k used to be the gold standard in sports games, but until they get a little competition, they're just going to keep turning out crap like this.
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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
35.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Stuttering gameplay Every 5 Mins
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
250.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
This game is Fantastic! I preordered it knowing it would be great and 2K has really picked up it's game with PC. I was worried at first because 2k14 wasnt next gen but 2K has delivered it's promise with a 1:1 port of console. My main problem is the server issue and nobody plays. Other than that, the myCarreer is great and same with the other gamemodes. Its fun to play. One thing I recommend to 2K is a way of playing the music we own so we don't have to listen to the same songs over and over again.
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13 of 21 people (62%) found this review helpful
272.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
This review is created with a 100 point system. There are 10 categories, some are individual for this game. The max. score for each category is 10, so the max. overall score is 100 (10x10).

NBA2K15 is a basketball game and it's surely the best, if not even the best sports game out. The intense atmosphere of basketball will be translated to your monitor and you will feel the energy of this sport. There is something for everybody! You want to manage an organisation? No problem. You want to be a NBA Star? No problem. You want to create your own dream team? Again, NO ♥♥♥♥ING PROBLEM.
Basketball isn't easy and this game is neither. It is complicated to learn but if you love basketball and are open for learning how this game works, you will have great fun with it. I highly recommend buying this game, it's perfect for every basketball lover. Cheers, thanks for reading and don't forget - ball is life!

NBA2K15 reached 86 out of 100 points.

Category Score (out of 10) Pros Cons
Graphics 9
  • Accurate player models
  • Environment (stadiums, spectators)
  • Animations
  • Stuttering animations
  • Physic bugs
Sound 10
  • Stadium atmosphere
  • Real player voices in interviews
  • Well known soundtrack
  • Only english
  • Lip syncing
Balance 7
  • Better players are easier to handle
  • Players feel different
  • Hard to learn
  • Terrible teammates at times (MyCareer)
  • Unrealistic opponents (on higher difficulties)
Atmosphere 10
  • Realistic basketball feel
  • Amazing sound experience
  • Pre-Game show
  • Real match presentation
  • None
Controls 9
  • Very intuitive
  • Many possibilities
  • Hard to learn
Content 9
  • Variety of gamemodes
  • Licensing
  • Roster updates
  • Tutorials
  • No facescan
Realism 9
  • Players reallife matching tendencies
  • Gameplay
  • Tactics (individual playbooks)
  • Some weird balancing at times
AI 6
  • Balanced
  • Mainly good defense
  • Unrealistic (on higher difficulties)
  • Teammates struggling
  • Lack of creativity in offense
Management 8
  • Very in-depth
  • Possibilites in MyGM
  • Confusing menus at times
Tactics 9
  • Huge variety of plays
  • Realistic plays
  • Easy to select in-game
  • Confusing at times
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14 of 23 people (61%) found this review helpful
176.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 8, 2014
Best Basketball game ever

Pros
-Good graphics
-Good gameplay
-Good sounds

Cons
-Online features not enjoyable due to server/lag problems


9/10
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14 of 23 people (61%) found this review helpful
50.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
Buggy, mysterious, and support requests are absolutely ignored. The game stutters repeatedly as if the video and audio are falling out of sync. This is after the second round of pataches (most latest released on 10/23) and yet nothing's changed. This along with pre-order/purchase bonuses that I've yet to receive. These game companies are now releasing alpha and beta versions of their products to the public - this when they want to complaign about software pirating. 2K Sports/Visual Concepts have basically STOLEN people's money and they want to complain/get angry when the consumer decides to get their money's worth.

Never again 2K Sports! They absolutely ignore support requests and they have no idea to fix the many bugs with this game (PC version.) DO NOT SPEND ANY MONEY ON NBA 2K15 FOR PC! It's chock full of bugs and issues and they've yet to fix them as of 11/15/14.
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