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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (3,301 reviews) - 73% of the 3,301 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 6, 2014

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"A stunning and packed basketball sim, with a PC version finally on a par with consoles."
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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.

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.

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

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

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

    • 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.
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
186 of 211 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
48.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 12
Worth 60$? No. Worth 15$ during Steam Summer Sale? Yes.
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32 of 40 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
534.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
The funny thing about this franchise is: I don't really care about Basketball, i don't even understand the rules and here in Germany, Basketball was popular in the 90's mostly because of the Chicago Bulls domination and players like Dennis Rodmann and Karl Malone appearing in WCW (Wrestling).
Still i bought a couple NBA games over the years, just for the fun of it, for multiplayer reasons, be it NBA JAM or to go this franchise, NBA 2K on the Dreamcast, followed by some NBA 2K games on the PS2 and Xbox 360 with NBA 2K12 being a "i heard some great things about it, so i bought it cheap"-pick and it surprised me with features that no other sports game has. Features that got expanded from this game to 2k15 now. The Career mode makes all other sports franchises out there look like amateur games. I've been playing sports games for over 20 years, regardless if it's FIFA, ISS/PES, NBA Live, NHL from EA or even NHL 2K, this here offers the greatest experience despite being scripted (you always start as an undrafted loser who has nothing to offer, it's a rags to riches, Rocky like story) but it gives you a ton of cutscenes and on- and offcourt experiences where your decision influences your charater and how you turn out as a player and how you're perceived by your team mates and coaches. Sure, it's limited by technology: You always have the same Coach at every team and there's only one player per team who does talk to you and the only head coach that matters is this Doc Rivers guy but it's a big step forward compared to how sports games were in the past or are still sold today (EA games where the career mode is a ♥♥♥♥ing joke) and you have some freedom, like talking to guys on the "social media" feature, desining your own shoe and the choice between being an ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, a michael jordan type ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ who delivers or an humble underdog.

Next to career you have the Ultimate Team mode where you buy card packages to get players, contracts, features and trade them online with other people. FIFA from EA has that too though i never really cared about it, Pokemon for sports fans probably.
What i really like is the MyGM mode where you control a franchise, do drafts, trades, deal the players and staff directly in talk rounds. The owner of the club gives you goals you have to reach with your ultimate personal goal being to buy the club to get rid of the previous owner (who gives you ridiculous goals after a while, like in my second season on the Chicago Bulls, after winning the championship and Gasol becoming Finals MVP, the owner wanted me to trade Gasol so Mirotic can take his place)

Technical this game is nice. The graphics are great, though a bit too demanding on the hardware for what the game offers. While everything is nicely detailed and you can even see the sweat on the players, the game is just a direct, lazy port from the consoles without any optimization. So you need some good hardware to enjoy this game and then you get a lot of nice realistic effects.
The Music as always is a matter of personal taste. I prefer the soundtrack from 2K14 a lot more than this year's edition, at least there's Personal Jesus from Depeche Mode and River Styx from Black Rebel Motorcycle Club but even if you disable songs in the playlist, you sometimes hear the songs you hate in MyCareer (during the Scrimmage) and other modes and i got near to punch my speakers after having to endure that horrible, abysmal "Drop it like it's hot" song.
Also for your character in career you can choose a voice, though sadly 2K decided between "neanderthal black guy" and "ghetto black guy" for voice actors. Voice 2 has been in NBA 2K for a long time, Voice 1 is new though and it's baffling they chose not only a black guy again but one who has no voice acting skills whatsoever. This is not meant to be sounding racist but a more logical choice would have been a white voice or at least a black voice actor with some talent and not, what i like to call "ghetto goofy"
The commentating during the game is great once again, especially compared to other sports games (from the past or present), the trio makes a lot of jokes, have great chemistry and a lot of different lines, of course they repeat themself after a while and have lines that were in previous games ("Active hands on defense, active feet on offense" - "And Clarke, power on the dunk" with Kerr going "Guys this is just too close of a game" (regardless of the actual score) being the biggest offender, it has been in there since at least 2K12) but it's way better and way more advanced than what EA has to offer in FIFA and NHL.

And of course a lot of fun is in the Multiplayer, though sadly that's also the place where NBA 2K15 shows his ugly side.
There are cheaters who have ridiculos characters in the online career mode (where you play 2 on2 or 3 on 3) and 2K seem to not care at all.
Also the regular "Just play normal Basketball with friends" mode has it's problems. You can't play "handicap" matches, like 2 friends against 1 and online lag is a big problem just like the 2K Severs being down sometimes for extended periods, which happened last in January when the Servers were down for about 2 weeks making online play impossible. 2K is infamous for their server problems.

And the online thing will become a problem in the future: Eveything is online, since the game uses Virtual Coins and saves everything online, once 2K decides to pull the plug (because NBA 2K16 or 2K17 comes around) you won't be able to really play this game. Even the MyCareer and MyGM modes will be strongly reduced of their features then (you can't buy clothes for your player in MyCareer and you can't buy Skills in MyGM and Ultimate Team will be unplayable then)

So overall the game has some minor setbacks and the servers are a bit annoying but overall i really enjoy the game, i enjoyed 2K14 and 2K12 as well and think it's the best sports game series and it even made me appreciate this sport a lot more.
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50 of 72 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
51.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
I think that real life NBA is just a badly-made version of this game. Just wow
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29 of 42 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
71.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
Too many cons to recommend.

Firstly, EVERY game mode requires connection to the 2k servers - which are frequently down or otherwise unavailable. You cannot play single player modes whatsoever without them.

The controls are extremely overly complex, and not very responsive. More often than not you'll find yourself jumping twice in a row for no reason at all, or pulling up for a jump shot from 2 feet away from the hoop while driving to the basket, or running right past the opponent you're defending allowing him to blow right past you.

Extremely frustrating as well are the "practice" / scrimmages interspersed during your MyCareer - with objectives like "score from the post" or "run the pick and roll", it doesn't matter how hard you try to accomplish these objectives, you will fail, and be chewed out by your generic coach - even if you're a 30 point/10 rebound per game averaging superstar.

Your team AI is absolutely garbage-tier. Sometimes a guy will hold the ball and just dribble in place for 15 solid seconds, until the shot clock is down to 3 seconds, and he'll either pull a terrible shot or pass to you with no time left to do anything. Coach directive to run the offense through you? Nah, the AI will drive to the hoop without passing, or hold it themselves. Build your team up to a 20 point lead at the half? You'll be sat down for a rest for 5 minutes, and come back to being down by 10 (apparently opponents going on 30-0 runs in 5 minutes is acceptable levels of realism.)

You are also automatically a turnover machine - driving to the hoop? 30% of the time you will drop the ball. That's it. You just drop the ball. You just let it drop the ground and keep going. You will also throw the ball out of bounds frequently for no apparently reason. Your team will struggle frequently for no real reason - even if you're on a good team, the AI just presumes that you have to lose once in a while so your teammates will become braindead slugs. So you'll try to compensate by literally scoring 50 points, and it still won't matter. Start drawing double teams? Sure, you can try to pass to the wide open guy, but more often than not you'll just throw it into the stands. Even if you do miraculously get it to him, he won't make the wide open 3 (if he even takes the shot.)

I still play, because I can't quit on my "character" trying to be a legend, but I don't even bother with any other game mode and even the career mode has severe frustrations.
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39 of 62 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
85.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 31
DOES NOT WORK ON WINDOWS 10. Was playing this game for quite some time, upgraded to Windows 10 and you can't connect to the servers which are required to play. Totally unacceptable.
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