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 (1,147 reviews)
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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465 of 573 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
170.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
Let's break this game down. Let me start this off with this is not a bad game. I REPEAT "THIS GAME IS NOT A BAD GAME".
Matter of fact this is the best sports game I have played. Let's break this down with a +/- pros and cons list. Make sure to check my updates!! Very important Update #9 (Final update)

Pros:
-Great atmosphere
-Great gameplay
-Awesome Graphics
-Realism (The feel of being at the game is almost always there for me.)
-Game is actually very well done from what I have played.
-Great story... Yes story. In a sports game. Crazy
-Possibly the best 2K gameplay ever.
-Fluency with contollers is great

Cons:
-Servers are down no VC is available for purchase as of right now. (It's just the first day I don't blame them)
-My VC that was promised when I pre-ordered the game is not available. (I think this is due to the servers)
-This game is a straight hard ♥♥♥ game they make your myplayer soooo hard to play with. (500 hours on 2K14 PC+360)
-Servers are empty (Servers are down as of now.
-(Update) MyTeam one of the most played game modes is unavailable due to the servers on PC as well.

There is so much fun to have here in this game. Arguably the best sports game saga and this one is taking a shot at all of the 2K games. The story in MyCareer is the most well polished story next to Shadow of Mordor. Is this game worth it? Absoulutley. Check for updates! I got this as soon as it came out so let me know what you guys think about the game!!

Update #2:
Purchasable VC is still not available in game. I think this is so the players can get to play there MyPlayers with out maxing them out instantly. Although this game has a lot of server side issues on PC, I still look forward to playing this game at it's final build which should be soon. I've been wanting to play MyPark but to servers this isn't aloud. Sadly. I'll keep updating as the game get's better.

Update#4 Specs:
My computer is very well made. Very cheap. A lot of people have added me recently asking if their computer can run this game. So lemme make this clear. Your graphics card has to be above a 640 Nvidia to run this game. I have issues running this game on my 650 Ti Boost. So let's break this down.
Graphics card minimum:
-650 regular (Not boost)
CPU:
-Anything above and equal i5 pretty much (I have i7)
RAM:
6GB at the least
Hard Drive:
At least 50GB of free space on your hardrive.

Update #5:
I finally got my Pre-Order. Got on and now the servers are off. Again. Still only the third day. Game's are hard to get going I understand. I'm still waiting on playing the full game which should be sometime this week. So prepare for updates.

Update #6: VC is here finally. I got my Pre-Order just a while ago. This game is sooo great. There are only two problems with the game and that happens to be there aren't a lot of players at MyPark. I cannot find any players servers are empty. Then I can't buy clothes right now but I think there is a bug so i'll wait. This game is getting better by the day.

Update #7:
Yes there is MyTeam. I meant there MyTeam servers aren't up. The 2K Servers are bugers. Now the servers are up and the game is almost at the final verdict with minor patches.

Update #8:
So many server issues. These issues have been all over the 2K support and Devs personal twitters. Unfortuantely I believe they're gonna do PC last. Also the MyPark's are always empty still. I met a person but only one person lol. I left. Also you can still not purchase clothes. Oh what a sad day for 2K...

Update #9:
Servers are back. You can pretty much do everything from this point on. The only issue I seem to face now is empty MyParks. I still haven't been able to play MyPark. It might be the park i play for the Sunset Beach Ballers is what I rep so if you wanna get dunked on feel free to come to my park >:)

Update #10 (Final):
Everything is working now. The game is worth every penny. The only issues I've had are gameplay issues. Like handling the ball is so hard there is no way you aren't getting a turnover. The game is very hard. But besides that nothing seems to bother me. MyPark is always buggy but they expierenced that last year too. So whatever. So final verdict... Is this game worth it? Yes. Is the game fun absoulutley. So if you get this game meet me on the court..

New: Lol people. If you expect to write reviews about this game because you can't run it on your ♥♥♥♥♥♥ 2008 laptop is not my fault and it's not 2Ks fault. You should know your computers limits. That goes to show why some of you can't run this game. Lol if your computer is good you can run this game don't run unless you know for a fact you can run it.
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165 of 195 people (85%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
199.7 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.
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152 of 209 people (73%) found this review helpful
118.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2014
I bought NBA 2K15 on 10/9/14. I was skeptical considering the mixed reviews, especially considering that most of the negative reviews from users were claiming that game-breaking bugs and server issues had ruined the game-play experience. Some people even said they had lost all their progress, including their pre-order bonuses. I can't promise that these bugs don't exist, but I haven't experienced any myself.

As of this writing, I've been playing 2K14 for roughly 8 hours. During that time I have only had it crash once, and I haven't experienced any graphical anomalies or bizarre glitches.

After playing the disappointing port of NBA 2K14 on PC, this year's edition is a major upgrade. The graphical overhaul was much needed (no more 2D crowd members), and the game looks fantastic. In addition, the mechanics have been seriously tuned up, and shooting feels much more natural now. Career mode is all new, and I personally think the changes (from the better voice acting to the more immersive story line) significantly improve the franchise.

There are still minor gripes about the game, like how sometimes in career mode you will be assigned a certain player to defend, but suddenly that assignment will switch to a player on the other side of the court, just as that totally unreachable player is shooting the ball, resulting in a b.s. "you allowed a player to score" penalty to your team grade. But, in all sincerity, most of my gripes are minor.

All in all, I'm vastly enjoying the game, and I think that 2K has done a great job making a respectable PC version of their basketball franchise. I can't promise that you won't have issues with your copy, and I won't blame you for exercising caution if you decide to wait and purchase this game after patch releases, but I personally don't regret spending the $60 at all.

My rig consists of:
- NVIDIA GTX 770 2GB
- Intel Core i5 4590 CPU
- 8GB 1600MHz Corsair Vengeance
- 120GB Samsung EVO SSD
- 1TB 7200RPM WD HDD (where I have the game installed)
- Windows 8.1

I'm running everything on max settings with no studder or frame rate issues.
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111 of 168 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
78.5 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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48 of 67 people (72%) found this review helpful
107.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
The best NBA 2k game so far. Graphics are great, alot of new mods (to pc) such as myteam/myleague/mycareer/mypark its totally worth buy it
10/10
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36 of 50 people (72%) found this review helpful
316.4 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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29 of 38 people (76%) found this review helpful
262.4 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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36 of 51 people (71%) found this review helpful
96.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
Easily the best 2K game I've ever played. Graphics are amazing, there are THOUSANDS of animations and they fixed a vast majority of the "little things" that ruined 2K14. The servers are having a bit of trouble currently, but that's only because the servers connect everything from PCs to XBOX consoles.

The story in MyPlayer is different from last year, which leads to you continue progressing throughout a season instead of knowing what's going to happen from the previous year. I highly recommend this to any sports-games players, especially the ones who live/die for basketball games. By far the best game I've ever played, 10/10, would bang again.
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98 of 161 people (61%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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25 of 33 people (76%) found this review helpful
100.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 7, 2014
This game is fantastic! ive played all NBA series since 2003, i dont want to bore you with a massive essay so here is the pros and cons:

PRO'S:
Great new Ai system - you need to gain chemistry to get the ball etc
MyPlayer is alot more fun - your team can actually win games you dont need a massive impact in every game
Graphics are amazing and the NextGen storyline is superb adds alot more depth
The new GRADE system is alot less punishing

Con's:
The soundtrack could have been alot better
Will take a bit of time to adapt to the slower more realistic movement of players
The new MyPlayer attributes are now distributed in groups (playmaker/athletic etc..) instead of single stat upgrades.

I would recommend this game its currently the most realistic and well made basketball game to date.
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56 of 88 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
50.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2014
I really wanted to give this game a positive review because it did make some significant improvements in the series. For example MyCarrer has created a fairly expansive and engaging story around your player and MyTeam has lessened the punishingly high VC costs that destroyed the mode in previous itterations.

I won't say that the game is total garbage and is still fun to play but there are some key issues that had a profoundly negative effect on my experience. As the price drops or issues get resolved the game will become a better buy. For now there are some things you should be aware of beforehand:

1. Some features have been cut from previous installments
Unfortinately there are a tremendous number of features that have been gutted from the game. The most notable cut for me is Create-A-Team; no longer can you have a face off of a team made of US presidents against famous magicians or other equally silly and entertaining mash ups without displacing existing teams. Furthermore improved features like Create-A-Player as the only way to really use them is on MyCarrer or filling a draft class if your patient. It feels like the series is moving sideways.

2. Very Buggy
The port is either buggy or incomplete. In addition to server issues that may lock you out from even playing single player modes, there are some wild frame rate inconsistencies and does requires additional manual configuration for some graphics cards. At the time of writing certain clothes and items can be boutght and equipped but don't show up on my player; because they take up VC (purchacable with real money as well as earnable in game) you could be spending money on something that doesn't work. If you fish around the Steam forums for even a short period of time it'll become apparent that bugs are one of the most profound issues in the game.

3. Audio issues
The audio sliders are total garbage. If you turn down all the audio levels on the main menu to zero, they'll still be on the default levels in game. Each game mode requires you to reset them in each space. On top of that if you set all audio sliders to zero sound will still come through, this seems to be because some audio is not mapped to any slider.

4. VC sucks the life out of the game
If you've been playing the NBA 2k series for a while you've probably already felt the negative effects this game has on the series. The problem is less that buying cosmetic and glamor items at high prices in the hopes that you'll spend actuall money (which is anoying on its own), but the amount of checks the game has to go through to do anything:
Did you buy a sock? ... Wait 10 seconds while we contact 2k's servers
Did you want to play MyCareer? ... Wait 10 seconds while we contact 2k's servers
Did you make a shoe? ... Wait 10 seconds while we contact 2k's servers
Did you win a game? ... Wait 10 seconds while we contact 2k's servers
This is because the game has to keep track of how much VC to ensure that you don't cheat. This obfiscates how much fun it could be to play by giving you a constant reminder that the game has a huge beuracratic system designed to have you spend extra after you already spent $20-$60 on the base game.
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94 of 159 people (59%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
321.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
This game is fantastic.
Great flow of gameplay.
Great framerate, Definitly need a pretty decent rig to run at max settings.
The quality is just remarkably clean.

My PC Config:

CPU: AMD FX-8150 @4.1 Ghz
MOBO: Crosshair V
RAM: 16GB
Graphics: AMD 7950 HD 3GB
Case: Coolermaster HAF 932
Power Supply 850 Watts
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25 of 35 people (71%) found this review helpful
180.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
I love this game even though your AI teammates can play quite dumb at times in my career. The AI oppenents also play cheatfense on offense and defense. This game has me addicted like back when I was playing live 95 for the Sega Genesis. I really think more pc basketball fans should purchase the game despite some of the issues that people are having so that we can have a bigger community.
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25 of 35 people (71%) found this review helpful
128.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
best 2k game yet especially now that the next gen version has come to pc... 10/10
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21 of 28 people (75%) found this review helpful
680.5 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
Frequent updates

Cons
Since Jan 15th updates, rare are the bugs left
Somewhat unbalanced career mode
Rather poor franchise management mode (many texts instead of voices) but interesting gameplay
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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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
57.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
Decent gameplay, realistic, and competitive. Buying this game was a Smoove move.
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73 of 123 people (59%) found this review helpful
156.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
Dont listen to the negitve reviews this is by far the best 2k basketball that's been released on PC, and its about time because we've been so use to getting the strip down version of the game. The graphics are top notch and I don't even have a great card. the game play has been very smooth and the realism just keeps making me wondering if this is a game or am I watching this on tv. ATM the servers are down, but since it's the first day I'm not going to complain because this game has so much to offer offline, not to mention I need practice.lol. Anyway don't be afraid at all to buy this year's game, and this coming from someone that after last years disappointment I decided that I'd probably never buy another 2k basketball game again until they fixed their issues. While I can't vouch for everything as the game has only been out for a few hours, I can say this Buy This Game It Rocks!!
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105 of 183 people (57%) found this review helpful
21.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 7, 2014
Considering that 1.5 hours of my playtime was spent attempting to play a single player portion of the game lets just say I'm not a very happy customer. 2K is one of the biggest game companies in the world and can't seem to be able to stress test their game's servers/not hide BS DRM in a game with this always online bullcrap. You know how to decrease stress on your servers, don't make the most popular mode (myCareer) always online like morons. Also stop defending that it's multiplayer game, this isn't Warcraft, there are like max 10 players at a time.

Onto the actual game:
Only played myCareer a few hours after release the game is fun, looks good, isn't really as responsive as I'd like, players feel a little heavy (Video game me should be able to react on defense better than real me) I'm not asking to be Scotty Pippin immediately but I can't even attempt to recover to at least contest a layup that would go in but look a little more realistic having someone there. It's kind of tough to get assists as a rookie on HOF difficulty but I'll figure it out.

I didn't read up on this game too much before I got it because I did that last year then PC got jipped on features that really sounded cool to me. So I was really surprised to find out that I'm best friends with Andre Drummond and he can talk to me, which IS awesome. It would be more awesome if the voice acting was a little better and not so stone faced like Skyrim was.


Speaking of Skyrim! The game takes up 50GB which is like 8 Skyrims.

Edit: This is almost worse than I thought. Instead of making the AI smarter on harder difficulties they just make your character artificially slower which is stupid.

Steve Kerr is an announcer, Stan Van Gundy's guy looks like the penguin from batman. Passing is not working right or is just made more difficult by the previously mentioned crap with difficulty level I can't tell. Myteam still doesn't work, neither does the park, or anything else online as far as I can tell.

Javale McGee and Dwight Howard doing turnaround fadeaway jumpshots from 13ft out? Yup! You betcha. Invisible players interviewing with Doris, yup. Also since when does EVERY player in the NBA shoot jumpshots from 5ft out instead of a wide open layup? Oh yeah even when I do get a teammate the ball around the bucket wide open, does he brick the layup 85% of the time? I don't know why this is. Probably something to do with the difficulty level forcing me to be 80pt Kobe just to win a MyCareer game. BTW all of this stuff is from myCareer because it's the only thing working so far.

Edit 2: Add Joakim Noah to the list of bigs doing turnaround fadeaway jumpers. The game seems to just want you to score 40 pts have 15 rbs and 15 asts to get a win in my career. I'm gonna turn the difficulty down to test this theory because my guys miss WIDE open transition layups all the time. The opposing teams big no matter how bad will alway get like 7 offensive rebounds and convert them almost 100% of the time. If one of the players on myPlayer's team blocks a shot the computer gets it back no matter what. Usually with a wide open layup. My team mates will not jump to block a shot after the opposing PG flies by me. But when I beat an opposing PG literally every defender jumps on me dog pile style. myPark is fun until you run into the 99ovr guy who is 99ovr on the damned 3rd day of the game being out (and playable) So that's pay to win, pointless. The entire game is designed to make you feel like you have to spend money to get VC to play well in myCareer, get cards in myTeam, do well in myPark presumably to do well in myGM. This appears to be a pretty dead eyed version of candy crush in terms of trying to get people to spend extra money on an already 70 dollar game.

Also the sound keeps fading in and out which is really annoying.
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17 of 24 people (71%) found this review helpful
158.6 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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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
131.4 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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