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 (912 reviews)
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
128 of 148 people (86%) found this review helpful
183.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 15

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 power 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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36 of 47 people (77%) found this review helpful
264.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 1
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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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
520.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 1
Great game, the n°1 sports simulation those days.

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

Still some sh... bugs
Somewhat unbalanced career mode
Rather poor franchise management mode (many texts instead of voices)
Randomly 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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18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
69.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 18
best 2k game yet especially now that the next gen version has come to pc... 10/10
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
118.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 8
Best Basketball game ever

-Good graphics
-Good gameplay
-Good sounds

-Online features not enjoyable due to server/lag problems

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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 16
Short Review: This game is really good but it has a few issues!.. I do recommend this.

Anyways, this is an amazing simulator!
First thing I love is the graphics, they're just awesome! Apparently they're not as good as 2K14 but this is my first NBA 2K game so I cannot comment on previous titles.

At the start of this game the create a player or whatever it's called. The options are pretty detailed The faces look extremely human-like except from the weirdly shaped, ugly ears.

No height adjusters, limited hair options and nothing like tattoos but this isn't The Sims, I understand.

- Once I got into the game, I wanted to learn how to play the game obviously, It took me about 5 minutes to find the tutorials. I found everything fluent except the defending, it was a little awkward at first but after practising it works amazingly.

-When in-game, It's a little frustraiting to begin with but with a little slider tweaking and camera adjustments, I found this extremely enjoyable.
The Controller layout is hard at first but it feels fluent eventually, I didn't bother with a mouse and keyboard/keypad as I am aware this is a console game and it's probably tweaked for them.

The only bad things about this are the constant videos, the 43.6GB game size is massive, I'm pretty certain 10GB must be videos. And whilst the other team has the ball, It can be a little confusing to know what player you are.
- The loading screens are pretty long but they have hidden them with a pre-game news report which kind of hides them, I do like this feature!

I'll be back to playing now but I haven't seen any bugs just about yet, I will most likely update this if I find any!

-- I recommend this if you like basketball, I have no idea about the NBA nor how it works but this is a nice simulator.

Overall 8 / 10: Large file sizes, awkward cameras but amazing visuals, physics and nice character creations.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
51.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 23
After reading the reviews, I noticed how many people complained about the online issues. But to me, its completely fine. SOmetimes it takes a few minutes to find a game, sometimes it takes a few seconds. There were no issues at all for myPark, although sometimes they are random players just standing there doing nothing.

Other than that, everthing works great, its just like like console version(for me personally)

9/10 would buy again
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
27.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 10
Decent gameplay, realistic, and competitive. Buying this game was a Smoove move.
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13 of 21 people (62%) found this review helpful
119.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 3
If you have the system to run NBA 2k15, you're going to love this game. Avid NBA 2k fans will appreciate and already be familiar with the flow of the gameplay, animations, presentation, and alot of small touches added to this years version of the game. I'm convinced everyone will really be blown away by the graphics, as it's easily the best basketball game graphically the gaming world has ever seen. Finally, a next gen sports game that rivals (and totally exceeds in sweetness) its console counterparts. Well worth the money. I see myself playing many more hours,
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
44.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 25
Accidentally sold my Golden Curry in the Auctions for 500MT.
10/10 best basketball sim ever.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
335.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 27
Fyou 2k.

OFFLINE: removed the ability to simulate into current NBA schedule with real NBA stats

ONLINE: Empty parks half the time, empty recs 99% of the time, same people you play against everyday for the most part, people who know how you play will back out immediately so they don't lose (because of this, impossible to do rivals + the empty parks and limited population), you're basically forced to add a million friends just so you can join off their servers, hacked players who are 8ft+ tall, hacked NBA skins and attributes, can't ever find people on all-star team up, rigged mycareer where you miss with perfect releases just so your teammates can tell you a life story about bad games during the cut scenes, same people you face in online quick match most of the time, zig zag exploit at 3pt line (they supposedly patched it, nope still present), 60 fps cap online (o rly?), etc

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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
quality game for fans of the lebron and friends series. comes with free shaq interviews in between loading screens. excellent port. good bootleg kanye west song in soundtrack and clean skrillex song as well. beautiful passing interface and cool and fresh dribble mechanics. not much else to say really, a true masterpiece of the modern era. definitely worth the $70 it's printed on. p.s. ♥♥♥♥ kevin durant
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
130.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 4
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
70.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 24
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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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
182.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 14
Sadly, the multiplayer experience is weak, but there are some communities in myPark, myTeam, etc. that you should join to maximize your experience. Otherwise everything else is perfect, best 2k to date! :) (My fave current gen game was prob 2k12)
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13 of 24 people (54%) found this review helpful
315.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 7
Fix the ♥♥♥♥ing servers
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 27
Really great that they added the next gen features to the PC edition this year. It makes the game a lot more fun to play. Recommend this game because it's one of those games you can spend hours upon hours on and never gets old. The only negative this game has is that gameplay seems to be a bit more derpy than 2K14. Overall great game though.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
42.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 27
The main problem with this game for me as someone who purely wants to play the myplayer mode (so the only component I will be reviewing) is the presence of rubberbanding.
Nothing like stretching out a lead to suddenly have your whole team go cold and start missing even simple open lay-ups so the game can keep the game close and 'exciting'.

At first this wasn't as issue but as time went on it has just become more grating to me as I have put more hours into the game. If you are a fan of the mechanic then you can completely ignore this review and i'm sure you will find a lot of entertainment from the game.
For me rubberbanding has no place in video games period, it is just used as a crutch by developers who don't want to invest in coding a fully working and scaling ai.

Beyond that I have also found I have to carry my team almost every game for a win to be possible. Nothing like playing against a high level player like Durant and having him run all over your team so you have to work your butt off containing him to then sign on with him next season and have them brick open chances continuously game after game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 30
What was missing in 2K14 is in this game. Compared to console 2K14 was missing a lot. This is a great game and for the sale of 40 dollars its a great buy.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
94.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 22
Bad mechanics but overall fun. More of an arcade kind of game then a basketball simulator in most modes. Fun to fill time with tho
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