NBA 2K is back with the most true-to-life NBA experience to date with NBA 2K16. Featuring an all-new MyCAREER experience written, directed & produced by acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee.
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Release Date: Sep 29, 2015

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“The most impressive sports game ever assembled”
Sporting News

“A historic hoops sim”
9/10 – IGN

About This Game

The NBA 2K franchise is back with the most true-to-life NBA experience to date with NBA 2K16. Featuring an all-new MyCAREER experience written, directed and produced by acclaimed filmmaker Spike Lee. Guide your MyPLAYER through the complete NBA journey, take control of an entire NBA franchise, or hone your skills online competing against gamers from around the world. With animations that provide smoother movement and more realistic articulation, and a unique cover design featuring NBA stars Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis and James Harden, it’s certain to be the most authentic NBA gaming experience yet.

MyCAREER - A SPIKE LEE JOINT

Our most intense first-person narrative to date, written and directed by Spike Lee. For the first time, manage your off days and earn bonus content through connections, endorsements and a live practice environment.

2K Pro-Am

A groundbreaking new mode featuring fully customizable teams and 5v5 tournaments livestreamed on NBA 2KTV. Join forces with friends to create the perfect squad all the way down to custom logos, uniforms & arenas, or walk on and join any open game.

ENHANCED GAMEPLAY

A new motion engine generates smarter, hyper-realistic movement plus new ball & rim physics and player collisions, leading to a more intense and authentic on-court experience.

PLAY NOW ONLINE

This year, online head-to-head games matter. For the first time, your online head-to-head record will determine whether or not you advance to higher levels. As you level up, you’ll unlock some of the greatest teams from NBA history to use in your games.

FEATURED DJs

DJ Khaled, DJ Mustard and DJ Premier produce our biggest soundtrack to date, featuring 50 dynamic tracks across 5 playlists and exclusive cuts from each DJ.

PLAY WITH MODERN LEGENDS

Step onto the court with 12 new legendary teams, including some of the most epic squads from the past 15 years.

MyPARK

Break ankles, drop dimes and create a street legacy at one of three newly enhanced parks. Show off your game to the world in new live-streamed competitive events.

MyTEAM

Collect past and present NBA players and customize your perfect team to go head-to-head in one of five unique game modes. Enjoy an all-new 3-on-3 online street mode called The Gauntlet, take your team online in Road to the Playoffs, face off against exclusive lineups in Challenges, or dominate current and historic NBA teams in Domination. Cards and game modes update dynamically throughout the season, ensuring a new experience every time you play.

MyLEAGUE

Custom build the league you want. For the first time, MyLEAGUE Online allows you to create an online league with friends and gamers from around the world. Play a single season, or up to an 80-year franchise. Virtually every detail of your league is in your hands.

MyGM

A completely re-imagined franchise experience, the immersion and depth of MyGM has been elevated to new heights. New features for NBA 2K16 include team relocation, Advanced Team Building, Summer Leagues, 3-team trades, and much more.

NBA 2KTV

2K’s groundbreaking weekly TV show INSIDE a videogame returns for a second season. Featuring special appearances from NBA stars, coaches and celebrities, game tips with NBA 2K16 producers, user generated content & livestreamed competitions, and exclusive locker code giveaways.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo or better (SSE3 or later)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 10.1 compatible (512 MB) or better
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 50 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0x compatible
    • Additional Notes: 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, Windows 8.1 64-bit or Windows 10 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i5 or better
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 11 compatible (2 GB) or better
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 50 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    • Additional Notes: Dual-analog gamepad
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P.I.E
( 6.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Making shot is randomize and not about the skill of your player. But since I got it in sale, I'm not mad. 6/10
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Pickstarr
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I've honestly never rated a game down, nor have I ever even been disapointed in a game...
If you haven't played any NBA 2K game before, good luck learning the controls.
Gameplay sucks, espically MyCareer mode... I gave this game a few tries, but it's not worth the money.
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Lindow
( 8.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Pretty good game , good graphics , good backround music that makes you wanna play more and more , great controls and everything . BUT , there is a big BUT , the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ MY CAREER mode is rediculous . WTF is this ♥♥♥♥♥ man , are you even 4real ? I want to play MY CAREER , not watch a soap opera and watch all those cutscenes that this lad has family problems . Come on ... I'll give it 7/10 , but I would recommend it , just dont play MY CAREER .
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Sloth
( 39.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Freq'n and Vibin' Freq'n and Vibin' Freq'n and Vibin'

Thats all i got to say
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Zueljin
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I bought it on sale for $16. My computer can only run it at 35 frames (average in game). Im pretty sure you can't play this game without having a controller hooked up, which is ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t. The title page and pause menus are extremely slow, anyone who has played NHL 15 on X-box 1 or PS4 knows what Im talking about. I had NBA 13 and really enjoyed it even though I don't really follow any NBA teams or care about any players. If you are a die hard NBA fan then maybe you will enjoy it if you get it on sale but for someone who just sees the extremely low price and feels like they can't pass it up, I think you will be better off with another game.

Graphics 9/10 (they are amazing)
Gameplay 7/10
Story mode ?/10 (I didn't play but I heard its terrible)
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dunkmemez
( 22.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
chef curry with the pot
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Bittersweet_Kev
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
This game is the only 2K game I've owned, I bought it when it was on sale and I loving it!
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F L Y R U L E
( 18.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Error 4b538e50 and cant connect... Doesnt recognize code on 2K website and literally no help online... THANKS FOR WASTING MY MONEY
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Ironballs McFistPunch
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Its pretty good for $15 but I would pay an extra $10 for a DLC that replaces Spike Lee with a giant anthropomorphic turd.
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oferwatz / Louis
( 15.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
really cool game and dont care about the dislikes
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
160 of 214 people (75%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
74.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 4
Ok... I'm an Basketball/NBA fanatic.
i have played NBA 2k series since 2k11
So i think i know what im talking about.

-Rating-
Graphics - 9/10
Gameplay - 7/10
Story - 1/10
Soundtrack - Dont care about that. but 10/10 as allways

-Pros-
-Best Basketball game this year, well there is no competition, well i guess NBA live 16 lol.
-As allways addicting
-Online is so much fun.
-MyTeam is great.
-Nice looking game with great animations.
-MyGm/MyLeague great game modes

-Cons-
-Worst my career ever... You cant play in your rookie season...well... you can like 8 games. I liked the highschool and collage part but the story is just simple Sh** , you just want to skip it, dialogueis cringy as hell, well it was written by Spike Lee nothing more to expect... i like the off days option to do things you would like and i like the "Live practice" but one thing is missing from that... you cant improve your attributes by going to live practice like you could have in 2k11, you will just get a boost and xp thats it and you can earn a little vc like 50. Upgrading attributes- i hate it, those upgrade bars or what ever you call it , its stupid, bring the simple old one.
-Gameplay- has so many flaws , pick and rolls are the worst , and each update they try to fix it before updates it was good enough you could live with that , 1st update broke every AI play would reach on pass and you couldnt get the pass trought on the 2nd one they made it great again, 3rd one i dont know, and now i think 4th its bad , seems like noone can set a screen , Noel, Cousins,Okafor or any other center cant do a screen they will catch contact with like 5th screen every one who plays basketball knows if you set a screen you have to catch the player so the defender will switch, but dude sets the screen away from the player so the defender would go over the screen untouched, like what the hell and if the screen works the bigman would run away from the basket and wont get into position, so pick and roll is not effective at all.
-Should be more options to get VC, by playing MyGm for example.
-Passing should be fixed if a dude is wide open next to you and you point at him and pass the pass will go across the court to another dude that is defended by 2 defenders ... like why ....
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MyTeam wise the game improved alot and its soo fun to play, but this might be the worst MyCareer experience ever, it will make you more mad than happy... Didnt try MyPark yet, but when i upgrade my player i will.

Overwall just for updates that simply doesnt add alot, for bad MyCareer, for stupid AI , for cringy story and for most of all this game costs 50 euros and at most this game should cost 25... so for all that i will give it a NO. BUT.... BUTT... ha butt .. But if it costs 16-22 euros buy it its worth that, play MyTeam mode and live happly :)
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124 of 169 people (73%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
If you are not playing my career, this is probably the best 2k game ever.

The my career is the worst its ever been, and I've owned like 6 different 2k games. The entire rookie season is totally ruined, the story is totally unnecessary and obnoxious. Buy 2k15 and download rosters, or wait til 2k17 and hope they get rid of this nonsense.
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68 of 90 people (76%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
151.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Really good game. Make sure you have a controller however.

To expand on my review a little bit, 2K has made strides to keep the community happy, while this hasn't always worked, the game keeps its consistency. With other modes then just "PLAY BEEEBAALL" like MyGM where you manage a team and can go as far as set ticket prices and keep players happy, to MyTeam which is a mode similar to Madden Ultimate Team where you gather cards to make a team to do challenges to get more cards and virtual currency to spend.

I do have one con however, if you're looking for a constant online group to play with, this might not be it. In my own experience I can never get matched with people online, and when I do my connection gets dropped instantly, this includes all online modes such as The Park which is like a free for all basketball mode, allowing you to hop in a street game on command. I'm sure its different if you have friends that are willing to play, however I do not so I have to matchmake.

My verdict is 8.9/10

Also if you're interested, there is mod support that 2K likes to keep under wraps, check out the NLSC forum for HD mods for players, stadiums, and all other sorts of enhancements.
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349 of 550 people (63%) found this review helpful
454 people found this review funny
Recommended
403.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
This game made me more racist than I already am.
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25 of 30 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
46.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Everyone gives this game a lot of negative reviews for basically pointless stuff. I've been playing NBA 2k since 2k11 and I can personally say I've had as much fun now as I did back when I first started. What everyone says about the MyCareer is not FULLY true. Yes the story is boring and pointless, and yes rookie year is a waste. But, after rookie season you are in regular MyCareer and it is actually very fun. There is no more pointless hour long cutscenes, and its basically classic MyCareer. Besides the start of the MyCareer, this is the best basketball game to date. The crowd is amazingly realistic, the graphics and atmosphere is great, and the game runs very well.
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16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
116.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Good Game But, Seriously 2K needs to fix the delay on my park and having 99 overall players miss wide open shots, it's really annoying, another thing they need to fix is all the cheaters on my park with 8 ft my players with arms the length of their legs, send a ban hammer on everyone who cheats. It's also impossible to stop a Center on my park from dunking on you or laying it up. Other than those problems the game is fine.
6/10 is my rating
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
I haven't played a NBA game since xbox 360. I picked this up on steam summer sale. Game is littered with microtransactions. Feels like you are playing a brick of a character. Going down the court side to side with someone or even infront? Nope hes bodying you the whole way slowing you to the basket. Career mode is probably the worst thing I've ever played in my life. Just wait til draft. It's five minutes of them drafting til you can continue. Why is there so many unskippable cut scenes???? Seriously? I picked this game up to play basketball not watch a cutscene simulator.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
The Games is awesome, but there is a problem. I cant find the new patches to update my Nba2k16 so i am playing at the version 1.0.0 i think.... What can i do?
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
2k serisi içerisindeki en boktan oynanışı yapmayı başarmışlar tebrik etmek lazım pro-am modu çok iyi düşünülmüş ama oynanış felaket kötü, çok şükür indirimdeyken aldım 27 tl allah korudu valla :D . ayrıca yine pay to win politikası var aq aç gözlü piçleri :@

In the 2k series, this is the worst... very disappointment gameplay but pro-am mod seems good.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny