NBA 2K22

Rating Summary

Based on 20 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

50%

Critics Recommend

Based on 20 critic reviews
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88 / 100
Sep 17, 2021

Microtransactions are a trouble one more time, but, despite them, NBA 2K22 is one of the best sport videogames in history, because of its playable class on the court, its graphic muscles and its bench full of options. Visual Concepts wants to win the ring one more season.

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6 / 10
Sep 17, 2021

MyNBA is the only aspect of NBA 2K22 that provided a thoroughly enjoyable experience with practically nothing to complain about. NBA 2K22 gets in its own way, but there’s some genuinely great things there if you’re willing to endure it.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2021

NBA 2K22 continues to set the standard for gameplay, with changes this year that ensure a much more realistic and satisfying pace of play. But it's the same old story: it's one of the most aggressive games in the industry when it comes to micropayments, and its star modes can't be enjoyed unless you're willing to pay.

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8 / 10
Sep 15, 2021

NBA 2K22 is another fine entry in the franchise that continues the developer's habit of delivering satisfyingly solid ports of their basketball sims on Nintendo Switch. Yes, most of the modes don't try anything massively new - beyond MyCareer's revamped Neighbourhood setting - and the loading screens will have you pulling your hair out from time to time, but refined core gameplay and enough content to keep you playing until the end times make this one an easy recommendation for b-ball fans.

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Spaziogames

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2021

NBA 2K22 does what it takes to make fans fall in love with the franchise again.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2021

NBA 2K22 is not a perfect basketball game, but it is the best installment of the series in years. The creators implemented novelties that have a big impact on the gameplay, and the biggest scratch on the project are still cumbersome microtransactions and the emphasis on them.

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Pure Xbox

Top Critic

8 / 10
Sep 15, 2021

NBA 2K22 is an excellent next-gen addition to the franchise on Xbox Series X, delivering revamped gameplay that feels better than ever before on the court, smoother transitions between modes and all manner of graphical bells and whistles to boot. My Career's new City area has been well implemented and could well be a huge timesink for those who are into that mode and, although there's no other major changes to speak of, what's here is undoubtedly still the slickest basketball ticket in town right now.

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 15, 2021

NBA 2K22 offers a more immersive career mode with a system of quests and objectives, but which is unfortunately poorly exploited with numerous and long loading times in addition to display problems related to the online aspect of the title. The new generation experience is long overdue despite a successful atmosphere during matches while microtransactions spoil clashes against other players.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2021

The new shooting mechanism along with the changes in the alley-hoop and the dunks, the improved setting in the defense and the attack and the rest of the changes in the gameplay, give a better basketball experience.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2021

While there isn’t enough new content in NBA 2K22 to justify a full-priced upgrade, its online component is a marked improvement over its predecessor.

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