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NBA 2K23

Visual Concepts, 2K Games
Sep 9, 2022 - PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

79

Top Critic Average

71%

Critics Recommend

IGN
6 / 10
GamesRadar+
4 / 5
Game Informer
7.5 / 10
GameSpot
8 / 10
Hobby Consolas
90 / 100
Forbes
8.5 / 10
IGN Middle East
8.5 / 10
IGN Spain
7 / 10
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NBA 2K23 Media

NBA 2K23 | Michael Jordan Edition Trailer | 2K thumbnail

NBA 2K23 | Michael Jordan Edition Trailer | 2K

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Critic Reviews for NBA 2K23

NBA 2K23's on-court improvements should've led it to an easy layup, but the ever-present nuisance of pay-to-win microtransactions make it much harder to enjoy.

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No sports game gets the past right quite like NBA 2K23 – and its present-day immersiveness is incredibly powerful, too.

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Overall, NBA 2K23 is a fitting tribute to the historical legends and iconic moments that made this sport what it is today. Though the game has its fair share of issues with its poor narrative choices and omnipresent microtransactions, it’s still a solid improvement over the previous game. This year’s release isn’t quite the flashy free-throw line dunk that lands a perfect score, but it is a worthy, all-around effort that would earn M.J.’s shrug of approval.

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NBA 2K23 is a return to form for the usually exceptional series, improving gameplay while imbuing a sincere love for basketball history into new and reimagined modes.

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NBA 2K23 is one of the best games ever to jump onto a sports court. Its playable and audiovisual fundamentals are beyond doubt, but the addition of historical modes to its roster is a better move than the selection of Michael Jordan in the third place of the 1984 Draft by the Chicago Bulls.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

The NBA 2K franchise is back and moving in the right direction. After years of stagnant gameplay mechanics and subtle improvements to its franchise mode, this year’s game has taken huge, direction-defining steps. NBA 2K23 offers an amazingly customizable experience. With the exception of a few perhaps philosophical issues and some lingering old assets still in use, this year’s version registers as an All-NBA first team selection within the series’ storied history.

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NBA 2K23 was able to build on the success of last year’s release and provide us with the basketball experience we have always wished for. It seems the series has taken a good step towards achieving what seems to be near and perhaps in the next installments, a remarkable transformation into one of the best sports games

Review in Arabic | Read full review

There's no denying it: NBA 2K23 is once again a sports game of the highest level, and I thoroughly enjoyed the Jordan Challenge and the retro options. However, it's getting harder and harder to perceive the visual and gameplay improvements, along with the most aggressive micropayment system in the entire industry.

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