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NBA 2K15

2K Sports, Visual Concepts
Oct 6, 2014 - PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

70%

Critics Recommend

PC Gamer
88 / 100
IGN
7.8 / 10
Game Informer
7.8 / 10
GameSpot
9 / 10
Polygon
6 / 10
Giant Bomb
3 / 5
USgamer
4.5 / 5
Game Revolution
4 / 5

NBA 2K15 Review Summary

StrongCritic Consensus

NBA 2K15 continues to consolidate the franchise's reputation for solid gameplay and impressive visuals. However, critics noted that the single-player mode's forced connectivity and issues with other online modes do put a damper on the game


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NBA 2K15 Media

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Critic Reviews for NBA 2K15

A stunning and packed basketball sim, with a PC version finally on a par with consoles.

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Like a great player toughing it out through an injury, NBA 2K15 is still strong despite crippling server problems.

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A good suite of game modes that could have been great had 2K fixed its server woes

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NBA 2K15's overhauled movement system and improved shooting mechanics make it the best-playing basketball game in existence.

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If the guts of the game are available, NBA 2K15 is the best sports title of the year, by a New York mile. The design choices at its edges — either needlessly making offline features dependent on online access, or insufficiently supporting the dedicated online modes — stain what is otherwise a role model for all sports video games.

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The deep and challenging gameplay this series is known for is still front and center, but NBA 2K15's myriad technical problems put a damper on the experience.

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NBA 2K15's scope and ambition as a sports sim is admirable; and though its execution doesn't always match its vision, it's still an altogether polished and impressive package. Even if you don't care much about basketball, it's worth checking out for its highly entertaining MyPlayer mode alone. Once again, Visual Concepts has nailed what makes the NBA so appealing to a wide swath of people.

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NBA 2K15 retains the title of best basketball video game, but it's a far less impressive title this year.

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