NBA 2K17

Rating Summary

Based on 51 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

87

Top Critic Average

94%

Critics Recommend

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8.9 / 10.0
Sep 22, 2016

NBA 2K17 is another rock-solid game in the franchise. It features worthwhile updates to the dribbling and shooting mechanics, and backs up those improvements off the court in ways that make me care about managing my team. All in all, I know NBA 2K17 will be in my gaming rotation for many months to come.

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Sep 25, 2016

NBA 2K17 is once again a strong, diverse title that beautifully represents the style and culture of professional basketball and caters to a number of play styles.

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9.5 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2016

With an abundance of deep modes and stellar on-court action, NBA 2K17 offers hundreds of hours of fun

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8 / 10.0
Sep 20, 2016

NBA 2K17 is a worthy if subtle upgrade

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9 / 10
Sep 23, 2016

NBA 2K17's gameplay and presentation are on a whole other level when it comes to representing sports in video games.

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Unscored
Sep 29, 2016

I like what 2K have done with this year’s MyCareer. They’ve recognised that Spike Lee’s joint was maybe too big a reach (or just the wrong man for the job), and in getting hold of talent that’s more at home with the tone and grind required for something like this, have crafted a career story that might not revolutionise the little sub-genre they’ve carved out for themselves, but is a definite improvement on 2K16's misfire.

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Sep 21, 2016

NBA 2K17 addresses most of my biggest issues from last year in cutting out canned animations and going back to basics with MyCareer, and it's still as polished as ever. It's easy to take its excellence for granted, but Visual Concepts' ambition and willingness to take risks keeps it from ever becoming stale. NBA 2K17 is the champion, and it's tough to see it losing that title anytime soon.

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8 / 10
Sep 23, 2016

NBA 2K17 is an excellent basketball game, but I wouldn’t say it’s a major step up over last year’s title. The player duos are a great addition, while there have been improvements to the animations and player contact, but that makes the game a bit slower and more methodical. At the same time MyCareer is a lot more fleshed out which is great, but again, things can feel slow at times and you can feel the grind and the push toward spending real money to get past that. Really NBA 2K17 is on par with 2K16, making improvements in some areas, but with a few drawbacks alonside them.

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9.1 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2016

NBA 2K’s depth continues to set the bar for the genre. Like always, NBA 2K17 is several games within one. However, the amalgamation of modes delivers an especially tight package this year.

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9.3 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2016

If NBA 2K16 was already an highest level game, NBA 2K17 is even better, even if it requires patience and dedication to be really appreciated.

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