NBA 2K17

Rating Summary

Based on 51 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

87

Top Critic Average

94%

Critics Recommend

Based on 51 critic reviews
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9.5 / 10.0
Sep 28, 2016

All-in-all, NBA 2K17 is once again a brilliant, quality, pure value for money experience that will never let you down

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85%
Sep 28, 2016

NBA 2K17 is a great entry in the series that continues to push its best features, while polishing up its flaws

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8 / 10
Oct 2, 2016

NBA 2k17 is a tour-de-force and an absolute delight whether you’re a newcomer or a series vet.

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Oct 2, 2016

Almost everything that a fan of the NBA could ever want from a basketball game

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Vladimir Pantelic
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2016

NBA2k17 has its audience and everyone who loves this type of games will surely enjoy this year’s edition. Game by itself has no major flaws, and someone who’s never played an NBA game would be blown away by the amount of content on offer. If you like to be at the top of all that’s going on in the world’s best league, then this title will fulfill all your needs.

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8.9 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2016

NBA 2K17 has raised the bar once again, not just for future iterations of the series but for every sports game developed moving forward. Hands-down 2K17 is the most authentic, and most entertaining hoops game on the market.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 24, 2016

It’s “best” mode is now an afterthought, brought down by pointless interactions and cutscenes, and a mindless grind that tempts in-game purchases. Thankfully, the core gameplay fundamentals around it have been refined and improved, and alongside many other great modes and a fantastic presentation, make for yet another fantastic NBA 2K entry.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 30, 2016

Overall, NBA 2K17 is a brilliant replication of the sport and even with its issues, it still plays a fun and engaging game of basketball. As long as the development team keep tweaking and adding better mechanics to the gameplay, then the series will keep taking the strides in the right direction. Its a shame that the NBA 2K series doesn’t have any competition these days as when theres competition, it pushes the best to get better but even without it, the series is going in the right direction and not only giving us the best representation of the fast and dynamic sport, but also the most polished package of a sports title that we have ever seen.

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76%
Sep 30, 2016

NBA 2K17 is an extremely fun game and the graphics are great but the loading times can be quite long.

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Oct 11, 2016

NBA 2K17 ist nicht nur jedem Basketball-Fan wärmstens ans Herz zu legen. Auch allen sonstigen Sportspiel-Veteranen sei zumindest der Download der offiziellen Demo namens "Der Auftakt", die einen Einblick in die ersten Stunden der Karriere gewährt, empfohlen. Wohl nach wie vor kein anderes Sportspiel kann mit einer ähnlich detailtreuen und umfangreichen virtuellen Abbildung seines Vorbildes aufwarten. Der Status der Online-Welt sowie weitere kleinere Ungereimtheiten trüben zwar das Gesamtbild etwas, dennoch wird der Genreprimus für Monate vor den Bildschirm fesseln können und ist als Steigerung gegenüber NBA 2k16 anzusehen. Die Neuerungen wie der Wurfbalken bei Korblegern verfeinern das Spielgeschehen zunehmend und wurden sinnvoll implementiert. Sollte das Problem mit den Archetypen im Karrieremodus noch dieses oder zumindest nächstes Jahr bei einer gleichbleibend soliden Story ausgebessert werden, kann man von einem nahezu perfekten Sportspiel reden.

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