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NBA 2K18

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Plenty of Modes
Spectacular Graphics
Extensive Microtransactions

Summary: Delivering another standout game of Basketball, NBA 2K18 is a pristine simulator that improves on its predecessors. There's plenty of pushback on the game's creeping microtransactions, but playing with a buddy is still tons of fun.

General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Sep 15, 2017
Xbox OneSep 15, 2017
PCSep 15, 2017
Nintendo SwitchSep 15, 2017
Xbox Series X/SNov 10, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Publisher: 2K

Genres: Simulation, Sports

The highest rated annual sports title of this console generation returns with NBA 2K18, featuring unparalleled authenticity and improvements on the court.

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8.4 / 10.0

NBA 2K18 is another step forward on the court, improving on the series' already great gameplay. You're rewarded for smart, controlled basketball when dribbling, driving, and playing defense in ways that make sense for the players you're controlling. In the side modes, results are mixed: the new fusion of Career mode elements into The Neighborhood gives it some new life, but the same can't be said for the meaningless story elements within MyGM, and microtransactions now have too much of an impact on gameplay. There's far more good than bad, though, and NBA 2K18 deserves credit for taking chances.

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Its generation-long strengths hold true, and just about prevail over an increasingly cynical microtransaction creep. My Career's jump to an open-world setting throws a new gauntlet down to the rest of sports gaming.

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With a robust offering in the franchise, single-player, multiplayer, and collectible card modes, NBA 2K18 delivers hundreds of hours of fun

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The franchise, single-player, multiplayer, and collectible card modes deliver hundreds of hours of fun, but expect a fair share of glitches to pervade the experience

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