NBA 2K19

Sort by: Page 1 of 8
IGN

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2018

For many, basketball is more than just a game, and NBA 2K19 doesn't take that lightly. It throws every resource it has into the theatrics of the sport, creating charismatic presentation, a well-written story mode, and strong core gameplay. The series' persistent weaknesses are still apparent in areas like the transition game and ludicrous microtransactions, but there's so much variety to how its extensive MyLeague mode plays out that there's always a reason to look forward to the next game of basketball.

Read full review

8 / 10
Sep 13, 2018

2K had little choice but to listen to its community following the damage done last year but they've rebounded with possibly their best-ever title.

Read full review

9 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2018

The most well-rounded sports game on the market once again

Read full review

Unscored
Sep 15, 2018

There seems to be a stronger foundation in place this time around, and for fans, that may be enough to keep their basketball season from ending early.

Read full review

7 / 10
Sep 12, 2018

This year's iteration of NBA 2K packs plenty of game modes and deep mechanics that occasionally falter. And unfortunately again, VC rules everything around it.

Read full review

Unscored
Oct 4, 2018

2K19's MyCareer represents some of the very worst in exploitative, money-hungry design in all of video games.

Read full review

Sep 14, 2018

The two sides of NBA 2K are once again on display in this year's version. One side is the immensely polished and ambitious design that has propelled it to the top of the sports sim heap. The other is the tacky, brand-heavy microtransactions that dominate its showcase mode. I think the former outweighs the latter, but it's too bad that microtransactions overshadow what should otherwise be an amazing love letter to the sport of basketball. At least there's always franchise mode.

Read full review

8.2 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2018

NBA 2K19 is the best basketball simulator out there. The depth of its game modes will allow the players to entertain themselves for a massive amount of time. However, microtransactions still remain a strong element, even if they are not as much as in last year's entry.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

5 / 10
Sep 26, 2018

Whatever viewpoint you're coming from, NBA 2K19 is both slightly better and a bit more competent than its predecessor, but there are still issues that need to be addressed. It is still clearly designed so there is an underlying temptation to invest in some VC just to get to the good bits, instead of spending days, weeks, months slowly building up your player or your team. That said, whatever score it's given really won't matter since the NBA 2K series will remain dominant when the competition isn't as strong as it could be. While NBA 2K19 is competent it has also, for me at least, continued down the road of not feeling as fun or exciting as previous NBA 2K titles. This year, the feeling isn't so much of outcry as it is fatigue at having seen the gradual changes take place over the last several years.

Read full review

90 / 100
Sep 18, 2018

NBA 2K19 continues its dominance over sports games with a new entry that provides substantial improvements both in the gameplay and its multiple game modes, although the predominance of microtransactions negatively affects the overall experience.

Review in Spanish | Read full review

Sort by: Page 1 of 8