NBA 2K Playgrounds 2

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8 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2018

NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 proves pick-up-and-play arcade basketball is still alive and well.

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5 / 10
Oct 24, 2018

There's fun to be had in 2K's arcade-style basketball game, but a lack of variety and flawed gameplay make for a missed opportunity.

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4 / 10.0
Oct 28, 2018

This is a game that does absolutely not need to exist but does for the sheer fact that the original game had no way of raking in the dough. I don't expect this game to become a yearly title, because NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 is now set up to appropriately gouge the players for money for years to come. Unless maybe that doesn't work, in which case you can look forward to NBA 2K Playgrounds 3 brought to you by FanDuel to release in 11 months.

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8 / 10
Nov 7, 2018

NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 is an extremely fun and competitive game at its core, and with the publisher's history of terrible microtransactions, it's good to see a basketball game that's easy to pick up and enjoy without having to spend money. The game is generous with its in game currency which makes playing the game very rewarding, especially if you invest time in the game's improved Season Mode. If you're looking for a slightly silly, competitive basketball game to play online, this is definitely for you.

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78 / 100
Oct 14, 2018

NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 offers an arcade basketball experience that's both fun and simple, with fluid gameplay and some over-the-top movements that really stand out when playing.

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7.5 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2018

The 2-on-2 gameplay feels just as smooth as it did last year.

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7.2 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2018

NBA 2K Playgrounds is a small step forward in the work of Saber Interactive. In addition to greater content, we will have more control over the unlocking of players.

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7.4 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2018

NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 is a step forward gameplay wise... but it excessively rely on microtransactions.

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6.5 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2018

Despite the action on the court being fun, it's the looming frustrations of microtransactions that hinder player development and the overall appeal of the game.

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Oct 15, 2018

For basketball fans that don't always want the true-to-life simulation of the mainline 2K series, NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 is a slam dunk.

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