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NBA 2K20

Visual Concepts, 2K Games
Sep 6, 2019 - PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Google Stadia, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 5
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OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

60%

Critics Recommend

IGN
7.8 / 10
Metro GameCentral
8 / 10
Game Informer
8.5 / 10
USgamer
3 / 5
Game Revolution
4.5 / 5
TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
Forbes
9 / 10
IGN Italy
8.8 / 10

NBA 2K20 Review Summary

StrongCritic Consensus

Sim-tastic

NBA 2K20 is an unravelled basketball simulation, putting players right at the forefront of all the action.

Numerous Modes

NBA 2K20 provides plenty of ways to play across its numerous modes.

Invasive Microtransactions

While not as aggressive as previous years, NBA 2K20 still wants to squeeze even more money out of you.

NBA 2K20 is yet another fantastic addition in a series that remains at the top of the basketball field, delivering fans the best way to experience the sport other than actually playing it.


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NBA 2K20 Trailers

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NBA 2K20: The Next Neighborhood

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NBA 2K20: MyPLAYER Trailer

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NBA 2K20: When The Lights Are Brightest


NBA 2K20 Screenshots



Critic Reviews for NBA 2K20

IGN

7.8 / 10.0
IGN

NBA 2K20 excels at recreating real-world basketball, but loses focus off of the court.

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Metro GameCentral

Unknown Author
8 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Splendid recreation of basketball with game-changing, innovative evolution cards – but it can't escape the bad taste the microtransactions leave.

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There's a lot to chew on in this game, good and not as good, but thankfully the gameplay delivers

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USgamer

iew by Chase Becotte, Contributor
USgamer

NBA 2K20's presentation is unparalleled, but beneath its shiny exterior are continued problems with its online infrastructure and some pretty odious microtransactions. The latter are a bit less punishing than last year, but the former is worse than ever, and it affects almost every aspect of the game. These elements, which seemingly come up every year, unfortunately overshadow what should be an amazing sports sim.

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NBA 2K20‘s fantastic feel on the courts and how its main modes work as advertised are the most important parts. Some of the secondary additions might be lacking when compared to the polish seen in the new cinematic story mode, but they still serve their purpose to flesh out the package.

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For Switch-owning sports fans there's nothing that comes close to NBA 2K20. Boasting great visuals, stellar gameplay and a feature-rich range of play types, there's something for everyone, and while VC is still a 'feature' that we'd rather didn't have a place in modern sports titles, it's been balanced back in the favour of actual gameplay.

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Forbes

Unknown Author
9 / 10.0
Forbes

NBA 2K20 delivers the best on-court experience in years, and that carries more weight than any other aspect of the game.

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NBA 2K20 is pure magic on the playground. The new physical model, the impact of the new defensive system and the fine tuning of the gameplay is something valuable which give to basketball lovers endless possibilities. On the other side, the new GM mode is very disappointing and 2K business model for MyTeam is still questionable. The good news is that microtransations are quite useless in MyCareer mode, which thanks to King James work shines again to its original beauty.

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