NBA 2K20

Visual Concepts, 2K Games

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
76
Top Critic Average
60%
Critics Recommend
Based on 68 critic reviews
Please note: This game has monetized random reward mechanics, commonly referred to as "loot boxes." These mechanics are similar to gambling and are being investigated by Belgium's Gaming Commission, the Netherlands Gaming Authority, and other government bodies.
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NBA 2K20

Please note: This game has monetized random reward mechanics, commonly referred to as "loot boxes." These mechanics are similar to gambling and are being investigated by Belgium's Gaming Commission, the Netherlands Gaming Authority, and other government bodies.

Rating Summary

Based on 68 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

60%

Critics Recommend

Based on 68 critic reviews
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NBA 2K20 Reviews Summary

Summary: 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.

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.

General Information

Available on:PCSep 6, 2019
PlayStation 4Sep 6, 2019
Nintendo SwitchSep 6, 2019
Xbox OneSep 6, 2019
Google StadiaNov 19, 2019

Developer: Visual Concepts

Publisher: 2K Games

Genre: Sports

BEST IN CLASS GAMEPLAY Take your skills to the next level with the most realistic player control ever, featuring an upgraded motion engine with signature styles, advanced shooting controls, a new dribble size-up system, refined off-ball collisions, and a new read & react defensive game. MyCAREER Up-and-coming visionary Sheldon Candis directs the most visually stunning MyCAREER cinematic experience to date. A star-studded cast including Idris Elba, Rosario Dawson, and NBA all-stars past and present bring the journey to life in a completely new and immersive way. WNBA For the first time, all 12 WNBA teams and over 140 players are in the game and ready to run in Play Now and Season modes. Complete with gameplay animations, play styles, and visuals built exclusively for the women’s game. DYNAMIC SOUNDTRACK In collaboration with Steve Stout and United Masters, this year’s soundtrack features a diverse array of top songs from both well-known and up-and-coming artists from across the globe. As a platform for creativity and discovery, the soundtrack will be dynamically updated with new music post launch for the first time ever, from the known and the next generations of top artists. LEGENDARY TEAMS Play with over 10 new legendary teams from the past, including the 2009-10 Portland Trail Blazers, 2015-16 Cleveland Cavaliers, 2013-14 San Antonio Spurs, 2002-03 Phoenix Suns, and All-Decade teams from every era of NBA history. Over 100 total legendary teams to choose from. NEXT LEVEL PRESENTATION Dynamic, broadcast-quality gameplay presentation featuring the deepest roster of talent in sports videogame history, led by Kevin Harlan, Ernie Johnson, and many more. It’s an audio experience unlike any other, with over 60,000 new lines of dialogue, all-new studio shows and game intros, MyPLAYER interviews, records and milestone coverage, and over 2,000 arena specific crowd reactions and sounds. MyGM/MyLEAGUE Think you can build the next dynasty? Take full control of a franchise and develop a champion from the ground up. Featuring new skill trees, a revamped relationship system, simulator customization, revised scouting, and more. And more to be announced!

NBA 2K20 Reviews

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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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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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For me, someone who just wants to have a little story alongside a singleplayer sports experience—which I really enjoy when I’m on the court!— NBA 2K20 is a new low.

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NBA 2K20: The Next Neighborhood

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