NBA 2K20

Visual Concepts, 2K Games

Strong Man
OpenCritic Rating
78
Top Critic Average
74%
Critics Recommend
Based on 33 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 33 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

78

Top Critic Average

74%

Critics Recommend

Based on 33 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Sep 6, 2019
Xbox OneSep 6, 2019
PCSep 6, 2019
Nintendo SwitchSep 6, 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!

Where to Buy

Amazon
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Review Data

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Mighty Head
10
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10
Fair Head
6
Weak Head
3

Trailers

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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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Game Informer

8.5 / 10.0
Game Informer

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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Game Revolution

Tyler Treese

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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