NBA 2K celebrates 20 years of redefining what sports gaming can be, from best in class gameplay to ground breaking game modes and an immersive open-world "Neighborhood." NBA 2K19 continues to push limits as it brings gaming one step closer to real-life basketball excitement and culture.
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NBA 2K19 is the best port on the Nintendo Switch today, however the game has its faults. Prepare to get very frustated with the onlineNBA 2K19 is the best port on the Nintendo Switch today, however the game has its faults. Prepare to get very frustated with the online requirements for most modes. It´s a shame that such a great game has to mostly rely on being connected to the internet all the time. MyPlayer requires a persistant internet connection or else you can lose your progress. I lost count on how many times I finished a game and got kicked out of the mode while losing my progress (one time it happened at the end of game 7 of the finals and had to replay de game again).
Do you like product placement and spending money and unskippable ads? Well here’s the game for you! It could be fine but the 2K devils are tooDo you like product placement and spending money and unskippable ads? Well here’s the game for you! It could be fine but the 2K devils are too money hungry for that
Worst servers in gaming history. I got disconected for like 30 games in row and yes my net is fine i can play any other game online withoutWorst servers in gaming history. I got disconected for like 30 games in row and yes my net is fine i can play any other game online without any problems, its even worse that after every crash game keep saying me to check my connection even tho its perfectly fine and its their fault. They got so much money over years but greedy bastards refuse to invest some money in to servers
Despite all the problems and controversy with micro transactions in the game (that I truly despise), underneath is an actual very good game of basketball. Improvements in the segments of gameplay, loading times, story quality are all delivered and all of that wanted me to play more and more of NBA2k19. But I’m still not paying for those extra coins.
NBA 2K19 is a complete upgrade from 2K18 and therefore a top sports game. But Pay2Win, cheaters and technology quirks are extremely annoying.
You have to be kidding me, does 2K pay the "professional" article writers to artificially inflate the Metacritic score? Constantly gettingYou have to be kidding me, does 2K pay the "professional" article writers to artificially inflate the Metacritic score? Constantly getting kicked from games, weak looking graphics, horrible music choice (pick a lane) and bad sound design / levels overall. I don't mind micro-transactions as much as most seem to, but the difference between "professional" reviews and those of us who play the game for fun is pretty drastic.Metacritic is funny, you see a column of positive articles and tons of horrible user scores.
A highly stylized game with the intent to look pretty. However, all this glaze seems too superficial and 2K Sports seemed to prioritize the incorporation of micro-transactions instead of meaningful improvements and bug polishing. The best basketball sim is still enjoyable and the best out there but 2K Sports need to pick up their game and not become complacent.
I am not a big NBA/basketball fan, but without Madden or a proper MLB game on Switch, I turned to NBA 2K19. The game looks great, it playsI am not a big NBA/basketball fan, but without Madden or a proper MLB game on Switch, I turned to NBA 2K19. The game looks great, it plays great, and it is an awesome NBA game. I really have no negative things to say, the microtransactions dont impact the game at all. MyLeague is the best part of the game. I might actually start to watch NBA, you never know.
NBA 2K19 is a fun basketball game held back by unnecessary bells and whistles alongside intrusive microtransactions. The basketball is second-to-none and the players feel and look incredible. It is a true shame the game is shackled by microtransactions which make progression a grind both for MyTeam and your player.
NBA 2K19 is everything that you expect from a basketball game. With the new edition 2K Games and Visual Concepts are closer to the real thing than ever.
With the pressure from NBA Live mounting, Visual Concepts outdid themselves on the court, while the cinematic part of the career mode is the best in years. Unfortunately the impact of microtransactions on the career and development of the player is still felt - although the grind to get virtual currency in-game has been reduced.
NBA 2K19 has a better career system than previous entries in the franchise with improved defense mechanisms and more intelligent gameplay. Beside some deja-vu feelings about the content, it delivers a great experience.
It’s nice to see NBA 2K19 working to get back to being a powerhouse franchise. This year’s MyCareer mode is titled The Way Back, and it feels appropriate for this latest entry - the first step in climbing its way back to being the best.
I was very disappointed with the NBA 2K19, for me it was money thrown away. The gameplay got worse, the players seem locked, there is no powerI was very disappointed with the NBA 2K19, for me it was money thrown away. The gameplay got worse, the players seem locked, there is no power or infiltration. Career mode is unbearable: Chinese League? Oh really? I thought we bought the game to play NBA. For years to 2K put Euroleague in the game and never a career mode put us to play in Europe, but to attract Chinese money is worth everything is not it? Start with 60 of overall to be forced to buy coins for microtransactions? Man, I hated this game!
This is by far the most disgusting display of greed I've ever seen from a game company. You literally either need to spend $120+ to beThis is by far the most disgusting display of greed I've ever seen from a game company. You literally either need to spend $120+ to be competitive in MyCareer, or be forced into spending 100+ hours painstakingly grinding away by doing the exact same thing over and over in games and practices in order to try to gain badges. It's purposefully unfun in order to try to force you to spend money on virtual currency. You're urged to purchase things with real money at every corner, and you pretty much have to in order to be competitive unless you have 40 hours a week to play the game. Do not support this greedy company, it's absolutely NOT okay to utilize a freemium business model on a $60 game.
No matter how important the microtransactions controversy, NBA 2K19 is, once again, the best sports simulator of the season. With its unbeatable basketball mechanics and more content than ever, it's absolutely essential.
NBA 2K19 continues the series' decade-long trajectory of becoming the very best sports sim in the world. That's certainly still true on the court thanks to improved gameplay mechanics that fix trouble spots, a genuinely interesting and well-written story mode, and quality of life additions across the board. Sadly, the series still feels like something less than it should be thanks to predatory and invasive pay-to-win tactics that make their shameful return. Hopefully the day will come when this player base revolts and gets the game at least down to cosmetics-only buying options.
Aside from the microtransactions and occasionally tedious load times NBA 2K19 has all the modes, polish, challenges and value you’ve come to expect from the franchise.
The world class presentation, excellent execution of modes and gameplay mechanics really do make NBA 2K19 the best sports game around.
Basketball lovers will enjoy a title where realism is extreme. The improvement in the strategy will make us feel that each match is unique and its countless game modes will not allow us to get bored. However, its story is mediocre and it has very obvious script problems. In addition, the online connection, very poor, and microtransactions, almost essential, tarnish the quality of a great game.
Absolutely amazing port. Why I purchased this game for PS4 Pro, Xbox One, and the Switch, is a long story which I won't go into now. ThoughAbsolutely amazing port. Why I purchased this game for PS4 Pro, Xbox One, and the Switch, is a long story which I won't go into now. Though the important piece of information is, that after trying them all. The Switch version is the version in which I will be spending all of my time. No the graphics aren't quite up to par with the other systems, but it's portability, and similar breadth of scope as the other consoles makes it the winner for me.The fact that this is nearly feature complete compared to the other consoles and it runs as well as it does, I'm REALLY hoping to see more next year. Thank you Take Two! This is an amazing game, and bringing it to this platform takes it to a whole new level.Best port, way to go 2k sports!
NBA 2K19 further improves on an already perfect formula, adding more realism both visual and in gameplay, and offering us a wide choice of modes. This is the game to have not just for basketball fans, but for every sports game lover.
This port is honestly one of the best ports on the Switch from a third party. I have this both and Switch and PS4 and 95% of the time can'tThis port is honestly one of the best ports on the Switch from a third party. I have this both and Switch and PS4 and 95% of the time can't tell the difference. Great port although 2k more of the game should be on the cartridge as its a 28.6gb download with the cartridge. Huge improvement from last years 2K18, and if your Basketball fan its a must buy. 10/10 Amazing Port
NBA 2K19 is as complete a sports video game as any ever made, and only its aggressive monetization tactics hold it back from being considered one of the greatest. With four different Franchise Mode variants, an enjoyable Story Mode, a rich suite of online features and continued celebration of the history of the league, NBA 2K19 offers something for everyone.
This is going out of the control.Greed takes over like nobody cares.It is very frustrating that the money is more important than toThis is going out of the control.Greed takes over like nobody cares.It is very frustrating that the money is more important than to satisfy the consumers so they actually can enjoy the game and recommend for others like back in the day when there was no pay to win rubbish in the games like this.Everyone who gives a high score here please tell me this: Why is it fun to play approx. 20 hrs and have an 80 overall player heading to Mypark and hoping to have a balanced/not one sided game with others who has 90+ overall and with only playing 5 hours because they levelled up with real money?It has been for years now.I am talking from experience, I have 100+ hour in mypark in 2k15, 2k16, 2k17 struggling to win because of I could not afford extra money to pay to unlock extra attribute points to increase my overall stats.Shame on the publisher who just want money instead to create the best ever basketball sport simulation in history.I recommend NBA LIVE 19. It is not bad at all. A different experience for sure but it has no pay to win. If you see a 90+ overall player online, well you can tell that player has worked all the way up to earn the skills and ratings which is fair and inspirational.Here is how 2k shall sell coffee for their employees at their headquarters:Basic espresso straight from the machine right into the mouth – 100 VCBasic espresso served in a paper cup – 140 VCDouble espresso in a paper cup and a lid – 250 VCCoffee latte + paper cup + lid – 300 VCPlus sugar – 60 VC each sachetPlus sweetener – 80 VCPlus/minus temperate of the beverages – 20 VC/10 degreesExtra milk (cold) – 80 VC / 10mlExtra milk (hot) – 90 VC / 10mlChocolate powder on top – FREE if you buy NBA2K 19 Anniversary Edition
You can do pretty much whatever you want, whether it’s play every game with your favorite team, sim seasons and be a manager, invent your own team, bring in legends to the modern NBA, or play through cinematic stories. It’s a lot to take in and sift through, but if you have a passing affinity for basketball, a mode is likely here for you. NBA 2K19 is a top-tier sports game, even on the Switch. It’s just a shame the microtransactions are ever present.
While the heavy emphasis on microtransactions is still front and centre in NBA 2K19, progression has been improved enough to make this a far more attractive prospect for both rookies and seasoned vets. With a vastly superior MyCareer story, a revamped social hub, a suitably tweaked MyGM mode and all the presentation-focused bells and whistles you expect from the premiere basketball sim, NBA 2K19 continues to cement itself as one of the Switch’s strongest sports offerings. If you needed any more proof that Madden, NHL and the like can work on Nintendo’s hardware, this is it.
Welp, for some reason Metacritic deleted my user review for the PC version of NBA 2K19, so here it is again.After 2K18's debacle peopleWelp, for some reason Metacritic deleted my user review for the PC version of NBA 2K19, so here it is again.After 2K18's debacle people were hoping Take Two had learned their lesson. Unfortunately, the only gripe people made about last years game that 2K has listened to is that they made MyCareer cutscenes skippable. All the other complaints fell on deaf ears.Microtransactions are back again and just as blatant as ever. You won't get very far with your character unless you throw all your money at 2K to get that sweet, sweet VC (Virtual Currency to some, Virtual Cancer to most sane people). 2K has already tried stealth nerfing what XP you can get without paying extra, so be really careful of this.The MyCareer story is not as bad as last years. You start out in the CBA and end up in the G-League. Not gonna go any further than that to avoid spoilers but rest assured, there's nobody like B-Fresh in this one.Animations are all pretty much the same from last years, and the same glitches as a result.Playing Online on PC is still a hacker and cheater paradise. Apparently 2K doesn't believe in adding anti-cheat to PC.For those of us who only play single player, MyLeague is back and so are all of the issues it had last year. Since MyLeague isn't the money maker, I expect none of those to get fixed.All in all, this is just a $60-$100 roster update.Stealth nerfs to XP in MyCareer: https://www.reddit.com/r/NBA2k/comments/9f0zwm/whats_up_with_lowering_the_amount_of_experience/?sort=newAnd now stealth nerfs to XP in MyTeam: https://www.reddit.com/r/NBA2k/comments/9fax78/myteam_was_also_nerfed/
Very good game. The best sports sim I've ever played. I really enjoy GM mode and to see how far it's come over the last few games is reallyVery good game. The best sports sim I've ever played. I really enjoy GM mode and to see how far it's come over the last few games is really amazing. Those worried about micro transactions just don't play the online modes.
I consider my gripes with this game to be minor at best. I really didn’t know what to expect when I jumped into 2K19 for the first time, but I’m pleasantly surprised find it so enjoyable. I’m still not quite sure why the series garners so much hype every year, though. I wasn’t pulled in enough to become one of those fans, but I will admit it’s proven to be an overall fun and engaging experience nonetheless.
The brand-new MyCareer mode makes NBA 2K19 still worth a try. Although NBA Live makes a progress this year, NBA 2K19 is way ahead of it. One-year interval surely can't bring any revolutionary changes, but 2K still gives us something interesting.
The people who are giving this game anything less than a 7 are trolls. The game is deservingly a 9 on the low end of the spectrum. It's easilyThe people who are giving this game anything less than a 7 are trolls. The game is deservingly a 9 on the low end of the spectrum. It's easily one of the best sports games of our generation.
NBA 2K19 has a better career system than previous entries in the franchise with improved defense mechanisms and more intelligent gameplay. Beside some deja-vu feelings about the content, it delivers a great experience.
This is a game that is in need of some patches and, hopefully in future installments, adjustments that make the online interactions more enjoyable for people who do not want to grind endlessly or pay extra cash.
Despite its issues, NBA 2K19 is by far the best installment in the franchise’s history. No matter which team I play as, no matter the late-game situation, it does a tremendous job of pulling me in. Its presentation enriches me with tons of basketball info and insight, plus its gameplay makes me more anxious for the actual NBA season to start (in a good way). There are still improvements that can be made for next year’s game, but 2K Sports and Visual Concepts shows their dominance while also celebrating 20 years of NBA 2K basketball.
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 prevalent as in last year’s entry.
NBA 2k19 is actually a good basketball game, and I hated NBA 2k19. There's issues with every release so thankfully I haven't had any yet, butNBA 2k19 is actually a good basketball game, and I hated NBA 2k19. There's issues with every release so thankfully I haven't had any yet, but if you love cheese and just jacking up shots all day and not playing defence, your gonna hate NBA 2k19, because everyone hates playing with you probably.Everything's proportioned, everything, the animations are extremely smooth this year, the defensive controls are extremely beefed up this year, now your rewarded for good positioning with steals, at the cost of alot of fouls and gambles but the revamped post game alone is a treat to play with.The only frustration i've experienced has mostly come from the lack of knowing all the controls yet, the modes look really deep this year. Just experimenting with the GM modes, they have mentorships this year, which means on our team someone can teach another player up to 3 or their own badges. So Leonard can teach his defence and picket pocket to Valanciunas, while Lowry can teach his floor general and deep range shooting to Leonard etc.There's the odd glitch but nothing that really takes away from the gameplay as a whole. MyCareer could use an easier mode with way less VC earned or something, because it is somewhat difficult if your not a baller, but thats mostly because the game is so customizable it's hard to know how to set up the game how you want. You don't have to time layups this year if you don't want to, just jumpshots or post shots, the storyline is an actual dark side of the entertainment industry that breaks the gimmicky mold of last years game.While the face scan needs lots of light, it's worth it because you can customize your own face even further to whatever you want, really making things interesting. the Mypark level is now a giant square that looks great at night, haven't done alot of online yet. Online will change every month though so it's hard to say. Things feel more like you can choose your own destiny as opposed to being stuck in the square the 2k engine puts you in,.The graphics are top notch, and very efficient. Using my computer to play on my TV, it starts to feel like your actually in a basketball game. While the price tag is steep for this version, if you want a good character like early, i'm actually glad I spent over $100 on steam because this feels like how Assassin's Creed went with Origins and it's probably one of the coolest gaming experience's i've had yet, as I could never realistically put myself in a story in a game like this that looks so real.There will be plenty of reviews for the negative parts i'm sure, so i'm mostly going over the positive parts, for the 20th year, they've named the character AI after Allen Iverson, as well as basing the story on Andre Ingram from last year, introducing almost Boss characters as you fight your way to the NBA. The 100k VC you get gets you to about 75ish OVR depending on your build, but it's the right amount for your average rookie rating. Alot of things are free this year or cheaper than last, and the difficulty boosts make for balanced earnings. I chose a good team in the Raptors and less playing time knowing I can play alot better with better teammates, but you could also say choose Phili or LA and take more money. Or you could negotiate with the team, which could also piss them off if you get selfish.Best of all, it's possible to make 100% of wide open greens this year. You can play passing lanes, cut people off, it's actually hard to just block unless you have good position. The up on the right stick for shot contest is a little hard to get used to, but it's a fluctuating balance as opposed to the random chaotic nature that was 2k18.I would download the prelude and give it a try, it's free at least, and you can experience the game.
Surpassing my expectations, NBA 2K19 (PC) is a very well-rounded game, especially in comparison to the previous NBA 2k18. The new MyCareerSurpassing my expectations, NBA 2K19 (PC) is a very well-rounded game, especially in comparison to the previous NBA 2k18. The new MyCareer story is top-notch and is vastly improved over the other past attempts, as it introduces an amazing story of a wanna-be NBA all-star fighting his way through the G and D-leagues and tough situations to fulfill his NBA dreams. It has well-rounded character development and good set pieces that make it feel like more than just a gimmick. On the other side, MyPark and ProAM are better than ever. MyPark introduces new features and parks, as well as some new cosmetics and tools. On my PC, the game ran perfectly fine with my GTX 1060 3GB and i5 7400, despite the odd stutter here and there. This is a very solid addition the NBA 2K franchise and shows once again that Visual Concepts are capable of much more than yearly copy and pastes of the same game.
wow, NBA 2k19 is excellent basketball game ever i playing.. Gameplay and animations are top notch.. Defense improve is pretty much betterwow, NBA 2k19 is excellent basketball game ever i playing.. Gameplay and animations are top notch.. Defense improve is pretty much better beside offense.. ai cpu playing very properly on offense and defense..i haven't start up My GM/League yet but will do soon as possible.. My Career is very good with good story narratives. graphic look great and presentation look very good.. stats overlay and scoreboard look very clean
|September 11, 2018
|Visual Concepts, 2K Sports, 2K Games
|Single player, Multiplayer
|PC (Microsoft Windows), iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch