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  • Summary: From the blacktop to the hardwood and throughout the Neighborhood, NBA 2K20 and its next level features are the closest thing to actually playing in the league. Welcome to the Next. Put your career on the line to stand up for what you believe in. Executive produced by LeBron James &From the blacktop to the hardwood and throughout the Neighborhood, NBA 2K20 and its next level features are the closest thing to actually playing in the league. Welcome to the Next. Put your career on the line to stand up for what you believe in. Executive produced by LeBron James & SpringHill Entertainment, this year’s MyCAREER experience features topical storylines, true-to-life basketball characters, and a star-studded cast. [Take 2 Interactive] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Sep 11, 2019
    91
    Microtransactions and loot boxes are still there, but it is fair to say that they are not so invasive this time. Despite that, this is a sport simulator that has no rival in its genre: because of WNBA, gameplay improvements, audiovisual quality, cinematic style, depth of the modes… One more time, Visual Concepts keeps enlarging the dynasty.
  2. Sep 13, 2019
    88
    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.
  3. Sep 11, 2019
    85
    Microtransactions and casino like minigames aside, NBA 2K20 is one of the best sports sim out there for any format. Tons of game modes, options and minigames to enjoy for months to come.
  4. Sep 10, 2019
    80
    NBA 2K20 is another fine entry into the franchise, with this year's story mode being its best yet. There are issues, but the good far outweighs the bad.
  5. If you like NBA 2K games you like NBA 2K20. If you look something new, no sir! This year features no big change in the game.
  6. Sep 24, 2019
    70
    NBA 2K20 is the equivalent to the 15-16 season of the Warriors. The game was able to reach the highest level, but failed in the end.
  7. 60
    It’s a shame that the surrounding structures don’t hold up, because the in-game experience of NBA 2K20 remains top-class. Another year of refinements has smoothed out some rough edges of the basketball gameplay that was already worth seeking out. The level of control you have over shot types is both useful and entertaining. Defensive assignments feel like they work more consistently. The commentary repeats itself less. They’re great moves forward. But if you engage with the modes 2K seems to want to push most, you’ll have to deal with baggage that weighs down the experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 354
  1. Sep 10, 2019
    10
    This game is PERFECT!--- For ruining the lives of people with clinically diagnosed gambling addiction or poor impulse control! Hurrah!!!This game is PERFECT!--- For ruining the lives of people with clinically diagnosed gambling addiction or poor impulse control! Hurrah!!!

    Want to make a family member or life partner with said afflictions even more miserable? Then buy them this game! Watch them waste their money on meaningless and randomized drivel, which are glorified and game-ified by cute graphics, fun sound effects, and amoral influencers to keep them going!!! Yay!!!

    At EA, you check your morals and principles at the door, like any good employee should! Profit is King, Profit is God! Cast down your humanity and make society worse with us over at EA! Woohoo!!!

    10/10 best casino game of the year!!! (The basketball bits are good too)*

    *This review is absolute sarcasm this game is trash and is naught but a manifestation of the morally bankrupt gaming industry giants cashing in on gambling before governments finally regulate it because it's hurting the lives of so many people. Do not buy this game.
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  2. Sep 8, 2019
    1
    El peor juego de 2k de la saga NBA. Es un simulador de casino. Vergüenza ajena.
  3. Sep 11, 2019
    0
    Should be called casino 2k17 v1.3. You really **** up this time. I got a refund this game is broken af and noting but a money grab.
  4. Sep 19, 2019
    0
    If this is E for everyone then will they go back to that pokemon game and re-rate it for its slot machean?
  5. Sep 20, 2019
    0
    I stupidly placed my credit card on my 10 year old son's PlayStation in order to purchase games in the past. He somehow managed to spend $279I stupidly placed my credit card on my 10 year old son's PlayStation in order to purchase games in the past. He somehow managed to spend $279 for in game items in two days. I realize it is partially my fault, but how is a game that offers card sets, which are very expensive, allowable to children 3 and up? Upon closer review this game has actual gambling as well. I will be contacting the BBB with my complaint Expand
  6. Sep 9, 2019
    0
    I want a Basketball simulator, not a arcade.
    I want a fast and good menu, i also dont want to waste time in a social sims area.
    I want a
    I want a Basketball simulator, not a arcade.
    I want a fast and good menu, i also dont want to waste time in a social sims area.
    I want a fair game, not a pay to win/enjoy game.
    You are the cancer in the gaming industry, microtransactions have no place in a game we pay full price for.
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  7. Sep 9, 2019
    0
    Game doesn’t work.
    All the glitches and problem from 2k19, and more! With gambling!

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