Reviews for NBA 2K14 (NA)

88

Best Basketball Game On The PC Market

mrminecrafter1 | July 27, 2014 | See all mrminecrafter1's reviews »

NBA 2K14 is widely labeled as a roster update in the PC market. While it does have flaws, it is still one of the best basketball games on the market. While the new engine that 2K used for the PS4 and XB1 versions is not used in this one, there are some minor and small improvements to basically everything. Graphics are slightly better and the sound design of the game is still fantastic. Commentary is a bit old due to the occasional loop but it is still pretty good. Gameplay is still fun as usual but the control scheme method has changed once again. It's fairly hard to play comfortably or properly with a keyboard, so a controller is recommended. The ability to mod the game is absolutely amazing. It helps improve the game and is fairly easy to mod thanks to 2K only having 2 folders to put mods in. Overall the game is fantastic, but if you already have any previous NBA 2K games then I would recommend waiting for an extreme discount.

83

More of the Same, with a Little Refinement

cedarson | April 13, 2014 | See all cedarson's reviews »

2K set the bar high when they came out with 2K11. From that point, it seems that their PC ports have been just coasting with minimal updating. This season, however, that's not entirely a bad thing. There are some tweaks to the gameplay that are barely noticeable but they make a huge difference in how someone enjoys this game. For example, when chasing someone down the court on a fast break with Lebron, there is actually a good chance that you can block their dunk from behind instead of past years where the players just kind of jump in the air. In all, it is the best basketball sim ever, but there is still some work left for 2K to do.

75

You NEED a Controller!

DragosLoL | April 1, 2014 | See all DragosLoL's reviews »

The PC port isn't too bad and one of the best sport games out there right now. But to really get immersed into the game on PC, you're going to need a controller to play it. Keyboard controllers are too clunky and not consistent. Using a controller makes it a lot easier to play. Other than that, the game is awesome.

38

Do Not Buy

chataolauj | Jan. 24, 2014 | See all chataolauj's reviews »

I repeat, DO NOT BUY because this game wasn't made for PC. I mean, it was made for PC, but they didn't care to make this a good port. All they cared about was the new-gen consoles when they made this game. They shouldn't have released this game on PC.

If you really want to play this game, I suggest you buy it on a console because you're going to hate playing it on the PC. Not worth the buy at all on the PC.

60

A drop-off from the past years

jcyuen7 | Dec. 25, 2013 | See all jcyuen7's reviews »

It's hard to come up with new features year by year. We get it. But NBA2K14 essentially feels like NBA2K13, just with an updated roster. There are a few presentation additions that are wonderful - more dunk packages, a few different animations, you can even block dunks! - but otherwise, the jump from 2k13 to 2k14 doesn't feel worth it. If you don't own 2k13, then this game is a welcome addition to your collection. But otherwise, just stick to the old.

30

2K's laziest port yet

Scorpy | Dec. 24, 2013 | See all Scorpy's reviews »

I'm a fan of the NBA 2K games, both on console and PC. I loved 2K11 and 2K12 on PC. In fact, I consider 2K12 to be the best basketball game in the past 5 years. It had a decent PC port with quite a few features.

2K13 stepped it up on console with new additions to MyPlayer and MyTeam. This left the PC 2K13 version bare bones, seeing as those features are not in the PC version. The PC version had also foregone the VC (virtual currency) system, crippling the career mode forcing people to hack the game in order to make any progression.

2K14, surprisingly, is a major step down from last year's lazy port. I usually don't complain, seeing as you can find the NBA 2K games on PC for about $7 if you find a bargain. But if you own 2K13 then there is no reason to upgrade. All the new features added are console exclusive. The PC version looks the worse out of all the versions (the PS4/Xbone versions look great, but as usual PC looks worse than the 360/PS3 versions). Limited graphics options make a return, with no stadium lighting or dynamic player shadows like on 360 or PS3. The worst part is that they reintroduced a very popular feature called crews, but this is only available on consoles.

So really, the only reason to own this game is for the crews and MyTeam. However, both of those features are unavailable on the PC port. Not worth the upgrade unless you can find it for $2 or less. I uninstalled it after a month and reinstalled 2K12.

94

best basketball game yet.

jkstokes22 | Oct. 18, 2013 | See all jkstokes22's reviews »

Amazing game. Been buying basketball games since courtside 98 on the n64. I've felt like 2k has had some good games lately in the series, but they finally nailed it here. Much more challenging (in a good way). Best/most fair AI I've ever gone against in a game. Keeps the solo game modes much more fun and extends the playability. The dribbling in this game is the best that the series has seen as well. Absolutely worth the upgrade for 2k13.

89

Great Reboot!

Qwertyfour | Oct. 1, 2013 | See all Qwertyfour's reviews »

NBA 2K14 does change the controls up a bit and it requires you to learn a bit, but everything it does is definitely worth it. Core mechanics are changed to make the game more realistic and the game certainly reflects such changes. Trying to reach in for a ball will actually let you knock it away to a team mate rather than 2013 where the ref will just foul you. In addition, the AI is just so much better for single player and will actually be challenging in addition to being dynamic and switching up strategies. Overall, this game is a straight up upgrade from 2013 and it is very enjoyable