NBA 2K14 (NA)
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NBA 2K14 marks the return of the world's biggest and best NBA video game franchise. Following more than 38 Sports Game of the Year and "Best Of" mentions last year, 2K14 is set to rule the virtual hardwood once again. This year, 2K joins forces with the league's most dominant force: LeBron James. With a soundtrack hand-picked by the King, refined controls featuring the new Pro Stick™, the return of Crews, new Signature Skills, enhanced defense including blocked dunks, and more, NBA 2K14 will raise the bar yet again.
Crews - The single-most requested game mode is back! Face off against opposing crews online using your MyPLAYER. Create your logo and face off in 5v5 battles with other crews featuring leaderboards and stats. (PS3 & Xbox 360 only)
Dynamic Living Rosters® powered by Stats, Inc. - Player attributes and tendencies automatically update daily to reflect true life hot and cold streaks. Now, each game played in the NBA can have an effect on your game.
King James Soundtrack - Featuring artists and tracks hand-picked by LeBron James, including JAY Z, Eminem, The Black Keys, Daft Punk, and many more.
MyTEAM - Back and better than ever, with new player modes, multi and single player tournaments, and much more. (PS3 & Xbox 360 only)
MyTEAM Pro Stick™ – Throw down show-stopping moves, pull off intricate shots, and toss flashy no-look passes with deadly accuracy with Pro Stick control. Easily the most intuitive basketball controls ever implemented.
Signature Skills – Six new Signature Skills, ensuring each NBA player’s unique abilities are represented in the most authentic way possible.
More Signature Styles - New jump shots, dunk and layup packages, dribble moves, free throws, pre-game intros, getbacks, celebrations and more.
Depth of Content – With significant upgrades in nearly every aspect of the game, both on and off the court, NBA 2K14 boasts more animation content than any previous basketball title, and includes more than 3000 new animations.
More of the Same, with a Little Refinementcedarson | 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.
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.
Do Not Buychataolauj | 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.
A drop-off from the past yearsjcyuen7 | 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.
2K's laziest port yetScorpy | 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.