PS4

NBA 2K18

31 critics
8.23
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Score Distribution

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Rashid SayedSep 25, 2017
NBA 2K18's microtransactions are disappointing but if you can ignore that, you have a basketball game that is a ton of fun to play.
Phil IwaniukSep 20, 2017
Its generation-long strengths hold true, and just about prevail over an increasingly cynical microtransaction creep. My Career’s jump to an open-world setting throws a new gauntlet down to the rest of sports gaming.
Patrick TretinaSep 19, 2017
When all is said and done, NBA 2K18 is a solid title that will carry you long into the winter with its upgraded features, massive amount of content, wide range of game modes, and overall better presentation. Its minor setbacks pale in comparison to the positives infused within this title. Yet again, 2K and Visual Concepts have combined to provide basketball fans another great installment. It’s safe to say you can skip the NBA Live resurgence all together and stick with NBA 2K18.
Matt PaprockiSep 24, 2017
Of course, it’s no surprise that NBA 2K18 looks good; the series has looked the part since its advent on the Dreamcast, staying relevant visually and staking out its own part of basketball culture. NBA 2K18 continues the trend, capturing the feel of basketball’s urban centers in The Neighborhood.
Tyler TreeseSep 20, 2017
Rarely have I had as many conflicting feelings about a game as much as I do with NBA 2K18. So much about the basketball sim is top-notch, but there are also so many elements that make me want to put it down and never touch it again. From gross business decisions that get in the way of enjoying modes to adding so many elements that get in the way of simply enjoying the on-court action, it winds up being its own worst enemy.
Matt BertzSep 20, 2017
Not all the shots NBA 2K18 takes are swishes, but its shooting percentage is high enough to once again recommend you step on the hardcourt. The deep MyGM, MyCareer, and MyTeam modes offer hundreds of hours of compelling play, and the on-court action is once again stellar. Once the servers stabilize and Visual Concepts patches in some easily correctible fixes, NBA 2K18 should once again be in pole position for sports game of the year.
Logan MooreSep 21, 2017
With a few patches over the course of the next year, I’m hoping NBA 2K18 can continue to improve and fix many of the issues that I have with it out of the gate this season.
Richard WalkerSep 24, 2017
NBA 2K18 is yet another astonishingly good basketball game that delivers on the hardwood and in the suite of inviting modes on offer. Resist the urge to shell out for Virtual Currency and you'll be fine. Just focus on the great game at NBA 2K18's core, because it really is at its best this year.
Nathan BirchSep 19, 2017
NBA 2K18 has a few holes in its game -- the series needs to improve its writing, the ballyhooed MyCareer Neighborhood hub falls flat, and the tech powering the series is nearing retirement age. That said, boil the game down to its essentials and you have a rock-solid, well-balanced sports sim that provides an immensely entertaining shoulder-to-shoulder same-couch multiplayer experience. It’s that strong core that keeps NBA 2K18 and its vast array of modes and features from collapsing in on itself. NBA 2K18 isn’t a milestone entry in the series, but it’s a solid playoff contender well worth basketball fans’ time.
Sam SpyrisonSep 21, 2017
The upcoming NBA season may be growing stale in its predictability, but fortunately for gamers, NBA 2K is suffering no such fate, pushing the series forward in new and exciting ways.
Michael ChowSep 26, 2017
Overall, NBA 2K18 is a solid title but does little to improve overall, featuring relatively the same experience as years past. Though the MyCareer and MyLeague modes are addicting as always, they also feel the same as always. The improvements of the series, while small, are still noticeable in the form of Neighborhoods as well as the welcome addition of the “All-Time Teams”.
8.40
Chase BecotteSep 19, 2017
NBA 2K18 impresses by making players behave more like their real-life counterparts than ever before.
Kim OrremarkOct 04, 2017
If you're looking to pick up a basketball simulator to play with your friends, online or offline, then this is the game for you. NBA 2K18 is an excellent basketball game that simulates the sport in a wonderful way, but it's the MyCareer mode and all the tasteless microtransactions that come with it that that sour the experience, ruining what should have been the centrepiece of this otherwise excellent digital interpretation of the sport.
6.00
OfisilNov 05, 2017
To all the NBA fans out there: hold your horses! In no way is NBA 2K18 a bad game, but it's certainly not worth its current price-tag, as the few improvements it offers are simply not enough, and, secondly, its sub-par single-player portion relies too much on micro-transactions. That being said, it can certainly feel as if it's the perfect basketball title for some couch party fun.
Chris WhiteSep 24, 2017
NBA 2K18 is incredible, let down only by its weak attempts at a story, some long load times in MyCareer, and the reliance on microtransactions to reach that elusive 99. Thankfully, playing basketball has never been better, from the perfect gameplay to the presentation of each match, I’m in heaven. MyTeam has seen some wonderful additions, the soundtrack is great, and the inclusion of the greatest teams in NBA history to play with in a variety of modes makes this year’s NBA 2K game the best ever.
Borja AbadieSep 19, 2017
En la cancha, la simulación de NBA 2k18 es sencillamente imbatible y tiene modos de juego para tenernos enganchados durante meses, pero la necesidad de gastar VC (la moneda virtual del juego) en prácticamente todo lo relacionado con el modo Mi Carrera y Mi Equipo convierte algunas secciones en un pay-to-win.
Gerardo MorenoSep 29, 2017
Todo parece indicar que, al menos hasta ahora, al equipo detrás de NBA 2K le cuesta trabajo mejorar su sistema de juego, pues podría decirse que es casi perfecto y con NBA 2K18 le cuesta innovar, ya que al menos en los últimos años. El juego ha sido casi el mismo durante años, sólo agregan un retoque por aquí y por allá, cambios al sistema de tiro, mejoras al modo de historia, pero todo parece estancado y para el próximo año necesita un cambio si no quiere volver a estar en el mismo lugar.
Sergio MartínSep 19, 2017
Una evolución no demasiado sorprendente pero sí notable que sitúa a esta producción de 2K Sports en la cima de los simuladores deportivos en general. La ausencia de equipos de Eurobasket y alguna que otra leve pega más que es posible echar en cara a este título apenas hacen mella en un conjunto sobresaliente para todos los fans de la NBA y el baloncesto.
9.20
Alfonso ArribasSep 21, 2017
Este nuevo título vuelve a suponer una pequeña evolución dentro de la saga NBA 2K y ofrece un simulador excelente y repleto de contenido.
Pedro HerreroSep 20, 2017
Al contrario que NBA 2K17, con NBA 2K18 tenemos una entrega que rompe con lo establecido en el género, y da aún más motivos para creer en esta franquicia como la referencia absoluta de los simuladores deportivos.
8.00
David BerronesOct 05, 2017
NBA 2K18 vuelve a demostrar que cuentan con uno de los mejores deportivos año con año. Pero su fórmula, motor gráfico y presentación ya comienzan a sentirse repetitivas. Necesitan un cambio radical para no quedarse atrás en el futuro. El modo Carrera fue el que recibió el mayor número de cambios, con un experimento social que no ha terminado de agradarle a todos y con un excesivo uso de microtransacciones que desmotivan a los fans que buscan esforzarse por ser los mejores. De entre toda la gama deportiva del año, sigue siendo de las mejores experiencias.
Mathias OertelSep 28, 2017
Mechanisch ist NBA 2K über nahezu alle Zweifel erhaben. Allerdings stagniert man u.a. bei den Spielmodi, während die neue "Nachbarschaft" nur ein riesiger Vergnügungspark mit Aufforderungen zu Mikro-Transaktionen ist.
Nicolas VerletSep 19, 2017
NBA 2K18 est un jeu quasi irréprochable sur le parquet. Son photoréalisme est bluffant, son habillage donne la leçon, son gameplay ne fait que s'affiner au fil des ans. On pourrait même dire que, de ce point de vue, cette nouvelle version franchit encore une étape en proposant un moteur d'animations beaucoup plus souple, une physique de balle hallucinante tout en gommant cette sensation d'inertie un peu magique qui accompagnait encore les dernières éditions en date.
EpyonSep 16, 2017
Sans surprise, cette année encore, NBA 2K fait très fort. Mais peut-être pas pour ce que l'on croit. Si les développeurs misent énormément sur son Quartier, il nous a semblé finalement assez peu intéressant et même plutôt pénible à parcourir. Non, ce qui fait la force de NBA 2K18, comme chaque année, c'est la précision de son gameplay, et la richesse de ses modes de jeu. Son réalisme exacerbé, qui se constate jusque dans la nouvelle physique des joueurs ou le comportement de la balle.
Alix DulacSep 19, 2017
Ce qui se fait certainement de mieux en matière de jeu vidéo de sport revient cette année avec un joli emballage et plein de promesses. Le tout avec bonheur et succès : ce NBA 2K18 est un gage de plaisir autant que d'immersion garantie. Sa durée de vie est incontestable, tout comme le challenge qu'il propose et s'adresse certainement aussi, encore une fois, plus aux passionnées de basket et aux habitués de la série qu'aux novices.
Maxime ChaoSep 28, 2017
S’il y a bien une série qui se montre irréprochable d’année en année, c’est bien NBA 2K. Dominant le marché d’une main de maître, le jeu de basket de Visual Concepts continue cependant à s’ajuster à chaque nouvelle saison pour le bonheur de ses fans toujours plus exigeants.
Massimo ReinaSep 19, 2017
Se cercate un gioco immediato, facile, tutto azione e colpi spettacolari, allora rivolgete le vostre attenzioni altrove, ma se siete amanti del vero basket e volete giocarci per bene con calma, imparando ogni azione e movimento, allora dovete puntare su NBA 2K18.
9.00
Raffaello RusconiSep 22, 2017
L'eccellenza simulativa non è stata raggiunta pienamente, ma NBA 2K18 vince il premio di miglior gioco di basket dell’anno (e forse miglior gioco sportivo?). Non guardate solo il punteggio: quello che ha realizzato Visual Concepts è assolutamente apocalittico e non può essere ridotto a un mero numero.
Simone DargenioSep 18, 2017
NBA 2K18 è la simulazione di basket definitiva, un titolo che terrà incollati al pad i fan dello sport con la palla arancione per mesi e mesi, ma allo stesso tempo in grado di attirare anche i non avvezzi al genere, grazie alla vastità dell’offerta. Quest’anno è davvero difficile trovare difetti, e mai come questa volta sono state aggiunte novità importanti: probabilmente la concorrenza ha fatto bene a 2K, che ha raggiunto la vetta dei titoli sportivi e non ha nessuna intenzione di abbandonarla.
Hakan HervenikSep 22, 2017
Oynanış konusunda herkesin şikayetçi olduğu konu ise yeni şut göstergesi oldu. Eskiden oyuncuların altında olan şut göstergesi, sol üst tarafa küçük bir şekilde görünüyor. Mümkünse eskisini geri alalım sayın 2K Sports. Ayrıca, eski oyunlarda bulunan şut mesafesi göstergesi de oyundan kaldırıldı. Oynanışı etkilemese de kimseye zararı olmayan güzel bir ayrıntıydı. Bu küçük şikayetler dışında doğruyu söylemek gerekirse, NBA 2K18 serinin en iyi realistik basketbol simülasyonu olmuş.
7.00
CYGALOct 06, 2017
NBA 2K18 wciąż pozostaje rewelacyjne pod względem rozgrywki i prezentacji. Gracze poruszają się po boisku jeszcze podobniej do swoich prawdziwych odpowiedników z parkietów NBA, a spektakularne akcje są zarezerwowane tylko dla showmanów, którzy byliby w stanie wykonać je w trakcie prawdziwego meczu. Tryby znane z poprzednich części również nie odstają, poza MyCareer i jego nieszczęsną wirtualną walutą.