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NBA 2K21

Critics Consensus (Skip It)

Minor improvements to what is already high-level gameplay are ruined by the presence of predatory microtransactions in both multiplayer and single player.

Game Info

NBA 2K21 is the latest title in the world-renowned, best-selling NBA 2K series, delivering an industry-leading sports video game experience. With extensive improvements upon its best-in-class graphics and gameplay, competitive and community online features, and deep, varied game modes, NBA 2K21 offers one-of-a-kind immersion into all facets of NBA basketball and culture – where Everything is Game.

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CRITIC REVIEWS

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High Score

86%

Median Score

70%

Low Score

30%
Ben Vollmer (IGN)
[Date Unavailable]
6/10

“NBA 2K21 doesn’t break the series’ signature basketball gameplay, but its minor improvements and persistent addiction to obnoxious microtransactions mean more of the same isn’t good enough anymore.”

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Jay Jaffa (Metro GameCentral)
[Date Unavailable]
4/10

“It would be one thing if this was just NBA 2K20 with some minor changes but this rips the heart out of last year’s game solely to appeal to competitive online players, with many much-loved features stripped back or not included at all.”

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Kimberley Wallace (Game Informer)
[Date Unavailable]
7/10

“NBA 2K21 still delivers the thrill of being on the court and producing spectacular plays, but it lacks innovation and fresh ideas”

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