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NBA 2K22

Critics Consensus (Skip It)

NBA 2K remains the best basketball simulation on the market, and there’s plenty here to satisfy NBA fans. But long loading screens, clunky transitions, and the constant nagging to spend money on microtransactions continue to weigh it down.

Game Info

NBA 2K22 puts the entire basketball universe in your hands. Play now in real NBA and WNBA environments against authentic teams and players. Build your own dream team in MyTEAM with today’s stars and yesterday’s legends. Live out your own pro journey in MyCAREER and experience your personal rise to the NBA. Flex your management skills as a powerful Executive in MyGM and MyLEAGUE. Anyone, anywhere can hoop in NBA 2K22.

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Total Reviews: 58

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RATING & REVIEWS

Ratings & Reviews

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CRITIC REVIEWS

All reviews are from professional critics. Learn more about the critics VSG aggregates.

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90%

Median Score

78%

Low Score

40%
What did you think of NBA 2K22?
Player Reviews2 Votes
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Ricky Frech (IGN)
September 14, 2021
7/10

NBA 2K22 has the best offensive flow in years, matched by improvements to defense. Still, technical problems persist and microtransactions are hard to ignore in some modes.

David Flynn (GamingTrend)
September 14, 2021
40/100

NBA 2K22 is less a video game and more an advertisement for the sport. The controls are obtuse and unresponsive, slowdown is constant, the story is bland, and it’s simply not fun to play.

Tomothy Nunes (PlayStation Universe)
September 14, 2021
8/10

NBA 2K22 does many things well, most of which has already been done well in the past. Exceptional, challenging gameplay keeps the strength of the game close to its chest, and NBA 2K22 offers an impressive spread of modes to complement that gameplay. Apart from a few misguided choices, the biggest crippling factor this year comes from how The City takes a good idea and stretches it way too thin. NBA 2K22 is great for hardcore fans of the franchise, but it doesn’t leave the door open for many others.

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