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NBA 2K23

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Total Reviews: 41
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NBA 2K23 is a return to form for the series, featuring impressive graphics and various improvements to shooting physics, defense, and the fluidity of movement, even though pay-to-win microtransactions remain a nuisance.
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NBA 2K23 is a return to form for the series, featuring impressive graphics and various improvements to shooting physics, defense, and the fluidity of movement, even though pay-to-win microtransactions remain a nuisance.

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44% of scored reviews fell within the range of 80 to 86 / 100

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6/10
Ben Vollmer (IGN)

NBA 2K23’s on-court improvements should’ve led it to an easy layup, but the ever-present nuisance of pay-to-win microtransactions make it much harder to enjoy.

September 14, 2022 |

No sports game gets the past right quite like NBA 2K23 – and its present-day immersiveness is incredibly powerful, too.

September 14, 2022 |
4/5 stars
Ryan Conway (GamesRadar+)
79/100
Michael Chow (COGconnected)

Overall, NBA 2K23 has some of the best gameplay in an NBA 2K game. While the MyPlayer mode is a bit of a shadow of its former self, the various additions and changes to MyTeam and MyNBA make up for it overall. Despite being on point in most areas, the Virtual Currency situation will definitely affect players’ enjoyment of the game. While the term “pay to win” does come to mind, NBA2K23’s gameplay and various modes are still very well done.

September 21, 2022 |

Ben Vollmer (IGN)

6/10 - (Read Review)

NBA 2K23’s on-court improvements should’ve led it to an easy layup, but the ever-present nuisance of pay-to-win microtransactions make it much harder to enjoy.

Ryan Conway (GamesRadar+)

4/5 stars - (Read Review)

No sports game gets the past right quite like NBA 2K23 – and its present-day immersiveness is incredibly powerful, too.

Michael Chow (COGconnected)

79/100 - (Read Review)

Overall, NBA 2K23 has some of the best gameplay in an NBA 2K game. While the MyPlayer mode is a bit of a shadow of its former self, the various additions and changes to MyTeam and MyNBA make up for it overall. Despite being on point in most areas, the Virtual Currency situation will definitely affect players’ enjoyment of the game. While the term “pay to win” does come to mind, NBA2K23’s gameplay and various modes are still very well done.

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Rise to the occasion in NBA 2K23. Showcase your talent in MyCareer. Pair All-Stars with timeless legends in MyTeam. Build your own dynasty in MyGM, or guide the NBA in a new direction with MyLeague. Take on NBA or WNBA teams in “Play Now” and feel true-to-life gameplay.

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