Best nba 2k games

The NBA 2K games have been one of the longest-running sports games that 2K Games have ever produced dating back to 1999. We have seen some great NBA games over the years and here is a list to help narrow down your search for the best ones ever.

1.NBA 2k16

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NBA 2k16 is the successor to NBA 2K15 in the NBA 2K franchise, a basketball simulation video game developed by Visual Concepts. In this game, players simulate the experience of NBA, as they play with real or created players and compete against other teams in various game modes.
  • Ronald Kennedy

    by Ronald Kennedy

    I didn't regret at all that they had a free digital copy of 2k16 after I already brought a physical. The cover was awesome as well with The Beard a


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    by Christian Velez null

    its the best, the controls are easy and fun

2.NBA 2K14

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The NBA 2K14 edition features LeBron James, who has an entire game mode devoted to him. Also, 2K Sports and EuroLeague signed an exclusive multi-year deal to include teams in the game.

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    by Nathan Wood

    Happy to see the best NBA 2K game on the top of this list. I know the graphics and some features have improved in the latest versions of 2k, but the c More

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    by Tecky Minds null

    I didn't played this game much as there is always a new version ready to overtake the awesome predecessors. But I know this much that this game was ep More

  • by Cynthia Hughes

    This will always be one of the best nba 2k games ever. 2k14 LeBron was always unstoppable plus I have created great players here in career mode. So


  • Jose Kim

    by Jose Kim

    I played NBA 2K14 for about four hours yesterday. I really enjoyed the My Career mode of the game.

3.NBA 2K15

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NBA 2K15 features a number of significant gameplay improvements, including approximately 5,000 new animations, all-new defensive AI, shooting systems, new team-specific play sets, and more control over rebounding, steals, and blocks making players feel engaged in every basketball decision and action.

  • Richard Warren

    by Richard Warren

    I really like playing sports games on PS4, but most of all I like basketball. Of all the NBA 2K games I've played, and I've played them all, NBA 2K15 is the best. Best graphics, best commentary, best everything.

4.NBA 2K13

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Featuring an enhanced MyCAREER mode and all-new gameplay features, NBA 2K13 let gamers pit the best players in NBA history against the new dynasty of talent, including the much-debated matchup between the 2012 U.S. Men’s National Team and the 1992 “Dream Team.” 

  • Kai Long

    by Kai Long

    The problems with this solution is that 2K13 isn't actually considered one of the better games in the 2K series. While the description does give a run More

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    by GDC Money null

    I swear to god the greatest NBA 2K game of all-time. It was easy to score and there were no annoying double teams coming at you. You can easily go thr More

  • by Harry Moore

    Great solution. NBA 2K13 is a NBA 2K game.

  • Wayne Wheeler

    by Wayne Wheeler

    NBA 2k13 is my favorite 2k game probably because it is the last game where Derrick Rose was given a good rating. Remember prime and injury-free Rose?  More

  • Humberto Domínguez

    by Humberto Domínguez

    What i appreciate about this 2k game is how they introduced the right thumbstick-based Dribble Stick, which marries the Freestyle controls of last


  • Gloria Gallegos

    by Gloria Gallegos

    NBA 2K13 is a great game for any basketball fan, and it's probably the best NBA game currently available. There are plenty of players to choose from,  More

5.NBA 2K18

Paid: $59.99

NBA 2K18 is a basketball simulation game from Visual Concepts and 2K Sports. It is the 19th installment of the NBA 2K series and was released in September 2017. It features the new game mode: Run the Neighborhood mode.

  • Elizabeth Valdez

    by Elizabeth Valdez

    By the time you get to the 19th installment of pretty much anything, you know the maker of the game is basically just pushing out a sequel because the More

  • Ann Lane

    by Ann Lane

    There are a few improvements they can make, especially in player-coach interactions, I think this game would have been improved if there was also a fe More

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    by Christian Velez null

    its wack... 2k15-2k16 is better they need to go back, those were the fun days.

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    by Jason Flansburg null

    2k16 best

  • by Charles Dunn

    This is a good solution to the problem. NBA 2K18 is the 19th game in the NBA 2K series. It is a popular game among basketball fans.

6.NBA 2K17

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NBA 2k17 is a basketball simulator game developed by Electronic Arts that includes leagues, tournaments, championships, legend mode, in which you can play with legendary players and teams.

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    by Wayne Baker

    @Sergio, I know the cheese was dumb but once it was removed it was back to its normal great game self, especially the MyTeam mode. Man that was awesom More

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    by Octavian Rothschild null

    I felt like a superhero with the dribble move speed boosting, utilization of effective screen game, and ability to dominate on both ends of the court  More


    by SERGIO GUARINO null

    Worst 2k ever with the double team cheese!!!

7.NBA 2K11

Paid: $19.99 Check price

NBA 2K11 introduces some new features, several of which involve cover athlete Michael Jordan. The "Jordan Challenge" is a game mode that follows ten of Jordan's career accomplishments. Also included in NBA 2K11 is the ability to play with some classic teams from the past, for example, the 1986 Boston Celtics or 1998 Chicago Bulls.

  • Liu Ma

    by Liu Ma

    2k11 was the first NBA 2k game that I played and I enjoyed it very much, especially the My Career mode where you get to control the careers of any NBA More

  • Víctor Escobedo

    by Víctor Escobedo

    NBA 2K11 is a great basketball play game. It also includes a game play mode that lets you play with some classic players

  • Vincent Reid

    by Vincent Reid

    The Jordan Challenges are what makes Nba 2k11 one of my favorite ones ever. I like how they simulated his career achievements numbers into the chal


8.NBA 2K9

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The 2k9 edition was one of the most acclaimed of the series. With new features like iso-motion Pro, Shot Stick Advanced, Adaptive AI, All-New Broadcast Team and better replays & cut scenes, created for a best immersive experience.

  • Jean Morgan

    by Jean Morgan

    As a throwback game this will be great, especially for a Laker fan like me. It featured one of the best periods in the Boston-L.A. rivalry, when Kobe- More

  • Philip Ryan

    by Philip Ryan

    I think that NBA 2K9 was one of the best NBA 2K games as there were so many features in the games. I found the best features to be the better replay a More


The game NBA 2K is developed and released annually since 1999. This series of basketball simulation video games was published by Sega, short for service games, now it's published by 2K sports, an American video game publisher that published several famous sports games like WWE 2K, a series of professional wrestling video games and NHL 2K, a series of hockey video games. The NBA 2K series consists of eighteen installments and several spin-offs. All NBA 2K series aims to imitate the National Basketball Association. 

The player will be controlling a whole team or select a certain player. It has the same rules and regulations with basketball. Remarkable NBA teams and players have been featured in the game. The NBA 2K covers features at least one NBA player. The first to appear was Allen Iverson in the original NBA 2K. Shaquille O'Neal, Michael Jordan, Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, and Derrick Rose have also appeared on NBA 2K covers. According to Steam Charts, NBA 2K17 has 1,247 average players and 2,307 peak players for the whole month of May 2018. The latest installment, NBA 2K18 had more players for that same month. NBA 2K18 had 7,932 average players and 14,423 peak players.