NBA 2K16 is a game where you have to play basketball. NBA 2K is a basketball simulator series of video games, that was released in 1999 for the first time. Each year developers try to add something new and unusual to this series, something that will draw the attention of players. NBA 2K16 is not an exception, despite the fact that the game was released in 2015. It is also worth mentioning that NBA 2K16 is not a free game to play. Developers added many game modes and improved graphics, comparing to the previous NBA games. The storyline is simple - you have to become a famous basketball player. NBA 2K16 is available for download on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Android, iOS, and Windows platforms.

Graphics: 5

Graphics in NBA 2K16 look gorgeous. The player models are nicely detailed. Developers worked hard on physics, faces, facial expressions, clothes. They have also improved the gaming field, stands, and fans. They created a realistic model of each NPC that is located on a basketball court. We should also mention realistic ball physics, basketball hoop physics, and many other small details that make your game more interesting. For example, all the players sweat while playing, and you will clearly see that on a timeout. Textures are not bad because developers tried to create as realistic models as it was possible. However, sometimes you will face various bugs and glitches with graphics, but it should not happen often.

Gameplay: 4.5

First of all, developers decided not to remove a multiplayer mode in NBA 2K16 latest version. In addition, they improved the game mechanics and made many game modes where you will have to play with your own character. In the beginning, you can create the character. You will be able to select hair, clothes, change some face parts (nose, lips, ears, eyes, etc.). However, you cannot add any tattoos on your character's body.

The first game mode is My Career mode, where you want to become a famous basketball player and play in the most prestige NBA league. However, the career mode may be boring for you because your result in the matches does not affect the game at all. You can lose or win, but that doesn't matter. Nevertheless, it is only a small part of the campaign. After a couple of hours, you will have access to various championships.

There are many other game modes. You can play in online multiplayer, complete the career as a coach (you will have to control your team, buy players, discover various tactics, etc.). Moreover, you can create your own club in a multiplayer. But many of these game modes were in a previous NBA 2K games, so they should not surprise you that much.

Controls: 5

It is easy to play this game especially if you have a gamepad. Even if you want to use your keyboard, you will see a short tutorial at the beginning of this game. The game will show you some basic moves, so you could understand how to play basketball in the NBA 2K16 game.

Replay Value: 4

You are probably not going to finish the career mode again because it will surely take time to complete it even for the first time. Nevertheless, NBA 2K16 simulator is a great game to kill some time with your friends. There are many interesting game modes, so it will surely take some time to play them all.

The Bottom Line

In NBA 2K16 you have to play basketball, discover various tactics, break the defense of your opponents, and win matches. The game is dynamic, and you can surely connect a few controllers so you could play NBA 2K16 with friends. We hope that this NBA 2K16 review was helpful.

  • of 5
    Gameplay
  • of 5
    Graphics
  • of 5
    Replay Value
  • of 5
    Controls

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