Rated 10 out of 10 by DA BIGG BOSS A MUST BUY!!!
I rush up the stairs and unwrap the game. One moment later, I pop in the disc. NBA 2K9!! I've been waiting for it since February. The first thing I notice are the improved graphics. The court looks great and the fans are unbelievable. The players look real from far away and great from up close. This is the first time everyone has looked like their real-life counterpart in a game. The animations are great and there are so many moves to use. The improvements on the shot stick are great. For better or for worse, you are in complete control of your lay ups. While playing on pro, the default difficulty, I lost my first game by 10 and my second by 12. I've always considered myself excellent at basketball games and found this very challenging. You can play as celebrities in street/Blacktop mode including Ryan Sheckler. The graphics are actually better than NBA live's and we all know the gameplay is better. You HAVE to buy this game. It is the best basketball game ever made and is worth way more than $*****.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Xsize disregard my last review, this game is excellent!
I had to exchange my last game because it was defective. My new copy is awesome. This is the closest thing to the real game that I have ever played. The animations are impressive and the AI is challenging. You really have to move the ball and your player around to score. If not, you won't get a good shot and the computer will punish you. I can't wait to see how the "living roster" works once the season starts. This game is very fluid and the graphics and presentation are great. The association is deeper than ever and the rest is pretty fun as well. In every game, you are challenged by different superstars and role players, it's not just one player going crazy, you have to play real basketball to win. For example, if you want to get defensive rebounds, you have to box out. This game is amazing, best 2K yet. I played nba live 09 and it's a good game but this one is a step above. Basketball fans have some great games to choose from this year. This is next-gen b-ball; challenging but great. 10 out of 10.
Rated 9 out of 10 by seahawksfan1 Great game
nba 2k9 is a really fun and challenging game.first are the graphics the graohics are really realistic and they are very detailed it feels like your watching it on tv. next is the controls the controls are very simple but sometimes i forget what button to press to try to steal the ball but other than that there great. finally is the challenge this game can get very challenging if i play a game 10 times i might only win like 3 of those games so you might want to adjust the difficulty to something that fits you.all the games i played so far i have only lost most of them by less than 5 points. some advice is when you try to make the game winning shot make sure there barely is any time on the clock so the other team cant score. i learned that by getting a three with 5 seconds left and leading 68-67 and guess what they go down the court and score the game winning shot and leving me with 0.2 seconds. overall this is a great game if your a B-ball fan by this its great.
Rated 0 out of 10 by ballatay best game ever madeeeee
This game is the best basketball game ever made. You can create a rookie and draft him in to the nba and once you get drafted you can talk to reporters and you can go workout and walk around the city and drive around the city. You can drive into different states and look around the city and you have to practice with the team and you have do drills. You can do a camera view from the ballhandlers eyes to where it looks like your actually in the game. It is basically like you are in the nba. You can walk into stores and buy stuff like new clothes, shoes, or any other stuff. You can buy your own house and walk around your house and if you have a basketball hoop you can shootaround. It is basically like you are living in a video game, you can do anything. The reason I know all this stuff is, I helped create part of this game. This game will be one of the best games in video game history. Get this game this game is the best game ever.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Cody. The producers can't do much to make this game better.
I'm glad I bought NBA 2k9 over NBA Live 09. I've always bought the Live title year after year, but I decided to make the change and switch over to the 2K Sports title. For me, the reviews were what lead me to buy the game. Such good reviews must mean the game is good... and it is. The two things I wasn't 100% pleased with are the camera angle and interface. While the camera angle is good, you can only see about half the court when you're moving up court. That could be the size of my TV, but it prevents me from seeing where I'm passing the ball and who's where exactly. The view moves along as you dribble up the court, though, so in the end it all works out fine. As for the interface, it was hard to understand where to go to play your team's game in the Association mode. I now understand how to navigate the menu's though, and it's a very creative and interactive interface. This is probably the best basketball simulation there is and possibly will be. If you're trying to make the decision, don't hesitate to buy 2k9 over Live. You won't regret the decision.
Rated 9 out of 10 by KB24 fan Great Game, Good Challenge too
NBA 2K9 is a great game for all gamers. This game has great graphics and a variety of camera angles. When I play I use the preset camera angle, but you can adjust the angle in a ton of ways. This game also incorporates playcalling and many different common plays seen in real NBA games. For example alley oops, dunks, clutch threes, momentum etc. When a player starts making a few shots they get in rythem and don't miss very often. But when a player is controlled poorly and bad shots are taken and missed, that player gets out of rythem and usually misses until there are good decisions from the gamer. I also liked how the game had T Mobile, Sprite, and Gatorade advertising in it. The game really makes you feel like you are watching a real NBA game. The graphics are as good as they get as of now. The ratings are a liitle off for some players but they are ok. This game is really great, especially for sports and NBA fans.
Rated 9 out of 10 by Stefan JS 16 Better than NBA Live, Still has flaws
Ok NBA 2k9 is much improved from last year's game. Also it's still more realistic then NBA Live 2009. The game play is a lot smoother and everything is great pretty much. Also, I love the new intros before games. The game is simply amazing, but there are a few things that really tick me off as a frequent Xbox Live player. Playing inside is way too easy in this game. Hook shots from 8 feet or so are too easy for any post player. You can easily get 40 Points with guys like Yao Ming while shooting over 80%. It's ridiculous. You can double team or anything, most of the shots still go in. It just makes it unrealistic. NBA 2k7 did a great job on this, and now it sucks again. It's really disappointing and it just ruins on line play for me. Other than that, everything else is AMAZING. Too bad this one "flaw" is horrible to me. There are a few other minor glitches, but nothing big. You can barely notice them.
Rated 10 out of 10 by BHenry1 EA, stop making basketball games/ 2K has you beaten
NBA 2K9 is one of the best NBA titles I have played since NBA 2K6.( Notice the 2K). I just love this game. The graphics are wonderful, which every player looks like their actual counterpart. The crowd is in to the game as I was, and that was a good game. The only thing I do not like about this game is the missed layups, but you can avoid this problem. The online gameplay is addictive as well. They have a highlight reel that you can create. The NBA blacktop is back, and the dunk contest is great, but can get tricky. One of the best things that is in the game is Living Rosters which is an simple roster update so you won't have to go to roster management and make changes everytime there is a trade or a signing in the NBA. Who plays NBA Live? 2K9 is way better than LIVE in many ways. The graphics are great, the gameplay is solid, the soundtrack is good, and overall 2K9 is the better basketball game.
Rated 10 out of 10 by JTandCT The Best Ever!!!!!
This is the best basketball game I ever played in my gaming history. The graphics are stunning, the gameplay is as real as it get. It feels like you are really in the game because of the realistic body contact. The game has so much detail, I do not even understand how they put so much detail on 1 CD, but that is not my job. My job is to have fun and that is what I am doing with this game. Every player plays like the real human player, to dribbling, to dunking, to free throws, and just walking about. If you are a NBA fan, you will become a fan of NBA 2k9!!!! There is also a Dunk Contest but I haven't got to that as of yet because I am so into my season, but I am sure it is great also. I did play Street game play, and the gameplay changes dramatically in a Good Way. It really feels you are playing a pickup game. You can do as many tricks as the real park players.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Blah 2468.... Y get nba 2k10 Next year??
I think this game is awesome! it has everything to living roster updates, so you never half to worry about doing the trades your self you just sign on and you're playing with most up to date roster. the graphics are crazy accept Kevin Durants face doesn't look like his face it looks like shawn Kemps face ha ha. but other then that you can see the sweat on their body. it practically looks like you're watching tv but you're actually controlling what's going on in the game. There is no reason to buy Nba 2k10 next year I mean you're basically going to have the same rosters as 2k10 cause the rosters are updated from the real rosters your always going to see moves that were done in real life. So what's the point? The crowed looks like real and not card bored people there actually moving up and down the stairs and they look like there in to what's going on in the game.