HoG Review Score: 86%
NBA 2K16 is a basketball game developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports. It is the 17th installment in the NBA 2K franchise and the successor to NBA 2K15.
Director Spike Lee was heavily involved in the development of the game’s MyCareer mode. Lee’s goal was to create a more story focused MyCareer mode than previous installments.
Lee worked with real world basketball players, following them and documenting their experience in high school and college competition, in an effort to more accurately depict the lifestyle of real professional basketball players.
The NBA 2K16 soundtrack was curated by DJ Premier, DJ Mustard, and DJ Khaled. It consists of 50 different songs.
NBA 2K16 was met with a positive reception upon release. Many critics praised the overall presentation and gameplay, as well as the large amount of content, the new features, and the developers’ ability to still introduce positive changes after many previous installments. However, many critics felt that changing the controls was unnecessary and criticised the lack of tutorials.