NBA 2K23: Thank God, The Gameplay Is Good

NBA 2K23 It’s one of those games that I look forward to every year, always hoping for a little revolution in mechanics and modes. Revolution that, on time, never arrives. This is probably the underlying problem of my relationship with the title of 2K games, which also this year offers many small changes and adjustments compared to the previous edition, NBA 2K22. This is enough to make it a different game and to justify your price? Let’s figure it out together in this full review.

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  • Editor 2K Games
  • Visual Concept Developer
  • Genre Sports Simulation
  • Number of Players Single Player, Multiplayer
  • Available in

What is NBA 2K23?

 NBA 2K23
NBA 2K23

NBA 2K23 is an officially licensed NBA sports simulation game. The development is in charge of the team of Visual Concepts while the post is edited by 2K games. A partnership that has been going on for over 17 years, a sign that the series is one of the strongest in the sports gaming landscape.

Within NBA 2K23 there is not only everyone official teams of the American basketball league, but also those of women’s championship (WNBA) and those of the majors colleague, where the young promises play. In addition, we have at our disposal a rich selection of old teams, with the most famous champions in NBA history.

In addition to the classic NBA league games, there are many different modes to play: Career, My team, my nba, The W, The REC, jordanian challenge and more. And when I say “many” I actually mean “many many”, which could confuse anyone approaching this game for the first time.

Most online modes are accessible through The district a kind of open world zone in which we can roam with our character, talk to NPCs, enter the fields for multiplayer games and shop in stores.


As mentioned at the beginning, the Advertisements real ones are very few. at the level of how to play There are many small improvements to player movement and animations to make the overall experience more realistic and engaging. I also’TOWARDS The game has undergone some adjustments, improving the positioning and reactivity of teammates and opponents.

There are many forms that return in an updated version, starting with jordanian challenge – which we’ll talk about specifically shortly. Also in NBA 2K23 there is Seasonswith a new season every 6 weeks, a more developed system of levels and rewards and a whole range of music, clothes and items to buy for our virtual avatar.

So, a substantial update to the location of the neighborhood mode could not be missing, as it is often different between platforms: goat boat for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC; The city for PS5 and Xbox Series X | s.

How to play

Now that we understand the context, let’s get to the heart of the matter: the NBA 2K23 Gameplay, which is confirmed as the best of the entire game. Although there are no great novelties compared to the past -we repeat it again- the gameplay is very good, always fluid and pleasant.

the swing of NBA games is quite fast, realistic, but it changes when we face a game with women’s teams or a Jordan challenge set in the 80s. And he is absolutely right, as it should be.

Visual Concepts has done another restore to the shooting system which is slightly better than in the past, although still not ideal.

Otherwise, there is very little to complain about on a technical and tactical level, because the realism is very pronounced. Positioning in the field, especially in the defense transitions. It has improved a lot over time and in this chapter it has reached a very good maturity.

The only real “gameplay issue” is Visual Concepts’ bizarre choice not to bring all the innovations from the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions to the game.PC edition of the game. I could have figured it out two years ago, with the next-gen exclusive release, but now it really doesn’t make any sense.

Jordanian Challenge

Jordan challenge NBA 2K23
Jordan challenge NBA 2K23

The return of the mode jordanian challenge It is definitely a happy note for all basketball fans, even the youngest ones. In NBA 2K23 there are 15 challenges to take on: 10 shots from 2K11 and 5 brand new ones.

Each Jordan challenge allows you to relive an important moment in the career of the so-called greatest player of all time.

Many of the most imported matches are available in the middle late 1980s and early 1990sthose that have marked the history of the NBA Finals.

Playing as Jordan and his teammates gets your heart racing and causes a sweet melancholy. The gaming experience is very pleasant, thanks also to the excellent technical reconstruction of the arenas and vintage atmospheres, with the help of filters in the style of old televisions.

Career, Neighborhood, other modalities

Inside NBA 2K23 there are like this many game modes that you almost missed, but the really good ones can be counted on the fingers of one hand.

There Career this year is more fluid and rushed than before, immediately starting with a duel between good and evil and followed by a scarcity of writing to scare. From this point of view, it seems that the ideas of Visual Concepts are finished, already for some chapters.

The mode My team it’s still packed with cards to unbox, bonuses to redeem, and in-app purchases popping up everywhere.

My impression is always the same every year: if you really want to compete with your opponents, you have to have a lot of luck with the unboxing.

Finally there is of course The district, the true center of all game modes, as well as one of the worst ideas of Visual Concepts, which year after year continues to grow in size and complexity. I still believe that this part of the open world with RPG elements is absolutely not necessary in a game like NBA 2K23 and waste a lot of time. If you want to better understand my position, you can read the detailed article I wrote last year

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Abram left his e-business studies to devote himself to his entrepreneurial projects. In 2017, he created the company Inbound Media and wrote articles about high-tech products for his Chromebookeur site. In 2019, Chromebookeur was renamed Macbound and became a general purchasing advice site. Today, Abram manages the development and growth of Macbound, surrounded by a young and talented team.

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