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8.5
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Score Breakdown Based on 2675 ratings
  1. 10 (793)
  2. 9 (1240)
  3. 8 (410)
  4. 7 (114)
  5. 6 (26)
  6. 5 (10)
  7. 4 (10)
  8. 3 (9)
  9. 2 (13)
  10. 1 (50)

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  • User Rating 8

    2012 Review of NBA2K9<br /> <br />

    Rated on April 18, 2012 by SRStark20

    Publishers Note: At the time of this review being written, this game has already been out for going on four years now. NBA2K9 was the NBA game that I purchased for my 360, after previously owning ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.5

    Marred by overzealous offense and a lack of defensive mechanics, this game is still a very fun simulation.

    Rated on November 18, 2009 by Death_Dragoon

    Let's begin with this review by stating that it is a fun game. However, it is not without it's flaws. The Positives. The games graphics aren't going to win any awards, but the players match their...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9

    I loved this game but time takes its toll.

    Rated on December 24, 2009 by 11cairborne

    Gameplay: Just great, most of the shots and dunks are signature. Very few glitches, it plays super smoothly. The games are always fun and exciting. The commentators are great but like everything after...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    NBA 2K9 provides a realistic version of basketball and has plenty of replay ability even 5 years after release.

    Rated on March 16, 2013 by Pittfan666

    Prior to the Michael Jordon themed NBA games in 2011 and 2012, 2K sports released NBA 2K9 with Kevin Garnett gracing the cover and the adage that it provided the number one simulation of basketball. I...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    the game is too arcade, easy to dominate with one players on the paint.do not like the camera when you make a shoot.....

    Rated on October 07, 2008 by VinRony

    The game is too arcade, easy to dominate with one players on the paint.do not like the camera when you make a shoot.the face of the players are real but i don't like their budy, let's take Kobe for ex...

    2 out of 38 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8

    not as good as last years...

    Rated on October 07, 2008 by -starzNstripes-

    revamped graphics and player models are not always the best thing for a game whenever you lose the main focus which is the gameplay.. last years gameplay in my opinion was close to perfection and it h...

    4 out of 13 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    Wow im impressed!

    Rated on October 07, 2008 by BigSuz77

    This game is simply well done, The graphics I think are really realistic game models move perfectly, Online is amazing, Probably the best playing online game I ever played, in fact it is, VERY REALIST...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    This game is as sick as the man on the cover......

    Rated on October 07, 2008 by youngballa823

    This game is as sick as the man on the cover, it's just what I expected. I love the new graphics, and the motion is seamless. I know Live 09 is all flash but this is as real as it gets, when your play...

    8 out of 8 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    Amazing game play...just like playing or watching a real game!

    Rated on October 07, 2008 by Scottyyeahbaby

    Totally unbelievable! Makes you swear your watching a real game, but instead you get to control the players and game. Instant Classic! Amazing graphics, and flawless replays that take your breath away...

    5 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 10

    i really like 2k9 this game is the best nba game out this game rocks top to bottom. 2k sports as done the unthinkable

    Rated on October 07, 2008 by kilasteve

    NBA 2k9 seems to be the best game out there right now i think 2k sports have done it this year. the realistic graphics of the player so cool they look almost real in HD.the new association 2.0 mode se...

    6 out of 7 found this review helpful.