Parents' Guide to

NBA 2K24

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Fun but flawed new edition of NBA game; in-game purchases.

Basketball player Kobe Bryant wears an LA Lakers jersey as he appears mid dunk.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (4 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

While there are some issues with NBA 2K24, the game builds upon the success of its predecessors, and delivers a comprehensive simulation for fans of the sport. Between its multiple modes, enhanced visuals (with ProPLAY technology on some of the consoles) and accessible controls, it's fun to play solo, with a friend, or online with players from around the world. The first thing you'll notice after installing the game is the slick Kobe Bryant video that plays in the game engine, which shows off the 4K graphics with High Dynamic Range (HDR), animation and smooth 60 frames-per-second visuals. Speaking of tributes to Kobe, besides the cover art of the game, the new MAMBA MOMENTS feature is perfect for Kobe fans since you can play as the legendary player during his early days and all through his rise up the ranks to be one of the game's top names. An added bonus is the announcers who really amp up the drama, as well as broadcast-like replays and slow-motion close-up shots from iconic moves and big wins.

The game's not without its flaws. Micro-transactions as a way to win can be annoying and seem unfair, and not all features and graphics upgrades are available for every platforms. Cross-platform support is a great idea but the multiplayer lobby gets stuck on a matchmaking screen from time to time, so you need to leave and come back. This may not be related to connecting PlayStation gamers with Xbox players, but definitely needs to be ironed out just the same. NBA 2K24 is the best basketball game out there, but between some stability issues, microtransactions with some modes, and many of the features and visual upgrades (like ProPLAY) only for Xbox Series S/X or PS5, it's not a slam dunk. Warts and all, NBA fans shouldn't be disappointed with this new iteration of the 25-year-old series -- especially for those on next-gen consoles.

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