NBA 2k22 for PC is the latest of the NBA games, falling twenty-third on the list of ,main games in the franchise. As always, the game embraces the real life events and players of the actual NBA, complete with teams, venues, players – including stats, trick shots, super skills and more.
About the Game
While naysayers can’t understand what more can be done from game to game, true fans know the value of these annual updates. The last iteration of the game, NBA2k21, featured new beautifully responsive and sensitive handling, and this has improved yet again, with that authentic feel dribbling, fast action and responsive movements around the court.
You also get much more on the stats front, with detailed monitoring of all your players’ health. This comes with easy to read multi-coloured status bars which will tip you off when your players are not up to par and might miss what should be a challenging but doable basket or otherwise perform below expectation.
Management levels and schedule arranging screens are more flexible, so players will be able to team their real life favourites against each other on days they would not normally play, bringing fantasy basketball to vivid reality on your screen.
The graphics are, as expected, stunning, with each pore, each strand of hair, and each droplet of sweat clearly visible tracking realistically down players’ faces.
At last, contact blocks are possible, giving quick thinking players a new way to defend their hoop. This means you no longer have to inevitably watch the other team score when they go in for a lay-up; you can jump to knock them away and steal the play – and the glory.
The huge popularity of The City in the last game, with its open world streets, casual basketball and easy pick-up games mean it is back, even bigger and better and more explorable than before, with plenty of hidden surprises waiting for curious players who love to see everything there is to see.
As always, the seasons rookies grace the cover of the game, so keep an eye out for the following five debutants:
- Luka Doncic the Dallas Mavericks Slovenian newbie is over two metres tall and is just 22 years old
- Nikola Jokic, also Serbian, this seven foot tall player is from the Denver Nuggets and is 26 years old
- Bradley Beal from the Washington Wizards, six foot three, is 28 years old
- Trae Young from the Atlanta Hawks is a mere 1.85 metres (about six foot one inch) and is 22 years old
- Devon Booker, the six foot four inch tall player is 24 years old and plays for the Phoenix Suns
- Of the professional old-hands LeBron is number 1 in the game, as expected
- Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki is featured on the Legends Edition
- Kobe Bryant, the late great talent, has already received a memorial game issue, but is sure to be a popular choice for many gamers’ fantasy teams