NBA 2K18 - Early Tip-Off Edition - Xbox One

  • Publisher: 2K
  • SKU: 5878029
  • Release Date: 09/15/2017
ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+
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Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (603 out of 639)

Product Details

  • Developer: Visual Concepts
  • Publisher: 2K
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Genre: Sports and Outdoors
  • Release Date: 09/15/2017


The highest rated* annual sports title of this console generation returns with NBA 2K18, featuring unparalleled authenticity and improvements on the court. *According to 2008 - 2016


Run The Neighborhood

The future of sports career modes has arrived, allowing you to play the game the way you like.

Build your career in NBA games, hit the courts in The Playground Park, join the Pro-Am circuit, or explore the shops and venues in an all-new open neighborhood setting.

Featuring new MyPLAYER upgrade and endorsement systems, our biggest cast of characters to date including NBA players, and so much more.

The Road to 99

The overarching meta-game that rewards users for improving their MyPLAYER's overall rating, regardless of which modes they choose to play. Featuring a unified badge system across Pro-Am,

Park and your NBA journey in MyCAREER, your attributes, animations and badges all combine to define your play style on your road to a 99 overall rating.


Get a free sneak peek at the neighborhood, one week prior to the full release of NBA 2K18. Hit the Proving Ground streetball courts with your MyPLAYER and show the world what you have to offer.

Available September 8 on the PS Store and Xbox Live.

Updated Create A Player

Create the MyPLAYER you want, whether scanning your face with the MyNBA2K18 mobile app or building something custom using our preset options.

Hairstyles have been updated with numerous new options to choose from, and body weight and height are more accurately represented to ensure the unique look you want for your MyPLAYER.


Collect player cards featuring NBA legends from yesterday and today, and compete in a variety of online and offline modes.

Super Max

Construct a salary-capped team and compete against other users of similar ability in a new season mode. With a limited salary cap to distribute among 13 players, you'll have to be strategic in selecting your lineup for each round.

Prizes are awarded based on your performance each round, ensuring that every game matters.

Pack & Playoffs

An all-new draft mode that challenges you to build the best possible 5-man team from packs you'll open before each round. Compete against other users' drafted teams and advance to earn better prizes.

With Pack & Playoffs, it's a new lineup and a new experience every round.

Schedule Challenges

Play through a 30 game schedule for each of the 30 NBA teams. Earn MyTEAM points and prizes as you work your way through 900 unique challenges based on the 2017-18 NBA schedule.

New Motion System

The new motion system brings player control to a new level of realism. Now, dribbling and off the ball movement are no longer driven by animations.

This groundbreaking technology dynamically creates animations to deliver the best gameplay experience possible. You are now in complete control.

Improved Shot Meter

Hit shots more consistently thanks to an improved shot meter, featuring multiple feedback points for more precise shot timing.

Improved Player Accuracy

Countless hours of work have been put in to make every NBA player look and feel like their real-life counterparts, down to the smallest details including scars, stretch marks, and even faded tattoos.

The player body system has been completely redesigned to accurately match the physique of every player in the league, and player faces have been rebuilt from scratch to show more details and respond more realistically to light.

Laser Scanned Uniforms & Accessories

Laser scanned uniforms from all 30 NBA teams accurately depict each design down to the smallest stitch.

Using True Color Technology, team colors have never been more pure & authentic, and whites have never popped so brightly. And with the overhauled player body system, uniforms fit accurately for each specific body type.

To round out the complete on-court look of an NBA player, users will enjoy the largest collection of scanned shoes and accessories in NBA 2K history.

Special Guest Commentary

The biggest roster of broadcasting talent in sports videogame history gets even bigger.

Future Hall of Famers and former NBA 2K cover athletes Kobe Bryant and Kevin Garnett join the booth on a rotating basis to lend their expertise to the broadcast, bringing the total number of in-game broadcasters to 13.

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend



  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars


    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    2k18 is a triumph on the gameplay end but a disaster in other areas. The on-court gameplay is great. They did away with canned animations and as a result everything is smooth and fluid. It also helps that the graphics are noticeably improved. However, 2k18 crosses the line with its VC, or Virtual Currency. VC is needed for pretty much everything you do in the MyCareer/MyPark/ProAm mode, whether it's upgrading your character's attributes or getting him a haircut or a headband. The problem is that the VC you earn while playing the game is not nearly enough. So unless you want to endlessly grind away (and earn a meager amount), you'll have to buy additional VC. It's not required that you buy anything, obviously, as with any microtransaction. But the game is built around VC, so not having it means you don't truly get the whole experience (at least not within a reasonable amount of time). The MyCareer story mode is pure cringe. If they really want to go the narrative route, they're going to need better writers. This also applies to MyGM, which was quite disappointing (thankfully MyLeague is still an option). It's such a shame because at its best, NBA 2K18 is a great game. Yet I hesitate to recommend it. I'd wait for a price drop for this one, or buy it used.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Rating I really wanna give is 3.5

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    2k man.....2k......smdh....ok so yea, 2k18 could easily be the greatest sports game ever made but they have too many clowns there that outweigh the good at the company...its like 2k18 took steps in the right direction but then leaps backwards at the same time. Gameplay is almost on point this year..the new movement system is definitely going in the right direction..they can limit a little bit more of those auto animations but let's hope they keep going that .....yea 2k just needs a new art team...if they could steal NBA lives art team for the lighting and detail, 2k18 would be the most beautiful piece of art..2k faces are on point but thats about it...VC will always be a leap backwards to me...just give me an offline career mode or something...I could care less about playing clowns that spend extra money to improve a videogame character...then all the dumb stuff that happens in this new career with the lame story clips and lame characters they come up with..please just stop...gameplay going good, art and creative team need to go tho!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Most disappointing and frustrating game ever

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I don't normally play online since I like offline story modes the best. This is one of the main reasons I enjoy nba 2k games, for it's myCareer mode. I knew with the introduction of Neighborhood that I might have purchase Xbox live gold to access all it's features, which I was fine with, but I had no idea the offline version would have none of those features; you basically just pick a team and play game after game: BORING! I eventually purchased Xbox live to play Neighborhood and after two days of playing, 2k lost my player (My progress, overall, and badges were lost). I contacted 2k support and apparently it's a widespread issue (other Xbox users had lost players as well) so they will get it as soon as possible. Its been a week now and my player has not been recovered yet.. Besides that, I still can think of anything positive to say. During the time I was able to play with my player, the shot meter appeared broken (I would have a good/excellent shot release when wide open and I would still miss). Strongly regret buying this game, especially since I pre-ordered. Next time I will wait until the reviews are out before purchasing another 2k game.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Ideas, poor execution but good game

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    With NBA2k it's never really been gameplay but the same problems come every year in regards to online servers and multiple bugs that have to be patched. Lots of micro transactions and the online issues make me unable to rate the game higher but at this point they know they are the best show in town and behave like it. Hopefully NBA Live will continue to improve and really give them some competition, otherwise nothing will change. My player is full of cut scenes and sill jokes that most don't find funny and we're forced to sit through it all while trying to grind out better my players. Okay to purchase if you love basketball but be prepared to spend and lower your expectations on things working properly for the first few months. Also still can't play pro am with friends on different coasts.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Extremely disappointing

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    A lot of care was put into the graphics and old school teams but the game has too many kinks this year. Way too many fouls, camera glitches out and is blocked during some free throws, sometimes the game will freeze in transition, weird parachute effects that go into the crowd get in the way of the action, screen stays on Black when in the third quarter heading into the 4th for way too long, etc. Not to mention how much money they try to suck out of you during the cringey myplayer. 2k17 has problems but was a solid game that could have been improved upon this year, but was only made far worse. What could have been the best 2k ends up being the worst in a long time.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    2K does it again

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I'm a big fan of the NBA 2K series. I just like basketball in general. I know people who play 2K to play online like MyPlayer or MyTeam but I don't play those game modes. Even though the main attraction for this game is "Run the Neighborhood" I just play quick game and play basketball. This year I feel the game play is smoother, a little bit slower than the years before. I feel like running back on defense that the players ran a lot slower than if they were on offense. In all I think it's a great game

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Basketball Game On The Market

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    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    This game is one of my favorite 2k titles so far. It appears they are starting to get it right with the way the players move and the games play. The control that you have now is more fluid then compared to previous titles. If you are a GCU Member, I highly suggest buying the regular copy and then buying the 450,000 VC. The regular Gold Edition is 149.99 and comes with 250,000 VC. But the regular game for 47.99 with GCU and then by the 450,000 vc for $99. Ends up being 150.00

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Shoots and scores

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    With every new season of basketball there is a new 2K game and thus year's game is great. The gameplay is fast and the most realistic I have seen thus far. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is because the game has a pay to win system in the VCs you can buy to make your character better. You can earn VCs but it is a grind and when you play against someone who spent money to have higher stats it kind of ruins the perception of a battle of skills and makes it a battle of wallets.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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