NBA 2K18 Standard Edition - Nintendo Switch
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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.
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.
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.
- NBA 2K18
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Best sports game for the switchPosted .
This game really utilizes the co op capabilities of the switch. U can have the 2k experience anywhere which makes the game and system valuable.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Excellent with a catchPosted .
This game is excellent and is super fun to play. There is one major annoyance, and that is that when you buy the physical version of the game, you still have to download the game onto your SD card (16.1GB) before you can play which takes up storage and seems unnecessary since they could have put the entire game onto the physical game cart instead. If I had known this, I probably would have not waited for the physical release and just bought the digital version instead. It just seems like 2K decided to save a buck on each sale and not really have a physical version. I feel cheated but on the flip side, the game is awesome! I considered giving it a lower rating but my wife kept asking me, "Do you like the game?", and well, I love it. Just annoyed.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 2 out of 5 stars
Tons of potential...but ultimately flawedPosted .
Let's get the positive stuff out in the open first, this is a great game. All the gameplay, on-court mechanics work like you'd expect...this is truly NBA 2k in your pocket, not your grampa's old iOS port touchscreen mess. In terms of graphics, the difference from the console version to the Switch version is minimal due to the much smaller screen. Things still look fairly sharp and acceptable. A few of the games details have of course been lost due to the difference in raw power of your everyday console, so don't expect to see the sweat dripping from your player's faces, but they made sure the drop in in-game graphics quality is hardly noticeable when your running up and down the court constantly. Now for the negatives: 1a. Requirement for an SD card. Yes it is on the game cover but forcing people to have to invest in additional storage to make up for poor game developer choices is bad form. They could have easily opted for a higher capacity switch game cartridge which could have housed the game, additional content and done away the "additional storage" requirement all together. If this was a way to increase their margins on the game, that would be just horrible. More on this storage debacle below. 1b. As soon as you launch the game, it asks you to download a whooping +16GB update file...for any switch owner that plans to do more than play 2K and not play any other game...this is fine, but if I was thinking "at least now I have extra storage for other games on my sd card too...you've got another thing coming...2K18 is here to make short work of your sd card's precious gigabytes. 1c. Game saves are gigantic 5GBs on a 32GB console? No wonder a microSD card is required. Seems like someone dropped the basket-"ball" (had to do it haha) during the development phase of this game and just didn't care about the efficiency of their game save system. Again, kiss that additional storage you thought you had for other games goodbye. 2. The need for the game to be always connected to the 2K servers practically cripples the game in terms of why people buy 2K games. It practically renders the MyCareer unplayable if you're on the go which is the Switch's main selling point, and don't even think of letting your Switch go into sleep mode in the middle of a game in your MyCareer, because guess what, now your game is over because the connection to the server is broken. Rather than just limit what you can do in MyCareer while you're in let's call it "Offline-mode" and allow you to continue with the core of what we've come to expect what MyCareer mode is, let alone let you finish an in-progress game, it decides that "Heyyy you probably don't want to play 2K anymore because you've taken 2 steps out of the vicinity of an available WiFi connection let me end that game for you.". Sure you can start a separate game for offline play, but guess what...that's another 5GB chunk out of your storage...again...man this game is a "ball hog" when it comes to storage, and is staring to seem like the needy partner in this relationship when it comes to having to be always connected. Like, bro sometimes I want to take a walk on my own outside and pretend like I'm playing basketball outside on my Nintendo Switch...is that too much to ask? So to sum up this a a true 2K basketball game, ruined only by its poor implementation and execution on the Switch, so buy this game at your own risk.No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Better than expectedPosted .
There are some negative reviews out there, but so far It has been a good experience. Graphics when undocked look good, but things don't look as good when blown up on a larger TV, but still good enough. There seems to be a little more delay on input from my controller to reaction on the screen. But the amount of content, and options is insane for a game such as this on a system that has the ability to be portable. If you like Basketball, don't hesitate. It is a good game, with good graphics when taking into account the system.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Full Blown NBA 2k 18 on the go!Posted .
Full Blown NBA 2k 18 on the Switch. You'll be real surprised on how well this game looks and runs on the switch... Even at a native 720p, this game looks awesome, players are well animated. Space requirements arnt a Issue for me. AS long as we get great 3rd Party support like this, an 128GB micro SD Card can go a long way for anyone. I play this Game in all of the Switch modes, Portable, Tabletop, and Docked. In Docked mode I play it on a Big Screen 4k TV and a Gaming Monitor. Yes it's 720p Native Game. Looks totally awesome to me. Some Critics/Gamers need to relize that this a full Blown X86 Desktop/Console Game running on a Mobile Chipset, That alone is a major Accomplishment and Feat. The Game isn't perfect, there are a few tiny glitches in the Cutscenes in between Quarters. However no glitches or slow downs during Gameplay. the Tiny glitches don't take out from the gameplay. Yes 30fps for a 2k game, veteran 2k Gamers will notice, But will adapt to it more than likely, It's a Stable smooth 30fps during Gameplay. In handheld and tabletop mode, the game is a little bit more sharper due to the 6.2 high quality 720p native Screen. In no way that I found that this game was blurry in Docked mode. I would have loved if this game ran at 60fps, Who knows whats in store in the future as devs continue to explore/optimize for the switch hardware, it's not even a year yet as of this review.. Overall I totally reccomend NBA 2k18 for the switch for those that either want it on the go or don't have it for the other systems... Physical Version a total amount of 19.26GB total is needed, that's 3gb of Internal Switch Space for the Save File and 16GB on the SD Card, thats with the physical version, just wanted to put that out there. Totally reccomend the Gamers Club from Best Buy also, Thanks Best Buy...I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Best Sports Game on SwitchPosted .
Graphics: Handheld 5/5 , docked 4/5 Gameplay: 4/5 Replayability: 5/5 Overall Value: 4/5 Pros: Handheld on the go sports, great game overall Cons: Download time/size I was a little sceptical buying this game based off some of the reviews i was reading. My biggest concern was the size of the game and the quality of game play compared to xbox or ps4. After playing the game for about a week now i can say with confidence this is a great game amd worth the money. Game Size: yes, its very large and yes it did take an hour to download before I could play. I have had to wait longer on downloading xbox games, i think waiting for a game to download an hour or two has become a standard. That is not enough to deter me from buying this game. I bought an additional memory card just for this game. Yes, it makes this game more expensive. But lets be real, at somr point you will need additional memory cards for your switch, that is inevitable. I have always wanted a legitamite sports game handheld and on the go. This finally fulfills a long time want of mine and was able to over look the download time and extra memory for that reason. The game play is amazing, grapics on the go are sweet, looks crisp, movement is clean and the gameplay is great. I could not tell much of a difference betweem the switch version and my xbox version. I cant wait to see what sports game on the switch has in store for us in the future, this is an amazing start.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Large Data Requirements, but Worth It!Posted .
The hardcopy of the game still requires a 6-7GB download before you can even play and requires a mircoSD card to hold the download. The save file is also very large at 5GB. However, once the game is all downloaded and ready to go, it's awesome! The frame rate is not what you would see on the PS4 or XBOX One, but where this game sets itself apart is the mobility on the Switch. I have enjoyed the game both docked on the big screen, and in full mobility mode while traveling. Note, an internet connection is required to play many of the modes. Overall the game has played great, is challenging, and contains so many small details that it continues to wow me. The MyCareer mode plays like a GTA open world map where you need to complete objectives to upgrade your player. The main knock on the game is the glitches that sometimes occur, requiring me to exit out of the game and re-load. Also, load times are longer than what i was expecting and the raw data that this game requires (even when playing the physical game copy) is intense. Overall, it's a great game and it's awesome to see sports games on the Switch! Common Madden, where you at!!!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
All you could want on the Switch!Posted .
I couldn't be happier with this game. I don't play online against others, but I've read some people complain about the Pay to Win problems with that as well as the connectivity issues. I'm old school and I only play season mode. 2K did a great job at this port to the Switch for that feature. The graphics are great in my opinion for the handheld mode. Hopefully they'll keep up and release one next year too.I would recommend this to a friend