Negative Reviews Make NBA 2K24 Second-Worst Game on Steam

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NBA 2K24 was released on September 8th and it has already become the second-worst rated game ever on Steam. It sits in second place behind Overwatch 2, boasting an overall score of 1.00 out of 10.00 – Overwatch 2 is at 0.99, for reference.

It’s a mixture of review bombing and genuinely disappointed consumers, as it was pointed out that many of these negative reviewers have a fair few hours in the game already. They’ve bought it, tried it, and are so disappointed that they’re publically voicing their concerns, working collectively to make NBA 2K24 the second-worst-rated game on the popular PC platform.

But Why?

At the time of writing, almost 3,000 reviews for NBA 2K24 are overwhelmingly negative, but it’s still shifting copies. That’s the eternal concern with annual releases – we as gamers will complain about them every year, but for the most part, we’ll buy them again when the next iteration rolls around.

It’s probably out of some dire hope that something has changed for the better.

On the list of issues players have with the game, there are a few standout examples:

  • NBA 2K24 had the story-driven portion of MyCareer stripped from the game
  • There are limitations in crossplay functionality
  • It’s ‘the same as last year’ with barely any improvements
  • The version you get on PC isn’t next-gen
  • There are too many cheaters

One user wrote quite simply in their review on Steam: ‘This just might be the worst NBA 2K game I’ve ever played in my entire life.’

Have you been playing NBA 2K24? How have your experiences been?

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  1. Yep, if you still bought it,they’ll keep making it… Thats how low they could do until you ignored them completely. And of course this is completely justified one because they already buy it and try it themsleves compared to Critique by armchair youtube Reviewer that got it for free or some user reviews in MetaCritic

  2. its not the game thats making them money. Its all the in game features u must now buy to bd able to play. Its far more expensive to play the game. There are already players that cost as much as the game. For one player! My team you need a team to compete u need thousands of dollars. Whoever pays now wins ! You are a pro! Iam done with it, been playing since inception.

  3. 2K is basically robbing people in the My Player features of the game. The badge regression is so lame, they should of just left it like 2K23 or just let the badge be earned on how you play, the badge regression is simply not a great method and you have to pay too much money to improve to be able to compete online.

    They need to fix this game ASAP!!

  4. I just wish there was a way for a refund. i gave it a solid chance but the truth is they screwed up and got too greedy. for every issue they fixed they created 5 more. couldn’t recreate my build or my jump shot and changed the timing so now all the hours i spent learning my release point i have to do again and even when i did it is still off in game and it’s not just me only a few people can really shoot so far and i am sure its a lag issue. the badge system is by far the worst aspect and the season level second. i played the game as soon as it released and won 3 games in rec…. how many levels did i go up zero. for now i’m going back to 23 until it’s retired or they fix this.

  5. My opinion something has to give with this game we as gamers have to step up and say enough is enough how we do that idk but if we stop pouring our money into this horrible game every year with the hopes that the makers would give a damn about how we feel as the community that helps this game be successful they gonna keep putting out horrible games

  6. I mean I understand a game is just that a game but when you start real money and lots of it then the game should match how much we being charged my opinion let up on all the updates with the clothes all the bikes all the shit that has nothing to do with basketball and put more into the damn game

  7. I’m Done with 2k Why do you guys keep changing the shooting it’s not real it sucks ….. Shooting with different teams you have to change from set point /push/ jump it’s either too slow or too fast ….. shooting is horrible game play sucks graphics and movement nice but the shooting please stop changing it

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