not the best but still good.
It doesn't compare to the recent nba 2k games from recently but the gameplay overall is good and fun.
best 2k game made... better gameplay than 2k11
i used to have this game and played it online all the time. i have 2k11 now and play that now mainly because its easier to find matchups online. 2k9 was so much fun. the gameplay seemed faster and smoother without as much animation in player movement. that was much more noticable on offense. the main difference i see i how you play on offense. in 2k11 its tougher to score, you have to settle for a lot more mid range jump shots. in 2k9 it was a dunk contest. all i did was dunk on people and played inside-out, kill em in the paint then when they double team kick it out for open 3's. this game is awsome for the price. 2k11 is good but 2k9 is the best so far.
Better than 2K11
This game is so much fun. I have this one and 2K11 for Xbox 360 and I play this one more. The controls are great, the rosters are fair, and the ratings are correct. THe jerseys are also fun and the season mode is great. Online play in this game is also great, playing either you vs. another or teams. The graphics and broadcasters are stellar. Get this game.
this game is very amazing in all categories.
this game is better than nba 2k10.nba 2k10 has slow and blocky players.it has good graphics but the gameplay kinda sucks.that's my opinion.but 2k9 has smooth gameplay and the graphics are good theres alot of things you can do.and the players aren't slow and it is a good game game to play for people that like basketball.but i wish they would swap the cover pictures.
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Not very good
i got this game because it was only $10 I should have gotten a basket ball because with a basketball, you dont do random things randomly. This was my first basketball game and i should have gotten NBA live (my friend has it). For starters the main menu is like a start menu. i had to look in a manuel to find that out. there is a really cruddy career mode and other modes. the controls are for people who are perfectionists. the manuel doesnt help with the controls at all. Then there is the gameplay. horribe. if you bloxk someones shot, you foul. if your losing by 2 points and are about to tie/end the end the game, your players automatucally foul. then u automaticly timeout.you players MOVE OUT OF THE OTHER PLAYERS WAY!!!!!!!!!! to let them get the layup. Dont Get This "HOR"rrible (thats right its so bad its not even classified as a game).
2k delivers again
Nba 2k9 is a great game. First there are the graphics which are pretty close to the actual players. Not everybody looks like themselves but close enough to recongnize them.You have nba blacktop which is like all star weekend on nba live but more of a street ball feel to it.There is the 3 point shootout, dunk contest and more on the nba blacktop.The association is also very deep it is close to the nfl head coach of basketball except u get to play.You can look at the average age of your team if u want to get older or younger.You can trade,scout,look at rumors and stats and more. You can also schedule practices.you can upload updated rosters and get the updated trades and teams.A good soundtrack.Another thing with this game is its challenge the computer u face is tough to beat sometimes you blow them out or they will blow you out but there also lots of close games.There is also the highlight reel were you can put together ur saved replays and add sounds and music or also do freeze frame to make a cool reel u can watch or upload.This game is tough with solid graphics,and lots of intresting features.This game delivers again.
It's a great game. It has all the players from the 50's to today.You can make a custom team and have larry Bird play with kobe and have Dr J play with Yoa Ming. It's very realistic and when the player's get to the free throw line they shoot the way they do in the NBA! you can have dunk contest, three point shooting contest and can play a street game. You can also play a season mode where where it is really realistic. The controls are pretty simple and easy to use. the only part I didn't like was they change the controls for the dunk contest it's so hard to dunk. The three point shooting could use a little work but it is still a great game. It also tells you how good the team is and gives you a rating of the. Like before you do the season mode it tells you there key players. I give the game a 7 and a half out of ten.
nba 2k9 is a really fun and challenging game.first are the graphics the graohics are really realistic and they are very detailed it feels like your watching it on tv. next is the controls the controls are very simple but sometimes i forget what button to press to try to steal the ball but other than that there great. finally is the challenge this game can get very challenging if i play a game 10 times i might only win like 3 of those games so you might want to adjust the difficulty to something that fits you.all the games i played so far i have only lost most of them by less than 5 points. some advice is when you try to make the game winning shot make sure there barely is any time on the clock so the other team cant score. i learned that by getting a three with 5 seconds left and leading 68-67 and guess what they go down the court and score the game winning shot and leving me with 0.2 seconds. overall this is a great game if your a B-ball fan by this its great.
Greatest basketball game, EVER!!!!!!
NBA 2k9 is the greatest basketball game i have ever played. the graphics are so amazing despite the fact that some of the players look nothing like they actually do in real life (Andrew Bynum). If u get fouled hard and fall on the ground u can actually see the sweat comin off their heads. The only problem i have with it is that they made some of the players able to do things they cant do in real life, when was the last time anybody saw kg do a windmill dunk while being double teamed. Other than that the controls are great and were pretty easy to get used to, I like the fact that after the game they have the top 3 plays and highlight reels for everyone that played. The computer is the biggest challenge that I have faced, its impossible to beat on hall of fame. I cant wait for 2k10 to come out, thats gonna be even better!!!!!!!!!!!!