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NBA 2K12 (Covers May Vary)

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Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Celebrates the legendary careers of Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson with three different game covers
  • Features 15 legendary NBA players, including Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dr. J and more
  • Relive celebrated careers and heated rivalries from NBA history, re-created in meticulous detail
  • Offers the most visually accurate NBA game to date by building off NBA Today's real-time stats, rosters, schedules and ratings
  • Dynamically update every graphic detail of the game from the shoes to player models and court floors
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Platform: PlayStation 3
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002I0HIMI
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 5.3 x 0.6 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: October 4, 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (218 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,086 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

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Platform: PlayStation 3

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Get back on the court as some of the greatest NBA players of all time in NBA 2K12. Featuring legendary players and teams from NBA history, NBA 2K12 lets you truly settle the argument of who is the greatest.

NBA 2k12
Relive the Finals
Relive the Finals
Play as legendary players
Play as legendary players

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With over 5 million copies sold worldwide and over 20 Sports Game of Year awards, last year NBA 2K11 allowed you to BECOME THE GREATEST with MJ & the Jordan Challenge mode. This year the NBA 2K franchise is back and bigger than ever, providing fans with the opportunity they’ve always dreamed of – to finally END THE DEBATE as to who are the best teams and players of all time. Featuring such NBA legends as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird as well as all of your favorite NBA players of today, NBA 2K12 will be packed with new and exciting features that will be revealed in the weeks and months ahead that, come October 4th, will put fans center court of an unprecedented basketball experience.



Key Features:

  • Celebrates the legendary careers of Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson
  • Features 15 legendary NBA players, including Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Dr. J and more
  • Relive celebrated careers and heated rivalries from NBA history, re-created in meticulous detail
  • Offers the most visually accurate NBA game to date by building off NBA Today's real-time stats, rosters, schedules and ratings
  • Dynamically update every graphic detail of the game from the shoes to player models and court floors
  • Delivers a dynamic broadcast style featuring players promoting their upcoming games and pregame highlight reels set to 2K Beats music
  • Shoot, steal, pass, dunk and dominate your opponents on the floor with all-new control mechanics for post play and ball control to offer intuitive gameplay
  • Adds more than 1,000 new animations for realistic and life-like gameplay
  • Follow-up to the award-winning Sports Game of the Year, NBA 2K11

Relive the league's most celebrated careers and rivalries, re-created in unbelievable detail. Take to the court as 15 NBA legends, including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Dr. J, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and more. Dominate your opponents on the hardwood with all-new control mechanics for post play and ball control that let you intuitively shoot, pass, steal, dribble and dunk. Experience the most visually accurate NBA game that builds off NBA Today's real-time stats, rosters, schedules and ratings. Update graphic details from the shoes to the player models and court floors. Immerse yourself in the excitement and thrills of NBA action with an updated broadcast style that features players promoting their upcoming games and pregame highlights set to 2K Beats music. Are you ready to determine who is truly the greatest to ever play in the NBA?

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With over 5 million copies sold worldwide and over 20 Sports Game of Year awards, last year NBA 2K11 allowed you to BECOME THE GREATEST with MJ & the Jordan Challenge mode.  This year the NBA 2K franchise is back and bigger than ever, providing fans with the opportunity they've always dreamed of - to finally END THE DEBATE as to who are the best teams and players  of all time.  Featuring such NBA legends as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird as well as all of your favorite NBA players of today, NBA 2K12 will be packed with new and exciting features that will be revealed in the weeks and months ahead that, come October 4th, will put fans center court of an unprecedented basketball experience.

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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Game, Still some Gameplay flaws October 6, 2011
By Zach
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3|Verified Purchase
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
The strongest part of 2K has always been presentation, and they really took it to the next level with 2K12. The court looks amazing, the players seem twice as real and detailed, even with 2K11 doing a pretty good job last year. No more alien faces or generic-looking bench players. The soundtrack is the best I've heard on a basketball game.

Now for the gameplay: The movement is much smoother and feels considerably more realistic. Ball physics are slightly improved, but still not great in my opinion. One thing that really annoyed me in 2k11 was how you would swipe at the ball and knock it loose, but the AI would always grab it before you could. This flaw is minimized, but still exists. The shots are smoother, but it's hard to get used to each player's different release. Proximity of a defender seems to have little to no effect on whether a jump shot goes in or not. I find that I make more contested shots that open ones. I had a wide open fastbreak layup to win the game and the PG completely missed it. Once you get position in the post, it's much easier to make a shot, but it's also extremely difficult to guard the post on defense. I've quadruple-teamed guys several times down low and somehow they got it to go in, followed by the commentator saying how porous my defense is and how wide open the paint was. Defense, even on Pro and even Rookie, is much more difficult than in previous games. Staying in front of the ball-handler is nearly impossible, and it's too easy to accidentally run past your man. My team doesn't seem to listen to the defensive control pad sometimes. I'll tell them to "lock down paint" and they run out to the perimeter to double-team the PG and leave the paint vulnerable to a 1-on-3 mismatch.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars After the initial "wow" factor the frustrations mount. November 11, 2011
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
This is a review from a big fan of "classic" NBA, the great teams and great players from days gone by. So as you would expect I looked forward to this title with much eagerness and got it on day one. And when I first played it I was in awe of the packaging, the cosmetic touches used to recreate some of the great all-time teams and rivalries in NBA history. The graphics are great for a basketball game (aside from the occasionally odd animation or player rendering) and the presentation is heads-and-shoulders above any sports game that I have ever played.

But when I got past the cosmetic some intense frustration with the game play quickly followed. Much like last year's iteration the passing system is just incredibly bad. I know they wanted to create a sense that in order to acquire steals you needed to play the passing lanes etc., and they wanted the defenses you play to be operating in this way as well to enhance realism. The problem is that you have no ability to determine what sort of pass you throw (bounce pass, lob, etc.) and so you are left up to the mercy of the game's passing logic to try and make the best pass available for a given situation, only it makes absolutely horrible choices most of the time. You will see a a wide open teammate and attempt to pass him the ball with the PG (not a poor passer and not on the run but at a complete stop) only to have it sail over his head or to a player on the opposing team. This makes running a fast-breaking offense like the 80's Lakers anywhere near efficiently a nearly impossible task. Hell, simply running a conservative offense I still garnered double digit turnovers each game.

Another significant problem is the seemingly sheer randomness of most button presses when attempting to do pretty much anything in this game.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I can't wait for the patch!! -_- October 28, 2011
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3|Verified Purchase
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
okay, i bought 2k11 last year as soon as it came out. Played 2 MP's and a lot of exhibition/online games last year. I would say this is my most played game aside from the far off blackops.That said, i think im a decently experienced 2k basketball player. 2k12 has a lot of the things that we as gamers wished 2k11 had, but it also has a lot of annoying flaws and under-developed new features. I understand that not everything is always perfect with games (specially with only 1 year) but i hate how people keep telling others to wait for the "patch". Why should a patch fix the incredibly bad passing? Didn't we let 2k know about this last year? Bad lop passes last year, so now this year our guy tries to through it through his defenders face. nice -_- It was too easy to get into the paint and dunk. After 10 games played my layups end in blocks 60% of the time. How i get blocked by a C who has his back turned to me and is running in the other direction i don't know. Taking away the crew mode? fail. Why play MP if you can't show your guy off? Okay, so people hack and cheese...they do that in normal online.I wish instead of just avoidin the problem they had implemented ways to limit cheating.New training camp? awesome! I have to go through all of the shooting drills to get to the last one (the only want i want to practice) not so smart. Online association? Awesome! It lags worse than normal association, not awesome. Improved ball handling and more "realistic" gameplay? GReat! My ball handler bouncing the ball off his teammates foot twice a qt? annoying. I think the realism isn't the problem here, more along the lines of still crappy A.I. Teammates still tend to do REALLY dumb things and like i read on some reviews the game needs Base offense,defense plays that run when no plays are called. Read more ›
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