Basketball Games

NBA 2K23


The NBA 2K series is one of those games that I get every year. I know that the last few installments have not reinvented the wheel and that is the case for NBA 2K23 too. However, the extra content ...

NBA 2K22


Please note that as I write this NBA 2K22 has only been out a short while so these are my early thoughts on the game. I thought that NBA 2K21 was a decent entry in the series, but I would also say ...

NBA 2K21


This is a series I have been a fan of since the original on the Sega Dreamcast. We are in a period where 2K has pretty much perfected the series and as a result, there has been very little innovation ...

NBA 2K20

NBA 2K20

For NBA 2K20 I decided to pick the game up on the Nintendo Switch. Like clockwork, we get another game in the NBA 2K series which at this point is really the only game in town when it comes to ...

NBA 2K Playgrounds 2

NBA 2K Playgrounds 2

A more light-hearted take on the NBA 2K19 formula, the downloadable title NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 is a game that suspends physics and simulation in favor of an arcade-style basketball game. What you get ...

NBA Live 19

NBA Live 19

OOne of the longest-running sports game franchises in the world, the downloadable NBA Live 19 is the latest edition in the NBA’s own video game series from Electronic Arts and features improved ...

NBA 2K19

NBA 2K19

Developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports, NBA 2K19 (a downloadable basketball simulator) is available for every modern video game console and format including Microsoft’s Xbox One and ...

NBA 2K16

NBA 2K16

NBA 2K16 is a simulation game based on the sport of basketball. The game is developed by Visual Concepts and was published by 2K Sports. Released on 29th September 2015, NBA 2K16 enables players to ...

NBA 2K17

NBA 2K17

Based on the sport of basketball, NBA 2K17 is a video game with the Visual Concepts studios as its developer.  It was released on September 2016 and was designed for the platforms of Microsoft ...

NBA 2K18

NBA 2K18 Download

NBA 2K18 is a downloadable game (also on mobile!), the seventh successor to the 1999 Dreamcast NBA 2K console game that simulates basketball. The 2K18 version brings in a number of changes and ...

Another popular genre of sports video games that takes a cue from the real world is basketball games. From those games with an official NBA license to others that use variations on the formula to create something new, basketball video games are not tied to the strict rules of the sport and are often more freestyle in form than baseball or football titles.

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The History of Basketball Games

From the first-ever title Basketball on the Magnavox Odyssey to the NBA Jam sensation in the arcades of the 1990s, basketball video games are some of the oldest titles around and are a true mainstay of the video game industry. Part of the enduring popularity of this genre is that, in addition to being one of the world’s most popular and fastest-growing sports, basketball also has maintained a stable of luminaries and teams that inspire devotion despite the changing tides of fan taste.

In fact, many games in the genre have traded on just this type of fandom with titles like Jordan versus Bird: One on One kicking off the tradition in 1989. The 1990s were a true high point for the genre with Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal, and the aforementioned Michael Jordan each contributing a game of some kind to the genre.

The true hit of the era was the NBA Jam arcade game which eventually made its way to every system known to man and is a force even today. From the NBA to street hoops, basketball games encompass a nimble variety of schemes in terms of gameplay and presentation.