NBA 2K22 is the twenty-third main installment of the series of sports games licensed by the American basketball league, published by 2K Sports. The game was developed by the Visual Concepts team and is intended for both old and new generation consoles, as well as for PC.
The main idea of the game is to play basketball matches and get the best results in them. The player has the opportunity to create his own dream team, made up of both current basketball stars and old legends. The developers have improved and introduced new combinations and moves to the game. Breaking defence with dribbles, dunks, accurate jump shots and alley-oops are more dependent on the player's skills. The blocking system has also been reworked. This allows good defensive players to really make a difference in the outcome of a match. The artificial intelligence of basketball players has also been improved, making NBA 2K22 probably the toughest installment in the series' history.
The largest online basketball community has also undergone changes. Players with NBA 2K22 on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S now have the option to play in an all-new version of The City, which offers them faster alternatives to start online matches. You'll come across both familiar and brand new faces in The City. Those who purchased the game on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC can take their journey to the pros again in the old version of MyCAREER.
In NBA 2K22, MyCAREER is not just limited to on-court games. In this installment, players also pursue side projects to help build their reputation. For example, the player can enter the hip-hop business, where his musical talent will open an intriguing career path for him, or sink into the world of fashion, where the ability to effectively promote will prove to be the key to success in the industry. Advancement in the professional world affects the domestic lifestyle. As the player's profile and ambitions grow, so does their base in the city.
PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch or PC owners once again have the opportunity to compete against each other in the all-new Neighborhood, on the huge deck of a sailing passenger ship. Exploring the attractions of the luxurious venue, they can play matches in exotic surroundings throughout the season. The Excursion reception also allows them to sign up for port events.
NBA 2K22 is not just about managing the players who play matches. The staff that seeks them out and trains them is also important. MyNBA or MyWNBA players only have the opportunity to train an undefeated team if they take care of an equally strong and effective staff.
MyCAREER, Seasons, MyTEAM
NBA 2K22 can be played both solo and in local and online multiplayer modes. Among other things, players can play the story campaign on PS5 and Xbox Series X/S consoles, which combines MyCAREER and The City modes.
The MyNBA feature offers some interesting gameplay options with NBA and WNBA teams. Probably the most popular is the mode of playing subsequent seasons in the best league in the world. We can not only play matches, but also manage the training staff, make transfers, conduct drafts and much more.
One of the players' favourite modes returns in this part - Seasons. It consists of completing time-limited challenges for which you can gain exchangeable rewards. This time it offers more content, rewards and ways to play. In this installment, the Seasons system also introduces a new way to level up a MyPLAYER player and earn MyPLAYER rewards in The City (PS5, Xbox X/S) and Neighborhood (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC).
The expanded MyTEAM mode again offers players more ways to create and compete with their own dream squads. It is also expanded with each new Seasons update. As fans have requested, MyTEAM: Draft is also back, allowing players to complete their squads with a constantly updated pool of athletes. They can also compete in online multiplayer matches to earn rewards for their MyTEAM collections. In addition, progress and MyTEAM collections can be transferred between consoles within the same platform family (e.g. from PS4 to PS5 and vice versa). Similarly, players can also transfer their VC wallet, points and MyTEAM tokens.
NBA 2K22 has realistic graphics, in which both the stadiums and players have been reproduced in detail. The best impression is guaranteed for the next-generation console release, where you'll see the best basketball player models, realistic lighting and an expanded The City from MyCAREER mode. PC and previous-generation console owners will have to make do with slightly less spectacular graphics.
Game mode: single / multiplayer Multiplayer mode: Internet
Expectations: / 10 based on 8 votes.
PEGI rating NBA 2K22
NBA 2K22 System requirements
PC / Windows
- Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz / AMD FX-4100 3.6 GHz
- 4 GB RAM
- graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTS 450 / Radeon HD 7770 or better
- 110 GB HDD
- Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit
- Intel Core i5-4430 3.0 GHz / AMD FX-8370 3.4 GHz
- 8 GB RAM
- graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 770 / Radeon R9 270 or better
- 110 GB HDD
- Windows 7/8.1/10 64-bit