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Review: NBA 2K23’s microtransaction obsession spoils an otherwise great game

2K’s latest sports game is at once exceptional and utterly insidious

Gameplay director
Mike Wang
Key Credits
Joel Friesch (Art director), Andrew Marrinson (Lead engineer)
3 / 5
Review: NBA 2K23’s microtransaction obsession spoils an otherwise great game

This game should go down as one of the best sports games ever, instead it's a chilling reminder of the chokehold microtransactions have over the genre.

  • Excellent gameplay
  • MyNBA Eras should be copied by every sports game on earth 
  • Visual stunner
  • Microtransactions have never been more prevalent or insidious 
  • MyCareer mode is a gateway drug to a gambling addiction 
3 / 5
Version tested
PlayStation 5
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