Best NBA Video Games

Lists the 10 best NBA video games from 2K to NBA live

The Top Ten

1 NBA 2K11

Like that you get to chose your nba team

This is the best 2K ever made, and also the last good one. 2K13+ is pure trash and I'm glad I never bought any of them.

Very good game.Good mechanics.My player mode is phenomenal.All in all great game


2 NBA 2K14

2k14 & 2k16 were the only NBA games that I enjoyed

Best! No Doubt in That!

100 percent, my first 2k as well

Another old one that really stood out to me. There are lots of cool things in this one. You can be legends, current teams, or some weird things like pandas or stick figures. You can really dunk like crazy in this one!

3 Basketball Jam
4 NBA Hangtime
5 NBA Elite
6 NBA 2K16

This one is the best no question.

This is way better than NBA 2K 15, which in my opinion was really horrible. This 2K has way better graphics, has a better MyCareer mode and it has better reviews.

Great game

7 NBA Showdown
8 NBA 2K17

This game was garbage. - TheFriendlyMex

By far the best 2k for MyCareer. It had the best park system, best myCourt system, best myteam system and best regular mycareer prelude story

The my career is amazing and it's addicting. - Bradysnothing

I love nba 2k17 it possible number 1

9 Super Basketball
10 NBA 2K15

I have high hopes for this game on the next gen version seeing how 2K14 went.

The Contenders

11 NBA 2K12

Highly underrated best game

Best basketball game!


12 NBA Pro-Hoops
13 NBA 2K13

The last of the 2K games I have listed but it still made it in the top 5! It is pretty much the same as 2K12 except for some little things.

With Wilt Chamberlain? I will buy!

Its one of the older games but still one of the best. Its Mycareer is fun and things in the VC store aren't expensive.

14 NBA Street

Last one: that's right the oldest one yet NBA street. Lets face it the main reason people bot the gamecube was to play this. I'm not saying its bad there is many more games. I'm just doing 7.

15 NBA 2K18

The worst 2k ever. - TheFriendlyMex

best game

Game is trash mycareer in this game is too inconsistent most overhyped 2k

16 NBA 2K19

This game is ultimately trash. This game has no logic, the animations are ass, some builds which are not suppose to shoot are shooting consistently, good releases on shooting builds do not go in but non shooting with worse releases go in, if u guys want to buy 2k, I suggest waiting for 2k20, sell 2k19 and I hope Ronnie2k learns how to make better games

17 NBA Basketball Showdown
18 NBA 2K20

Its okay the mycarrer is trash

19 NBA Live 14

The graphics are not good in this game but I like the dynasty gameplay and the realistic stats.

20 NBA Live 2003

Like he said it’s got a real mj in it.

It’s got mj in it who doesn’t love mj

21 Arch Rivals Arch Rivals

NBA Jam before NBA Jam!

! Punching and pantsing, you could even dunk from the 3pt line from the right angle, good for 3 points!

22 NBA Street Vol 2

This and NBA Ballers are top tier ps2 basketball games. Endless fun from my childhood - Dorito

23 NBA Live 2005
24 NBA Live 2002

It’s got mj in it and he can actually dunk good unlike nba live 2003 2003 is ok but mj in that game just sucks he can’t dunk that good but in 2002 he can dunk a lot better.

25 NBA 2K3
26 NBA Jam

Arcade classic. Boomshakalaka! He's on fire!

27 NBA 2K8
28 NBA Live 06
29 NBA Live 18
30 NBA Live 07
31 NBA Live 15
32 NBA Ballers Phenom
33 NBA Live 10

I love the PA announcer on this game.

34 NBA 2K9
35 NBA General Manager
36 NBA Street V3
37 NBA Live 16
38 NBA 07
39 Madden NFL 13

So good its on this list

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List StatsUpdated 25 Sep 2019

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