NBA 2K14 is the latest installment of the world’s biggest and best NBA video game franchise. With more than 38 Sports Game of the Year and “Best Of” mentions last year on console, 2K14 is set to rule the virtual hardwood on iOS. This year, we’ve joined forces with the league’s most dominant force: LeBron James. NBA 2K14 will raise the bar, yet again.
Like NBA 2K13 before it, NBA 2K14 is a lazy sequel. It’s shocking to look at videos of the two games side-by-side and see just how identical they look. The visuals aren’t pretty either — the audience looks terrible and some of the player models are downright inhuman. The only reason to get 2K14 is its updated roster and its LeBron James mode. Lebron’s Path to Greatness barely feels new considering it is replacing playable Michael Jordan highlights in 2K12 and the “Greatest Games” mode in 2K13. If you already have 2K12 or 2K13, NBA 2K14 is almost certainly not worth its asking price. 2K’s NBA games tend to get excellent reviews on consoles but it’s just not the same on mobile. The controls aren’t great, the visuals are ugly, and the AI is terrible. When I win, I want to feel like I overcame a tough opposing team instead of janky controls and incompetent teammates. View more in NBA 2K14 Review.