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  • Summary: NBA arcade action is back with NBA 2K Playgrounds 2. The sequel takes street balling to the next level with an expansive roster of current and retired NBA players, improved online matchmaking with dedicated servers, four-player online matches, three-point contests, new playgrounds, customNBA arcade action is back with NBA 2K Playgrounds 2. The sequel takes street balling to the next level with an expansive roster of current and retired NBA players, improved online matchmaking with dedicated servers, four-player online matches, three-point contests, new playgrounds, custom matches, and more. Pick your team, get ready to jam, and Ball Without Limits. Expand
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
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  1. Oct 17, 2018
    81
    Arcade sports games aren't as plentiful as they once were so the fact that NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 is as enjoyable as it is speaks volumes for what the genre is capable of. Plus, those who played the original are sure to appreciate its additions and refined visuals.
  2. Oct 16, 2018
    80
    NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 adds depth to both the solo and multiplayer modes. Season mode improves the card collecting loop and Playgrounds Championship introduces ranked play for competitive users. The 2v2 basketball gameplay perhaps feels a bit too familiar but it’s refined in welcome ways. Pick-up-and-play arcade basketball is, thankfully, still alive and well.
  3. Oct 17, 2018
    78
    NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 offers an arcade basketball experience that's both fun and simple, with fluid gameplay and some over-the-top movements that really stand out when playing.
  4. Oct 16, 2018
    75
    If ever there was a game that could be boosted by an instant replay feature, it's NBA Playgrounds 2. There are times when you pull off a completely over-the-top slam, and having the option to watch it over from different angles would be fun.
  5. Oct 20, 2018
    74
    NBA 2K Playgrounds jumps in the right direction to occupy the throne of NBA Jam. In one year, Saber Interactive has managed to improve the designs of his big head players and controls in order to reach a bigger audience looking for fun. The game modes are limited, but Playgrounds 2 is a funny sport game to enjoy with friends and family. It’s a real shame that the game includes microtransactions.
  6. Oct 20, 2018
    74
    NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 is a step forward gameplay wise... but it excessively relies on microtransactions.
  7. Oct 20, 2018
    60
    It completely destroyed the balance between playing time and credits earned with it, making it very difficult to unlock the entire roster in acceptable time.

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