The new season of NBA basketball kicks off today, October 16, and to celebrate, 2K has dropped the price of NBA 2K19 on all platforms down to $40. That’s a pretty great discount for a game that launched just last month. So whether you prefer playing games on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, or PC, you can take advantage of this deal.
NBA 2K19 is this year’s installment of the annual basketball sim series. As with most years, it continues to bring considerable depth to its many modes. MyCareer mode is once again the game’s centerpiece. It has you create a player from scratch and fill out his skills and abilities as you progress through an eventful narrative that’s filled with twists and turns. Once you complete the campaign, you can continue honing your player in pick-up street matches and through full NBA seasons. Other modes include MyGM, which lets you manage a team, and the collectible card game MyTeam.
GameSpot gave the game 7 out of 10 in our NBA 2K19 review. “It’s impressive that the game of basketball has translated to controllers and screens in the way it has. If you want to immerse yourself in the sport and culture, NBA 2K19 has you covered with a breadth of content,” Michael Higham wrote.
The only real drawback is one fans of last year’s installment also complained about (though it’s not as bad this year): virtual currency. “At the end of the day, virtual currency (VC) rules everything around NBA 2K19–VC is used to upgrade stats, buy cosmetics, and purchase boost cards that provide a temporary ratings bump. Despite a slight shift towards rewarding those who grind for VC compared to 2K18, the system still feels as if it prefers you engage in microtransactions and buy VC with real money.”
If you want to add NBA 2K19 to your collection, you can get it for $40 at the links below. It’s unclear how long the price will remain discounted at some of the retailers, so your best bet is to hop on this deal fast.