A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Kids can learn about the sport of basketball and that exercising can be fun. They also can be exposed to healthy competition and city pride and learn that it's important to follow codes of conduct or be penalized for abusing them. NBA 2K14 lets kids become part of professional basketball as they dribble and shoot their way to victory.
NBA 2K14 is a family-friendly basketball simulation that mirrors the real NBA league. Gamers can play as their favorite basketball stars, on their favorite teams, in a number of modes. The game suggests playing pro sports is fun.
Positive Role Models
The game features all the NBA's top stars, including some of the greats from history.
Ease of Play
In the PlayStation 3 version tested for this review, NBA 2K14 is very easy to play. Of course it helps if you're familiar with the rules of basketball, but a tutorial mode will familiarize you with the controls.
Products & Purchases
Just like in the real NBA, many brands can be seen on the courts, in the stands, and on the players themselves. Brands include Kia, Spalding, Adidas, and State Farm.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that NBA 2K14 is a family-friendly, professional-basketball simulation. Players can play as or against their favorite players and teams. There isn't any controversial content to worry about, but be aware plenty of consumer brands can be seen, and online players can talk in an unmoderated and unfiltered environment.
Is It Any Good?
Did we miss something on diversity?
Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.