NBA 2K19

Game review by Jeff Haynes, Common Sense Media
NBA 2K19 Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 10+

Basketball sim boosts content, but old issues still remain.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 18 reviews

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.

A Lot or a Little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Stands out for .

Community Reviews

age 2+

Pass or Miss

Understand 2k19 is going for realistic gameplay but if I have a wide open shot with somebody likes Stephen Curry Michael Jordan Larry Bird Kevin Durant Scottie Pimpin Steve Kerr Kyle Kroger no one should have to pass the ball in order to make a wide-open non contested shot in the middle of a game especially on a fast-break and I don't know what it is with Shaquille O'Neal Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Manute Bol and Clyde Drexler missing post shots a non contested layups with almost full bars realistically unrealistic 2K if you're in it for the graphics good game but if you're looking for realistic gameplay it's not here

This title has:

Too much consumerism
age 10+

good game, but horrible physics

2K19 is a good game, but it has it's problems. first, The physics I cannot stand. people can fly through my character and it makes the game feel incomplete. But the game is fun and high scoring for both teams. Also the graphics look great in my opinion.

This title has:

Easy to play/use

Game Details

Our Editors Recommend

  • NBA 2K18 Poster Image

    NBA 2K18

    Basketball game embraces online play, huge product promos.

    age 10+
  • NBA Live 19 Poster Image

    NBA Live 19

    Street ball is great, but court play still shoots airballs.

    age 9+
  • Madden NFL 19 Poster Image

    Madden NFL 19

    New season of football tackles fun, improved gameplay.

    age 8+
  • MLB The Show 18 Poster Image

    MLB The Show 18

    Great baseball sim just misses knocking it out of the park.

    age 8+

Themes & Topics

Browse titles with similar subject matter.

  • Cartoon picture of basketball, football, and medal
    Sports and Martial Arts
    See all
  • Cartoon picture of luggage and a map
    See all

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate