NBA 2K16 vs. NBA Live 16 Head to Head Review

Verdict:

It wasn’t the landslide victory that everyone thought it would be after seeing each of their predecessors and that is good for basketball fans; it keeps developers on their toes and challenges them to do more. While NBA Live did an admirable job at keeping up this year, but still just couldn’t quite get over the hump. While this is something to look forward to this next season, NBA 2K15 is still the King of the Hardwood for now.

Aaron Cooley Themm
HR Professional by day, Freelance Writer and VLOGGER by night! Check out my opinion pieces at ThisGenGaming.com and while you are at it, jump to youtube.com where you can see my videos from Dumbbells and Joysticks focused on Video Games and Fitness/Nutrition. (You'll also be able to tune into the Video Game side of things on ThisGenGaming too!)
About the author

Aaron Cooley Themm

HR Professional by day, Freelance Writer and VLOGGER by night! Check out my opinion pieces at ThisGenGaming.com and while you are at it, jump to youtube.com where you can see my videos from Dumbbells and Joysticks focused on Video Games and Fitness/Nutrition. (You'll also be able to tune into the Video Game side of things on ThisGenGaming too!)
  • Jeromy Hodges

    Well how the game looks is all that matters anyway, right? 2k is crap.

    • Mike Henderson

      I agree…2k stinks. I haven’t played live…but I am sure that I will never purchase another 2k game in my life.

      • Doug Hutchison

        I have 2k15 and chose 2k because EA is terrible and unfortunately have exclusive rights to NFL. I have always liked 2k over EA but Im willing to try Live 16, just dont have a good reason to yet.

      • John

        No. You do not know what basketball is. You have not experienced 2k16 then. Just stop

  • Mike Henderson

    In the 4th tab (Gameplay), it talks about NBA 2k16, but when compared to Live, it only mentions NBA Live 14 and 15…was this just a foul up? or are you just comparing 2k16 to Live 15? That seems unfair.

  • Sheunesu

    The guy probably made a mistake when he did this and thought live 15 or 2k15 was this year’s games

  • RagsOnYouSchwags

    lol, why the eff would anyone listen to a dude who can’t even figure out if he’s comparing 2016 versions or 2015 versions. go back and get your ged dude, then come back and write some reviews, mmkay?

  • Jimmy

    If we are talking straight visual fidelity and the realism of the faces and bodies of the players NBA Live 16 looks loads better. NBA 2K16 looks a little cartoony.