2K's latest instalment of their record breaking NBA line of games comes to smartphones in NBA 2K17, promising to be bigger and better than ever. The free app tasks players with taking their team to victory in career mode, earning points and upgrades along the way. Additional modes this year include single matches and an increased number of players.
On the Court
NBA 2K17 is a fast paced, addictive game with a host of unlock-able content. The controls, something which has always been tricky on smaller screens, have been revamped and simplified. Controlling players on the court is now done through a smaller number of actions. It still feels like a game of basketball, but with less of the imprecise frustrations of previous releases. The app does heavily feature top players hidden behind paywalls, however, which can be off-putting if you don't link to sink much money into games.
One for the Fans
With a simpler control system and European players, NBA 2K17 has a wider scope than ever before. Fans outside of America will find more to interest them, but the large cost required for competitive teams may deter others. A solid game that is worth a look.