NBA 2K21 for Windows

  • Paid
  • In English
  • V 1.0
  • 4.4
  • (257)

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The world-renowned sports game legacy

The world-renowned sports game series continues with NBA 2K21. This installment of the popular basketball game app will feature extensive improvements in its graphics and gameplay. It will also provide competitive and community online features, as well as deep and varied game modes. All of this is to provide players with a one-of-a-kind immersion into the NBA basketball and culture. 

A mix of old and new

NBA 2K21 is the 22nd installment of the game series and the successor to the NBA 2K20. As with the past NBA 2k titles, fans can expect hardcore basketball simulation. You can play a typical basketball game by controlling an entire team or a player of your choice. The series emulates the National Basketball Association, so if you are a follower of the NBA games, you won’t have a hard time following the rules of the video game. 

Of course, there will also be the game modes, which you can try if you want to break the monotony of playing the main campaign. Players can also build and boost the career of their chosen players with the MyCareer mode by participating in off-court activities. On top of that, you can play as a team manager and create your dream team in the MyTeam feature.

This game showcases improvements to make your gaming experience better. Among the things that fans can enjoy are the unbeatable graphic fidelity and the 2-second load speeds. There are also new gameplay features and effects, such as ray-tracing and shadow effects. The game even has expanded game modes and some competitive online features.

Mamba forever

Aside from new game modes and features, NBA 2K21 also pays homage to the legendary Kobe Bryant. All versions of the game will offer a special Mamba Forever Edition that honors the late NBA player and his pursuit of victory and legacy in the sport. This edition will include the Kobe Bryant Digital collection. 

Inside the collection are the special MyPlayer Shoes and Jersey, and a sapphire Kobe MyTeam card. Players will also get virtual currencies, MyTeam points, MyTeam skill boosts, and MyTeam tokens. There will also be some promo packs and a Gatorade boost. 

While Kobe Byrant will grace the cover of the Mamba Forever Edition, the standard version will be bannered by two of the best basketball players of today. Portland Trail Blazer’s Damian Lillard will be the cover of the current generation platform. Meanwhile, New Orleans Pelicans’ Zion Williamson will grace the next-gen platform. 

Past, present, and future

For the 22nd title, NBA 2K21 has combined the past, present, and the future of the series. It still has some of the beloved features of the game, but it comes with improvements to level up the players’ experience. It also honors the late—and the great—Kobe Bryant, while presenting the current and the future stars of the basketball tournament. All in all, the game will cater to both long-time and new fans of the franchise. 


  • Improved graphics and gameplay
  • An edition dedicated to Kobe Bryant
  • Expanded game modes
  • Upgraded old features


  • Heavy on the resources
  • Riddled with microtransactions

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NBA 2K21 for PC

  • Paid
  • In English
  • V 1.0
  • 4.4
  • (257)

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