If in the field of football video games, the confrontation between EA Sports, with its FIFA saga, and Konami, with Pro Evolution Soccer, is already reaching legendary heights, in the world of basketball games there's also a great rivalry between the Canadian guys of Electronic Arts, and their NBA Live, and the Californian developers of 2K Sports, with their NBA 2K saga.
And today we're introducing you to the latest version of this series of basketball games based on the 2016-2017 season of the best league in the world. NBA 2K17 is the eighteenth installment of this basketball simulation game in which we'll once again manage a franchise from the North American professional league, trying to dominate our conference, reach the playoffs, and win the ring awarded to the tournament's champions.
The best basketball game for iOS devices.
And all the latter from our iPhone or iPad, although it's not the only platform on which the game is available, as we can also pretend to become the next Michael Jordan from our Android device, since the APK can be downloaded from Google Play, on our Windows PC, or our video gaming console PS3, PS4, Xbox One or Xbox 360. However, all these versions are pay-to-play games, although in the case of iOS it only costs about 8 dollars. Almost nothing for any basketball fan like yourself.
The new My Career mode
And although you can continue playing the most classic mode in which you have to manage everything that has to do with a franchise, designing strategies and tactics, and handling each one of the players on the court, you can also make the most of the interesting My Career mode, very similar to FIFA 17's The Journey.
Here we'll be able to create a fully customized player, who may be our spitting image, or with attributes similar to the likes of some of the tournament's stars such as Stephen Curry, LeBron James or Paul George, who appears on this year's cover, to manage their career from scratch until you become the champion of the best league in the world, making all the important decisions in the sporting life of this kid.
Other interesting features
As well as the latter, we can also enjoy the following features and functions:
- Possibility to play with legendary NBA players of the likes of Shaquille O'Neal, Chris Webber or Kobe Bryant.
- You can also control some of the most emblematic basketball teams of all time such as the 1992 Dream Team, Jordan's Bulls or the Celtics of the 80s'.
- New badge system to improve the skills of your players.
- Play the EuroLeague with 21 teams from Europe such as Real Madrid, Alba Berlin or CSKA Moscow.
- Improved touchscreen controls and compatibility with physical gamepads.