"2K Sports has such a stranglehold on the virtual basketball playground that it’s not even fair. EA has not even bothered to release a product to market for the last two years (although it appears they may try to get back in the game next year). Last year, in my NBA 2K12 review, I concluded that it was the greatest basketball game ever created, and one of the best sports titles of all time. I ended the review by offering hope that 2K Sports would not give in to complacency for NBA 2K13. After all, following a game like last year’s, what more could they do? Well, the answer is that they could keep hold of the same winning formula while adding a few gameplay features, a killer new mode, and some hip presentation."