NBA 2K11 Demo Now Available

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Posted September 14th, 2010 at 2:32 am

The demo for NBA 2K11 is out now for the Xbox 360 and will be arriving on the PS3 late this afternoon. If not spotted on the marketplace the download can be added to the queue here.

Featuring a rematch of the NBA Finals the Boston Celtics take on the Los Angeles Lakers in the demo which consists of a single four minute quarter. It is locked into the default difficulty level of “pro” and does not include commentary.

I’ll be working up impressions, videos, and lead into another video Padrecast over the next few days. Until then feel free to leave your thoughts on the NBA 2K11 demo in the comments!

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IOG4REPVI33YY5DZBPH33OEHCA Mac

    i dont understand this loyalty to a gaming company isnt it more smart to just buy the better game because if im spending 60 on a game it better be the best

  • Chris804

    Umm I just wanna kno y do sum of yall ALWAYS argue on the internet over video games?? Just buy the game u like & be happy. Y be mad at sumone else because they like a different game??

  • Chris804

    Umm I just wanna kno y do sum of yall ALWAYS argue on the internet over video games?? Just buy the game u like & be happy. Y be mad at sumone else because they like a different game??

  • Chigh5

    wen is the ps3 demo coming ?

  • Chigh5

    wen is the ps3 demo coming ?

  • Hater–Aide

    Where the heck is the demo for the ps3?

  • Hater–Aide

    Where the heck is the demo for the ps3?

  • Hater–Aide

    I understand why they are releasing it late and this is “SAD BUT TRUE.” In previous years I have always supported the 2K brand. I promise, I have every series since 2k8. However in 2k10 really dissappointed me, and the reason why is funny, I felt as if the play of the game was stagnant. I mean I wanted to control say Jason Kidd making him cut to the hole or Marion. You couldnt do it in the 2k games however in NBA Live its possible. I purchased both versions 2k and Live and really like the gameplay and graphics better “JMO” however. Basically 2k sucked in 10 I mean it. Who cares about the MY PLAYER crap, its a waste of space. Give me all the teams and let me play all the teams of choices ONLINE meaning 92 bulls against 2010 Lakers. Spend more time developing that engine. Sorry I got off the point just wanted to throw my 2 cents in there

    • Mikeb

      You are probably the minor about the My Player. It’s a huge edition, and most likely the reason Elite improved their create a legend.

  • xzcowman

    i think the demo for the ps3 is coming around like 5

  • Mikeb

    The game is excellent. Shooting is fun now making players like Kobe a beauty to play as (only if you can shoot). Everything about this game looks so polished, and it’s just a demo.

  • xzcowman

    does anybody have any clue when the demo for the ps3 is coming out?
    plz reply!

  • xzcowman

    EVERYBODY!
    NBA 2K11 DEMO FOR THE PS3 IS OUT!
    YOU MAY NOT FIND IT IN THE N SECTION OR NEW REALEASES YET.
    GO TO THE TOP AND TYPE IN “NBA”
    SCROLL DOWN AND IT WILL SAY 2K11 DEMO.
    HOPE YOU GUYS ENJOY IT!

  • Theprocess

    PS3 Demo is out. Search for it.

  • Anonymous

    I’m rather upset that playcalling isn’t in the demo. For a feature that is as talked about as it is, you would think it would be in the demo, even if it’s just watered down.

  • NELL86

    Who all coming to the memorial services of nba elite on OCT 5 personally i wont make it cuz i will be playing NBA 2k11

  • Anonymous

    I’ll be buying Elite on Oct 5th if that;s what you’re asking.

    • NELL86

      Goodluck wit that

  • shimoda

    Who thinks 2k must release the game sooner?

    Someone should start a campaing about that in internet.

    Release the game 2k!!!!!! Release the gaaaameeee!!!

  • Buck_Foston_

    I like the demo, but I was expecting to be blown away after reading all the hype from 360 fans. Of course I have a ps3 which always has a worse ported 2k version which just pisses me off. Man I really hope Elite 11 plays alot better than it looks. I want Elite 11 this year. Elite 11′s demo is supposed to be a decent chuck of the game with options. I’m looking forward to it. I want the Durant this year.

  • Buck_Foston_

    I like the demo, but I was expecting to be blown away after reading all the hype from 360 fans. Of course I have a ps3 which always has a worse ported 2k version which just pisses me off. Man I really hope Elite 11 plays alot better than it looks. I want Elite 11 this year. Elite 11′s demo is supposed to be a decent chuck of the game with options. I’m looking forward to it. I want the Durant this year.

  • Buck_Foston_

    IMO no matter what Elite’s final product is list that game for $49.99 I guarantee sales will double up.

    • Geeznutz

      Why would they lower the price don’t they think they have a superior product in nba elite ?

      • Buck_Foston_

        They thought in the beggining sure, but they gotta know 2K11 hype meter is bigger than I’ve ever seen it, it’s a huge monster right now.

    • Geeznutz

      Why would they lower the price don’t they think they have a superior product in nba elite ?

  • Buck_Foston_

    IMO no matter what Elite’s final product is list that game for $49.99 I guarantee sales will double up.

  • Buck_Foston_

    IMO no matter what Elite’s final product is list that game for $49.99 I guarantee sales will double up.

  • Buck_Foston_

    IMO no matter what Elite’s final product is list that game for $49.99 I guarantee sales will double up.

  • LJ7321

    Gameplay is already wayy better than last year’s. In-air collisions look good so far, the player’s bodies react on how they collide. different types jumpers by players most notably Pierce, Allen and Kobe looking very smooth. Pierce’s three animation is dead on. Dribbling is also alot smoother, but im struggling on it. Graphics are great, some players look great others are still a little weird looking and the colors are more vibrant. And uhhh Ray Allen chomping on his gum after making a three. So yep. Here comes my birthday present!

    • Anonymous

      when you say pierce’s three animation, do you mean his 3pt shot or his animation he makes when he pumpfakes sumbody into a foul like he always does?

      • LJ7321

        lol his 3pt shot. I havent gotten to see the patented pierce flop in the game but if they have that, i would definitely use it as a celtic, but hate it if i play them. I also hope they have that crybaby face he does when he does it

        • Anonymous

          lol as a celtics fan tht hurt but its so dam true…if they do put his flop in the game tht would be very interesting…

          • LJ7321

            lol im sure they have some new facial expressions. and im sorry.. coming from a depressed knicks fan for 9 years

      • LJ7321

        lol his 3pt shot. I havent gotten to see the patented pierce flop in the game but if they have that, i would definitely use it as a celtic, but hate it if i play them. I also hope they have that crybaby face he does when he does it

  • LJ7321

    Gameplay is already wayy better than last year’s. In-air collisions look good so far, the player’s bodies react on how they collide. different types jumpers by players most notably Pierce, Allen and Kobe looking very smooth. Pierce’s three animation is dead on. Dribbling is also alot smoother, but im struggling on it. Graphics are great, some players look great others are still a little weird looking and the colors are more vibrant. And uhhh Ray Allen chomping on his gum after making a three. So yep. Here comes my birthday present!

  • xzcowman

    Demo is awsome and fun! (:
    But, i was kinda disappointed because you can’t change teams. ):
    I was really looking foward to using the celtics. l:

  • http://twitter.com/ajs41072 Anthony Suriano

    –for those saying PS3 gets things last, the FIFA 11 demo is out tonight on PSN and tomorrow on XBL.

    –i’m sure NBA 2K11 will be great, but this demo is pretty bare bones.

    • Buck_Foston_

      yeah Anthony, if 2K wins every year and has a huge fan base and sells a ton of units why do they put out such a little demo. That I don’t get. How about 10 minutes and you can switch teams.

  • Buck_Foston_

    Honestly I think 2K wins over its fans every year not because it’s clearly a better game, but because of the player animations and the player models being so authentic. I truly don’t buy how much better the game is because all peeps do online anyway is force shots int he paint the #1 flaw of 2K. Plus all their fans play online they aren’t buying it to play sim offline. I didn’t have that much fun with the demo. I had more fun popping in old azz NBA Live 08 and I even like08′s clear dull graphics more than 2k11 bright bold graphics.

    • Nphillyk

      Not everybody plays online man. I have only played maybe 10 games online the past two years. I spend the majority of my time playing against (live) friends at my house or in Association mode.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Christian-Barnes/100000166035705 Christian Barnes

    I’m a Live/elite Fan and i love how 2k11 looks i hate how da game feels…. da dribbling move suck 2 me… i feels like u ain’t got no control when it comes 2 dribbling…..i’m just flicking da left stick around and getting no where fast….. i’m still plan on buying 2k11… and i will keep playng da demo till i get use 2 da dribbling mechanic’s till da game drop…. if i can ‘t get use 2 it. i will not buy this game. cuz i pride games on how there feel not how there look.

  • Bmgoff11

    demo is ok not seeing a lot more then 2k10// plays slow /the crowd is better but it justs feels old

    • Anonymous

      That is because the game is 2k10 at its core. When will you guys realize the smoke screen that is 2k marketing. You guys are such sheep. They just keep recycling the same bullshit year after year and put it in a prettier package each year. They even were so bold to come out and tell you that the game is more or less 2k10 with alot more polish. I don’t know what kind of polish they use because I am not seeing it.

      This demo is horrible. They flood this game with so many animations that the game cant function at a decent pace. I am betting that this game is no where near 60fps. This game felt like Madden did in 08 on the PS3 when it was 30fps while the 360 version was at 60fps.

      Sorry dude but this game is bunk. It is however amazing what name recognition and ancient history can do for a game. Maybe we have to wait another 10 years like in Madden before people realize how big a piece of shit this franchise truly is. If you dislike Madden, there is no way in hell that you can like this game.

      • Mac10

        i guess u absolutely hate steve jobs and apple right? cause they do the samething with there products they have the potential to make the best ipod, macbook or what ever it is u wanna call it but they always hold back, its called marketinmg for a reason, its how they make their money and its not just them everybody dose it, they only give u a lil bit and keep slightly improvinhg just so they can get more money out of u, its all a part of economics…. this is why they make millions and why ur 35 and work the drive-thru at wendy’s, gotta learn to flip ur money babygirl

  • Bmgoff11

    the game did feel unresponsive a lot the animations didnt let me keep control of my player but that is how 2k plays // will get threw game fly

  • jusmegamer

    Looks great as usual. No long drawn out typing needed. Sportsgame of the year so-far

  • Saucemoney01

    That 2K11 demo was sick. Whoa!

    • Anonymous

      2k Demo MADE ME SICK. This is game is a complete piece of shit. Now I fully understand why you guys think Elite is so fast. This game plays like a bunch of 45 year olds playing on the court. SLLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOOOW. I played this demo for a solid hour then popped in Madden and the game felt like it was on warp speed.

      The scripted animations in this game are a plenty and while that might look cool, not having any control over it makes it nothing more than just watching a game. Some of the crap that pissed me off in this game are a follows.
      1) Radom routine passes are missed by players and go out of bounds.
      2) Entirely too many pass blocks, many are just pure BS
      3) Same problem that live 10 had with too many gimme shots being missed in the paint. Thanks Mike Wang for Going Back to 2k and taking that crap with you.
      4) The graphics are no where near as good as the propaganda would suggest.
      5) All of the dribble moves and moves in general are too slow to play out and very easily defendable. For example Rondo is easy as shit to guard 1 on 1. No need to off ball defend him because his moves are so slow and you can just turbo to keep a body in front of him.
      6) Defense down low is a piece of cake because the lane gets so crowd and the big men moves are so slow its easy to block any shots down there.
      7) The deep outlet pass in transition to a wide open dunker happens too frequently. Every game I played boston did this at least once. CAN ANYONE SAY SCRIPTED!!!!!!!!!!!
      8) The player introductions are sorry as hell and whats with the grayscaling of all the players except Rondo, for example? You would think with all this emphasis on presentation 2k could have given you real player introductions…..EPIC FAIL 2k.
      9) Overall this game feels like your in a 1/4 mile race starting in 4th gear. Nothing about this game feels right. Sorry 2k but I gave your demo a solid try and now I have no worries at all about what game I will be buying this year. Now I know why EA canned Mike Wangs ass. Couldn’t get the job done at EA so shitcan them to 2k just like EA did with Ben Brinkman and we all know how that worked out (MLB2K8). If you play your cards right maybe 2k can land David Ortiz and you can have another APFB2K8 game. You sheep are total suckers.

      2K11 IS WORSE THAN 2K10 AND WORSE THAN LIVE 10 FOR THAT MATTER.

      • projectkage

        Ladies and gentlemen, Daley has just given you 9 reasons he’s a EA fanboy right here. All of this is absolutely flat out hysterical.

        • Anonymous

          ATTACK THE POSTER. That is all 2k fanboys can do. Dude say all you want about me because there is no way in hell you are happy about this game. This game is utter shit. When you strip away all the verier of the Jordan, the My Player, the pressers, the half time show, the sneakers, you see this game for what it really is……A PIECE OF SHIT.

          I fee so sorry for you guys at this point. You have been riding me pretty hard about this game only to have it backfire in your faces. You talk so much shit about elite but now we get a first hands on look at the steaming pile of shit that is 2k11. This game isn’t even better than 2k10.

          Now i fully understand why EA hasn’t released the demo yet. They all know that 2k is shit and they want 2kfans to marinade in that stench before they drop there demo. Sorry protectkage, I won’t stoop to your pathetic level and insult you. I am sticking to the topic at hand and that topic is 2k basketball. EPIC FAIL 2K……THANKS MIKE WANG….TWO THUMBS UP.

          Hey Mike Wang: I think you better use some of that polish you used in 2k11 to polish up that resume. I think you will be needing it pretty soon………ROTFLMAO. No wonder why EA shitcanned you.

          • projectkage

            I don’t know what’s worse, the fact you are a hypocrite, or that you keep slurping EA’s dick? This “steaming pile of shit” will sell millions more than the “mountain full” that is Elite garbage. No one really gives a damn about what you have to say because you already lost the battle with me.

        • Anonymous

          FANBOY? Where is there one positive reference to either Live10 or Elite in my post. Don’t Look, I will save you the trouble. THERE ARE NONE!!!!!!!

          I played the demo and its crap. No mystery, no speculation, no fanboydom. Just pure unadulterated crap. At least my comments about the game are a hands assessment of the game and not some fanboy rhetoric that you and your flunkies partake in. Grow up dude. Its not about fanboys its about the games and 2k sucks ballz PERIOD! YOU ARE DISMISSED.

          • projectkage

            The hypocrisy is strong within you.

          • projectkage

            As far as all of us here the put up with you constant bullshit everyday are concerned, you don’t have to say ANYTHING positive about EA sports for us to point out that you are a fanboy. Your comments and especially your reputation on this site alone is enough to justify the facts. You refuse to give actual positive criticism to anything that 2K has done with this game and yet, instead of giving an actual opinion, you completely bash it because of your undoubted bias.

            Furthermore, all this talk about Mike Wang getting ridiculous. And if I’m not mistaken, he’s one of the key reasons if not, THE key reason why NBA Live 10 was as close as it has been to matching 2K’s quality. Fast forward a year later and you will see an obvious regression in NBA Elite 11. They have been pushing NOTHING but control since its inception. As seen with the few of the 5 on 5 scrimmages we have seen in the past couple of weeks, the fundamentals of the sports are not being represented properly even with their RTP in place. Sure EA is trying to make it a fun game to play and that’s a good thing, but when trying to make a SIMULATION, what they have shown recently certainly isn’t the direction you’d want to take. The worst part about it all, even with the ESPN implementation, it’s definitely not helping them much either

            Are you taking notes? This is “direct criticism” and it’s something you should learn to do. Maybe you will, when you finally grow up.

          • Sportsgamer

            I said it somewhere in these posts, Daley is like the Jersey Shore of these forums. He’s so terrible its just good comedy. Be thankful he gives us what he does to read. Its just funny. Who doesnt like laughing AT people.

          • projectkage

            As far as all of us here the put up with you constant bullshit everyday are concerned, you don’t have to say ANYTHING positive about EA sports for us to point out that you are a fanboy. Your comments and especially your reputation on this site alone is enough to justify the facts. You refuse to give actual positive criticism to anything that 2K has done with this game and yet, instead of giving an actual opinion, you completely bash it because of your undoubted bias.

            Furthermore, all this talk about Mike Wang getting ridiculous. And if I’m not mistaken, he’s one of the key reasons if not, THE key reason why NBA Live 10 was as close as it has been to matching 2K’s quality. Fast forward a year later and you will see an obvious regression in NBA Elite 11. They have been pushing NOTHING but control since its inception. As seen with the few of the 5 on 5 scrimmages we have seen in the past couple of weeks, the fundamentals of the sports are not being represented properly even with their RTP in place. Sure EA is trying to make it a fun game to play and that’s a good thing, but when trying to make a SIMULATION, what they have shown recently certainly isn’t the direction you’d want to take. The worst part about it all, even with the ESPN implementation, it’s definitely not helping them much either

            Are you taking notes? This is “direct criticism” and it’s something you should learn to do. Maybe you will, when you finally grow up.

          • Zman2o

            yo daley the only reason u think its crap is because u hate 2k with a passion, and i dont see wuts ur beef wit 2k.. all the times i’ve ben on this site u havent said not one positive thing about the game and you claim to be unbias. but i didnt come in here to argue cuz its a waste of time.. no matter how many times we try to change ur mind about the game, u jus not trynna hear us out, so enjoy nba elite 11 hope they deliver…

        • Anonymous

          FANBOY? Where is there one positive reference to either Live10 or Elite in my post. Don’t Look, I will save you the trouble. THERE ARE NONE!!!!!!!

          I played the demo and its crap. No mystery, no speculation, no fanboydom. Just pure unadulterated crap. At least my comments about the game are a hands assessment of the game and not some fanboy rhetoric that you and your flunkies partake in. Grow up dude. Its not about fanboys its about the games and 2k sucks ballz PERIOD! YOU ARE DISMISSED.

      • CHAD I GINSBURG

        Here goes Daley just trying to ruin this forum. Pasta, if we don’t get an ignore feature here soon then I’m heading elsewhere to discuss this stuff. Every damn time there is some good conversation, this Daley character jumps in with his small man complex and derails everything. As owner of this forum, you need to do something Pasta! You don’t have to ban the child, but give us the option to ignore him. This is getting old!

      • Nphillyk

        Sooooo, let me see…Do I take the opinion of a known 2K HATER or those willing to give their honest opinions about the game??? Ummm….I believe I’ll take the honest opinions thank you.

      • Saucemoney01

        Hey Daley, dude stop wacking off the gay porn. Go outside & get fresh air. NBA 2K has blowed EA basketball for the last 10 years. You must have an IQ of 70.
        Your 35 living in your Mom’s basement.
        Mike Wang did not get canned you EA lover.
        He saw the crap of a game EA was making and got the hell out of dodge.

  • http://twitter.com/bigdaneaymane Dane Sullivan

    I am completely in awe of this game. I felt 2k10 was a phenomenal game despite it’s flaws, but this game is on a completely different level. The attention to detail is flat-out amazing. The little things like when a player loses control of the ball for a second then has to re-gather or how many different animations when just catching a pass leave me speechless.

    I honestly can not believe how the CPU Rondo plays. Its mimics his style so well it is scary. His drive and dish is devastating

    Couple of flaws though. Players still feel like they stand around too much, but hopefully that changes when we can run plays. Also, I’ll never understand how in the world people play with the broadcast view. Yes, it makes for a more realistic representation of an NBA broadcast, but you can’t see many passing angles, or see whats happening down the court in fast-break opportunies on both sides of the ball.

    So glad Halo:Reach came out to hold me over until Oct. 5. I’m convinced we are about to be blessed with THE greatest sports title of all-time.

    • Nphillyk

      I agree with the whole broadcast view thing. It’s called “broadcast” view for a reason. I prefer to play on the 2K view personally. Which I also think is called “2K view” for a reason. lol

      • http://twitter.com/bigdaneaymane Dane Sullivan

        Yeah, 2k cam is my go-to too. It’s just funny to me because basketball is the ultimate game of angles and I think the 2k Team gets that perfect, but in broadcast view you can’t even see what type of angles are there or the spacing between players in some instances.

        I really believe the short length and option to only play with one team in the demo is because 2K is so confident in this game that they literally want to tease you with it and I’m okay with it, but it would be nice to have one broadcast view and one up and down view for us that don’t ever use broadcast.

        • Nphillyk

          Exactly right, I refuse to play against my friends who prefer the broadcast view for the same reasons you just mentioned. What are your overall impressions of the demo? I know it’s not much to go on being as though the quarter length is so short, but what are the strengths, etc? And you can only play on broadcast view in the demo??? I haven’t played it yet so I don’t know. I will have to wait until I get home tonight to download it. If so, I might not even try it out as I’m already sure it will be a great game.

  • Adadf

    Terrible Demo, you aren’t really able to test out any of the new controls as, well as only being allowed to play with one team.

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/J6SD2KR4VWPT6U2SELUIUUWTZU Robert

    I was disappointed in the demo. It feels way too slow and deliberate. Players still get stuck in animations and the passing is dreadful. I’m not sure why everyone is so high on this game. They haven’t really addressed the gameplay issues that have plaugued the series over the years.

  • http://twitter.com/bigdog98 ɱȍƞƐ¥ßaġȥ

    this demo is a joke so I can only use the fakers i just dont like the damn team so I played once and is simply a joke some how the graphics look worst i mean i know is a demo but come on madden looked great in the demo the game play feels like tha same shit i will not spend 60$ on another roster update I’ll wait for elite to see if it delivers. note I am not a fan of either game so i can care less witch one is the “best” in peoples opinion i will only buy the better game period

    • Saucemoney01

      Your a joke.

  • Cal Bears

    what day does the game come out?

  • Cal Bears

    what day does the game come out?

  • Nphillyk

    While I did not like the severe limitations of the demo (1 five minute qtr, can’t switch teams, one camera angle), I will say that I was overall impressed with what 2K has done with the gameplay this year. Graphics look amazing (could be enhanced slightly by my 46″ 1080p HDTV though ;-)), control and player movement feels solid, like the new dribbling mechanics though they will take some time to get used to. Overall I think the demo was a teaser as to what a great game NBA 2K11 will be. Nothing more, nothing less.

  • Jaguar12378

    it sucks, 1 4 min quarter, no camera view changing, and no iso motion? how am i supposed to break ankles?

  • Jaguar12378

    dont get me wrong, 2k10 is beast, but this seems like a bit of a step back

  • Jaguar12378

    yo, i just tried nba elite 11, lol that game is laughable! it reminds me of double dribble from nintendo, the original nintendo! i cant believe EA put out such garbage

  • jj1220

    daley sucks

  • http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com Dax

    Awesome. I can’t wait to get this.

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