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NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13 / PlayStation 3
editor score 6.5
user score 7.8
Release Date







Visual Concepts


2K Sports

This new entry in the successful NBA2k franchise is Executive Produced by none other than Jay-Z. The idea behind it is to have Jay-Z have some involvement in the game and to pick the soundtrack.

Cover Athletes

While NBA 2K11 and 2K12 featured past legends, 2K13 places rising young stars on the cover. From left to right, the cover shows Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder, and Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls.


Jay-Z personally hand-selected the licenesed soundtrack for NBA 2K13.

  • The Hours - "Ali in the Jungle"
  • Too Short - "Blow The Whistle (Main)"
  • Eric B. and Rakim - "I Ain't No Joke"
  • Phoenix - "1901"
  • Jay-Z - "Pump It Up (Freestyle)"
  • Puff Daddy and the Family - "Victory" (feat. The Notorious B.I.G. & Busta Rhymes)
  • Daft Punk - "Around the World (Radio Edit)"
  • Santigold - "Shove It" (feat. Spank Rock)
  • Jay-Z - "Run This Town" (feat. Kanye West & Rihanna)
  • Dirty Projectors - "Stillness is the Move"
  • Nas - "The World Is Yours"
  • Coldplay - "Viva La Vida"
  • Roy Ayers - "We Live in Brooklyn, Baby"
  • Justice - "Stress"
  • Jay-Z - "The Bounce" (feat. Kanye West)
  • Kanye West - "We Major" (feat. Nas & Really Doe)
  • Mobb Deep - "Shook Ones, Pt. II"
  • Kanye West - "Amazing" (feat. Young Jeezy)
  • Meek Mill - "Ima Boss (Instrumental feat. Rick Ross)"
  • Kanye West - "Mercy" (feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz)
  • U2 - "Elevation"
  • Jay-Z - "On to the Next One" (feat. Swizz Beatz)
  • Jay-Z - "Public Service Announcement"
  • Jay-Z - "H.A.M (Instrumental)"

PC System Requirements


  • OS: Windows XP Service Pack III, Vista Service Pack II, Windows Seven
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or equivalent AMD processor
  • RAM: 2 GB or more
  • Graphic Card: Video card with 512 MB or more memory Nvidia Geforce 6600 or ATI Radeon equivalent
  • SOUND: Any sound card which supports DirectX 9.0
  • DIRECT X : Direct X 9.0 or more