2K Games reveal The Jordan Challenge games for NBA 2K23

The Jordan Challenge will let NBA 2K23 players relive the 15 best games of Michael Jordan's career.


NBA 2K11 introduced gamers to The Jordan Challenge in 2010. The innovative sports game mode lets NBA fans relive their favorite moments from the storied career of the "Greatest of all Time". For some reason, 2K Games thought that 10 games weren't enough for Michael Jordan. More than a decade later, The Jordan Challenge is back for NBA 2K23. NBA 2K23 is adding five more games to The Jordan Challenge that will help "retell Jordan's ascension from college standout to NBA legend."

We're pretty sure that 2K Games had this revamped The Jordan Challenge planned all the way back in 2011 while waiting for 2023 to come.

The all-new Jordan Challenge will kick off with the game that solidified the path of the Chicago Bulls legend with "The National Championship Game" between the North Carolina Tar Heels against the Georgetown University Hoyas on March 29, 1982. Despite playing with future Hall of Famer, James Worthy, and against another Hall of Famer, Patrick Ewing, the 6-6 guard still stood out as he buried the game-winning shot to give his coach, Dean Smith, his first national championship.

The number "23" is virtually synonymous with Michael Jordan.

Here's a full list of all the games that are part of the Jordan Challenge for NBA 2K23:

  • The National Championship - March 29, 1982
  • Prelude to a Dream - July 9, 1984
  • God in Disguise - April 20, 1986
  • An All-Star Forever - February 7, 1988
  • The Shot - May 7, 1989
  • Shootout at the ATL Corral - 1990
  • NICE - March 28, 1990
  • The Jordan Rules - May 26, 1990
  • Showtime - June 2-12, 1991
  • The Shrug - June 3, 1992
  • Double Nickel - March 18, 1995
  • Father's Day - June 16, 1996
  • The Flu Game - June 11, 1997
  • Passing The Torch - December 17, 1997
  • The Last Dance - June 14, 1998
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In addition to new moments, 2K Games will use an "intricately designed video filter system" so that it can represent the late 80s and early 90s better. According to 2K, NBA 2K23 will have "era-specific broadcast elements" designed to capture the basketball games of their era, complete with straightforward graphics design and big block letters.

We're sure that basketball fans are excited to get their hands on NBA 2K23. Thankfully, just like clockwork, NBA 2K23 will come out on September 8 with Devin Booker and, of course, Michael Jordan, as the cover athletes, among others.

Speaking of NBA 2K23, the upcoming basketball sim is included in the Take-Two Interactive release pipeline scheduled from April through March 2025.

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