Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. One of the best five-on-five games for any platform. [Mar 2004, p.84]
  2. Despite its minor flaws, NBA Live 2004 could be the best basketball game ever made.
  3. Nothing is more basketball than humiliating your opponent with ball handling and dribbling, and the Freestyle Control offers the gratification and humiliation experienced by any player no a court that was just faked out in front of a sell-out crowd.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 56 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. MichaelH.
    Mar 12, 2005
    10
    This game rocks.
  2. MartijnvandeV.
    Sep 5, 2004
    7
    If u compare this to other games, NBA 2004 isn't that good. But I just love playing basketball.
  3. TheMan
    Jan 20, 2004
    10
    Online play makes this game TIGHT.