NBA Live 2005 PC

Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
Buy On
  1. 70
    Improved graphics, a deeper dynasty mode, and an All-Star weekend simulator that's genuinely fun to play.
  2. Computer Gaming World
    70
    The humbling slam-dunk competition attempts to cement EA's street credibility but fails. It's just too unforgiving to be considered anything other than a flashy extra. [March 2005, p.77]
  3. Come on EA, give us something new to write about with your next release. [Jan 2005, p.90]
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Mar 13, 2016
    10
    I think everybody should get this game because this is the best basketball game on the planet! And you can do slam dunk contests, 3-pointI think everybody should get this game because this is the best basketball game on the planet! And you can do slam dunk contests, 3-point contests and many more! Full Review »
  2. BjS.
    Jun 28, 2006
    10
    The EA Sports Freestyle Control continues to revolutionize your ability to play simulation basketball?and, now more than ever, it's The EA Sports Freestyle Control continues to revolutionize your ability to play simulation basketball?and, now more than ever, it's about expressing your game in flight with Freestyle Air. In addition to all-new dunks, alley-oops, and adjustable jump shots in mid-air, new user-controlled put-back and tip-in technologies reward players who box out, wipe the glass, and go back up for a quick bucket. On defense, take more control over shot blocking to own the paint. Freestyle Air elevates NBA Live 2005 above the rim in the all-new NBA All-Star Weekend mode by allowing users to take complete control and create jaw-dropping, customized dunks in the Slam Dunk Contest. With thousands of unique dunk scenarios?from bouncing the ball off the backboard, to jumping from the free throw line, to going between your legs in mid flight?Freestyle Air lets you express your game on the court, and above it. Also featuring the 3-Point Shootout, the Rookie Challenge, and the NBA All-Star Game, All-Star Weekend is available as a stand-alone game mode as well as within Dynasty Mode. Be the architect of your own unstoppable dynasty, and watch your franchise flourish for 25 seasons. Jump into games with simulation intervention and use the customizable PDA to stay updated with important league news, team information, and other announcements. New free agency logic allows users to negotiate contracts and manage the salary cap using real dollars for the first time. Full Review »
  3. Nicolo
    Jan 23, 2005
    7
    Wow.