NBA Live 07 PlayStation 2

User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 39 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 39
  2. Negative: 13 out of 39
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  1. Jul 16, 2011
    6
    I really find the gameplay hard but die-hard basketball fans would love this game.
  2. NicholasD.
    Mar 29, 2007
    8
    "About that the most recent post, I agree. Players do get hurt, tired, injured, and this stuff happens in everyday life, and you have to account for it. College guys usually average about 30 minutes a game, and players in the pros average about 35-38, with some going 40, but not all. It's because coaches like players playing with close to full energy, and tired players can slow down "About that the most recent post, I agree. Players do get hurt, tired, injured, and this stuff happens in everyday life, and you have to account for it. College guys usually average about 30 minutes a game, and players in the pros average about 35-38, with some going 40, but not all. It's because coaches like players playing with close to full energy, and tired players can slow down the game and they may risk injury. This accounts for pace, and you can adjust the sliders. The only goofy thing I find are that the dunk, layup, and shoot buttons are 3 different buttons, but if you play it long enough, you get used to it, like learning another language, but then you get the grasp of it. It's still the same great style, fast paced, and allows hard-core game players to set realistic rotations and use set plays, matchup, or so forth. Good if you're a hardcore fan....if not, you just might be lost in the shuffle." I agree - you get used to the gameplay, and after a while, it's actually quite fun. I enjoy playing this game. Expand
  3. MilstadtJ.
    Mar 29, 2007
    7
    About that the most recent post, I agree. Players do get hurt, tired, injured, and this stuff happens in everyday life, and you have to account for it. College guys usually average about 30 minutes a game, and players in the pros average about 35-38, with some going 40, but not all. It's because coaches like players playing with close to full energy, and tired players can slow down About that the most recent post, I agree. Players do get hurt, tired, injured, and this stuff happens in everyday life, and you have to account for it. College guys usually average about 30 minutes a game, and players in the pros average about 35-38, with some going 40, but not all. It's because coaches like players playing with close to full energy, and tired players can slow down the game and they may risk injury. This accounts for pace, and you can adjust the sliders. The only goofy thing I find are that the dunk, layup, and shoot buttons are 3 different buttons, but if you play it long enough, you get used to it, like learning another language, but then you get the grasp of it. It's still the same great style, fast paced, and allows hard-core game players to set realistic rotations and use set plays, matchup, or so forth. Good if you're a hardcore fan....if not, you just might be lost in the shuffle. Collapse
  4. RodB.
    Mar 29, 2007
    8
    EA has done it again, with consistent brilliance, and will make people learn how to play the game the right way. It's for thinkers and players, not for those who just want it their own way. And, the franchise mode is great, because it allows you to set your rotations, because guys get too tired in real life. If they didn't, every starter would get 40-48 minutes a game, and EA has done it again, with consistent brilliance, and will make people learn how to play the game the right way. It's for thinkers and players, not for those who just want it their own way. And, the franchise mode is great, because it allows you to set your rotations, because guys get too tired in real life. If they didn't, every starter would get 40-48 minutes a game, and there's just too much running and energy to expend in a two and a half hour game. Plus, role players are always key and vital to each and every team, thus making it realistic. And even better, you can do a draft-over of the 2006 draft. Expand
  5. GyrellT.
    Jan 23, 2007
    1
    The only good thing about this game is that they have improved the X-Factor. The worse thing is that there is no hop step. That is the worse.
  6. Jrod
    Jan 7, 2007
    6
    The mag/internet reviews say it all. Great sim game, but the actual gameplay itself is extremely frusterating. User and AI seem to be playing two seperate games; computer play is virtually flawless while the user will deal with missed layups, numerous turnovers, suffocating man d, and double teams on every post up.
  7. HovhannesM.
    Oct 13, 2006
    0
    EA has done it again, a newer version of a game is released and nothing has been improved, they tried but no. In fact everything has gone downhill NBA Live 2004 was a lot better than 07, heck basketball games from 10 years ago were better. With all this glitching and bugs going on, I could have coded a better working game.
  8. LeCooperB.
    Oct 4, 2006
    10
    I love this game. Some may not, but it's ...still good. Yeah.
  9. MitchF.
    Oct 4, 2006
    10
    This game is highly underrated--and I seriously mean it. 'Specially for sim users. Feel the funk of this game.
  10. DwightC.
    Oct 4, 2006
    10
    This game is HOT! H-O-T! Bank on it, it's in!
  11. TierreS.
    Oct 4, 2006
    6
    Eh....not so great for casual users, but only great for die-hards. Otherwise, you might as well rent 2k7 or go to a best buy and observe.
  12. MarkT.
    Oct 4, 2006
    7
    Aside from the overrated rookie scale, its franchise mode is aaight. You gotta love it!
  13. NateW.
    Oct 4, 2006
    6
    I'm not a fan of how they rate rookies, some rookies are rated unbelievably high and others unbelievably low, and some are rated in areas that don't follow the scouting report, but the franchise mode is great, because it allows you to set your rotations, as short or deep as you want it, and makes sure that you have to condition your players and keep players fresh. The chemistry I'm not a fan of how they rate rookies, some rookies are rated unbelievably high and others unbelievably low, and some are rated in areas that don't follow the scouting report, but the franchise mode is great, because it allows you to set your rotations, as short or deep as you want it, and makes sure that you have to condition your players and keep players fresh. The chemistry thing is also nice, for it rings pretty true in real life. Sans the Kobe-Shaq teams where they were just really really good, and they cooperated on the field, there were many bad news Portland Trail Blazers teams of the 2000s and late '90s that prevented them from gelling ,winning, and also helped by poor coaching by Rick Adelman. Overall, the gameplay is decent, if you adjust the sliders to fast, around 70-80 perhaps, and the freestyle mode is fantastic. A realistic franchise mode allows this game from being poor to above average. Expand
  14. Lorben
    Oct 4, 2006
    2
    Blarg. This is something to rent, or better yet avoid entirely.
  15. Flip
    Oct 3, 2006
    3
    Absolutely terrible. Choppy and buggy. NBA 2K7 owns it in pretty much every way.
  16. MattJ.
    Sep 28, 2006
    10
    It has the look and realism of everything you want in a game. Its simulation is almost flawlessly realistic, and its freestyle mode with the superstars puts this game right near the top. Add maybe a little more interactive gameplay and speed it up a notch (the sliders are a little goofy), and you'd have a killer game. But right now, this game is still great.
  17. Youtoopersia
    Sep 10, 2006
    3
    Choppy gameplay and look, NBA live 07 is absolutely current gen in all aspects compared to the amazing NBA 2K7.
  18. JonathanR.
    Jul 19, 2006
    10
    This game is Sweet! Total control and the graphics are awsome! If you are a hardcore basketball gamer this is your game.

Awards & Rankings

#25 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. 70
    NBA Live 07 is a lot like its cover athlete, Tracy McGrady: It's capable of some stunning moves, worthy of the highlight reels, but is a little too offensive-minded and selfish. It's got a lot of skill, but doesn't do enough to get to the playoffs.
  2. While NBA Live 07 is a generally decent sports game with near-average replayability, it doesn’t “capture” anything. You’ll be amused but not engrossed. It’s an update to last year’s game, not a sequel.
  3. The bottom line is that NBA Live 07 is a pretty darned good hoops sim - once you adjust the wonky default sliders. Without it, the shooting doesn't give an inch, no matter how well you time your release.