Metascore
68

Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
Buy On
  1. If you own any other NBA game then this will just be an update, but if you don’t then this is a solid piece of work.
  2. It plays fine, but other than some updated rosters, there's almost nothing new in NBA Live 08.
  3. Excluding the removal of Superstar moves, NBA Live 08’s weak engine remains unchanged from last year’s game. The gameplay is just as slow and sluggish as it was before.
  4. 55
    Those who are desperate to do some balling on their aging console have nowhere else to look so here’s some advice, go over and play your friend’s PS3 edition of "NBA 2K8."
  5. 70
    NBA Live 08 isn't a whole lot different from last year's offering, but the subtle changes that were implemented -- the addition of Hot Spots and the bouncing of Freestyle Superstar and X-Factor -- make things on the court a lot more fun.
  6. Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
    60
    Still trails beind the NBA 2K series, but this is certainly an improvement on last year if you can get to grips with the camera. [Nov 2007, p.90]
  7. It’s a little simpler to play than the 2K series, and more fast paced, but it’s also just not as good.

Awards & Rankings

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#40 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. Nov 3, 2016
    7
    Ok game basketball game for PS2 standards. Decent graphics, nice career options and solid simulation for the time on PS2, tho i feel theyOk game basketball game for PS2 standards. Decent graphics, nice career options and solid simulation for the time on PS2, tho i feel they couldve added the LED arena commercial strips, that would have increased presentation and immersion. Then again i didnt buy these games year afer year, this was my first on only NBA Live, so i dont know how they improved and didnt compared to later and older ones. Full Review »
  2. May 24, 2012
    5
    It is still a poor game, but at least the PS2 version is better than the PC version. It still has the same problems as the PC version have,It is still a poor game, but at least the PS2 version is better than the PC version. It still has the same problems as the PC version have, but it has improvements in graphics and its overall gameplay... Full Review »
  3. ChazP.
    Nov 24, 2007
    9
    A major improvement from NBA Live 07, Its heaps easier to make shots now. Dynasty mode is more improved and challenging (You can get fired A major improvement from NBA Live 07, Its heaps easier to make shots now. Dynasty mode is more improved and challenging (You can get fired now). A solid basketball game. Full Review »