NBA Live 08 PlayStation 2

User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
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  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 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 andOk 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. Expand
  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, but it has improvements in graphics and its overall gameplay...
  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 now). A solid basketball game.
  4. MattC.
    Oct 5, 2007
    7
    Gameplay is great once you adjust the sliders.
  5. LewisL.
    Oct 5, 2007
    3
    Poor dynasty mode that does not allow you to reorder rosters, they abandoned the rotation management that would allow users to manage their team effectively, sloppy ratings with rookies and 2nd year players, and really only an extension of NBA Live 07. I hate to say this, but people, save your money, and only consider buying this version for XBOX or for 360.

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#38 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
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
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    83
    An entertaining basketball game with fabulous match atmosphere. National teams are a great addition, although the lack of real world championships is a little minus. The awful camera work and the stiff animations are still the main things that need improvement. [Oct 2007]
  2. 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.
  3. 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."