NBA Live 2002 PlayStation 2

User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
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  1. DanaL.
    Jun 11, 2002
    3
    I have been playing ea basketball games since NBA 98 and besides graphics improvements the games have been getting worse. The rebounding, shooting, player speed and post moves are so unrealistic that it hurts me to play. If these thigs were fixed then they would have a great game!
  2. EricS.
    Feb 22, 2002
    8
    The graphics and animation are second to none. The gameplay can be quite fun despite some slight control problems and very difficult rebounding. Franchise and 1-on-1 modes are great. Overall, I would highly recommend this game to basketball fans.
  3. AnthonyM.
    Jan 6, 2002
    10
    NBA Live 2002 is unbelievable! The rosters most of all. The 40 new dunks and new lay-ups are so real. I'm tellin' ya if you like basketball and have good taste and you haven't bought NBA Live 2002 yet you better buy it before it's sold out. Plus it will probably be worth a lot of money 'cause there was never a palindrome (a number that looks the same if you look NBA Live 2002 is unbelievable! The rosters most of all. The 40 new dunks and new lay-ups are so real. I'm tellin' ya if you like basketball and have good taste and you haven't bought NBA Live 2002 yet you better buy it before it's sold out. Plus it will probably be worth a lot of money 'cause there was never a palindrome (a number that looks the same if you look at it backwords) basketball game. And 'cause there's Michael Jordan. Not one NBA Live game has ever had Michael Jordan on the regular roster 'till now. Collapse
  4. ErosD.
    Nov 25, 2001
    4
    This game looks great and plays terrible. This once great franchise is sinking. Fast.
  5. OsamaJr.
    Nov 8, 2001
    10
    This game is design for all NBA lovers. The players and game play are very realistic. And the SHOES!! Ya, they thought about everything.

Awards & Rankings

#90 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. With few improvements over the last version, NBA Live 2002 is taking a risk by opening the door to its competitors.
  2. 76
    While it's clear that they knew of the biggest problem areas and addressed each and every one of them, the majority of improvements were only minor ones and didn't really add up to much in the end.
  3. Game Informer
    85
    The defense is excellent – players hunch down or take swipes at the ball. The alley-oop button is a beautiful thing. [Dec 2001, p.92]