NBA Live 2002 PlayStation
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 85
    Playing alone, or against the loud-mouth you loathe, there's plenty to enjoy in this 2002 version of NBA Live. Don't blame me for the numb fingers.
  2. 61
    This PSX game is a complete mess from excessively square graphics to the point of almost block-head-looking-players. Plus commentating that seems 10 to 15 seconds slow.
  3. 90
    It’s a fast and fun (and accurate) basketball game with more additions and improvements than ever before. It’s also the best basetball game on the PS One.
  4. 80
    Controls are as sharp as ever, and the opponent A.I. is tight.
  5. 70
    It’s actually better than its pretty PS2 twin. [Feb 2002, p.116]
  6. 80
    Controls are as sharp as ever, and the opponent A.I. is tight.
  7. This PSX game is a complete mess from excessively square graphics to the point of almost block-head-looking-players. Plus commentating that seems 10 to 15 seconds slow.
  8. Playing alone, or against the loud-mouth you loathe, there's plenty to enjoy in this 2002 version of NBA Live. Don't blame me for the numb fingers.
  9. It’s a fast and fun (and accurate) basketball game with more additions and improvements than ever before. It’s also the best basetball game on the PS One.
  10. It’s actually better than its pretty PS2 twin. [Feb 2002, p.116]
  11. When it comes to delivering consistent and playable virtual simulations of what goes on in NBA courts across the nation, "Live 2002" for PSOne is 'The One' (sorry Jet Li!).
  12. When it comes to delivering consistent and playable virtual simulations of what goes on in NBA courts across the nation, "Live 2002" for PSOne is 'The One' (sorry Jet Li!).
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. EricM.
    Jun 26, 2002
    10
    The graphics are kinda good but the playing is way better.
  2. PhilM.
    Jun 22, 2002
    8
    The graphics are bad but they have some of my favorite players like magic johsnon.
  3. KevinY.
    Jun 14, 2002
    10
    I've been playing this game since 2002/1/01 and i am still not tired of it!