NBA Live 06 PSP

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
Buy On
  1. 65
    The controls are an issue to consider before deciding to purchase this game as well, because although it may not seem like they will make that much of a difference, they do.
  2. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    60
    All the fundamentals of the PS2 version and, well, not a whole lot more. [Dec 2005, p.138]
  3. Games for this kind of system are supposed to be fun, simple and not terribly time-consuming. Viewed in this light, NBA Live 06 is a success, but real hoops fans will undoubtedly spend more of their gaming time on more fleshed-out console titles, and keep Live around as a quick artificially-basketball-flavored snack for their PSP.

Awards & Rankings

#49 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2005
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Nov 16, 2012
    8
    Being one of the earlier games you can play on PSP, this is an excellent simulation with everything you can expect from the solid basketballBeing one of the earlier games you can play on PSP, this is an excellent simulation with everything you can expect from the solid basketball game. I always love to see the game where you can say: "This is great." without having to add "given that it's just a PSP version". Full Review »
  2. Mike
    Feb 21, 2006
    9
    Game is very good. I love it. I'm not a big basketball fan, but the game is amazing.
  3. JimmyJ.
    Dec 2, 2005
    7
    This is NBA Live. The reason I say that is because the game is fun. But it can't compare to the console version of say, NBA 2K2 - 6. I This is NBA Live. The reason I say that is because the game is fun. But it can't compare to the console version of say, NBA 2K2 - 6. I wish they came out with a game for the PSP. I'd buy it in a second. The graphics are pretty good for a handheld game though I must say I think EA's Need for Speed Underground looks better. Which kinda made me mad. that was a launch game. When is the PSP really gonna step it up? I think the graphics coulda been way better. But it is fun, especially if you get online and can scrape some kid in California while you're in Idaho, New York, Florida (does it matter!). So if you need a handheld basketball fix, get Live '06. But if you wanna play a good basketball video game get NBA 2K. Full Review »