Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 35
  2. Negative: 3 out of 35
  1. Fans will be asking where the hell the Franchise mode went.
  2. While playing this game, it’s impossible to shake the feeling that this game could have been really good if EA would have put some effort into anything other then the graphics.
  3. Don’t expect any sort of deep managerial options, because all you get is the bare bones trade/sign/release functionality. No team practice, no hiring and firing of coaches, and no scouting at all. It’s like playing through the ‘98-99 lockout season, and it’s simply not deep enough for a next-gen game.
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. BryanMcCann
    Nov 5, 2007
    0
    Jeff A is so a Ea emploey. did you even look at steve Nash I call that crap. and the game play is just crap two buttons one for dunks other for shot crap! and people who should make shots don't. just don't get this and what I hear is 07 and 08 are just as bad. I wise sega aka 2k would get the NBA liccense just like Ea got the NFl. then we would not have to play crap like this. Ea is good at madden, 2k is good at basketball and baseball. so EA quite making basketball games! Full Review »
  2. JeffA.
    Jul 4, 2006
    10
    Graphics that are so good it's like watching NBA on TV. Why spend money on an Xbox 360 to play last generation graphics. The control, commentary and sound as top notch. There is no way any user should rate this game under 7. I doubt they even own the game. Superb game. Get it. Full Review »
  3. MarcD.
    Mar 26, 2006
    4
    Beneath the pretty face...is a soul as black as night. This game is devoid of any gameplay worth mentioning. When it boils down to it...the visuals (the game's only strong suit) suffers from a horrific framerate. A true crime to the genre and gaming in general. Full Review »