Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. NBA Live 08 doesn’t add a whole lot of new modes, but the stronger gameplay goes a long way. The improved, more realistic gameplay, coupled with the excellent presentation package make NBA Live 08 a must-have for basketball game fans.
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 5 out of 12
  1. Mar 8, 2013
    4
    I used to be a huge fan of NBA Live series, especially NBA Live 06. From 07, EA Sports seems to take experiments. 07 seems very slippery and full of flaws, but at least there is one feature I like a separate button for dunk. In 08, most good features are overthrown. You can tell that EA Sports is making the game more detailed. But I think they fail. Ok, NBA Live is dead since NBA Live 10. I haven't played any NBA games in 3 years, maybe I should try the 2K13 to pick up my desire to control an entire basketball team. Full Review »
  2. JobAdkins
    Aug 6, 2009
    8
    Great game.I've always liked the 2K basketball better cause it is better always has been but EA has really stepped up there game.I enjoy live 08.I have played nba live 09 and dont think there is anything special about that game and would not but it,but 08 is worth the money especially now(way later) because it is so cheap.I'm looking forward to seeing how nba live 10 is.I rate this game a 8.1 Full Review »
  3. brockmcallister
    Dec 28, 2007
    0
    this game is the suckiest game i've ever played u can't change the settings much like u can change plays or anything every time u come and try to block every time the player shoots and u want to block them they wait until they get close to the net and then they jump up to try to block them when they already du nk or get the shot in people that make this game UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKk Full Review »