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5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 19
  3. Negative: 9 out of 19

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  1. JoeA>
    Oct 4, 2007
    3
    Typical release from ea sports , this being there 3rd crack at next gen hoops you'd expect they'd get it right ... well think again terrible bugs , clipping an stuttering framerate loss online is a joke why microsoft let ea continue to have there crappy servers still in this day an age of xbox live is a joke 2k8 walks all over this nightmare franchise from ea yet again guess we Typical release from ea sports , this being there 3rd crack at next gen hoops you'd expect they'd get it right ... well think again terrible bugs , clipping an stuttering framerate loss online is a joke why microsoft let ea continue to have there crappy servers still in this day an age of xbox live is a joke 2k8 walks all over this nightmare franchise from ea yet again guess we can only wait an see how BAD nba live 09 is maybe 4th time lucky instead of 3rd ea ? Expand
  2. GeorgeS.
    Dec 15, 2007
    1
    Terrible gameplay. Poor Defensive A.I. Players still stand around. Come On? I see you guys giving it 9s. How? Too Easy To Make Shots. Button Timing doesn't matter at all. Any baller would prefer 2K.
  3. JordanAxtman
    Oct 26, 2007
    3
    Definitely a step forward form previous releases, but that's not saying much. A step forward in this franchise is like making mud, not that hard to do! The jump shots in live are atrocious, the release point for the ball is ridiculous. It's not smooth, not fluent, and the dunks look like a rag doll is throwing it down the stairs. Don't waste your money on this game, save itDefinitely a step forward form previous releases, but that's not saying much. A step forward in this franchise is like making mud, not that hard to do! The jump shots in live are atrocious, the release point for the ball is ridiculous. It's not smooth, not fluent, and the dunks look like a rag doll is throwing it down the stairs. Don't waste your money on this game, save it for NBA 2K8 or one of the many other worth while titles coming out this holiday season. If you need a basketball game this Christmas, get anything but this, heck NBA 08: The Life is better than this!! Expand
  4. 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 gamethis 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 Expand
  5. 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 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. Expand
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. “Real” basketball takes the court once again in NBA Live 08, bringing a much closer to real-life representation of the NBA, and even the world hoops scene, to the Xbox 360.
  2. So even though Live is lookin' better, it could still use more time in the gym. [Nov 2007, p.103]
  3. This year's game slam-dunks its predecessors, thanks to improved speed, more realistic player animations and most importantly, exquisite five-on-five play.