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  • Summary: Featuring several innovations to the core gameplay experience and online game modes, NBA LIVE 10 is bringing a renewed focus to the long-running EA SPORTS basketball franchise. The groundbreaking Dynamic DNA service, driven by Synergy Sports Technology, makes a return in NBA LIVE 10, with significant improvements that allow players to connect their game to the NBA season like never before. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. It shows just how much the company cares about this series, and the hard work and dedication have paid off in spades. All I can say is even you have played or preferred the 2K series in the past; you owe it to yourself if you are a fan of the game, to take this one to the hoop.
  2. NBA Live is back on track to try to get the crown of the best basketball game on the market. Still some things are missing to achieve this goal, but it's a highly enjoyable and fun basketball game.
  3. NBA Live 10 looks great, and finally plays great as well. The Dynamic Season mode is the highlight of the game, and is worth the price of admission by itself.
  4. 81
    Overall NBA Live 10 is a significantly improved title from last year and you could even argue it's the best game in the series so far.
  5. 78
    NBA Live 10 proves that you don’t have to be a basketball fan to like this sort of games. Especially because of the accessible gameplay, everyone can enjoy this great basketball title.
  6. If you're trying to decide which of the two NBA titles will get your attention this year, keep in mind that NBA Live hasn't seen enough changes to its gameplay so if you've played NBA Live 09, you won't be getting a considerably different game.
  7. 70
    The Live series makes a strong come back this year with NBA LIVE 10, so what if it took a decade on the pine watching 2K take home all the hardware? There's no shame in being the Sixth Man so long as you keep improving to a full fledged starter. With that said, I don't remember the last time I saw somebody go out and buy an Aaron McKie jersey.

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  1. MikeMahar
    Oct 7, 2009
    10
    NBA Live is definitely back. Tight controls, amazing visuals (stand a few feet away from an HDTV and you'll be hard pressed to tell the difference between NBA Live and Live TV) brilliant audio and deep features (that I've yet to completely explore) make this a real winner in my opinion. You won't be disappointed. Expand
  2. SheridanM.
    Oct 8, 2009
    10
    This is the best live that I've ever Played and I just only have on complaint that Yall need 2 bring back the dunk and 3 point competition cuz thats what made you better then 2k but Im a die hard nba live fan and Great game 10 but bring back the extras. Expand
  3. Jun 23, 2013
    10
    Nba live 10 is very good game and he has a great gameplay.Ok so the nba live he has a different style than the nba 2k you know different modes and more but i like both to gmaes like the nba live and 2k and i hope now the next gen be extremely good for nba live 14 and for the nba 2k14 this games are superb for me. Now your opinion is yours Expand
  4. ReggieG
    Oct 21, 2009
    8
    Its Straight i guess. definetely needs the all star competitions back. adn the ai could be way smarter. i thinkit would be better if the had seperate buttons for shooting and dunking though. other than that its very addicting. the real life likeness of nba stars are definitely a plus. Expand