Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. 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.
  2. NBA Live 10 is a good arcade basketball game. In the latest EA Sports production we can notice a big step further from last year's NBA Live but the way to the top, with a limited AI and gameplay, is too far away yet.
  3. Another year, another Liveā€¦ and a little extra. At least Live Run might keep the online play interesting.
  4. For the first time in many years, EA seems to get it right. Simple controls, easy to pick up and play and a nice presentation. Sometimes though, it feels a little too easy, advanced dribbles and spin-moves are performed with just the touch of a button and it takes away some of the satisfaction you feel in other sports games. Still, it's a big step forward from previous titles and a must-buy for every basket-fan out there.
  5. Electronic Arts have delivered a pretty good package here for the fans, it looks the part, plays well, and has a good selection of game modes to keep most people happy.
  6. Much improved, but still behind 2K10. [Christmas 2009, p.93]
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. 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 modesNba 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 Full Review »
  2. 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 hadIts 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. Full Review »
  3. 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 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. Full Review »