NBA Inside Drive 2002 Xbox

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
Buy On
  1. Game Informer
    73
    A rookie with solid fundamentals. [Apr 2002, p.82]
  2. Just about manages to deliver the goods. If you’re after a solid simulation of the sport of basketball then you could do a great deal worse than this.
  3. It became apparent to me after thorough play-time that Microsoft fell short with this title.
  4. The AI - it ain't great. Computer players don't react much like their real-life counterparts and don't often run convincing plays. The only real sign of intellect at work is towards the end of the game, when the CPU will intentionally foul or bomb three pointers if it's losing.
  5. It has all the necessary fundamentals intact, but a general lack of polish and a long list of annoying quirks make it difficult to recommend.
  6. Xbox Nation Magazine
    60
    The AI in Inside Drive is AWOL. [Spring 2002, p.91]
  7. 60
    The two-man commentary is frequent, but Marques Johnson’s color jabber starts out funny only to get downright stupid fast.
  8. Obviously, the full season is the mode most fans will run for, but the other modes are the icing on the cake that keep you coming back for more after you've won the championship, and their absence here is disappointing.

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User Score
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No user score yet- Awaiting 2 more ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. SalamarJ.
    Jun 12, 2002
    10
    They call jump shots "jimmies" and when you get tired, your player humps over and can't make it up or down the court. Do this with aThey call jump shots "jimmies" and when you get tired, your player humps over and can't make it up or down the court. Do this with a funny looking guy like patrick ewing, and you'll be laughing for hours. Full Review »
  2. AliB.
    Mar 19, 2002
    9
    It has awesome graphics and the players are so real. It is like u are really playing it in real like. In other words this game is the 2nd It has awesome graphics and the players are so real. It is like u are really playing it in real like. In other words this game is the 2nd best I've played so far. P.S.- Some games like fuzion frenzy and nightcaster are terrible!!!!!! Full Review »