NBA Inside Drive 2003 Xbox

Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
Buy On
  1. I don’t think they're ready to make a playoffs run… this year.
  2. 70
    A slightly better value than 2002 with tweaked gameplay and a few new features. The problem is that the competition has jumped ahead substantially within the same time frame.
  3. Play Magazine
    60
    Visually, it can't even begin to compete with the superlative graphics of "2K3" or EA's "Live 2003." [Dec 2002, p.90]
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    70
    While "Live" is completely redesigned and "NBA 2K3" pushes the online envelope for the Xbox, Inside Drive has, uh..... downloadable shoes. [Jan 2003, p.210]
  5. 60
    A lackluster release with very few real improvements, not healthy innovation or genre-busting action.
  6. "NBA 2K3" and even "NBA Live 2003" are better overall choices.
  7. A slight update of a decent game but with other similar titles making significant additions to their gameplay itís in danger of stagnating.
  8. Simply put, there is no reason to buy this game when there are two other superior basketball games on the Xbox.
  9. Xbox Nation Magazine
    60
    The animation transitions are sloppy, and the A.I. is lacking on both sides of the ball. The controls are simply too slow to respond to your input, as well. [Winter 2002, p.99]
  10. GameNow
    58
    A complete lack of newness. [Feb 2003, p.47]

Awards & Rankings

#36 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 2 out of 9
  1. AdamS.
    May 5, 2007
    9
    Great game, awsome gameplay, the create a pleyer mode is sweet. The only cons are the gliches and that Shaq can sink 3's(yikes)
  2. GaborA.
    Nov 12, 2003
    2
    Pick a star player and sink fade away half court shots over the entie opposing team. The most unrealistic sports game and thats including the Pick a star player and sink fade away half court shots over the entie opposing team. The most unrealistic sports game and thats including the Blitz series. When winning is being cheap how can a game be fun? Full Review »
  3. CoreyT.
    Mar 18, 2003
    10
    The game is tight. The graphics are great, and the controls are really easy.