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  • Summary: NBA Inside Drive 2004, Microsoft's exclusive basketball game for the Xbox, lets you brush shoulders with some of the biggest NBA superstars on the court. The game includes a wide selection of real-life ballers including Shaquille O'Neal, LeBron James, and Allen Iverson. Now through XSN Sports, you can easily organize teams, leagues, and schedules from a centralized Web site. New "jukes" and post moves will keep the game dynamic, and a revamped defensive game shuts down high-scoring teams. With thumpin' hip-hop beats, online play, and innovative commentary, NBA Inside Drive 2004 stays true to the game. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. If you are the type of person who cares more about gameplay and is looking for a sim-like basketball experience, run out and get this game as soon as possible. No game comes closer to replicating the on the court action of the NBA.
  2. 84
    If what you're looking for is an accurate representation of true NBA Basketball, I'd buy Inside Drive in a heartbeat.
  3. There are definitely better b-ball games on Xbox. [Dec 2003, p.94]
  4. 75
    Microsoft might be on its way to a formidable basketball franchise. [Jan 2004, p.63]
  5. Offensively the game plays amazing; defensively the game struggles.
  6. 7 / 7 / 6 / 7 - 27 [Vol 788; 23 Jan 2004]
  7. 40
    Keep this one on the bench and hope that some off-season workouts can elevate it to starting status.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 2 out of 10
  1. TonyK.
    Aug 25, 2003
    10
    This game is goin to by pass all the other sports games made by company.
  2. BrianK.
    Nov 29, 2003
    10
    Ed what r u talkin a bout this game rocks the online play everything!
  3. SirA.
    Sep 14, 2003
    10
    This game will set the bar for b-ball titles this year. Last year this game did not get the publicity because it was not on line, this year it will lead the pack! Expand
  4. JohnnyJ.
    Nov 18, 2003
    10
    Now this is NBA action. The gameplay is so real you sweat.
  5. MattZ.
    Nov 22, 2003
    10
    It's the madden of basketball. tons of features and awesome fun gameplay. i just love all the gameplay features and character creator. not to mention its xbox live and xsn sports compatible. Expand
  6. ChaiN.
    Mar 7, 2004
    9
    I've played other basketball games including ESPN and NBA Live, but this one is the most realistic, as well as fun. The only thing that kept this game from getting a 10 is the fact that when you're on defense and you go up for a block, there is a little lag time, which makes if VERY difficult to block a shot. You have to get the timing down perfect, but even then it's hard. Other than that one thing, this game is awesome. I can honestly say that it's the best NBA game I've ever played, and I've been playing sporting video games for 15 years! Expand
  7. BenL.
    Jan 28, 2004
    0
    Hey Ed and Brian, you both dunno what your talking about. NBA Live craps all over inside drive.

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