NBA Live 07 Xbox

User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 2 out of 11
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  1. RocksB.
    Oct 2, 2006
    10
    This game is awesome!
  2. XavierJ.
    Oct 3, 2006
    8
    THis game is back in the building. Franchise mode is so dope.
  3. RodB.
    Dec 28, 2007
    10
    EA has done it again, with consistent brilliance, and will make people learn how to play the game the right way. It's for thinkers and players, not for those who just want it their own way. And, the franchise mode is great, because it allows you to set your rotations, because guys get too tired in real life. If they didn't, every starter would get 40-48 minutes a game, and EA has done it again, with consistent brilliance, and will make people learn how to play the game the right way. It's for thinkers and players, not for those who just want it their own way. And, the franchise mode is great, because it allows you to set your rotations, because guys get too tired in real life. If they didn't, every starter would get 40-48 minutes a game, and there's just too much running and energy to expend in a two and a half hour game. Plus, role players are always key and vital to each and every team, thus making it realistic. And even better, you can do a draft-over of the 2006 draft. It's much better than '08, where they have sloppy player ratings of 1st and 2nd year players where they vastly underrate Waltre Hermann, Rajon Rondo, and Ronnie Brewer, and overrate Thornton, McRoberts, and Cook. This game is a must-buy for hard-core basketball fans that actually know the game. Expand
  4. MattJ.
    Sep 28, 2006
    10
    This is game is awesome. Franchise mode is so deep, it rivals none other than possibly 2K7. And even then so, it's so realistic it puts you right into the action, and the freestylin' with the superstars puts this game to the top.
  5. KevlarM.
    Dec 28, 2007
    10
    This is one of the better games of 2007. A game that actually understands the concepts of reality, not like the fake kind where starters will play all 48 minutes, but don't in actual life. In football, there are 35-40 seconds for each possession, so players can rest for 20 seconds for the huddle to start the play, and rest even more because they don't play both sides of the This is one of the better games of 2007. A game that actually understands the concepts of reality, not like the fake kind where starters will play all 48 minutes, but don't in actual life. In football, there are 35-40 seconds for each possession, so players can rest for 20 seconds for the huddle to start the play, and rest even more because they don't play both sides of the ball. In baseball, they stand around a lot, hit a baseball, and seldom run unless they steal a base, run to catch a fly/ground ball, or if they have a chance for extra base hits. In basketball, there is a lot of running, much like hockey, except there are hands to be used, and players play both sides of the ball. And even so, there are line changes in hockey. Basketball understands the concept of using your bench and rotations, and it is a game where Rip Hamilton can score 30 points in a game by coming off the bench! You can start a defensive specialist and have him play less than a bench player, and it'll be okay! It's a really good game when you take it to the rim, and even so, you can adjust the sliders to shoot the ball. Stephen Jackson of the Warriors is money in this game. Try it. Just move the shooting sliders up to about 70 or so. Expand

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#6 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2006
Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. The bottom line is that NBA Live 07 is a pretty darned good hoops sim - once you adjust the wonky default sliders. Without it, the shooting doesn't give an inch, no matter how well you time your release.
  2. With developers shifting their focus on next-gen consoles, we're left with a rehash of last season's efforts, albeit with minor changes here and there.
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    84
    NBA Live 07 looks and sounds great. The pace on the court is just right, but the AI players are not quite up to their tasks at all times. Good fun, nonetheless. [Dec 2006, p.82]