NBA Live 2002 Xbox

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

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  • Summary: NBA Live 2002 is the full on-court NBA experience. Hear what the players are talking about and see what's going on from their eyes. Get inside for more lay-ups and dunks along with more control in the low post. Facial animation and lip synching are heavily focused during transition sequencesNBA Live 2002 is the full on-court NBA experience. Hear what the players are talking about and see what's going on from their eyes. Get inside for more lay-ups and dunks along with more control in the low post. Facial animation and lip synching are heavily focused during transition sequences and auto replays. See Allen Iverson with his tattoos and corn rows arguing a referee's call or yelling as he throws down a big time dunk and see his reaction as he celebrates afterwards. See--and play--NBA Live 2002! Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. 90
    The player models and animations in NBA Live are simply jaw-dropping.
  2. It’s infinitesimally better than the PS2 version, but "NBA 2K2" still packs a more flavorful punch.
  3. Xbox Nation Magazine
    90
    The finest "realistic" basketball game calling your name...Eat it up. [Jan 2002, p.96]
  4. I don't know about you, but any of the NBA games I watch on TV there is some defense happening on the court. No lie, I played NBA Live 2002 on the hardest setting and still burned the opposing team by over 30 points. The AI in this game has some serious issues.
  5. It doesn't matter who's on the boards but the ball always seems to go to the nearest offensive player.
  6. Too many quirks in the AI to be considered an accurate simulation of basketball. However, NBA Live 2002 does give you an enjoyable multiplayer game with friends.
  7. Next Generation Magazine
    40
    Chock full of uninspiring graphics, plodding gameplay, and clumsy controls. [Jan 2002, p.35]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. KeltonK.
    Jul 22, 2002
    10
    It really rocks dude. It's very very very cool dude.
  2. NellyS.
    Apr 2, 2002
    10
    This game is hardcore. The peepz that say it is not r losers.
  3. [Anonymous]
    Apr 24, 2002
    9
    It's a good game, but i can't seem to find if it has a fantasy draft or not.
  4. F.Lee
    Oct 5, 2002
    9
    I only have a demo but it is way better than last years version.

Awards & Rankings

#19 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2001