NBA Live 2002 Xbox


Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 1 out of 15
Buy On
  1. Game Informer
    If I didn't know better, I'd think I had mad skillz. The computer is a pushover, and easily stolen from, dunked on, and blocked. [Jan 2002, p.86]
  2. 90
    The player models and animations in NBA Live are simply jaw-dropping.
  3. 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.
  4. The rebounding game, which wasn't very strong to begin with, has taken a hit, as the control schemes for both rebounding and facing up on a player are utterly counterintuitive.
  5. It’s infinitesimally better than the PS2 version, but "NBA 2K2" still packs a more flavorful punch.
  6. 78
    Ironically, the mechanics just end up being way too simple for a gamer that wants a full fledged NBA simulation experience.
  7. Official Xbox Magazine
    Does a fantastic job of putting not only putting "it" in the game, but you as well. [Feb 2002, p.75]
  8. Xbox Nation Magazine
    The finest "realistic" basketball game calling your name...Eat it up. [Jan 2002, p.96]

Awards & Rankings

#19 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2001
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

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