NBA Starting Five Xbox

User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
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  1. WildBill
    Mar 31, 2003
    7
    I grabbed this game for $10....for $10, it's a great deal........It's not a true simulation but fun......it definitely passes the time. For a mindless gamer like myself, it's definitely entertaining. However there are toooo many offensive charging calls, the players faces look scrunched with big forheads, and the AI is very very easy to beat. It is entertainment at best.
  2. QuakenN'MyBoots
    Mar 31, 2003
    10
    This might be the best game I have ever played. I just started playing PS2 after retiring my old Atari 7800. It reminds me of One on One Dr. J versus Larry Bird but with five dudes hoopin' it up. Woohoo! Whatta rad game!
Metascore
48

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Xbox Nation Magazine
    50
    Wins the award for having the ugliest faces. [Winter 2002, p.99]
  2. Official Xbox Magazine
    60
    Tries too hard to imitate the big boys and is a few Shaq-sized steps behind in nearly every respect. [Jan 2003, p.74]
  3. If you’re looking for the worthy successor to Konami’s venerated "Double Dribble," NBA Starting Five isn’t a worthy heir. It really isn’t even a bastard child.