Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
Buy On
  1. PC Gamer UK
    77
    With no clear improvement in graphics, it's hard to see this as more than last year's game with this year's roster. [Christmas 2007, p.95]
  2. Play (Poland)
    70
    This series evolves even slower than FIFA and it’s equally spectacular at the expense of realism. The computer opponent’s play is based on repetitive sequences that are easily predicted. There are a lot of errors, like throws from behind the back line hitting the backboard, the ball teleporting into the hands during rebounds, stupid AI losses, outs and missed lay-ups. The graphics don't look good even at the highest detail setting. But all this is suddenly dismissed when I score three points after a 20-second sequence of seven passes ending in a masterful feint. Cool! [Dec 2007]
  3. It’s a little simpler to play than the 2K series, and more fast paced, but it’s also just not as good.
  4. PC Format
    58
    Until EA decides it's going to port the 'next-gen' versions, it's sports titles, such as NBA Live 08, are always going to be a huge disappointment. [Christmas 2007, p.67]
  5. Some nice new additions on the defensive end and down low in the paint, but still feels awkward overall.
User Score
3.5

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 19
  2. Negative: 12 out of 19
  1. May 22, 2012
    0
    An incredibly horrible game. It's super non- realistic especially in dynasty mode. It is also extremely buggy. There is nothing I can say,An incredibly horrible game. It's super non- realistic especially in dynasty mode. It is also extremely buggy. There is nothing I can say, everything about this game is bad... Full Review »
  2. MattM.
    Aug 2, 2008
    0
    This game was horrible. On both XP and Vista! The graphics could have used a bit more work. On Vista, it was impossible to play, IThis game was horrible. On both XP and Vista! The graphics could have used a bit more work. On Vista, it was impossible to play, I couldn't even find out what team I was! It was impossible with all these buttons in different places unless you have a controller. And these bugs made it the worst game this year, even Stronghold Crusader was better! Full Review »
  3. JimB.
    Jan 4, 2008
    0
    Extremely buggy. For example: - The gamepad configuration isn't always the same, it seems to randomply change sometimes. - When the CPU Extremely buggy. For example: - The gamepad configuration isn't always the same, it seems to randomply change sometimes. - When the CPU is shooting free throws, you cannot move your players to rebound!!! - In dynasty mode, you cannot see salaries when making a trade. - In dynasty mode, you cannot change your starters, it just automatically picks them!!! - Balls go through people, bench players sometimes are sitting on the court, coaches walk through the scorers desk, and other fun graphics glitches. - In dynasty mode, really weird stats happen, like centers leading the league in assists constantly. - Rookies have really weird ratings, like Alando Tucker is way higher than Kevin Durant. Etc, etc, etc... like every other NBA live game. Get 2k8 for a console, it's way better. As NBA Live cover start Gilbert Arenas says, "I play NBA 2K. It's real, the NBA 2K. [NBA Live], now ... it's too fake." Full Review »