Metascore
67

Mixed or average reviews - based on 5 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
Buy On
  1. 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]
  2. It’s a little simpler to play than the 2K series, and more fast paced, but it’s also just not as good.
  3. 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]
  4. Some nice new additions on the defensive end and down low in the paint, but still feels awkward overall.
User Score
3.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 20
  2. Negative: 13 out of 20
  1. Apr 5, 2021
    7
    It was the first NBA Live game I have played. Therefore I had a lot of good times in it and did not notice that many bugs.
  2. 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 »
  3. 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 »