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Generally favorable reviews- based on 49 Ratings

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  • Summary: Revolutionary Hand Control: Unprecedented control over both hands lets you make lightning-quick steals, monster shot blocks, and crossover dribbles. NBA Speed, NBA Power: Hundreds of new animations, including new signature moves. "D Up": Amazing control and new shot blocking animations bringRevolutionary Hand Control: Unprecedented control over both hands lets you make lightning-quick steals, monster shot blocks, and crossover dribbles. NBA Speed, NBA Power: Hundreds of new animations, including new signature moves. "D Up": Amazing control and new shot blocking animations bring defense to life. Real NBA Coaches: All the NBA head coaches are courtside in full 3D, reacting to the on-court action. Brand-new Commentary: Over 5,000 new lines keep the commentary fresh throughout the entire LIVE season. [EA Sports] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Play Magazine
    100
    Debuting in this '03 renewal is the EA Sports "freestyle" control. Wihout question, it WILL change the way you play basketball games...forever. [Nov 2002, p.88]
  2. A complete game. It looks good and it plays great. A few AI drawbacks aside, this is hands down the best basketball simulation on the market.
  3. The PC version unquestionably has the best online features of any of the game's versions, since it lets you create clubs and track various stats online.
  4. 85
    It's even more exciting because of the wonderfully implemented Freestyle controls.
  5. Score some points, hand over the ball and watch the opposition do the same: it gets quite monotonous and struggles to replicate the soaring, athletic ballet of its subject matter.
  6. PC Gamer
    63
    It's certainly impressive in its own over-the-top way, but if you're looking for depth and strategy in a basketball game, you'll be thoroughly disappointed. [Feb 2003, p.76]
  7. Computer Games Magazine
    50
    The game plays as if it's on a cocaine buzz... It's packed with non stop dunks, supersonic fast breaks, and point guards that block three-pointers with relative ease. [Feb 2003, p.84]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. All-star
    Jul 1, 2004
    10
    LOVE IT LIVE!!!
  2. Yaoming
    Apr 3, 2003
    10
    It kicks &*#! but why does the cover have to be kidd?he aint that good! it should be yao ming!!!
  3. BobH.
    May 11, 2003
    10
    Love it.
  4. Jo
    Feb 19, 2003
    9
    This is a great game the only thing that could make it better is not so many blocked shots.
  5. MasterG.
    Oct 28, 2003
    9
    Good, good, but the AI is annoying in the last 2 minutes in the 4th quarter. It throws the 3 pointers with 100%. And steals my balls. But I Good, good, but the AI is annoying in the last 2 minutes in the 4th quarter. It throws the 3 pointers with 100%. And steals my balls. But I really LOVE THIS GAME!!! Expand
  6. ChikuR.
    Apr 30, 2003
    9
    One of the best i've seen!
  7. HalieB.
    Apr 30, 2003
    0
    I think all the 10's are from EA employees.

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