NBA Live 08

NBA Live 08 is the 2007 installment of the NBA Live series by EA Sports. It was released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PlayStation 2, Windows and PlayStation Portable. This is the first NBA video game to include all three next-generation consoles. And the first to be released for Sony’s PlayStation 3 Since NBA Live 07 It was the last NBA Live game for the Windows platform.

NBA Live 08
PlayStation 3 cover art featuring Gilbert Arenas
Developer(s)EA Canada - PlayStation 3 &
Xbox 360
HB Studios - PlayStation 2, Windows, Wii & PSP
Publisher(s)EA Sports
SeriesNBA Live
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 2
PlayStation 3
PlayStation Portable
Wii
Xbox 360
Release
Genre(s)Sports
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Cover

The game features Gilbert Arenas of the Washington Wizards as the cover athlete in most versions, but some international versions have players from these areas:

National teams

There are eight national teams featured in the game:

In addition to the contemporary USA team, there are also two USA Dream Teams.

Personalities in the game

Reception

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
PCPS2PS3PSPWiiXbox 360
1UP.comN/AN/AC+[4]B[5]N/AC+[4]
EGMN/AN/A6.83/10[6]N/AN/A6.83/10[6]
FamitsuN/A28/40[7]32/40[7]30/40[7]N/A32/40[7]
Game InformerN/AN/A7.5/10[8]N/AN/A7.5/10[8]
GameSpotN/A6.5/10[9]7.5/10[10]6.5/10[9]3/10[11]7.5/10[10]
GameSpyN/A[12][13][14]N/A[15]
GameZoneN/A6/10[16]7.8/10[17]6.8/10[18]6.5/10[19]8.3/10[20]
IGNN/A5.5/10[21]6.9/10[22]7.3/10[23]4.9/10[24]6.9/10[25]
Nintendo LifeN/AN/AN/AN/A[26]N/A
OXM (US)N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A8/10[27]
PC Gamer (UK)77%[28]N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
PSMN/A8/10[29]8.5/10[29]N/AN/AN/A
USA TodayN/AN/A8/10[30]N/AN/A8/10[30]
Aggregate score
Metacritic67/100[31]68/100[32]73/100[33]73/100[34]52/100[35]73/100[36]

The game received "mixed or average reviews" on all platforms according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[31][32][33][34][35][36] In Japan, Famitsu gave it a score of all four eights for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions; one seven, two eights, and one seven for the PSP version; and all four sevens for the PlayStation 2 version.[7]

References

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