Game details

Game:
NBA Live 08
AKA
Genre:
Sports
Sub Genre:
Basketball
Release Date (US):
October 2nd, 2007
Release Date (UK):
October 12th, 2007
Players:
1-4
Online Players:
2-8
Developers:
EA Canada
Publisher:
EA
Rating:
E [Everyone]
PSU Rank:
100 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
95 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360, PC, Wii, PS2, and PSP

About NBA Live 08

EA's 2008 installment of their popular basketball franchise, NBA Live.

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PSU Review Score
6.5
Avg. user review score:
8.6

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Summary

NBA Live 08 is undoubtedly an improvement for the series, but still lacks the necessary enhancements to call this one a winner. Though fans of basketball might enjoy the great graphics, the gameplay calls for something more.

We like

  • Great Graphics
  • Solid team system
  • Great online Functionality with Leagues

We dislike

  • Notable framerate issues
  • Unfixed free-throw system
  • Uneasy controls and lackluster defensive plays

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EA's John Madden Football franchise is the leader in sports videogames. The leader in the Basketball genre is another story to say the least. EA has its hands full competing with 2K Sports' NBA 2K8 and Sony's NBA '08. There is much competition between basketball games this year as the genre faces an influx of various entries from leading companies. Luckily, it’s the best looking entry from EA by far, though not as pe...

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  • Cheat mode

    At the NBA Codes screen, enter one of the following codes to active the corresponding cheat function:

    Result Code
    Adidas Stealth (All-Star edition) FE454DFJCC
    Adidas Gil-Zero (All-Star edition) 23DN1PPOG4
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  • Hidden Go-To-Move

    The superstars of the game have Go-To-Moves, but not all have videos. Kevin Durant has a Go-To-Move, but he has no video with it. Press Left Analog-stick Left or Right + Circle (Shoot) to do his dribble juke step Go-To-Move.

  • Go-To-Moves

    Use one of the following moves with the indicated player in a Five vs. Five or One vs. One game. Note: They cannot be done in Practice mode.

    Allen Iverson: Back down your opponent, then lean towards the basket with a shot.
    Chris Bosh: Back down your opponent, then fadeaway from the basket with a shot.
    Chris Paul: Back down your opponent, then lean towards the basket with a shot. ...
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