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NBA Live 2000

MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo 64
77
2.5
PlayStation
84
3.3
Windows
88
3.6
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Description

Basketball. Michael Jordan. Facial Animations and speech. Jordan. All the players from the 1999 - 2000 NBA season, including rookies. Plus All-Stars teams from past and present. Oh, and Jordan's back.

Like its predecessors in the long-running series, NBA Live 2000 strives for realistic basketball simulation rather than arcade-like gameplay. New moves have been added in this installments, and opponent AI has been tweaked to make victory more dependent on executing the right moves at the right times. As in the previous NBA Live games, it is possible to edit and create basketball players, as well as create and build an own team. This time, it is also possible to use any picture to serve as a player photo.

New to this installment (beside Jordan) is a one-on-one street basketball mode, and a mode that allows management of a team for several seasons, including trading players.

Screenshots

NBA Live 2000 Windows Hail Air Jordan
NBA Live 2000 Windows The tip-off
NBA Live 2000 Windows All Star Legends
NBA Live 2000 Windows MJ on the streets

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The Press Says

Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Feb, 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Daily Radar PlayStation 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 100
Electric Games Windows 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
incite PC Gaming Windows Jan, 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GameSpy Windows Nov 15, 1999 90 out of 100 90
GameStar (Germany) Windows Dec, 1999 88 out of 100 88
Power Unlimited PlayStation Mar, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
Player One PlayStation Dec, 1999 85 out of 100 85
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation Dec 09, 1999 16 out of 20 80
Game Critics Nintendo 64 Dec 13, 1999 4.5 out of 10 45

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Trivia

Cover

NBA Live 2000 features power forward Tim Duncan of the San Antonio Spurs on the cover. This is weird because Kevin Garnett of the Minnesota Timberwolves was contracted for the motion capture process. However, Garnett does appear on the cover of NBA Live 2001. EA probably choose Duncan because 1999 was the year when the Spurs won their first NBA title.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • March 2000 (Issue #188) – Action Game of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 1999 – Sports Game of the Year
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