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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 Main menu
NBA Live 2000 Windows Preparing to shoot free throws
NBA Live 2000 Windows Myself in action!
NBA Live 2000 Windows Choosing a team for the playoffs

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User Reviews

It's NBA Live 99 Deluxe Windows Roedie (5224)

The Press Says

Daily Radar PlayStation 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 100
GameStar (Germany) Windows Dec, 1999 88 out of 100 88
IGN PlayStation Dec 06, 1999 8.8 out of 10 88
Super Play Nintendo 64 Dec, 1999 88 out of 100 88
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Jan, 2000 86 out of 100 86
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Dec 05, 1999 85 out of 100 85
Player One Nintendo 64 Dec, 1999 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot PlayStation Nov 22, 1999 8.2 out of 10 82
Jeuxvideo.com Nintendo 64 Jan 11, 2000 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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