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NBA Live 2003

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
83
2.3
PlayStation 2
87
4.0
Xbox
84
4.0

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
GameCube 1 3.6
PlayStation 4 4.5
PlayStation 2 1 4.0
Windows 6 2.3
Xbox 1 4.0
Combined MobyScore 13 3.3


The Press Says

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100
PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
With all this gravy, there?s still plenty of room for improvement. Maximum passing is still in its infancy for the NBA line, and hopefully we?ll see it become as indispensable as it has in the NFL 2K series. As you?ll notice in replays, animation transitions also need work in order to make things flow in a realistic fashion. It would be great get to get some sort of training camp mode and perhaps an assistant to help navigate the insane franchise mode, too.
94
XboxConsoles Plus
Riche, détaillée, intéressante et bien pêchue, cette nouvelle simulation est un régal pour les yeux et les mains.
93
PlayStation 2Netjak
An excellent game, one of the best basketball games I've played in a while. NBA Live 2003 sure has a tall order to fill.
92
WindowsGamesmania
Als ich lesen musste, dass NBA 2002 nicht für den PC erscheinen würde, war der Ärger groß. Doch das lange Warten hat sich vollends gelohnt! NBA Live 2003 ist die beste Basketballsimulation, die je für den PC erschienen ist. Die intensive Atmosphäre des Spiels hat mich schlichtweg begeistert, so und nicht anders muss der Basketballsport dargestellt werden. Wie würde Michael Jordan sagen: "I Love this game!". Klares Fazit an alle Sportfans da draußen vor den Monitoren: Pflichtkauf!
92
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Alley Oop, Jab Step, Crossover, Defensive Drei-Sekunden-Regel - alles klar? Wenn nicht, wird es Ihnen zumindest in diesem Spiel nicht erklärt. Aber das ist nicht weiter schlimm, man kann NBA Live 2003 nämlich auch ohne jegliche Basketballkenntnisse spielen. Anfänger freuen sich über den Trainingsmodus, bei dem man sich nur mit einem einzelnen Athleten auf einem leeren Court befindet. Hier kann man nämlich perfekt die verschiedenen Moves der neuen Freestyle-Steuerung ausprobieren, ein paar spektakuläre Dunks zelebrieren und natürlich auch die edle Grafik bestaunen.
91
WindowsPC Action
Dass ich NBA Live 2003 nur auf meiner PS2, nicht aber wie gewohnt auf dem PC zocken durfte, hat mich ziemlich geärgert. Aber keine Sorge EA Sports, ich habe euch verziehen. Bin ja auch kein Unmensch. Die diesjährige Ausgabe von NBA Live ist nämlich weit mehr als nur ein gelungenes (Zwei-)Jahres-Update. Hinsichtlich der Präsentation und des exzellenten Gameplays setzt sie sogar neue Maßstäbe und ist das derzeit beste Sportspiel für den PC! Basketballerherz, was willst du mehr? Vielleicht, knapp bekleidete Digi-Cheerleader in den Pausen!
91
PlayStation 2Game Revolution
At the end of the day, most of NBA 2K3 is filled with ups. Despite its random flaws, the game's gorgeous graphics, solid gameplay and top-notch Franchise mode make it an easy All-Star.
90
XboxGame Over Online
All in all, EA Sports has a great handle on the basketball crown with NBA Live 2003. With improved graphics, better animations, and a control system that, like their commercials say, allows players to fully express themselves anyway they want, Live 2003 is unbelievably solid. Probably the hardest decision would be which one to buy if you own all three systems. The Xbox version is graphically the most polished, while the PS2 version is the only one that has online features. Gamecube owners shouldn’t be worried, as their version is one of the best basketball titles for their system. Anyone who loves the sport should run out and pick up a copy of this game.
90
WindowsActionTrip
In a nutshell, NBA Live 2003 is what you'd call 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. I wholeheartedly recommend it to all of you who've experienced the joys and frustrations of the magical game of basketball - even if only by watching the Sunday play-off games on NBC.
90
GameCubeGameZone
NBA Live 2003 is perfect for gamers looking for a non-stop bombardment of highlight reel plays. The freestyle controls are excellent and the graphics are easily the best of any basketball game available for the GameCube.
89
PlayStation 2Consoles Plus
Une jolie simulation à la jouabilité très satisfaisante. Des statistiques pour tous les mordus de basket et du spectacle pour tous les types de joueurs.
89
PlayStation 2GameZone
Basketball doesn’t get any better than this and with plenty of game modes, including online play, Sega Sports NBA 2K3 is sure to be a favorite among sports gamers everywhere. Be sure to pick this one up, you won’t regret it.
88
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Selbst nach zahlreichen Partien entdecke ich noch neue Spielzüge – so muss es sein! Bei so viel Spaß stört mich kaum, dass sich Treffer-, Dunking- und Blockquoten in unnatürlichen Bereichen bewegen. Realismus gibt es dafür in der Verteidigung: Nur mit einer konzentrierten Defensivleistung gewinne ich in höheren Schwierigkeitsgraden gegen die CPU-Korbjäger.
87
PlayStation 2Gaming Target
With NBA Live 2003, it’s apparent that EA Sports is back on the right track with the series. The game plays well and is a blast, and the Freestyle control is the shot in the arm basketball games have needed for years. The inclusion of online play in the PS2 version also makes for some more replay value along with the solid Franchise mode. With Sega Sports breathing down their neck, it was only a matter of time before EA got their act together – and Live 2003 does just that. It’s definitely a surprise that Live is such a well-done game; so check it out.
87
WindowsGameSpot
The gameplay in NBA Live 2003 is fast-paced and fun, but it still retains enough simulation elements to prevent it from being a completely arcade-style basketball game. In addition, the online component for the PC version is excellent and lets you create clubs and track several different statistics, so it should provide ample motivation for playing the game long after you've purchased it. However, if you plan to play the game online for any amount of time, you should be aware that you'll need to subscribe to EA Sports Online, an online service that offers a free 60-day trial period but charges monthly fees thereafter. EA Sports has also done a great job of integrating the freestyle control scheme so that you really feel as though you have more control over the ball. It's true that there aren't too many other basketball games on the PC to choose from, but any fan of the sport should give NBA Live 2003 a try, keeping in mind that the game is best enjoyed with a dual analog gamepad.
87
PlayStation 2IGN
NBA 2K3 is the game to get if you want as realistic an NBA experience as possible. This is by far one of the best sports simulations out there. However, if you are looking for an experience closer to old-school b-ball games like NBA Jams, then you don't want to come here. There are other solid basketball games that offer a more arcade experience. There's nothing wrong with any of those games, but none of them manage the intelligent AI, the amazingly realistic graphics, or as real a hoops experience as NBA 2K3.
86
PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
The Live series has finally redeemed itself and is once again a worthy competitor in the basketball genre. EA's attempts dominantly usurp anything they did last year. The game isn't for everyone, though. The end result is something to the likes of a hybrid of NBA Street and NBA 2K3, with NBA 2K3 having more of an influence. It's a fast-paced basketball game with tons of crazy dunks, equally outrageous stops on defense, and a great replay system -- a well-crafted game overall that most any sports fan will enjoy.
86
GameCubeGame Over Online
All in all, EA Sports has a great handle on the basketball crown with NBA Live 2003. With improved graphics, better animations, and a control system that, like their commercials say, allows players to fully express themselves anyway they want, Live 2003 is unbelievably solid. Probably the hardest decision would be which one to buy if you own all three systems. The Xbox version is graphically the most polished, while the PS2 version is the only one that has online features. Gamecube owners shouldn't be worried, as their version is one of the best basketball titles for their system. Anyone who loves the sport should run out and pick up a copy of this game.
85
GameCube4Players.de
NBA Courtside 2002 kann abdanken: EA hat mit NBA Live 2003 auf eine klasse Präsentation und ungezwungenen Spielspaß gesetzt und voll ins Schwarze getroffen. Dank der intuitiven Steuerung sind spektakuläre Dunks und abgefahrene Moves garantiert. Spaß am Ball, Offensive und Arcade-Feeling sind allerdings Trumpf: Viele Bewegungen führen immer zum Erfolg, die Ballphysik zeigt Schwächen und die KI ist leicht zu beherrschen. Man kommt zwar auch taktisch, aber noch viel besser draufgängerisch zum Erfolg. Realismus-Fans werden daher viel Toleranz mitbringen müssen. Arcade- und Multiplayer-Fans, die einen schnellen Einstieg und spektakuläres Basketball wollen, können bedenkenlos zugreifen. Die GameCube-Fassung gleicht der PS2-Version übrigens wie ein Zwilling: Nur schnellere Ladezeiten und etwas schärfere Konturen heben die Korbjagd hier positiv ab.
85
PlayStation 24Players.de
Spaß am Ball, Spaß unterm Korb - EA hat mit NBA Live 2003 auf eine klasse Präsentation und ungezwungenen Spielspaß gesetzt. Das Konzept ist voll aufgegangen, denn Basketball-Fans dürfen sich auf eine rasante Korbjagd freuen. Dank der intuitiven Steuerung sind spektakuläre Dunks und abgefahrene Moves garantiert. Offensive und Arcade-Feeling sind allerdings Trumpf: Viele Bewegungen führen immer zum Erfolg, die Ballphysik zeigt Schwächen und die KI ist leicht zu beherrschen. Man kommt zwar auch taktisch, aber noch viel besser draufgängerisch zum Erfolg. Realismus-Fans werden daher viel Toleranz mitbringen müssen. Arcade- und Multiplayer-Fans, die einen schnellen Einstieg und spektakuläres Basketball wollen, können allerdings bedenkenlos zugreifen.
85
Windows4Players.de
EA bleibt sich treu. Ähnlich wie bei FIFA 2003 ist man in den ersten Spielminuten verblüfft von der starken Präsentation. Neben der NBA-Liga sorgt auch der 1-on-1-Modus für packende Zweikämpfe à la Larry Bird gegen Shaquile O`Neal. Aber auf dem Platz kann man trotz guter Ansätze nicht restlos begeistern: Viele automatisierte Bewegungsabläufe führen immer zum Erfolg, die Ballphysik zeigt Schwächen, manche Aktion wirkt abgehackt und auf schwächeren Rechnern ruckelt es. Die Dunks und Alley-Oops machen zwar Spaß, aber lassen sich viel zu leicht umsetzen. Man kommt zwar auch taktisch, aber noch viel besser draufgängerisch und rasant zum Erfolg. Realismus-Fans werden daher viel Toleranz mitbringen müssen. Arcade- und Multiplayer-Fans, die einen schnellen Einstieg und spektakuläres Basketball wollen, können allerdings bedenkenlos zugreifen - zumal es auf dem PC weit und breit keine Alternative gibt.
85
XboxIGN
The emphasis in this game is on scoring and creating spectacular plays, a job that once belonged to the NBA Jam/Showtime series. People enjoyed watching Live 2003 as much as they enjoyed playing it. It's easy to pick up and play, making it very well suited for hours of head to head matches, the cornerstone of any sports game's value. With all of the highlight-worthy moves and action you can pull off, bragging rights for the best shake-and-bake dunk sequences will be on the line.
85
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
NBA Live 2003 réaffirme toute la puissance de la série légèrement en perte de vitesse l'année dernière. Les principales nouveautés telles que le Freestyle Control et les décisions stratégiques en temps réel sont des plus non négligeables qui apportent une dimension supplémentaire à chaque match.
85
GameCubeJeuxvideo.com
NBA Live 2003 réaffirme toute la puissance de la série légèrement en perte de vitesse l'année dernière. Les principales nouveautés telles que le Freestyle Control et les décisions stratégiques en temps réel sont des plus non négligeables qui apportent une dimension supplémentaire à chaque match.
85
XboxJeuxvideo.com
NBA Live 2003 réaffirme toute la puissance de la série légèrement en perte de vitesse l'année dernière. Les principales nouveautés telles que le Freestyle Control et les décisions stratégiques en temps réel sont des plus non négligeables qui apportent une dimension supplémentaire à chaque match.
85
WindowsIGN
If you're a fan of basketball, then you'll like this game. Even if you're not a fan of basketball, you'll still find something enjoyable about this game. After the problems of last year's version (problems so severe that a PC version wasn't even released), it's good to see the series is back on track and available to the PC crowd. It's even more exciting because of the wonderfully implemented Freestyle controls. It's a risk that's definitely paid off for the EA team and I'm anxious to see how it makes its way to the football franchises.
85
PlayStation 2Game Chronicles
If you like realistic basketball titles with sharp graphics and a plethora of options then pick up NBA 2K3. Just don’t forget that you can turn off the commentary. This game rocks the virtual arena and no basketball fan should be without it.
85
GameCubeIGN
This is NBA Live's debut on GameCube, but the 2002 edition on other platforms was choppy, devoid of any basketball artificial intelligence and had too much focus on the flashy, more superficial elements of professional basketball. With Sega's popular NBA 2K series making the jump to all three next generation consoles last season, NBA Live 2003 pretty much had to do something great to keep EA in the game. This latest version of NBA Live succeeds because it allows gamers to focus on the most exciting and entertaining parts of NBA basketball but with all of the rules and realism you'd expect from an all out NBA simulation. Plus the new "freestyle control" system on the C-stick could actually be the gaming revolution that EA's marketing types have been hyping up so much.
83
XboxArmchair Empire, The
EA’s Madden and NHL titles have always been better than or at least no worse than its direct competition. The NBA Live series was always a tad behind the competition. Finally NBA Live 2003 pulls EA’s franchise nearer to being the complete hoops game that its competitor NBA 2K3 already is. In fact, with the solid on-court graphical presentation, fast-paced gameplay and variety of game modes, many may actually see it on even par with NBA 2K3. Regardless of how it stacks up Sega’s hoop game, NBA Live 2003 is a good basketball videogame that merits serious consideration for you to slam-dunk your money down.
83
PlayStation 2GameSpot
NBA 2K3 comes the closest of any current game to mimicking the flow of NBA basketball--you'll get a few fast breaks here and there, but most of the emphasis is placed on the half-court set and setting up plays to get an open shot. Even the game's flaws seem like shortcuts that the development team took to make sure your opponents make you pay for playing sloppy basketball. Simply put, NBA 2K3's great gameplay, in-depth franchise mode, and functional (albeit shoddy) online play make it a must-have for fans of the sport.
82
XboxGameSpot
NBA Live 2003 will definitely appeal to the more casual basketball fan, simply because of the faster pace, but Live still carries enough simulation elements, which you'll see when you increase the difficulty, to prevent it from being a complete arcade-style basketball game. Ultimately, it comes down to preference, but NBA Live 2003 should provide a great experience for any basketball fan.
82
GameCubeGameSpot
While it may not totally realistic, it still retains enough of simulation style elements (especially in the harder difficulty settings) to appease even the most hardcore basketball fan. Its up-tempo gameplay along with the great passing and control make NBA Live 2003 a truly enjoyable basketball game.
81
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Nu de basketbalsport, en meer bepaald de NBA, minder populariteit geniet, moet NBA Live 2003 zichzelf bewijzen, maar dat doet het met glans. De snellere gameplay en het betere controlesysteem maken dit game opnieuw tot één van de toppers binnen het genre.
80
WindowsGameSpy
Whether you're a long-time fan of the series or a casual gamer looking for a PC basketball fix, NBA Live 2003 will provide countless hours of enjoyment. Featuring all the teams in the league, as well as all-star teams from the 50's to the 90's, tons of customization options, fantasy drafts, and more, the variety of game play is truly immense. There's still some room for improvement, but with the hot freestyle mode in place, as Hot Karl puts it on the soundtrack: "It's like, BLAO!"
80
WindowsJoystick (French)
NBA Live 2003 est un jeu splendide nanti d'un gameplay arcade parfaitement maîtrisé. Pas la peine de chercher ailleurs, il n'existe pas de meilleur jeu de basket sur PC.
80
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Na een jaar afwezigheid is NBA Live terug. Niet spectaculair beter dan jaargang 2001, maar wel opnieuw het beste basketbalspel voor pc!
80
WindowsUOL Jogos
No geral, "NBA Live 2003" é um jogo, embora pouco realista, divertido e fácil de se jogar. Até pela falta de opção, pelo menos no PC, ele merece ser visto com bons olhos pelos fãs do basquete e por todos que gostam de um bom jogo de esporte.
80
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
En somme, certaines versions de NBA Live n'était pas incontournable, la 2003 devrait quant à elle réconcilier les joueurs déçus avec la série. Un gameplay qui change, des graphismes superbes et un jeu fun mais technique, en bref, un excellent cru.
80
GameCubeGamePro (US)
NBA Live 2003 gets a complete overhaul in both the graphics and gameplay department, placing a much heavier emphasis on an adrenaline-charged experience. Although the gameplay balance is off, it remains fun and easy to play.
78
GameCubeGameSpy
Because of its advanced visual presentation, NBA Live 2003 is an enticing proposition, but don't be fooled. After a few days you'll have seen all the cinemas and all you're left with is a game that plays like a flock of mosquitoes buzzing around a light bulb. It's a huge step forward for the franchise and other developers will likely copy the freestyle dribbling system for years to come, but until the defensive and offensive play is better balanced, it's hard to recommend as anything other than a rental.
70
PlayStation 2GameSpy
After the first few days of playing NBA Live 2003, some may be inclined to believe it's the best basketball game available. And in truth, if EA can bring the game's speed back down to earth and institute some form of defense it could be hot next year. But this year it steers closer to the NBA Jam side of things and is a decent alternative to simulations, but its constant barrage of scoring and insanely high shooting percentages grow tiresome rather quickly.
70
XboxGameSpy
After the first few days of playing NBA Live 2003, some may be inclined to believe it's the best basketball game available. And in truth, if EA can bring the game's speed back down to earth and install some sort of effective defensive techniques it could be hot next year. But this year it steers closer to the NBA Jam side of things and is a decent alternative to simulations, but its high scoring, run-and-gun play grows tiresome rather quickly.
70
WindowsGameplanet
Overall NBA Live 2003 is a well-crafted representation of basketball, and if you are a fan of the league you will not be disappointed with this latest offering in the series. It is however not for the casual gamer out for a bit of fun, with the one on one gameplay option losing it's lustre pretty quickly, and the league being designed more for the diehard fan.
70
WindowsArmchair Empire, The
This is basketball, pure and simple with all 29 teams available with the NBA Eastern/Western conference and the 1950's-90's All-Stars added for good measure. Play modes include Exhibition, 1 On 1, Multiplayer, Season, Franchise and Playoffs. Available in the latter three modes is a management mode which includes statistics galore and the freedom to trade/sign/release players from your roster or, interestingly enough, create and edit your own player.
60
PlayStationJeuxvideo.com
Prenez NBA Live 2002, changez le 2 en 3, remplacez les joueurs par ceux de la saison actuelle et vous obtenez NBA Live 2003. Le basket est plutôt bon mais les graphismes restent moyens. Voilà, vous savez tout, à vous de faire votre choix quant à l'achat ou non de ce titre.