NBA Live 2005

Critic Score User Score
Windows
82
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Xbox
83
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GameCube
83
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Description

The 2005 edition of the NBA Live Basketball series has a new graphics engine, and adds new moves and signature moves to personalize the players. Another feature is Freestyle Air, with more control of players in the air, and the option to specify 10 different freestyle configurations. You can build your team over multiple seasons, and additional management in the Dynasty Mode is introduced through rookie scouting, along with a calendar to mark all the important dates. Management is based on dynasty points. By progressing, you earn points that can be spent on training sessions, new equipment, or to send out scouts all over the world.

Different multiplayer options are offered, and events include a NBA all-star weekend with a Slam Dunk contest, a Rookie/Sophomore game and a 3-Point shootout, next to the regular game modes. You can also go freestyle anywhere in North America. The game has become quicker than the 2004 version, and the game strategies have been balanced by creating more emphasis on the mid-range jumper.

Screenshots

NBA Live 2005 PlayStation 2 The game's main menu. The player picture is constantly changing
NBA Live 2005 PlayStation 2 The game's title screen
NBA Live 2005 Windows The different game modes
NBA Live 2005 PlayStation 2 A match starts with each player being announced and making their trademark moves in the spotlight

Alternate Titles

  • "Live 05" -- Informal Name

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User Reviews

Utterly mediocre Windows Sebastian Cardoso (45)
Best NBA Live Version for the GameCube! GameCube Thomas T (217)

Critic Reviews

GameSpy PlayStation 2 Sep 28, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
4Players.de Windows Oct 27, 2004 87 out of 100 87
4Players.de Xbox Oct 27, 2004 87 out of 100 87
Gamesmania.de Windows Nov 18, 2004 85 out of 100 85
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Nov, 2004 8.25 out of 10 82
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Dec, 2004 82 out of 100 82
X-Power Xbox Nov 13, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Lawrence GameCube Oct 05, 2004 B 75
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Mar, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Diehard GameFan Xbox Oct 05, 2004 6.5 out of 10 65

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Trivia

In early August 2006, EA closed their servers for multiplayer games, for the PS2, PC and Xbox versions.

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