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NBA Inside Drive 2000 (Windows)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 2.5
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.5
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.5
Overall MobyScore (2 votes) 2.6

The Press Says

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Electric Games
On the plus side, and this is a big credit to Microsoft's recent sports games, is the price. Inside Drive's MSRP is under $20.00 brand new, and this is an unbelievable deal for a game as good as this one. Bottom Line: This is an excellent basketball sim with a host of options that can appeal to a player of any experience level. The graphics are fantastic and the animation is top-notch. Wonderful value for the price.
Power Unlimited
EA kan weer aan de bak, want NBA Inside Drive slamt zich een weg naar de nummer 1-positie. Eindelijk kun je basketbal spelen, zoals het in het echt ook gebeurt.
It seems like every year someone tries to outdo EA Sports. This year the top contender would have to be Microsoft. They have released football and basketball games that not only rival EA Sports in action and graphics but might have even surpassed them. Nobody expected a company like Microsoft to come out with decent sports games. Heck, these guys are a bunch of computer nerds, right? Wrong! These two games are hard hitting, knee buckling, rim rattling fun! The only thing that kept them from getting a higher rating was the fact that neither game has multiplayer support and they also don’t keep track of your stats. Put both those items in a patch and I might have to eat my words and write another review.
PC Player (Germany)
Dennoch macht die Basketballsimulation dank der ausgewogenenen Spielstärken der Computergegner und der vorzüglichen Steuerung längere Zeit viel Spaß. Wer keinen Wert auf einen Netzwerk- und Karrieremodus oder auf das 3-Point-Shootout legt, kann sich mit NBA Inside Drive 2000 die Wartezeit auf NBA Live 2000 angenehm verkürzen.
PC Gamer
A little less nice is the game's preclusion of several seemingly essential features. The fast gameplay speed, for instance, can't be adjusted. Nor can you modify a season's length, restart or save a game once it has begun, conduct a full career, or play over a LAN or the Internet. And nowhere is Microsoft's "budget" philosophy more evident than in the nonexistent championship celebratory sequence. But if it's attitude you want, Inside Drive usually delivers. This is basketball with an accent on immediate fun.
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Nee hoor, op het eerste gezicht zag dit er echt uit als een Electronic Arts NBA Live killer, maar toch moet Microsoft zich neerleggen bij het feit dat Electronic Arts meer in de pap te brokken heeft op het gebied van Sportgames. Enkel en alleen als je in je bed kruipt met basketbalsloefen aan zou ik m'n centjes hieraan spenderen, anders zou ik wachten tot EA binnenkort op de proppen komt met hun nieuwste versie (featuring Michael Jordan!!!)
Pro: Viele auswählbare Strategien und Taktiken öffnen tausend Tüftelmöglichkeiten für Hobby-Trainer.
Contra: Doch NBA-Atmosphäre will nicht aufkommen - den coolen Kommentatoren zum Trotz.
Fazit: Weil optisch und atmosphärisch nichts geboten wird, fehlt der Kick für den "schnell mal eine Runde dunken". Profis freuen sich aber über die vielen wählbaren Strategien, zumal die KI in der höchsten Stufe verdammt gut ist.
GameStar (Germany)
Eine spritzige Basketballsimulation mit aktuellen NBA-Daten, die nicht die Welt kostet? Suchen Sie nicht weiter – NBA Drive 2000 kriegt die Basics ordentlich hin und hat ein tolles Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis. Vor allem Einsteiger in die Korbwelt werden gut bedient. Griffige Steuerung und lebensechtes Verhalten der Polygon-Athleten sorgen fürs »spielt sich gut«-Gefühl. Wer sich an Glanz und Gloria von NBA Live gewöhnt hat, wird allerdings einiges vermissen. Die ganze Aufmachung ist zwei Gefrierschrank-Stufen unterkühlter, der Saisonmodus erlaubt keinen langfristigen Aufbau des eigenen Teams, Internet-Anschluß und Spielereditor fehlen. Wer ohne solche Features nicht glücklich wird, sollte NBA Drive 2000 einen Korb geben.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Playing NBA Inside Drive 2000 is akin to eating day old donuts — they’re still good, just a little on the stale side. This game is not perfect, and before you buy it, you should be aware that it’s not the magnum opus combination of simulation, statistics and action you’ve been waiting for. What it is is a basketball title with some really nice graphics, great action and a lot of personality.
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
In the final analysis, INSIDE DRIVE’s graphics aren’t as slick or as sharp as EA Sports’ NBA LIVE 2000, and the game lacks some of the heart and soul of its primary competitor. But the gameplay is more akin to real basketball than anything that has come before. Not bad for a rookie.
If you're looking for that next great basketball game that will knock NBA Live! off of its lofty perch, then Inside Drive 2000 probably isn't it. Make no mistake though, Inside Drive 2000 is a ton of fun, with its realistic movement and gameplay features. With the development team's emphasis on AI and gameplay, they're sure to improve with next year's offering, adding more features to keep the hard core sports fans happy. While Live! remains the leader, Inside Drive makes sure that EA keeps one eye over their shoulder.
PC Games (Germany)
Microsofts jüngste Sportspieloffensive macht auch vor dem Basketball nicht halt. Während die Fußballsimulation International Football 2000 mit einer guten Raumaufteilung, glaubwürdig agierenden Spielern und natürlich einem realistisch springenden Ball glänzen kann, fehlt genau dies der Basketballsimulation aus gleichem Hause.
incite PC Gaming
NBA Inside Drive 2000's gameplay is tight and the price is most definitely right, and we hope that next season Microsoft will build on this solid foundation and include multiplayer and a franchise mode. If it does, NBA Live might be in trouble.