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NBA Live 2000 (Windows)

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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 He'll miss
NBA Live 2000 Windows Pay attention to the crowd animation!
NBA Live 2000 Windows The tip-off
NBA Live 2000 Windows You can later zoom with a camera on anything you like... including my name, in this case ;))

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User Reviews

It's NBA Live 99 Deluxe Roedie (5227) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

The Press Says

Electric Games 1999 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
incite PC Gaming Jan, 2000 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PC Games (Germany) Mar 07, 2001 91 out of 100 91
GameSpy Nov 15, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Gamesmania Jan 16, 2000 90 out of 100 90
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 2000 89 out of 100 89
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jan, 2000 86 out of 100 86
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Dec 05, 1999 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jan 04, 2000 81 out of 100 81
Spel för Alla Jan, 2000 8 out of 10 80

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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
Information also contributed by Roedie

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Kartanym (10785) added NBA Live 2000 (Windows) on Aug 22, 2000
Other platforms contributed by Kartanym (10785) and Adam Baratz (1353)