NBA Live 2004

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It's another season of the NBA, and with it comes another edition of NBA Live.

For 2004, the player can expect an expanded EA Sports Freestyle control scheme, allowing the player to pull off plays by simply using the right analog stick in collaboration with the player's movement with the left analog stick. Dynasty mode has also been upgraded, with the opportunity of expanding the player's squad with the top free agents and rookies from the college leagues.

Up to 4 players can play on the Xbox, while PlayStation 2 players can go online with full stat tracking.


  • NBA 라이브 2004 - Korean spelling (Hangul)

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Average score: 82% (based on 32 ratings)


Average score: 3.2 out of 5 (based on 13 ratings with 1 reviews)

Better than Live 2003

The Good
The graphics has been improved as well as the Freestyle control. This time you will have to really pay attention to the defense to find ways to the basket. It's harder to get to the basket in this game than last year's game, which makes this game feel a lot more realistic. In Live 2003 all you have to do is run straight to the basket and you will blow out the opponent. Thankfully, Live 2004 changed all that with better collision detection as you can no longer run straight past your opponent without bumping him. In this game you will be forced to pass the ball around and find open guys for easy baskets or run a variety of plays for your big men in the key. This add a lot more realism to the game. With Marv Albert and Mike Fratello doing the commentary, Live 2004 has the best announcing team in any basketball game! The EA Sports Trax in this game is awesome with songs from, Chingy, Sean Paul, the Blackeyed Peas, Outkast, and more! Even more, Dynasty Mode has been greatly improved with more options and you will see plenty of cutscenes of players getting drafted, key players getting signed, and things like that. There is also a one-on-one mode that is very addictive.

The Bad
Graphics has been improved but Live is still behind ESPN NBA in this department. It's very tough for beginners to win games at first. It's hard to get to the hoops off the dribble but with some practice that will not be a problem. Another complain is that players ratings tend to be off and players often get whistle for backcourt violations when they catch a pass at midcourt.

The Bottom Line
This is by far the best basketball game I've played. It's better than ESPN NBA in my opinion. The only thing that isn't is the graphics. I highly recommend this game for basketball fans who like a game that's fun and plays realistically.

GameCube · by Thomas T (180) · 2007

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Game added by Kartanym.

GameCube added by Corn Popper. Windows added by A.A. Fussy.

Additional contributors: Rik Hideto.

Game added October 14th, 2003. Last modified April 10th, 2023.