NBA Live 08

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NBA Live 08
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Gilbert Arenas on the cover of NBA Live 08 for the PlayStation 3.
Developer(s) EA Canada - PlayStation 3 &
Xbox 360
HB Studios - PlayStation 2, Windows, Wii & PSP
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Series NBA Live
Platform(s) Windows, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, Xbox 360, Wii
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Play Now, Dynasty, Xbox Live, All-Star Weekend, Quick Play,
In-game screenshot of NBA Live 2008 (PC version).

NBA Live 08 is the 2007 installment of the NBA Live series by EA Sports. It was released for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, PlayStation 2, Windows and PlayStation Portable. This is the first NBA video game to include all three next-generation consoles. It was the last NBA Live game for the Windows platform.

Cover[edit]

It features Gilbert Arenas of the Washington Wizards as the cover athlete in most versions, but some international versions have players from those areas:

National teams[edit]

There are eight national teams featured in the game. In addition to the contemporary USA team, there are also two USA Dream Teams. The international teams are:

Personalities in the game[edit]

Soundtracks[edit]

By EA Sports[4]

Although not included in the official track list from EA Sports, these tracks make their way into some of the NBA Live 08 versions (particularly the PC version). The first two listed (Gorillaz & My Favorite Mutiny) were included in the NBA Live 07 Soundtrack while a notable track is the third one by San Antonio Spurs guard and recently French hip hop artist Tony Parker.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
PC PS2 PS3 PSP Xbox 360 Wii
1UP.com N/A N/A C+[6] B[5] C+[6] N/A
EGM N/A N/A 6.83/10[7] N/A 6.83/10[7] N/A
Game Informer N/A N/A 7.5/10[8] N/A 7.5/10[8] N/A
GameSpot N/A 6.5/10[10] 7.5/10[9] 6.5/10[10] 7.5/10[9] 3/10[11]
GameSpy N/A 3.5/5 stars[15] 3.5/5 stars[12] 3.5/5 stars[13] 3.5/5 stars[14] N/A
GameZone N/A 6/10[20] 7.8/10[17] 6.8/10[18] 8.3/10[16] 6.5/10[19]
IGN N/A 5.5/10[24] 6.9/10[22] 7.3/10[21] 6.9/10[23] 4.9/10[25]
NintendoLife N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 2/10 stars[26]
OXM N/A N/A N/A N/A 8/10[27] N/A
PC Gamer (UK) 77%[28] N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
PSM N/A 8/10[29] 8.5/10[29] N/A N/A N/A
Aggregate scores
GameRankings 65%[34] 66.45%[33] 73.70%[30] 73.13%[31] 72.85%[32] 52.80%[35]
Metacritic 67/100[40] 68/100[39] 73/100[36] 73/100[37] 73/100[38] 52/100[41]

The game was met with average to very mixed reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 73.70% for the PlayStation 3 version;[30][36] 73.13% and 73 out of 100 for the PSP version;[31][37] 72.85% and 73 out of 100 for the Xbox 360 version;[32][38] 66.45% and 68 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version;[33][39] 65% and 67 out of 100 for the PC version;[34][40] and 52.80% and 52 out of 100 for the Wii version.[35][41]

References[edit]

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  16. ^ Hopper, Steven (October 1, 2007). "NBA Live 08 - 360 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 6, 2008. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
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  28. ^ "NBA Live 08". PC Gamer UK: 95. December 25, 2007. 
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