NBA Live 14

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NBA Live 14
NBA Live 14 cover.jpg
NBA Live 14 PlayStation 4 Cover
Developer(s) EA Tiburon
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series NBA Live
Engine Ignite
Platform(s) PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Release date(s) PlayStation 4
  • NA November 19, 2013
  • EU November 29, 2013
Xbox One
November 19, 2013
Genre(s) Sports (Basketball)
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

NBA Live 14 is a basketball video game released on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2013.[1][2][3] NBA Live 14 features Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers as its cover athlete. It is one of the most negatively received games in its franchise. NBA Live 14 was followed by NBA Live 15 which was released in October 2014.


The first gameplay for the game was shown at the Xbox One reveal event in a trailer by EA Sports, showing off the new IGNITE game engine.[4] The game was released on November 19, 2013.


The official soundtrack[5] includes:

Band/Artist Song
Ace Hood feat. Anthony Hamilton "The Come Up"
Action Bronson "Strictly 4 My Jeeps"
Angel Haze "Echelon (It's My Way)"
Big Sean "Fire"
Bishop Nehru "Elder Blossoms"
Bishop Nehru "Mobb Dizzle"
Casey Veggies "Young Winners"
Chuckie feat. Lupe Fiasco, Too $hort & Snow tha Product "Makin' Papers"
Danny Brown ft. Scrufizzer "Dubstep"
Dillon Francis feat. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs "Without You"
Diplo feat. Boaz van de Beatz, Mike Posner and RiFF RAFF "Crown"
Diplo "Revolution"
Dizzy Wright "B.T.T."
Flosstradamus & DJ Sliink "Crowd Control 2.0"
Joey Bada$$ ft. Kirk Knight "Afterlife"
Kat Dahlia "Clocks"
Keys N Krates "I Just Can't Deny"
Kid Ink "Money and the Power"
Logic "Ballin"
Lorde "Million Dollar Bills"
Major Lazer ft. Flux Pavilion "Jah No Partial (Heroes X Villains Remix)"
Nipsey Hussle feat. Dom Kennedy "Real Ni*** Moves (Freeway)"
Pusha T "Numbers On the Boards"
Run the Jewels "DDFH"
ScHoolboy Q "Man of the Year"
SKATERS "Band Breaker"
Sleigh Bells "Bitter Rivals"
Stalley "Samson"
Travi$ Scott ft. T.I. & 2 Chainz "Upper Echelon"
Vic Mensa ft. Eliza Doolittle "Yung Net Save Peso"
Wax Wreckaz "High Grade Riddim"


Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 47.16%[6]
Metacritic 43/100[7]
Review scores
Publication Score
Game Informer 4/10[8]
GamesMaster 46%
GameSpot 4/10[10]
GamesRadar 2.5/5 stars[9]
IGN 4.3/10[11]
Joystiq 2/5
Official PlayStation Magazine (UK) 4/10

NBA Live 14 has received generally unfavorable reviews and currently holds a Metacritic score of 43/100[7] on the PS4 and 360 on the Xbox One. IGN gave the game a 4.3/10 with reviewer Jec Julio saying that "NBA Live’s flaccid return is made all the more disappointing because we waited three years for it. After all that time, NBA Live 14 in no way advances the basketball sim genre and, worse, leaves little to be optimistic about for next year." However, he did say that the Big Moments and the Ultimate Team modes were a positive.[11] GamesRadar gave it a 2.5/5, comparing it to NBA 2K14 with reviewer Richard Grisham saying "The on-court gameplay doesn't look very next-gen-like, especially when compared to its NBA 2K14 counterpart." While he praised the controls in 5-On-5, the Pick-and-Roll mechanic and the ESPN presentation, he critiqued the animations and physics, the glitches, and that the Rising Star mode wasn't fully built yet.[9]

In November 2013, EA apologized for the low quality of the game. Executive producer Sean O’Brien stated "As you can imagine, this isn’t exactly the NBA Live comeback story we were hoping for this year. We hear loud and clear that some of you are disappointed in various aspects of NBA Live 14, and I’m sorry if the game doesn’t live up to your expectations."[12]


  1. ^ "NBA Live 14 coming out on next-gen consoles". Polygon. 2013-05-21. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 
  2. ^ "FIFA 14, UFC, NBA Live and Madden announced for Xbox One - FIFA 14 for PC News". 2013-05-21. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 
  3. ^ "Madden, FIFA, UFC and NBA Live Also Coming to PS4". IGN. 2013-05-21. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 
  4. ^ "EA SPORTS IGNITE Engine Official Trailer". YouTube. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 
  5. ^ "NBA Live 14 soundtrack". NBA Soundtrack. Retrieved 2013-12-26. 
  6. ^ "NBA Live 14 for PlayStation 4". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b "NBA Live 14 for PlayStation 4 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  8. ^ Bertz, Matt (November 20, 2013). "A Failed Comeback Attempt". Game Informer. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  9. ^ a b Grisham, Richard (November 19, 2013). "NBA Live 14 review". GamesRadar. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  10. ^ McShea, Tom (November 20, 2013). "NBA Live 14 Review". GameSpot. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  11. ^ a b McCaffery, Ryan (November 19, 2013). "NBA Live 14 Review". IGN. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  12. ^