NBA Live 08

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NBA Live 08
Nbalive08.jpg
PlayStation 3 cover art featuring Gilbert Arenas
Developer(s) EA Canada - PlayStation 3 &
Xbox 360
HB Studios - PlayStation 2, Windows, Wii & PSP
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Series NBA Live
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 3
PlayStation 2
PlayStation Portable
Xbox 360
Wii
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
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.

Personalities in the game[edit]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
PC PS2 PS3 PSP Wii Xbox 360
1UP.com N/A N/A C+[4] B[5] N/A C+[4]
EGM N/A N/A 6.83/10[6] N/A N/A 6.83/10[6]
Famitsu N/A 28/40[7] 32/40[7] 30/40[7] N/A 32/40[7]
Game Informer N/A N/A 7.5/10[8] N/A N/A 7.5/10[8]
GameSpot N/A 6.5/10[9] 7.5/10[10] 6.5/10[9] 3/10[11] 7.5/10[10]
GameSpy N/A 3.5/5 stars[12] 3.5/5 stars[13] 3.5/5 stars[14] N/A 3.5/5 stars[15]
GameZone N/A 6/10[16] 7.8/10[17] 6.8/10[18] 6.5/10[19] 8.3/10[20]
IGN N/A 5.5/10[21] 6.9/10[22] 7.3/10[23] 4.9/10[24] 6.9/10[25]
Nintendo Life N/A N/A N/A N/A 2/10 stars[26] N/A
OXM N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 8/10[27]
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
USA Today N/A N/A 8/10[30] N/A N/A 8/10[30]
Aggregate score
Metacritic 67/100[31] 68/100[32] 73/100[33] 73/100[34] 52/100[35] 73/100[36]

The game received "mixed or average reviews" on all platforms according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[33][34][36][32][31][35] In Japan, Famitsu gave it a score of all four eights for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions; one seven, two eights, and one seven for the PSP version; and all four sevens for the PlayStation 2 version.[7]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "NBA Live 08 Release Information for PlayStation 2". GameFAQs. Retrieved May 4, 2015. 
  3. ^ "NBA Live 08 Release Information for PSP". GameFAQs. Retrieved May 4, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b Intihar, Bryan (October 2, 2007). "NBA Live 08 (PS3, X360)". 1UP.com. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  5. ^ Zuniga, Todd (October 16, 2007). "NBA Live 08 (PSP)". 1UP.com. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b EGM staff (November 2007). "NBA Live 08 (PS3, X360)". Electronic Gaming Monthly: 103. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "This weeks Japanese mag news (10/31~)". NeoGAF. October 30, 2007. Retrieved April 29, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b Bertz, Matt (November 2007). "NBA Live 08 (PS3, X360)". Game Informer (175). Archived from the original on January 24, 2008. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b Thomas, Aaron (October 11, 2007). "NBA Live 08 Review (PS2, PSP)". GameSpot. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  10. ^ a b Thomas, Aaron (October 4, 2007). "NBA Live 08 Review (PS3, X360)". GameSpot. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  11. ^ Thomas, Aaron (October 5, 2007). "NBA Live 08 Review (Wii)". GameSpot. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  12. ^ Steinberg, Steve (October 3, 2007). "GameSpy: NBA Live 08 (PS2)". GameSpy. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  13. ^ Villoria, Gerald (October 3, 2007). "GameSpy: NBA Live 08 (PS3)". GameSpy. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  14. ^ Steinberg, Steve (October 3, 2007). "GameSpy: NBA Live 08 (PSP)". GameSpy. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  15. ^ Villoria, Gerald (October 3, 2007). "GameSpy: NBA Live 08 (X360)". GameSpy. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  16. ^ Bedigian, Louis (November 11, 2007). "NBA Live 08 - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 4, 2008. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  17. ^ Lafferty, Michael (October 1, 2007). "NBA Live 08 - PS3 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 4, 2008. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  18. ^ Bedigian, Louis (October 5, 2007). "NBA Live 08 - PSP - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 5, 2008. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  19. ^ Hollingshead, Anise (November 1, 2007). "NBA Live 08 - WII - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 5, 2008. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  20. ^ Hopper, Steven (October 1, 2007). "NBA Live 08 - 360 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 6, 2008. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  21. ^ Ahearn, Nate (October 4, 2007). "NBA Live 08 Review (PSP)". IGN. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  22. ^ Ahearn, Nate (October 3, 2007). "NBA Live 08 Review (PS3)". IGN. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  23. ^ Ahearn, Nate (October 9, 2007). "Review: NBA Live 08 (PSP)". IGN. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  24. ^ Bozon, Mark (October 9, 2007). "NBA Live 08 Review (Wii)". IGN. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  25. ^ Ahearn, Nate (October 2, 2007). "NBA Live 08 Review (X360)". IGN. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  26. ^ McFerran, Damien (November 23, 2007). "NBA Live 08 (Wii) Review". NintendoLife. Retrieved May 6, 2015. 
  27. ^ "NBA Live 08". Official Xbox Magazine: 84. November 2007. 
  28. ^ "NBA Live 08". PC Gamer UK: 95. December 25, 2007. 
  29. ^ a b "NBA Live 08". PSM: 81. December 2007. 
  30. ^ a b Molina, Brett (October 18, 2007). "'NBA 2K8' rises above the competition". USA Today. Retrieved May 4, 2016. 
  31. ^ a b "NBA Live 08 for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  32. ^ a b "NBA Live 08 for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  33. ^ a b "NBA Live 08 for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  34. ^ a b "NBA Live 08 for PSP Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  35. ^ a b "NBA Live 08 for Wii Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 
  36. ^ a b "NBA Live 08 for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved May 5, 2015. 

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