NBA Live 2005

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NBA Live 2005
Nbalive05 cover.jpg
Cover art
Developer(s) EA Canada
Publisher(s) Electronic Arts
Series NBA Live
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox GameCube, Windows
Release date(s)
  • NA September 28, 2004
  • AUS October 25, 2004 (PS2)
  • NA October 26, 2004 (PC)
  • EU October 29, 2004
  • EU November 12, 2004 (PC)
  • JP December 2, 2004 (PS2)
Genre(s) Sports (Basketball)
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

NBA Live 2005 is the 2004 installment of the NBA Live video games series. The cover features Carmelo Anthony as a member of the Denver Nuggets. The game was developed by EA Sports and released in 2004 for PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, and Windows.

Features[edit]

In-game screenshot of NBA Live 2005 on the PC.
  • EA Sports Freestyle Air. This mode allows the game player to become an offensive force with new style dunks, user controlled tip-ins, and more.
  • NBA All-Star Weekend. This mode allows the game player to play in the NBA All-Star Weekend, year-after-year, in Dynasty mode or go right to the Weekend in features on the main menu page. NBA All-Star Weekend includes the Rookie vs Sophomore game, the NBA All-Star game, the Slam Dunk competition and the 3 point competition.
  • Create-A-Player. In this mode, gamers can create their own player and can customize the looks, shoes, and the college attended of the fictitious created player.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
GC PC PS2 Xbox
EGM 8.33/10[1] N/A 8.33/10[1] 8.33/10[1]
Famitsu N/A N/A 32/40[2] N/A
Game Informer 8.25/10[3] N/A 8.25/10[3] 8.25/10[3]
GamePro 4.5/5 stars[4] N/A 4.5/5 stars[4] 4.5/5 stars[4]
Game Revolution B[5] N/A B[6] B[7]
GameSpot 7.7/10[8] 8/10[9] 7.9/10[10] 8/10[11]
GameSpy 4/5 stars[12] 3.5/5 stars[13] 4.5/5 stars[14] 4.5/5 stars[14]
GameZone N/A 8.7/10[15] 8.5/10[16] 8.5/10[17]
IGN 8.8/10[18] 8.9/10[19] 8.9/10[20] 8.9/10[20]
Nintendo Power 3.8/5[21] N/A N/A N/A
OPM (US) N/A N/A 4/5 stars[22] N/A
OXM N/A N/A N/A 9.3/10[23]
PC Gamer (US) N/A 82%[24] N/A N/A
Aggregate score
Metacritic 83/100[25] 79/100[26] 84/100[27] 85/100[28]

The game received "favorable" reviews on all platforms according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[28][27][25][26] In Japan, Famitsu gave the PlayStation 2 version a score of 32 out of 40.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b "Famitsu scores (first for DS)". NeoGAF. November 24, 2004. Retrieved April 29, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Reiner, Andrew (November 2004). "NBA Live 2005 (GC, PS2, Xbox)". Game Informer (139): 142. Archived from the original on August 29, 2008. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c Bro Buzz (December 2004). "NBA Live 2005 (GC, PS2, Xbox)". GamePro: 140. Archived from the original on February 4, 2005. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  5. ^ Dr. Moo (October 20, 2004). "NBA Live 2005 (GC)". Game Revolution. Archived from the original on October 27, 2004. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  6. ^ Dr. Moo (October 20, 2004). "NBA Live 2005 - ps2 Review". Game Revolution. Archived from the original on January 9, 2007. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  7. ^ Dr. Moo (October 20, 2004). "NBA Live 2005 Review (Xbox)". Game Revolution. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  8. ^ Colayco, Bob (September 28, 2004). "NBA Live 2005 Review (GC)". GameSpot. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  9. ^ Colayco, Bob (November 8, 2004). "NBA Live 2005 Review (PC)". GameSpot. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  10. ^ Colayco, Bob (September 28, 2004). "NBA Live 2005 Review (PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  11. ^ Colayco, Bob (September 28, 2004). "NBA Live 2005 Review (Xbox)". GameSpot. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  12. ^ Tuttle, Will (September 28, 2004). "GameSpy: NBA Live 2005 (GCN)". GameSpy. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  13. ^ Buecheler, Christopher (November 9, 2004). "GameSpy: NBA Live 2005 (PC)". GameSpy. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  14. ^ a b Tuttle, Will (September 28, 2004). "GameSpy: NBA Live 2005 (PS2, Xbox)". GameSpy. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  15. ^ Hopper, Steven (November 15, 2004). "NBA Live 2005 - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on January 22, 2009. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  16. ^ The Bearer (October 13, 2004). "NBA Live 2005 - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on December 31, 2008. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  17. ^ Surette, Tim (October 21, 2004). "NBA Live 2005 - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 7, 2008. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  18. ^ Robinson, Jon (September 27, 2004). "NBA Live 2005 (GCN)". IGN. Archived from the original on June 24, 2008. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  19. ^ Robinson, Jon (November 10, 2004). "NBA Live 2005 Review (PC)". IGN. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  20. ^ a b Robinson, Jon (September 27, 2004). "NBA Live 2005 (PS2, Xbox)". IGN. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  21. ^ "NBA Live 2005". Nintendo Power 186: 146. December 2004. 
  22. ^ "NBA Live 2005". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 140. November 2004. 
  23. ^ "NBA Live 2005". Official Xbox Magazine: 88. December 2004. 
  24. ^ "NBA Live 2005". PC Gamer: 52. February 2005. 
  25. ^ a b "NBA Live 2005 for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  26. ^ a b "NBA Live 2005 for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  27. ^ a b "NBA Live 2005 for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
  28. ^ a b "NBA Live 2005 for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 

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