NBA LIVE 18 - Xbox One

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Overview

What's Included


  • NBA LIVE 18

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
95% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (166 out of 176)

Product Details


  • Developer: Tiburon
  • Publisher: EA
  • Platform: Xbox One
  • Genre: Sports and Outdoors
  • Release Date: 09/15/2017

Synopsis


Rise up in NBA 18: One Edition for Xbox One, and become a myth on the streets or in the league. This immersive game expands your role into creating a unique player with skills and signatures moves. Challenge others online in NBA 18: One Edition multiplayer mode, and work your way up with each game won.

Features


Pre-order and get 33% off NBA LIVE 18 at participating retailers

Express yourself with customization and depth, defining your signature style on the court

Seamlessly play and progress your player through a true representation of basketball, bringing together the lights and spectacle of the NBA in The League and the flash and style represented across iconic courts in The Streets

From east coast to west coast, from The Streets to The League, your career progress is reflected by your ONE Score

Arm your player with an arsenal of moves and hundreds of all-new signature styles, animations and interactions at every position offering unprecedented control and responsiveness

For one to four players



Overall customer rating

4.4
95%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    NBA Live making a comeback!!

    Posted
    Tute
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    NBA Live 18 is lit. I think, they did a great job balancing real life basketball and arcade style basketball together. People are saying that this is the best NBA Live game in awhile. I wouldn't know because I haven't played a NBA Live game since NBA Live 2003 and 2004. And I had a blast with NBA Live 2003. I like the defense, special effects sounds when a player grabs a rebound, blocks or grab the ball in the air. The One is pretty good too. And it is about time they gave the WNBA some shine, which is a good thing. You can play with the WNBA teams but I feel the WNBA mode should have a halftime show and season mode or something. But it is a start. The commentary and what goes on during a time out is not in the same league with NBA 2K18. Now, I like the halftime show and after the game previews on NBA Live 18 with ESPN with the countdown. They give you the top best plays, player of the game, who was cold and etc. Downfall is the commentary and the half time show kind of repeats itself. This basketball game is simple and more fun to play than NBA 2k18 in my opinion. I'm not picking sides with 2K or EA with basketball games. I am NBA fan first, after that, I'm about who has a good basketball game. And I can honestly say, NBA 2K18 and NBA Live 18 are both good in my opinion. Two different styles and I'm glad both companies makes 2 different styles of basketball games. EA sports are going in the right direction with the NBA Live franchise. I'm so glad that I pre-ordered this while it was $40. I tried Amazon, Gamestop and other places to pre-order it for $40, but BestBuy was the only company that let me did it. So thank you, BestBuy for this great deal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Made me forget about 2k

    Posted
    DJH11001
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    NBA LIVE 18 might be one of the most underrated sports games I have ever played. It isn't perfect, but wow, it sure is fun! I have honestly not played NBA 2k18 at all, since I picked NBA Live 18 up. What keeps me coming back for more, is the unpredictability of each and every game. The outcomes of every game feel as if they could happen in real life. The physics engine in this game is a big reason why this game feels, in my opinion more realistic than NBA 2k ever has. The stars on every team play like stars and come up big in clutch situations. There is actually defense played in this game, unlike 2k. You cannot score at will nor should you be able to. Each possession feels as though there is strategy involved and not just crossovers and dunks. There is a sense of momentum that can go back and forth like a real NBA game can and even when I am on the losing end of it, it sure is fun to witness, because of how realistic it makes the game feel. There have been numerous instances during games where something happens, that I have never witnessed before in any NBA video game ever. These are totally realistic, physics based animations that at times have me picking my jaw off the floor in amazement. The cool thing is, when these moments occur in the game, the announcers acknowledge it, which make it even more convincing. These moments I have experienced have only happened once each and have not been duplicated in the dozens of games I have played during my franchise season. In most all sports video games, there are events/animations that occur, that feel pre-determined and not at all physics based or generated. This is not the case here. Again, I am not saying this game is perfection. But for the price you are paying for this game, it is a unbelievable bargain and makes me super pumped for what's next to come in this series' future. NBA 2K better take notice, NBA LIVE IS BACK!! Let the competition begin!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Improved but still needs work

    Posted
    Monta
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    Nba live used to be the prima donna of basketball sports game until nba 2k came along. I have 2k but decided to purchase live also to see if it improved from last year. I will say that live has always had great presentation, and lighting which brings out the player models and court. If they get accurate face and body scans like 2k, story mode like 2k, and gameplay like 2k (minus the bugs) then it would probably leap 2k. I would also get licensed with tnt, nba tv, and nbc to go along with the espn license to make it more realistic. More analyst to go along with first take which i thought was crazy amazing. Also little small tings like assistant coaches added to the bench, more player and crowd reaction, better halftime show, bring back the olympics, being able to choose your own agent and entourage, choose your own crib, etc. I would make it kind of like fifa 18 but being able to move around in an open world like 2k.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    NBA Live 18 better than NBA 2k18! (XBOX ONE)

    Posted
    MagnusCarta
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    I pre-ordered the game after I played the demo and haven't looked back. I also purchased NBA 2k18 for comparison purposes and to be honest I much prefer NBA Live 18. The presentation looks much more premium/professional than 2k18 which looks cartoonist by comparison also NBA Live 18's player models look amazing. If you played the demo you really won't need this review. If you are on the fence because of previous NBA Live titles don't be... buy with confidence!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Don't Sleep On This Game!

    Posted
    PureImpact
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    I've been a fan of the NBA 2K and Live franchises for years. 2K has owning for the last decade if you want pure honesty. I've longed for Live to make a solid comeback and this is the year. The gameplay is solid, though gamers who want super simulation will stick to 2K. Live is pick up and play and plays at a pace that is so much fun. And that is what I'm looking for...FUN!! The inclusion of WNBA players is awesome! This game is so addictive. If you bought 2K17, you really won't need 2K18. Give Live 18 a whirl if you want a slightly less simulation. I highly recommend this game!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Refreshing and Fun

    Posted
    PaulCT
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    No doubt, NBA 2K has been the Pinnacle of basketball games over the past few years. However, anyone who's played 2K series, you know how frustrating it can be when you throw up brick after brick. NBA Live fixes that and creates a fun sim for the casual fan. It also includes women's basketball which my daughter's love. Graphics are excellent... It's great seeing the old champ of basketball games back on the court and making some serious noise! I highly recommend this game to even the hard core bball fanatic!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Really improving but not there yet

    Posted
    Eajack
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    LIVE is really better than previous years, and while that's not saying much, it really is a fun game to play but for the more arcade focused players, simulation it's still not where nba 2K is at but it is making strides and at a lower price tag it's very appealing to maybe save some money and still get a playable game. A lot of the movements come at weird times and the point guards always do like some hop and a skip when begging their dribble up court but overall it is a solid game and should be looked into if you are tired of the 2K getting stale feel.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Different Ball Game!

    Posted
    Airpun79
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    This game in my opinion is just as good as 2K. Although 2k may have the better graphics, I prefer the game play of NBA Live 18 because it's a bit more arcade-ish while 2k seems to be more a simulation. I have both as I play both depending on whether on which style of ball I want to play. Also, NBA2k18 has historical teams which are fun to use and NBA Live has all of the WNBA teams which is a different aspect that I enjoyed.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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