Skip to main content

NBA Live 06 review

We're all superstars


  • Seriously fun gameplay
  • Graphics engine shines on court
  • All-Star Weekend playable online


  • Too many shots go out of bounds
  • So many missed dunks and lay-ups
  • Some crappy animations

LeBron. Iverson. Shaq. T-Mac. Unlike the college game, the superstars of the NBA unquestionably dominate the action. NBA Live 06 replicates this with its new freestyle superstar moves, further cementing Live as an undeniably fun hoops franchise.

The freestyle superstar moves enable the league's best players to perform risky but incredible feats that can turn the tide of a game, just as they do in real life. For instance, playmakers like Steve Nash can zip no-look passes to get teammates an easy look. Sharpshooters like Kyle Corver can rain leaning threes from downtown. High flyers like cover athlete Dwayne Wade can perform Jordan-esque mid-air finishes, and so on. The freestyle superstardom even extends to the defensive end of the court, where the best defenders can make aggressive steal and block attempts.

More info

DescriptionThere's no better feeling than posterizing your best buddy with a high-flying freestyle superstar jam.
Franchise nameNBA Live
UK franchise nameNBA Live
Platform"PC","PS2","Xbox 360","GameCube","PSP","Xbox"
US censor rating"Everyone","Everyone","Everyone","Everyone","Everyone","Everyone"
UK censor rating"","","","","",""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)