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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.

NBA Live 2005
Nbalive05 cover.jpg
Cover art featuring Carmelo Anthony
Developer(s)EA Canada
Publisher(s)Electronic Arts
SeriesNBA Live
Platform(s)PlayStation 2, Xbox GameCube, Windows
Release
  • NA: September 28, 2004
  • AU: 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

Contents

FeaturesEdit

 
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.

ReceptionEdit

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
GCPCPS2Xbox
EGM8.33/10[1]N/A8.33/10[1]8.33/10[1]
FamitsuN/AN/A32/40[2]N/A
Game Informer8.25/10[3]N/A8.25/10[3]8.25/10[3]
Game RevolutionB[5]N/AB[6]B[7]
GamePro     [4]N/A     [4]     [4]
GameSpot7.7/10[8]8/10[9]7.9/10[10]8/10[11]
GameSpy     [12]     [13]     [14]     [14]
GameZoneN/A8.7/10[15]8.5/10[16]8.5/10[17]
IGN8.8/10[18]8.9/10[19]8.9/10[20]8.9/10[20]
Nintendo Power3.8/5[21]N/AN/AN/A
OPM (US)N/AN/A     [22]N/A
OXM (US)N/AN/AN/A9.3/10[23]
PC Gamer (US)N/A82%[24]N/AN/A
Aggregate score
Metacritic83/100[25]79/100[26]84/100[27]85/100[28]

By July 2006, the PlayStation 2 version of NBA Live 2005 had sold 1.6 million copies and earned $54 million in the United States. Next Generation ranked it as the 24th highest-selling game launched for the PlayStation 2, Xbox or GameCube between January 2000 and July 2006 in that country. Combined sales of NBA Live console games released in the 2000s reached 8 million units in the United States by July 2006.[29]

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

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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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.
  29. ^ Campbell, Colin; Keiser, Joe (July 29, 2006). "The Top 100 Games of the 21st Century". Next Generation. Archived from the original on October 29, 2007.

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