NBA Live 18

EA Tiburon, Electronic Arts

Fair Man
OpenCritic Rating
73
Top Critic Average
23%
Critics Recommend
Based on 26 critic reviews
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NBA Live 18

Rating Summary

Based on 26 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

73

Top Critic Average

23%

Critics Recommend

Based on 26 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Xbox OneSep 15, 2017
PlayStation 4Sep 15, 2017

Developer: EA Tiburon

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Genres: Simulation, Sports

NBA LIVE 18 introduces THE ONE, an all-new, dynamic career experience centered on your player, your choices and your legacy. Create your unique player identity and select a role on the court along with signature abilities and traits, only you can pull off. Embark on your quest to be the greatest basketball player on the planet in The League and The Streets with, or against other players in solo, co-op and multiplayer challenges delivered through LIVE Event content. Dominate the court with innovative one-on-one gameplay arming you with an arsenal of all-new moves for each position with unprecedented control and responsiveness. Put your new-found skills to the test as you manage and build your favorite team in Franchise and Live Ultimate Team. Follow no one, Be The One.

NBA Live 18 Reviews

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IGN

6.5 / 10.0
IGN

NBA Live 18's simplistic and fluid mechanics make for an approachable game of NBA, or WNBA, basketball. But for all that it does well on the court, elsewhere it fails to live up to its potential. There are plenty of side modes, but few have the depth or interesting new ideas to be worth getting invested in.

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Still lacks the depth of its rival, but The One mode gives Live a destination mode worth building upon

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NBA Live 18 is best for a very personal brand of basketball, focusing on a created superstar and the moves that make him stand out in a game that skews more toward individual play than teamwork.

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EA Sports' basketball series returns from a one-year hiatus with new features that outshine its traditional modes.

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Trailers

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NBA LIVE 18 Cover Athlete James Harden

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NBA LIVE 18 Reveal Trailer - The One

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