NBA LIVE 15 arrives with the most photo-realistic visuals in franchise history and 500+ core gameplay improvements delivering a truly fluid, fun and authentic basketball gaming experience. Reimagined visuals drop you court side alongside the biggest stars. See the intensity on a player’s face as he nails a game-winner, or the frustration of a heart-wrenching loss. With all new real-time physics in the paint every drive, post move and collision can be the highlight of the night. Add into the mix best-in-class online game modes and LIVE’s Synergy Sports partnership and you’ll never miss a beat during the NBA season with new content updated daily, all season long.

EA Sports has done a good job this year. NBA Live 15 is a much better game and a lot more enjoyable than NBA Live 14 was. NBA Live 15 graphics are beautiful, players look very good, and this game offers you a nice basketball gaming experience. The new passing and shooting mechanics are very good. And the game has many different features to keep you busy for several hours.

Unfortunately, there are also some problems. Defence was too weird and difficult for me. I always used the wrong player. And sometimes A.I. just stands there and … I rarely managed to do something right there. Is it fault of the game or is it my problem? And the commentators were very boring.

If you compare NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15.. Then visually NBA Live 15 looks much better than NBA 2K15. Also NBA Live 15 does not have any server problems, and have less bugs and glitches than NBA 2K15 game. But NBA Live 15’s gameplay isn’t as good and realistic as NBA 2K15’s, and it’s still really hard to compete with NBA 2K15 game.

If you’re a big fan of basketball games, then I think NBA Live 15 is worth a try. Even if it is not as good as NBA 2K15, you still may enjoy it. If you’re not the best basketball player or you’re a newcomer, then this game is definitely worth a try.

GOOD:

  • Superb visuals.
  • Tutorial is great.
  • Better passing and shooting mechanics.
  • Enough features to keep you busy for several hours.
  • On court action is fun.
  • LIVE Seasons mode.


BAD:

  • Defense was difficult and also boring.
  • Commentators are very boring.
  • A.I. player movement is weird, many times players are just standing around waiting for something.

NBA Live 15
Platform(s): PS4, Xbox One
Release date: 31 October 2014
Game Rating: PEGI 3
Developer: EA Sports
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Reviewed on: Xbox One
3.5Overall Score