NBA Live 2004

 
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Fast-paced, easy-to-learn gaming experience.

What parents need to know

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Official NBA team apparel apparent in every shot.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the players strut around after dunks and do foul hard, but the play is no more violent than a real NBA game. The pace is way too fast to zero in on inside play, which eliminates cheap shots and flying elbows. Because this game is officially licensed by the NBA, all teams where authentic game jerseys -- the same jerseys that you'll find for sale in just about every athletic apparel store.

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What's it about?

In NBA LIVE 2004, players now have the ability to easily maneuver every player on the court, including defensive players. No longer will the point guard be able to slash to the basket uncontested for an easy layup.

A variety of easy-to-learn game modes are available, making it great for even the youngest players. If you are new to the game, start in practice mode. The slower beginner mode allows players to learn all of the skills they will need when they take on the big boys in more advanced play modes.

Is it any good?

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Like most EA titles, the game is realistic -- right down to the authentic NBA jerseys. That may be the only potential negative, as this game will bring hours of gaming fun for children ages 6 and up.

You can't go wrong with this fast-paced, easy-to-learn gaming experience. Unless you consider thundering dunks violent, this game is a great choice for younger audiences.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about whether this game is similar to real NBA games. How do you feel about playing as a superstar? What about the other players on the floor? Is this a game that you like playing with friends and/or family? If so, why?

Game details

Platforms:Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Price:$45
Available online?Not available online
Developer:EA Sports
Release date:November 25, 2003
Genre:Sports
Topics:Sports and martial arts
ESRB rating:E for (PlayStation 2, Windows, Xbox)

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  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Teen, 14 years old Written bymcxstar April 9, 2008
 
Kid, 10 years old April 9, 2008
 

all nba games are grate

csm corrected you cant go wrong with this

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