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What’s New in NBA LIVE 18

NBA LIVE 18 is all about player control, taking place where skill meets style. Every outcome is based on the actions you take, with mechanics that make every choice and twitch skill more impactful than ever before.

Gameplay Innovation

One-on-One Mechanic

Discover an array of game-changing moves and hundreds of fresh player signature styles, animations, and interactions at every position, with unprecedented one-on-one control and responsiveness.

Dribble System

On offense, use it to catch your defender out of position. On defense, use the skill-based counter move to stay in front of the ballhandler to direct pace and tempo.

Real Player Movement

Delivers on-ball defense with control and responsiveness, letting you stay with the ball carrier and cut off the drive through skill-based timing windows.

In The Post

Be in position to control bigs and use size and strength to blow by your opponent, cut off the drive, protect the basket, or score down low.

On-Court Awareness

Experience rim-rattling dunks, smooth layups, and the pure physicality of player interactions within one-on-one gameplay around the basket, featuring an amazing amount of animation variety and signature finishes.

Physics-based Transitions

With more animations than ever before, each baller in the game maintains realistic momentum throughout every matchup and every move. You’ll feel closer to real action than a front row seat.

Ways to Play

THE ONE

This is how you play NBA LIVE 18! An all-new and dynamic career journey. Create your individual player identity and become a legend in THE LEAGUE and THE STREETS. Master your selected role and playstyle on the court along with unique signature abilities, traits, and gear. Level up your player as you drive to become an icon. Every choice you make defines your rise to glory.
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Franchise

Take control of your favorite NBA team and build it into an unstoppable hoop force while playing games and upgrading the team. Draft top players, make smart trades, and improve your skills with the distinctive upgrade points system. Every decision is yours as you ball through season after season in a streamlined experience while chasing championships.

Ultimate Team

Build a hand-picked squad of hardwood superstars from past and present. Earn Coins or purchase NBA LIVE Points and scoop up packs from the store to acquire more players, coaches, uniforms, and stadiums, adding strength to your roster. Complete challenges, receive rewards, and elevate your status. Collect. Upgrade. Dominate!

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