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Gameplay Innovation

NBA LIVE 18 is all about player control, taking place where skill meets style. Every outcome is based on your decisions. Fluid animations and reactive mechanics put the control in your hands like never before!

Build Your Foundation

Master your position with hundreds of fresh player signature styles and interactions across the court. Unlock signature animations and unique Traits to set your player apart from the rest.

Discover One-on-One Gameplay Innovation

Dribble System

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

Defensive System

Real Player Motion (RPM) 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.

Ball Out with the Players

With more animations than ever before, each player maintains realistic momentum with every move throughout every matchup. Feel the action as a player, not just a spectator, through faster reactions, more fluid movement, and impactful collisions.

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