GameFocus writes: "NBA Live 09 came as a disappointment for me. It was hard to accept seeing the game going backwards instead of taking steps forward. I for one know that basketball games are one of the toughest sports games to develop because of the complexity of the sport. But that doesn't excuse it. One year later, NBA Live 10 arrives and while it still has a few annoyances, I'm pleased to see that EA Canada seems to have finally taken a serious step into the realm of a more realistic experience."