The 50 Best Video Game Franchises

12. NBA Live

 

Editions: 22 Lakers versus Celtics and the NBA Playoffs (1989), Bulls versus Lakers and the NBA Playoffs (1992), Team USA Basketball (1992), Bulls versus Blazers and the NBA Playoffs (1993), NBA Showdown (1994), NBA Live 95 (1994), NBA Live 96 (1995), NBA Live 97 (1996), NBA Live 98 (1997), NBA Live 99 (1998), NBA Live 2000 (1999), NBA Live 2001 (2000), NBA Live 2002 (2001), NBA Live 2003 (2002), NBA Live 2004 (2003), NBA Live 2005 (2004), NBA Live 06 (2005), NBA Live 07 (2006), NBA Live 08 (2007), NBA Live 09 (2008), NBA Live 10 (2009), NBA Live 13 (2012)

Publisher: EA Sports

NBA 2K's main competitor has seen its fair share of releases over the years, and it's no slouch itself, as EA's entry into the ever-popular sports scene. They dominate the field with Madden as far as the football scene goes, but as far as basketball goes this series makes its own way and acts as a stalwart complement to NBA 2K's errant pitfalls. 

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