NBA 2K18 vs NBA Live 18 Player Face Comparison, Part Two

Posted October 5th, 2017 at 3:15 pm

Whether it be through varied scanning techniques, differing levels of access to specific individuals, or their respective graphical engines, competing sports video games tend to win with representations of certain players but certainly not all of them. In the past with the basketball games NBA 2K had the clear edge according to fans but NBA Live had some respectable showings. Most recently when conducted between NBA 2K15 and NBA Live 15 it was the former that won for near 75% of the players that were examined.

Now it’s time to look at NBA 2K18 and NBA Live 18 which have both boasted improvements to visuals and face scanning in the last three years. Polls are open now for the second set of eight players. Make sure to also cast votes for the first set. A third and final set will go up next week followed by all the results. 

  • Bigman

    Live got it. Kevin love wins on 2k as far as likeness but photolistic goes to live. Can’t believe they caught up with 2k

    • MoneyMayweather

      I”m saying Live got this!

  • Yup

    I don’t play either of these games, but Live looks way more realistic.

  • Hoops

    Live is catching up in the visuals department, no doubt.

  • Miles Teg

    Pretty sure the bottom Rubio is actually AJ Daulerio.

  • WilsonRamos

    Lives lighting and sweat makes it look more realistic

  • jbstoner44

    Forget the graphics. Compare the gameplay. EA need to focus more on creating true sim gameplay and a little less on graphics.

  • Wavvy_Crockett

    Live is closer than expected on some of these but I get real Dead Rising character graphics vibes on some, ie the Rubio pic

  • Rich

    Love on 2k looks great…but others all go to live.

  • nyoboss

    Live looks pretty good, they both do, but why dame so sad,