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2K's long running basketball franchise, this one features the obligatory roster updates as well as an updated control scheme such as utilizing the analog stick to pass, shoot and even dunk. The turbo button has been eliminated, but players can now choose how to adjust their players aggressiveness in the game to determine how they will play.

It also features many NBA players such as Shaquille O'Neal, Steve Nash and Amare Stoudemire along with many others. It also feature "The Crib", similar to Madden's apartment, where players can unlock and buy items to place in their apartment, upgrading as they progress through the game. There are also the regular game modes such as exhibition and even a franchise mode where players can control everything, from hiring new players, coaches and even scout out players.

The Xbox 360 features the V.I.P. feature, where players can view and even download their profiles to compare and compete against each other. It also features the commentary of Kevin Harlan and Kenny Smith.


NBA 2K6 PlayStation 2 After the static licensing screens the player is treated to a video montage of NBA action. It looks low res and blurry in screenshots but this is unnoticeable when watching
NBA 2K6 PlayStation 2 Before the player gets to use the main menu this pops up
NBA 2K6 PlayStation 2 The title screen
NBA 2K6 PlayStation 2 The next screen the player sees shows all the club badges

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GameSpy Xbox Oct 05, 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100 PlayStation 2 May 22, 2006 92 out of 100 92
Gaming Age Xbox 360 Dec 05, 2005 A- 91
Game Chronicles PlayStation 2 Nov 06, 2005 8.9 out of 10 89
Planet Xbox 360 Xbox 360 May 08, 2006 8.7 out of 10 87 Xbox 360 Dec 14, 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
GamePro (US) Xbox 360 Dec 07, 2005 4 out of 5 80
XBox Evolved Xbox 360 Nov 19, 2005 7.4 out of 10 74
NZGamer Xbox 360 May 21, 2006 6.9 out of 10 69 Xbox 360 Apr 28, 2006 12 out of 20 60


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  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – #6 Xbox Game of the Year
    • 2005 – Xbox Sports Game of the Year
    • 2005 – Xbox 360 Sports Game of the Year
    • 2005 – PS2 Sports Game of the Year

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