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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.

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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 The next screen the player sees shows all the club badges
NBA 2K6 PlayStation 2 The game starts with licensing information
NBA 2K6 PlayStation 2 The title screen

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Gamesmania.de Xbox May 22, 2006 92 out of 100 92
Operation Sports Xbox 360 Dec 30, 2005 9 out of 10 90
IC-Games PlayStation 2 Jun 10, 2006 90 out of 100 90
4Players.de Xbox 360 Apr 27, 2006 85 out of 100 85
GamePro (US) Xbox 360 Dec 07, 2005 4 out of 5 80
IGN PlayStation 2 Sep 26, 2005 8 out of 10 80
PCMag.com Xbox Jan 18, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Xbox 360 Nov 15, 2005 7.8 out of 10 78
Game Shark Xbox Oct 27, 2005 B 75
Gamestyle PlayStation 2 Aug 01, 2006 6 out of 10 60

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Awards

  • 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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