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GameSpot (Jun 28, 2006)
The game does shine in one particular spot, though perhaps for the wrong reasons. Whenever anything interesting happens on the lanes, such as a gutter-ball, a strike, or a spare, the game quickly cuts to a short and incredibly goofy animated video that features silhouetted girls writhing around for a couple of seconds. It struck us as funny, that's all. But aside from that, this is a really standard bowling game that you'll master almost immediately. It's not worth your time or money, even at its budget price.
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IGN (Aug 01, 2006)
Do not buy this game, even if you're the biggest bowling fan in the world. The game lays out options for using strategy like adjusting spin to oil types, but you won't have to pay attention to any of that. After an hour of play you'll have maxed out your character's Accuracy statistic and you'll never miss. The ball bounces off of pins, the pins pass through each other like holograms and occasionally even through the ball. It's not enjoyable by any means, mostly because you wind up doing the same throw for nearly every single pin setup, unless you're chasing a really tough spare. With graphics and sound that do nothing to enhance the package, AMF Xtreme Bowling 2006 isn't just a gutter ball, it's tossing a shot seven lanes over and crashing it through the floor.
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GamesRadar (Jul 13, 2006)
Maybe it's a good thing that there's no online play - it's best to keep these ugly player models, awkward animations and irritatingly short sound loops away from the internet, where they might breed and multiply. If not for the novelty of tiny skirts and huge knockers, we'd have already forgotten AMF Xtreme Bowling 2006.