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Description

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 game starts with licensing information
NBA 2K6 PlayStation 2 Before the player gets to use the main menu this pops up
NBA 2K6 PlayStation 2 The title screen

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The Video Game Critic Dec 10, 2005 A 100
GameSpy Oct 05, 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gamesmania.de May 22, 2006 92 out of 100 92
1UP Oct 06, 2005 A- 91
IC-Games Jun 10, 2006 90 out of 100 90
GameZone Oct 17, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Eurogamer.net (UK) Mar 26, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Boomtown Apr 20, 2006 8 out of 10 80
IGN Sep 26, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Console Obsession May 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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Big John WV (25477) added NBA 2K6 (PlayStation 2) on Aug 16, 2008
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