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Major League Baseball 2K6 (Xbox)

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85
Stuff Magazine
Buy. Clear your schedule, break up with your girlfriend and quit your job, then buckle up for a 162-game season in your own personal field of dreams.
85
Game Informer Magazine
Outside of this, through its array of innovations, Major League Baseball 2K6 blows the doors off of what you could expect from a baseball game.
83
TeamXbox
While not the bargain-basement deal as some of the previous 2K Sports games, the forty dollar MLB 2K6 packs quite a wallop for its paltry asking price. Heck, you even get a free pack of baseball cards with every purchase. Xbox 360 console owners will probably want to wait and see what is in store for the next-gen version of MLB 2K6, but those not on that train should definitely consider dropping the ducats on this previous gen dandy.
80
GameDaily
Major League Baseball 2K6, however, is the only major MLB title we have for the Xbox (PS2 owners also have Sony's impressive MLB '06: The Show), and it's still a damn fine game. The gameplay touches and improvements in realism make it that much more delectable, and the general manager and online modes still entertain. It just needed a little more push in presentation and detail to keep it definitive, like last year's. Oh, well, 2K's got the license for a while, and as Steinbrenner says, "There's always next year."
80
Game Informer Magazine
The exclusive baseball license is in good hands, but that unfortunate touch of buggy unpredictability keeps it from greatness.
74
GameZone
Overall, this is a title with some sound ideas, and deep game mode options. But to draw from another baseball analogy, the title – for all its strong points – is a bit like a baserunner stumbling enough rounding the bag to not being able to advance that extra base. Major League Baseball 2K6 is a good game; it is just a bit shy of being a great game.
73
IGN
MLB 2K6 is a game of nice touches, but it's still only a three-tool player. You'll love gripping and ripping with the Swing Stick, and the new pitching system is enjoyable thanks to pressure situations and payoff pitches. Inside Edge is the most significant addition to the game, and we hope to see scouting play a part in the genre in the future. But control problems with baserunning and fielding, along with a lack of general polish, keep 2K6 from being the great game it's trying to be. It's a smart game off the field with the Inside Edge and intelligent franchise mode but, in the end, MLB 2K6 is a decent baseball title and a strong base to move forward with the MLB license.
73
GameSpot
Here's hoping that 2K Games will beef up the presentation and atmosphere in next year's installment to match the already rich gameplay and features. Major League Baseball 2K6 is by no means a bad game, but its portrayal of the sport is apathetic compared to other recent console baseball sims.
72
Cheat Code Central
Major League Baseball 2K6 is a great game as far as the gameplay mechanics go but it really skimps on the razzle and dazzle. We are most likely to be forgiving considering that this is a handheld game but we can't help but expect more because we know it's possible. I don't want to have to be making excuses for a game and if things aren't improved for the '07 season then the crap is really going to hit the fan.
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Game Revolution
At its core, though, this game contains some very interesting ideas and a great hitting mechanic. It takes risks, which we love, and builds off the risks of yesteryear, which is even better. However, little in this game is streamlined or intuitive, the fielding is awful, and some of the lapses are unforgivably sloppy. As it stands, this game is earns its base on pure balls.
60
Yahoo! Games
It's interesting that in this batch of baseball games, the owners of current-gen systems, specifically Xbox and PS2 owners, end up getting the more stable, and ultimately more enjoyable version of this game. The graphics match up favorably to the Xbox 360 version, all things considered, and are more impressive on the last generation of hardware. While you still have some glitches and issues with poor AI, they in no way make the game unplayable, and this is a safe bet for a solid game of baseball.
60
GameSpy
It's interesting that in this batch of baseball games, the owners of current-gen systems, specifically Xbox and PS2 owners, end up getting the more stable, and ultimately more enjoyable version of this game. The graphics match up favorably to the Xbox 360 version, all things considered, and are more impressive on the last generation of hardware. While you still have some glitches and issues with poor AI, they in no way make the game unplayable, and this is a safe bet for a solid game of baseball.
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1UP
MLB 2K6 is a potentially great game with flawed execution. Still, the Inside Edge scouting reports are the best addition to any sports franchise ever; they should drive sim fans wild. The game's taken a step forward with this year's edition, but it still has a long way to go before it can call itself the ultimate baseball title. The Inside Edge feature itself makes MLB 2K6 worth a rental, but if you're looking to buy, go with MLB 06: The Show.
50
Operation Sports
Major League Baseball 2K6 is chock full of issues. For every good thing that I found, I found three things that hurt the game. If this is their best effort, it’s not good enough. Gamers deserve better. Baseball fans deserve better. Baseball deserves better.