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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 Before the player gets to use the main menu this pops up
NBA 2K6 PlayStation 2 The title screen
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

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NBA 2K6 Screenshot
NBA 2K6 Screenshot
NBA 2K6 Screenshot
NBA 2K6 Screenshot

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Critic Reviews Xbox 360 May 22, 2006 92 out of 100 92
Gaming Age Xbox 360 Dec 05, 2005 A- 91
Operation Sports Xbox 360 Dec 30, 2005 9 out of 10 90
GameZone Xbox Oct 07, 2005 9 out of 10 90
TeamXbox Xbox Sep 29, 2005 8.8 out of 10 88
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Nov, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Boomtown Xbox 360 Jun 14, 2006 8 out of 10 80
XBox Evolved Xbox 360 Nov 19, 2005 7.4 out of 10 74 Xbox 360 Dec 05, 2005 7.1 out of 10 71
NZGamer Xbox 360 May 21, 2006 6.9 out of 10 69


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