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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 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 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

Promo Images

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

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1UP PlayStation 2 Oct 06, 2005 A- 91
IC-Games Xbox Jun 10, 2006 90 out of 100 90
Lawrence Xbox 360 Nov 30, 2005 88 out of 100 88
TeamXbox Xbox Sep 29, 2005 8.8 out of 10 88
DarkZero Xbox 360 Jun 01, 2006 8.7 out of 10 87 Xbox 360 Dec 14, 2005 8.2 out of 10 82
Boomtown PlayStation 2 Apr 20, 2006 8 out of 10 80
AceGamez PlayStation 2 Apr 02, 2006 7 out of 10 70
NZGamer Xbox 360 May 21, 2006 6.9 out of 10 69 PlayStation 2 Mar 09, 2006 13 out of 20 65


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