NHL 06 GameCube

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
Buy On
  1. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    73
    I like that in 06's franchise mode each NHL team has its own objectives - be the Wings and anything short of Canada's Holy Grail is a disappointment. [Oct 2005, p.114]
  2. In fairness to EA, hockey may be the most difficult sport to translate to a video game. But if you are looking for an accurate hockey experience, I suggest season tickets.
  3. Game Informer
    70
    A complete turnaround from last season, and a direction that I hope EA steers clear of in the future. The user should always have control over the most basic gameplay functions. [Sept 2005, p.96]
  4. 65
    The hyper-speed of this game makes it feel like more of an arcade experience than a real hockey simulator. It's still a huge step in the right direction, though.
  5. Improvements in puck physics means that hard shots can bruise your opponents, while last year's overly aggressive defense has been scaled back to realistic levels.
  6. G4 TV
    60
    It's a different style of game than previous versions, one that dumps some of the innovations from earlier titles in favor of crowd-pleasing simplicity.

Awards & Rankings

#70 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2005
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. DallasP.
    Dec 28, 2007
    9
    Finally, an EA hockey game that is fun again. Takes over NHL 2K3's spot as best hockey game on the Gamecube. Graphics (except for crowd Finally, an EA hockey game that is fun again. Takes over NHL 2K3's spot as best hockey game on the Gamecube. Graphics (except for crowd faces) are great. Appears to be no slow down during gameplay. It's not easy on medium level which is nice. They handle speed bursts nicely in that the burst speed and resulting fatigue are adjustable which means you can eliminate someone just pressing speed burst all the time. Definitely worth checking out if you are a hockey fan. Full Review »