Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. 90
    While the EA game is solid, it just doesn't stack up with 2K6.
  2. College Hoops 2K6 combines solid graphics/controls, with a deep Legacy mode, that should keep your attention far past this NCCA season.
  3. 85
    Greg Gumble and Clark Kellogg do a nice job with postgame highlights and their "Selection Sunday" show lends real NCAA flavor to the proceedings. In the booth, Vern Lundquist and Bill Rafferty do a solid job of keeping commentary interesting.
  4. It's not the prettiest looking game, but College Hoops 2K6 still delivers where it counts, as a deep and accurate simulation of NCAA basketball.
  5. There are only two college basketball games available, EA's or 2K's. The latter costs less and plays better, so the choice is pretty clear.
  6. 80
    A dream for simulation basketball fans. The deep Legacy mode and great broadcast presentation will keep you coming back deep into March.
  7. The defensive steal system just doesn't feel right, and the interaction animations between players can produce some funky results. [Jan 2006, p.138]
  8. 80
    A solid and engrossing basketball game that may lack the high quality presentation and panache of EA's NCAA franchise, but holds its own with an engaging and fairly deep set of options and selectable play modes.
  9. 80
    One thing 2K Sports continually proves, however, is that it can bring the game even when it doesn't look as sharp as the competition.
  10. If you are looking for a graphical prowess to be found in your college hoops game, look elsewhere.
  11. 73
    College Hoops 2K6 does a great job of replicating the emotional roller coaster that is college basketball.
  12. Pitting 2K's college game against EA's is a close call, but ultimately I suppose that this game's better price and A.I. give it the edge. Someone needs to fire the coach before it's guaranteed a tourney berth, though.
  13. Too much coaching, not enough action. [Jan 2006, p.86]
  14. It's just not very exciting to play or to watch, and for a college basketball game that just shouldn't be the case. [Mar 2006, p.90]
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. AndrewC.
    Dec 28, 2005
    7
    I'm not saying this is a sub-par game compared to previous years, it's not bad at all. It just doesn't have the fun factor that previous games have had. The new controls are also a bit confusing, making for a fairly-steep learning curve. The legacy mode is still solid, though, and the game itself is still worth at least a rental if you're a fan of college basketball. Full Review »