Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. 100
    This year's game clears up almost any blemishes that may have carried over through the years, and perfects the package in a way that blew my socks off.
  2. "Live" has become stale and needs to be redone ... so all you "Live" lovers, there is a new sheriff in town -- and it's NBA 2K6.
  3. There were enough nuances and respect for fundamentals that I felt like I could use my basketball I.Q. as an advantage. And yet, the game is playable, even for someone who has never touched the game.
  4. 90
    The most realistic basketball game on the market. It's an accurate representation of the sport and captures a lot of the intangibles extremely well. It's got enough gameplay available to keep both the arcade and simulation contingents happy.
  5. It's an undeniably great game - it's just not meant for the casual player. [Jan 2006, p.80]
  6. There are so many nuances to the look of this game; it’d be a feeble task trying to list them. Needless to say, it’s stunning.
  7. When you add up an excellent sim experience, with flashy graphics, capable announcers, a deep franchise mode and solid controls, you arrive at the best all around basketball game for the PS2. No contest.
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. Jan 29, 2014
    10
    Best 2k game ever.Best 2k game ever. . Full Review »
  2. Ram
    Apr 15, 2006
    9
    Have played previous versions of this game, so was pretty used to it, I love the improvements to the in game feel, and the shot stick just Have played previous versions of this game, so was pretty used to it, I love the improvements to the in game feel, and the shot stick just makes those dunk more satisfying, some slight improvements still need to be done to the gameplay, Live you need to take notes. Full Review »
  3. VahndD.
    Oct 24, 2005
    7
    Just like another ordinary nba games. nba 2k6 only gives a little improvement and development. still too hard too handle the analog and padJust like another ordinary nba games. nba 2k6 only gives a little improvement and development. still too hard too handle the analog and pad joystick. too many function makes me confuse and hard too focus to the game. but it's still worth to paly. GG Full Review »