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  • Summary: In an all-new Race for the Heisman mode, players can start their career as a prep star and work their way to becoming one of the nation’s top collegiate players with the hopes of winning the coveted Heisman Trophy. Gamers can act as Impact Players and single handedly break games wide open with highlight reel moves and special animations or take control of a program and make a run for the championship through a revamped Dynasty Mode. In addition, NCAA Football 06 has the exclusive license for college football videogames, and will be the only game to feature actual teams, stadiums and schools. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 24 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. NCAA Football 06 gets absolutely everything right, even the trophy girlfriend. [Aug 2005, p.80]
  2. 95
    This year's installment features overachieving impact players who are highlighted on the field during games, your very own dorm room (where you can check your stats, store your trophies, etc…), and revamped training games that are addictive as beer nuts.
  3. Thankfully, EA has addressed my biggest complaint with last year's addition of NCAA: the visuals. Everything has been touched up. [Aug 2005, p.111]
  4. Forget that it’s the only college football game for a minute and just bask in the glory of a well-executed title.
  5. The improved game balance and new features make NCAA Football 06 arguably the best in the series, as well as a game that's a must-have for college football fanatics.
  6. It’s silly to think that a team like USC, with so many returning stars, would have the same number of impact players as Cal. Instead of picking a lucky number and binding every team to it, the designers should have bound the number of impact players to some transitional stat, like returning upper-classmen.
  7. When EA Sports decides to fix what's broken, specifically the dropped passes and deep passing game, it'll have another A-list football game on its hands. [Oct 2005, p.89]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 3 out of 18
  1. Ben
    Oct 16, 2005
    10
    At first the graphics are disapointing, but the more I play 06 the more I love it. The game play is more realistic than 05, opponents are smarter and I've ran a couple of punts back. Expand
  2. rd678s45
    Jul 19, 2005
    10
    It is tight GO TROJANS!!!
  3. JackLafrancesca
    Jul 1, 2005
    10
    I have bought the NCAA Football series way back to the 97 edition. I have PS2 and of course I haven't played the game yet, but it looks freakin awesome. I've played Madden as well and I like the gameplay in past years more. Last year was a little improvement with the stadium intensity, but there was nothing added in the actual game. Now with the impact stick it is the same game as Madden and if not better. I've waited for something like this for years, I am buying the game within an hour after it comes out. Expand
  4. BillG.
    Jul 22, 2005
    10
    Great game. All around the Best EA Sports title to date. Keep up the good work.
  5. AaronN.
    Jul 14, 2005
    9
    Fixes every significant problem from the disappointing NCAA '05. Best NCAA yet.
  6. Mark
    Jul 15, 2005
    9
    The Race for the Heisman is a nice touch and the gameplay seems more realistic.
  7. DavidS.
    Jul 18, 2005
    0
    Just buy NCAA 2005...

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