NCAA March Madness 06 PlayStation 2

Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
Buy On
  1. Game Informer
    70
    The game controls like an awkward 6'7" giant. [Nov 2005, p.148]
  2. While some great strides have been made since last year, as far as the actual gameplay is concerned, the dynasty mode is still broken, which makes the game feel like an incomplete product.
  3. The lockdown stick is a terrific addition, and is a step in the right direction for future basketball games to include in making the defense more player-friendly. However, the slow tempo and the blurry graphics completely bring down the in-game experience, which are really the meat and potatoes of any sports game.
  4. Though it sees a nice addition in the lockdown stick, the game stays stubbornly true to its already paid-for code, repeating the fouls of its past and failing to graduate to the next level.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
9.2

Universal acclaim- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. PScott
    Mar 30, 2006
    9
    I liked this years March Madness, the game play is good and has improved. My only objection is that you should be allowed to play with more I liked this years March Madness, the game play is good and has improved. My only objection is that you should be allowed to play with more than one user in Dynasty mode, and also they should bring back the draft class so you can convert the players to NBA Live again! Full Review »
  2. NickB.
    Mar 7, 2006
    9
    only thing i hate is the punishment we have to give...no matter wat i do i lose scholarships...confusing.
  3. JOEFerguson
    Dec 27, 2005
    9
    I'm a 38 year old father of a 20mth old baby- after working all day & playing with the baby & giving time to the wife- it's my turnI'm a 38 year old father of a 20mth old baby- after working all day & playing with the baby & giving time to the wife- it's my turn to play PS2. This game rocks. Santa just gave it to me. I wanted NBA LIVE 2006- wife goofed & got me this one. I love it. Dick Vitale is awesome- you never know what this cat will say next. Thank you EA SPORTS. Full Review »