Gretzky NHL 06 PSP

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Oct 4, 2005
Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
Buy On
  1. The game has seen a remarkable improvement since the previous Gretzky NHL released at the handheld’s launch, but it still isn’t quite where it needs to be and probably can’t compete yet with 2K Sports’ or EA Sports’ versions if and when they come out for the PSP.
  2. Of note in this installment is the overall graphic and sound improvements. The graphics are actually quite good and crisp. The character animation is very nice. Other than a few notable exceptions, the sound is quite a bit better as well.
  3. The sound effects definitely help the audio package since they are in tact and quite forceful.
  4. The graphics have been improved and new gameplay modes are well implanted. However, as with the original effort, there are still some AI problems that plague this latest on-ice effort.
  5. There isn’t much depth to the single-player game, but having a season mode is a nice addition.

Awards & Rankings

#70 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2005
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jul 9, 2016
    8
    The 2nd instalment in the Gretzky NHL series improves on some of the shortcomings of its predecessor. The frame-rate and AI are improved. TheThe 2nd instalment in the Gretzky NHL series improves on some of the shortcomings of its predecessor. The frame-rate and AI are improved. The game introduces new modes for player to enjoy. 3 on 3 hockey is an NHL Hitz style mode with no offsides and big hits. The Wayne vs Wayne mode is an arcade style 5 on 5 hockey with simplified rules. In Wayne vs Wayne, the players collect something the game calls "the 99 Time". Throwing big hits, winning face-offs, one-timers, shots on goal and outplaying your opponent will add a set number of seconds on your clock. When you hit a certain number of seconds, you will be able to call Wayne Gretzky to play for your team, giving you a 6 on 5 power play. NHL's affiliate league, the American Hockey League is present in the game. Sadly the AHL teams aren't playable, still the full rosters are available, and the player may move the players from AHL to NHL and vice versa. The lack of the 'create a player' or create a team are a real bummer dough. Full Review »