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  • Summary: Shot Stick -- Control the direction of your shot with the right analog stick. Pull off runners, fade-aways, finger rolls and dunks with a flick of the stick. Dual Player Control -- Set teammates into motion for alley-oops, give and gos, or to hit an open man for a 3 point play with the touchShot Stick -- Control the direction of your shot with the right analog stick. Pull off runners, fade-aways, finger rolls and dunks with a flick of the stick. Dual Player Control -- Set teammates into motion for alley-oops, give and gos, or to hit an open man for a 3 point play with the touch of the d-pad. Strip n Rip System -- Direction specific stealing controls let players anticipate passes by jumping into passing lanes to deflect or intercept a pass, as well as, strip the ball from a player driving to the hoop or a player with weak hands coming down with the rebound. V.I.P. System -- After your game, save your friends’ profiles to compete when they’re not available! Learn their tendencies, moves, & logic for more heated battles. Get the upper hand in an online tournaments by downloading other players’ VIP profiles. The Crib -- New to NBA 2K6 this year, you can now earn crib credits with every game you play to deck out your crib, buy music, or play mini-games. 24/7: Road to the EBC -- Take to the streets of Harlem in the Entertainer's Basketball Classic to play against NBA players and Def Jam Celebrities including Red Man, Method Man, Flavor Flav, and many other special guests. [2K Games] Expand
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  1. Positive: 29 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. NBA Live 06 might have an overall prettier package, but I'll take better gameplay and a complete package of game modes over flash courtside graphics any day.
  2. Despite its few flaws and it's relative lack of "newness", NBA 2K6 offers excellent value - especially in comparison to other sports titles on the Xbox 360 system - and gives the gamer a full-featured product that also happens to be the best professional basketball simulation ever created.
  3. This title, unlike the other sports launch games for the system, really is able to sell itself via its graphics. [Jan 2006, p.147]
  4. With solid Xbox Live play, NBA 2K6 is a professionally rounded off package. Special enough to be the best out there and satisfy the fans, but not friendly enough to encourage most newcomers to take up the challenge, which is a shame as this game deserves all the attention it gets.
  5. 80
    Though a few weaker points keep it from reaching amazing new heights in the B-ball genre, NBA 2K6 remains a fine example of what a high quality multiplayer launch title can be.
  6. 80
    Based on features alone, NBA 2K6 is the slam-dunk choice for Xbox 360 basketball. The player graphics are beautiful, with or without an HDTV, and the controls have slightly improved since the game’s appearance on the original Xbox (players can now enter into a defensive crouch by tapping on the left trigger button).
  7. The game is practically a carbon copy of the current-gen edition. Seriously, now I know why the words "Xbox 360" are scribbled on the score overlay--it's almost the only way to tell that you're playing a supposedly enhanced version of NBA 2K6.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. T.Cool
    Nov 29, 2005
    10
    All I have to say is WOW! I can't believe the graphics on this game. This is a must have for any Basketball fan or sports fan. $60 Just All I have to say is WOW! I can't believe the graphics on this game. This is a must have for any Basketball fan or sports fan. $60 Just may be worth it. Expand
  2. RobertM.
    Nov 25, 2005
    10
    Spectucular. Unbelievable graphics. So real, you'd swear you were watching a live game. And the sweat engine? Crazy. If you love ball, a Spectucular. Unbelievable graphics. So real, you'd swear you were watching a live game. And the sweat engine? Crazy. If you love ball, a must pickup. Expand
  3. MichaelM.
    Feb 26, 2006
    10
    This game has always been better than live, live is not a nba game it is some kind of old school basketball game but 2k6 is for real ballers This game has always been better than live, live is not a nba game it is some kind of old school basketball game but 2k6 is for real ballers live is for wannabe ballers. Expand
  4. RoyA.
    Nov 29, 2005
    10
    Best Basketball game ever! I love it. The graphics are wicked awesome.
  5. HenryR.
    Feb 8, 2006
    10
    I highly reccomend this game. When I first saw the demo I thought I was watching a real broadcasting NBA game! I love 24/7 mode. With 24/7 I highly reccomend this game. When I first saw the demo I thought I was watching a real broadcasting NBA game! I love 24/7 mode. With 24/7 mode 2k6 is like a 2 in 1, an NBA game and a street game. 2k sports has beat EA Sports (and 989 sports!) this time. Expand
  6. SeanM.
    Feb 19, 2006
    10
    The graphics are outstanding. I love the crib. I am a big 2k sports fan and I have to say this is the best 2k game ever. This is the best The graphics are outstanding. I love the crib. I am a big 2k sports fan and I have to say this is the best 2k game ever. This is the best basketball game this year and might be the best ever. Expand
  7. TomH.
    Jan 26, 2006
    6
    Fully agree with the EGM reviewers. Ignore the rather suspicious user reviews and rent it if you're curious first.

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