NBA Live 06 Xbox 360

Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 35
  2. Negative: 3 out of 35
Buy On
  1. It’s definitely recommended if you didn’t pick up the game for current-generation consoles.
  2. With smoother animation transitions, a better framerate, and a tad more pace, NBA Live 06 will look silly-good, as the rendering and motion capture is already there.
  3. 80
    Looks sexy and plays like pro, but it's just not the polished veteran that you've come to expect with PS2 and Xbox. At least it's clear to see that with a little more seasoning, this game should be in fighting shape next year.
  4. There is a lot of replay value simply because it’s a good sports game, but the lack of 3-point and dunking contests does hurt it a bit.
  5. 75
    There's nothing at all safe about this game, and as a result the finished product is raw, unpolished and lacking depth -- but it's also one of the most "next-gen" and exciting games you can play right now on 360.
  6. On the sports side of things, this baller is hands-down the most visually stunning game at the 360 launch. Actually, it's the only one that truly looks "next-gen."
User Score
5.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 4 out of 6
  1. BryanMcCann
    Nov 5, 2007
    0
    Jeff A is so a Ea emploey. did you even look at steve Nash I call that crap. and the game play is just crap two buttons one for dunks otherJeff A is so a Ea emploey. did you even look at steve Nash I call that crap. and the game play is just crap two buttons one for dunks other for shot crap! and people who should make shots don't. just don't get this and what I hear is 07 and 08 are just as bad. I wise sega aka 2k would get the NBA liccense just like Ea got the NFl. then we would not have to play crap like this. Ea is good at madden, 2k is good at basketball and baseball. so EA quite making basketball games! Full Review »
  2. JeffA.
    Jul 4, 2006
    10
    Graphics that are so good it's like watching NBA on TV. Why spend money on an Xbox 360 to play last generation graphics. The control, Graphics that are so good it's like watching NBA on TV. Why spend money on an Xbox 360 to play last generation graphics. The control, commentary and sound as top notch. There is no way any user should rate this game under 7. I doubt they even own the game. Superb game. Get it. Full Review »
  3. MarcD.
    Mar 26, 2006
    4
    Beneath the pretty face...is a soul as black as night. This game is devoid of any gameplay worth mentioning. When it boils down to it...the Beneath the pretty face...is a soul as black as night. This game is devoid of any gameplay worth mentioning. When it boils down to it...the visuals (the game's only strong suit) suffers from a horrific framerate. A true crime to the genre and gaming in general. Full Review »