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  • Summary: ProControl - Play like the pros with our revolutionary icon-based passing system. All-new combo passing and shooting controls let you queue up give-and-go attacks, tic-tac-toe passing, puck cycling, behind the net plays and more. PureMotion Animations - Hundreds of new NHL-caliber animationsProControl - Play like the pros with our revolutionary icon-based passing system. All-new combo passing and shooting controls let you queue up give-and-go attacks, tic-tac-toe passing, puck cycling, behind the net plays and more. PureMotion Animations - Hundreds of new NHL-caliber animations to feast your eyes on including spectacular saves in goal by Marty Turco. On-The-Fly Coaching - Play your style of hockey at both ends of the ice by calling team strategy during the action. Crash the net, screen the goalie and pinch defensemen on offense. Then, counter the attack by clearing the crease, clearing the zone, or setting up a break out for an offensive rush. Enforcer System - Throw opponents off their game by bringing out your checking line. Now, bigger and more aggressive players weigh into the outcome of a game as much as your leading goal scorers, as physical play will lower opponents’ performance ratings. Maximum Goaltending - Take matters into your own hands by utilizing your right analog stick to make quick, intuitive saves when it counts the most. [2K Games] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. For those looking for the most realistic hockey game on any console, look no further.
  2. Game Informer
    85
    The gameplay is alll that really matters. [Jan 2006, p.147]
  3. 80
    It's a great sim game. However, it's simply not a solid buy at $60 a pop--especially considering this is basically the same game as the PS2 and Xbox versions, just without the Crease Control feature and hi-definition graphics.
  4. It doesn't have the same level of "wow" factor that NBA 2K6 has.
  5. NHL 2K6 seems more like a game made for the original Xbox. While the game play is still fantastic, the new features brought to the table by the Xbox 360 version in my opinion, do not warrant the extra 30 dollars.
  6. Unfortunately, NHL 2K6 barely seems like a next-gen game. The graphics are cleaner and slightly prettier than the last-gen versions, but there's no wow power here - you wouldn't be surprised to see this game running on Xbox.
  7. 60
    Casual hockey fans should give this series the cold shoulder until the developers take better advantage of the new platform, something that will likely happen with "NHL 2K7."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 14
  2. Negative: 7 out of 14
  1. Apr 6, 2012
    10
    This game should only be played for the easy 750 and Pain in the ass 1000. You can get NHL 10 for the same price, or slightly more expensive.This game should only be played for the easy 750 and Pain in the ass 1000. You can get NHL 10 for the same price, or slightly more expensive. Everything about is dated the game also freezes a lot, that it would probably be **** to play when the game was released. Expand
  2. GaryP.
    Jan 6, 2006
    10
    This game is the best hockey game ive ever played. Everything is good, the rosters are updated with crosby, ovechkin, phaneuf, carter etc., This game is the best hockey game ive ever played. Everything is good, the rosters are updated with crosby, ovechkin, phaneuf, carter etc., the gameplay is awsome, it has a new goalie control feature which is awsome, and the only downside to me is the graphics could be a little better. Expand
  3. FrankS.
    Apr 23, 2006
    10
    Really, the best nhl game ever, nhl 2006 is so arcade now, if u liek simulation (real life play) buy this game!
  4. BruinsFan247
    Mar 14, 2006
    4
    I only it gave it a four because its only a online game. Thats right, you heard me. If you start a franchise mode, somwhere down the line it I only it gave it a four because its only a online game. Thats right, you heard me. If you start a franchise mode, somwhere down the line it will corrupt on you and stop you from pregressing any futher. After a franchise game, between the post game and the franchise menu the loading screen freezes, everytime! They refuse to fix this problem or even acknowledge it. I will never buy another Take-Two title again. Expand
  5. LateZ.
    Jul 7, 2006
    4
    Nice graphics, and player look to behave just like in real life, BUT: I'm not very fanatic hockey game player, but still I won my second Nice graphics, and player look to behave just like in real life, BUT: I'm not very fanatic hockey game player, but still I won my second ever match 11-6 in the hardest difficulty with Capitals! I don't have to use the 90% sure shot to the top of the goal, but I just wanted to try how much I can score with a cheap trick. Collapse
  6. MatthewK.
    Dec 8, 2005
    1
    I hate this game, I hate it on xbox and I hate it even more on xbox 360. Sure the animation and graphics are sweet and well done, but the I hate this game, I hate it on xbox and I hate it even more on xbox 360. Sure the animation and graphics are sweet and well done, but the game play still sucks and boring and well crap. I wish they would have kept it like espn 2k5, but no they did not. I wished espn would take back this game but they cant becouase they sold it to Ea but anyway I hate this game with passion. Expand
  7. CoreyF.
    Mar 9, 2006
    0
    This is by far the worst hockey game EVER!!! I mean how you can you release a game that was not even tested way to many gameplay bugs, and This is by far the worst hockey game EVER!!! I mean how you can you release a game that was not even tested way to many gameplay bugs, and the add your own music feature doesn't even work correctly. I think 2k said hey we can just throw a couple new video shots in, add some code so it plays on 360 and up the price. If you do not have this game don't buy it, if you have it my appologies. I for one will rent next years version before getting shafted again. Expand

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