NCAA March Madness 06 Xbox

Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
Buy On
  1. A great college atmosphere topped on with some pretty solid gameplay.
  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. Game Informer
    70
    The game controls like an awkward 6'7" giant. [Nov 2005, p.148]
  4. With a few slider tweaks, March Madness 06 plays a darn good game of basketball. The major issues are off-the-court bugs and features that should have been included.
  5. 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.
  6. Official Xbox Magazine
    60
    There are too many holes in March Madness to really get crazy about it. [Holiday 2005, p.70]
  7. 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
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. DaneR.
    Mar 26, 2006
    0
    ITS TERRIBLE even when you put the player preference on name it doesnt show there name so you dont even know whos playing it looks like the ITS TERRIBLE even when you put the player preference on name it doesnt show there name so you dont even know whos playing it looks like the players are on dk mode bad gameplay you will regret that you got the game its almost impossible to hit a three. Full Review »
  2. DominicD.
    Dec 6, 2005
    10
    Perfect, sheer perfection on the court, and an awasome assortment of extras to unlock as you progress throughout the game. I would rate it a Perfect, sheer perfection on the court, and an awasome assortment of extras to unlock as you progress throughout the game. I would rate it a 15 but you, don't go that high. Full Review »
  3. AdamN.
    Oct 20, 2005
    9
    this game was well worth the wait. If you have a chance pick this game up. Awesome BABY!