NBA Live 06

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NBA Live 06
NBA Live 06.jpg
European cover featuring Dwyane Wade
Developer(s) EA Canada
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Series NBA Live
Platform(s) Nintendo GameCube
Microsoft Windows
PlayStation 2
PlayStation Portable
Xbox 360
Xbox
Mobile
Release date(s) GameCube, PlayStation 2, Windows & Xbox
  • NA: September 26, 2005
  • EU: October 7, 2005
  • EU: October 21, 2005 (PC)
  • JP: November 10, 2005 (PS2)
PlayStation Portable
  • NA: October 4, 2005
  • EU: October 28, 2005
  • JP: December 15, 2005
  • KO: December 21, 2005[1]
Mobile
  • NA: October 11, 2005
Xbox 360
  • NA: November 16, 2005
  • EU: December 2, 2005
  • JP: January 19, 2006
  • KO: February 25, 2006[2]
Genre(s) Sports game
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

NBA Live 06 is a 2005 installment of the NBA Live series released on the Xbox, Xbox 360, Nintendo GameCube, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2 and Mobile. It was developed by EA Sports. The game features several game modes, including Dynasty, Season, Playoffs, or Free Play. It features Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat on the cover. This was the last NBA Live game on the GameCube.

Dynasty Mode[edit]

In Dynasty Mode, the game player chooses one team (excluding the All-Star Teams) and runs a dynasty which overlaps many seasons. Decisions are made as to the number of games per season, the difficulty level, trade players, and sign new players along with hiring coaches. Games can be simulated. Dynasty Mode contains an All-Star weekend, except the players or rosters are according to the Dynasty Season. The game player hires the coaching staff and runs a training camp which may be simulated. There is also a trade deadline.

Season Mode[edit]

In Season Mode, the gamer plays only a single season of basketball. The gamer can trade, sign, and drop players.

Playoffs Mode[edit]

In the Playoffs, the game player participates in the playoffs with teams either from the Eastern or Western Conference. The default teams are those that were in the 2004-05 playoffs.

All-Star Weekend[edit]

In the All-Star Weekend mode, the game player can choose to participate in a rookie game, a dunk contest, or a 3-point contest. In the dunk contest, fancy dunks are attempted and the player with the most points wins. In the 3 point contest, as many 3 pointers are attempted as possible. Both the 3 Point Shootout and the Slam Dunk Contest are announced by TNT Inside the NBA analyst Kenny Smith.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
GC mobile PC PS2 PSP Xbox Xbox 360
EGM 7.33/10[3] N/A N/A 7.33/10[3] N/A 7.33/10[3] 7.5/10[4]
Famitsu N/A N/A N/A 32/40[5] 28/40[6] N/A (X360) 32/40
30/40[7]
Game Informer 7.5/10[8] N/A N/A 7.5/10[8] N/A 7.5/10[8] 6.75/10[9]
GamePro N/A N/A N/A 4/5 stars[10] 4.5/5 stars[11] 4/5 stars[10] 3.5/5 stars[12]
Game Revolution B−[13] N/A N/A B−[13] N/A B−[13] D+[14]
GameSpot 7.7/10[15] N/A N/A 7.7/10[15] 7.6/10[16] 7.7/10[15] 6.4/10[17]
GameSpy 4/5 stars[18] N/A 2.5/5 stars[19] 4.5/5 stars[20] 4/5 stars[21] 4.5/5 stars[20] 2.5/5 stars[22]
GameTrailers N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 6.5/10[23]
GameZone N/A N/A 8.4/10[24] 8.9/10[25] 8.1/10[26] 8.9/10[27] 6/10[28]
IGN 9/10[29] 7.1/10[30] 9/10[31] 9/10[29] 7.8/10[32] 9/10[29] 5.9/10[33]
Nintendo Power 5.5/10[34] N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
OPM (US) N/A N/A N/A 3/5 stars[35] 3/5 stars[36] N/A N/A
OXM N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 8.7/10[37] 7/10[38]
PC Gamer (US) N/A N/A 78%[39] N/A N/A N/A N/A
Detroit Free Press N/A N/A N/A 3/4 stars[40] N/A N/A N/A
Maxim 8/10[41] N/A 8/10[41] 8/10[41] N/A 8/10[41] N/A
Aggregate scores
GameRankings 74%[42] 71%[43] 69%[44] 77%[45] 78%[46] 79%[47] 65%[48]
Metacritic 76/100[49] N/A 71/100[50] 77/100[51] 80/100[52] 79/100[53] 64/100[54]

The Xbox, PSP, PlayStation 2 and GameCube versions received "generally favorable reviews", while the PC and Xbox 360 versions received "mixed or average reviews" according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[53][52][51][49][50][54] In Japan, Famitsu gave the PS2 version a score of all four eights for a total of 32 out of 40;[5] the same magazine gave the Xbox 360 version a score of two eights and two sevens for a total of 30 out of 40,[7] while giving the PSP version a score of one eight, two sevens, and one six, for a total of 28 out of 40.[6] Famitsu Xbox 360, on the other hand, gave its Xbox 360 version a score of all four eights, for a total of 32 out of 40.[7]

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