The champion of video game hockey arrives
on the XBox 360 that introduces a plethora of new gaming features to
appease even the most ardent of gamers by letting players take command
of tape-to-tape passing, behind-the-net plays and precision give-and-go
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!
- 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
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.
- Take matters into your own hands by swapping into the cage and
utilizing your right analog stick to make quick, intuitive saves
when it counts the most.
Animations - Hundreds of new NHL-caliber animations to feast your
eyes on including spectacular saves in goal by Marty Turco.
- An unsurpassed franchise experience hinges a team's success on
your ability to schedule workouts, scrimmages and manage team
Presentation - Immerse yourself in the impeccable presentation
system with all-new commentary featuring Bob Cole and Harry Neale,
broadcast standard overlays, innovative camera angles, new
cut-scenes and more.
Experience - 2K Sports continues to lead the online gaming
revolution as NHL® 2K6 brings you seamless online play and the most
comprehensive online feature set anywhere including completely
online stat tracking, buddy lists management, and online leagues.
NHL 2K6 is the first
hockey on the XBox 360 and promises gamers another exciting season of
the national hockey league. Although the 2K series took a back seat with
gaming giant Electronic Arts, EA Sports, the developers have once again
gone back to the drawing boards in order to keep this title competitive
and extremely entertaining, especially for a first generation 360 title.
In its basic essence, NHL 2K6 is an arcade hockey game that pits the
player and their team against an onslaught of NHL greats. Apart from a
variety of different gameplay modes, the game features an innovative
control system that feels perfect on the wireless XBox 360 controller
and whether your a newbie or seasoned gamer, this game will easily be
picked up by all.
For those die hard gamers, the franchise mode has also returned from
other console versions and to make things even more competitive, the
game also boats the official NHL license. The strange but compelling
control stick also returns again in this incarnation that basically has
the player moving the right analogue stick that is akin to moving your
hockey stick. However, you don’t have to use it, so it doesn’t cause too
much of a problem, unless you knock the stick accidentally. The new
ProControl system provides icon-based passing from the off, and also
allows you to set up give-and-go attacks, which is a superb bonus when
you’re running a two-on-one play.
And to sum up the control system of NHL 2K6, it's actually probably the
best damn hockey game that I have played in a long time that had
everyone at the offices of impulsegamer going nuts playing the VS mode.
One of the most noticeable aspect of the game is realistic graphics that
look quite impressive on the XBox 360. Gamers can now trip, slip
and slide gracefully on the ice. The background environments also look
extremely realistic and truly make use the power behind the XBox 360.
The soundtrack of NHL 2K6 is great but unfortunately the wooden
commentary and lackluster crowd effects makes the gamer wonder just what
on Earth is wrong with the crowd. With that said, Bob Cole and Harry
Neale return to commentate the title that is actually quite amusing
because the two commentaries sometimes don't mix.
In conclusion, NHL 2K6 is a rather entertaining hockey game that
although the first for the XBox 360, will probably not be the last and
with entertaining gameplay and amazing graphics, a must have for sport