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Major League Baseball 2K6, simply known as MLB 2K6, is a Major League Baseball licensed baseball video game developed by Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports. It is the only 2006 MLB licensed game available for the Xbox 360 and Nintendo GameCube along with the original Xbox. It is also available for the PlayStation 2, though its competition comes in the form of MLB 06: The Show from Sony Computer Entertainment's San Diego Studio.

Major League Baseball 2K6
Major League Baseball 2K6 Coverart.png
North American cover art
Developer(s) Visual Concepts
Publisher(s) 2K Sports
Platform(s) GameCube, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Xbox 360
Release
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer

It has new features, such as Inside Edge, World Baseball Classic, online experience and many more. This game also features various aspects that are new to baseball games, including fans shouting, the "swing stick", showboat catches, fans catching balls, and power rankings.

Contents

In-game commentaryEdit

Jon Miller and Joe Morgan provide in game commentary while Jeanne Zelasko and Steve Physioc are the studio hosts for the fictional program, Hard Ball Central.

Licensing issuesEdit

Barry Bonds does not appear in this title. However, Joe Young, a fictional left fielder, is believed to be a younger switch-hitter version of Bonds. Bonds does not appear because he is not a member of the MLB Players Association. Young appears in place of Bonds in all titles. However, there were several fictional characters such as 'Carnival Lane'.

ReceptionEdit

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
GC PS2 PSP Xbox Xbox 360
EGM 7/10[1] 7/10[1] N/A 7/10[1] N/A
Famitsu N/A N/A N/A N/A 29/40[2]
Game Informer N/A 8.5/10[3] N/A 8.5/10[3] 7/10[4]
GamePro N/A N/A N/A N/A      [5]
Game Revolution N/A B−[6] N/A B−[6] C+[7]
GameSpot 7.5/10[8] 7/10[9] 7.4/10[10] 7.3/10[11] 6.8/10[12]
GameSpy      [13]      [14] N/A      [14]      [15]
GameTrailers N/A N/A N/A N/A 6.8/10[16]
GameZone N/A N/A N/A 7.4/10[17] 7.2/10[18]
IGN 7/10[19] 7.3/10[20] 6.7/10[21] 7.3/10[20] 7/10[22]
Nintendo Power 6.5/10[23] N/A N/A N/A N/A
OPM (US) N/A      [24]      [25] N/A N/A
OXM (US) N/A N/A N/A 7.5/10[26] 7/10[27]
The A.V. Club N/A C[28] N/A C[28] C[28]
Aggregate score
Metacritic 66/100[29] 70/100[30] 69/100[31] 71/100[32] 66/100[33]

The game received "average" reviews on all platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[29][30][31][32][33] In Japan, where the Xbox 360 version was ported and published by Spike on July 27, 2006, followed by the PlayStation 2 version on March 8, 2007,[citation needed] Famitsu gave it a score of one eight and three sevens for the former console version.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c EGM staff (May 2006). "Major League Baseball 2K6 (GC, PS2, Xbox)". Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 203. p. 94. 
  2. ^ a b "Famitsu Scores 20/07". Bordersdown. July 20, 2006. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b "Major League Baseball 2K6 (PS2, Xbox)". Game Informer. No. 156. April 2006. p. 116. 
  4. ^ "Major League Baseball 2K6 (X360)". Game Informer. No. 158. June 2006. p. 115. 
  5. ^ Lunchbox (April 24, 2006). "Review: Major League Baseball 2K6 (X360)". GamePro. Archived from the original on May 21, 2006. Retrieved October 31, 2017. 
  6. ^ a b Dodson, Joe (April 14, 2006). "Major League Baseball 2K6 Review (PS2, Xbox)". Game Revolution. Archived from the original on August 19, 2014. Retrieved October 31, 2017. 
  7. ^ Dodson, Joe (April 14, 2006). "Major League Baseball 2K6 - Xbox360". Game Revolution. Archived from the original on April 26, 2006. Retrieved October 31, 2017. 
  8. ^ Provo, Frank (June 16, 2006). "Major League Baseball 2K6 Review (GC)". GameSpot. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
  9. ^ Provo, Frank (April 5, 2006). "Major League Baseball 2K6 Review (PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
  10. ^ Provo, Frank (April 17, 2006). "Major League Baseball 2K6 Review (PSP)". GameSpot. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
  11. ^ Provo, Frank (April 5, 2006). "Major League Baseball 2K6 Review (Xbox)". GameSpot. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
  12. ^ Provo, Frank (April 14, 2006). "Major League Baseball 2K6 Review (X360)". GameSpot. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
  13. ^ Villoria, Gerald (June 22, 2006). "GameSpy: Major League Baseball 2K6 (GCN)". GameSpy. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
  14. ^ a b Villoria, Gerald (April 14, 2006). "GameSpy: MLB 2K6 (Xbox, PS2)". GameSpy. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
  15. ^ Villoria, Gerald (April 14, 2006). "GameSpy: MLB 2K6 (X360)". GameSpy. Archived from the original on August 19, 2006. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
  16. ^ "MLB 2K6 Review (X360)". GameTrailers. April 18, 2006. Archived from the original on June 22, 2007. Retrieved October 31, 2017. 
  17. ^ Lafferty, Michael (April 16, 2006). "Major League Baseball 2K6 - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on March 21, 2008. Retrieved October 31, 2017. 
  18. ^ Romano, Natalie (April 19, 2006). "Major League Baseball 2K6 - 360 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 14, 2007. Retrieved October 31, 2017. 
  19. ^ Miller, Jonathan (June 14, 2006). "MLB 2K6 (GCN)". IGN. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
  20. ^ a b Miller, Jonathan (April 3, 2006). "MLB 2K6 (PS2, Xbox)". IGN. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
  21. ^ Haynes, Jeff (April 24, 2006). "Major League Baseball 2K6 (PSP)". IGN. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
  22. ^ Miller, Jonathan (April 11, 2006). "MLB 2K6 (X360)". IGN. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Major League Baseball 2K6". Nintendo Power. Vol. 205. July 2006. p. 90. 
  24. ^ "Major League Baseball 2K6 (PS2)". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. May 2006. p. 82. 
  25. ^ "Major League Baseball 2K6 (PSP)". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. July 2006. p. 84. 
  26. ^ "Major League Baseball 2K6 (Xbox)". Official Xbox Magazine. May 2006. p. 78. 
  27. ^ "Major League Baseball 2K6 (X360)". Official Xbox Magazine. June 2006. p. 78. 
  28. ^ a b c Tobias, Scott (April 26, 2006). "Major League Baseball 2K6 (PS2, Xbox, X360)". The A.V. Club. Archived from the original on May 2, 2006. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
  29. ^ a b "Major League Baseball 2K6 for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
  30. ^ a b "Major League Baseball 2K6 for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
  31. ^ a b "Major League Baseball 2K6 for PSP Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
  32. ^ a b "Major League Baseball 2K6 for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 
  33. ^ a b "Major League Baseball 2K6 for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved October 30, 2017. 

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