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MLB 2006 - PlayStation 2

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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews) 81 / 100

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  • Your players do whatever you need - position fielders individually, and make those spectacular diving stops
  • Total Control Batting & Pitching lets you guess the pitch type & location(if you're up at bat) or the velocity and type(if you're on the mound)
  • Pressure-sensitive throwing, outfielders hit their cut-offs, and infielders can get baserunners in run-downs - just like a real MLB game
  • Make the decisions that can make or break a team - double switches, pitching changes, pitch outs and more
  • Immersive game modes for each type of fan - Guide your man through the majors in Career Mode, get deep into sports management with General Manager mode, play a season or just a single game

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  • ASIN: B00070EBJE
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: September 8, 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,817 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

MLB 2006 features numerous gameplay enhancements for the upcoming season. The all-new Branch Point Technology (BPT) provides seamless fielding transitions and smooth base running; the all-new PlayMaker Fielding Marker provides better fielding interaction with your player attributes with your skill level in order to make the play; all-new Release Point Pitching helps determine your ability to hit spots in the strike zone; a deeper Franchise Mode; and an all-new Career Mode where you call the shots. With returning gameplay favorites including EyeToy functionality and online playability through, MLB 2006 promises a true-to-life experience for every pitch, hit, catch and throw from the moment you step onto the diamond.

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best MLB yet BUT...... April 22, 2005
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I have played every MLB game in the series so far and the 2006 edition is clearly the best. Gameplay is still basically the same but they've made so many improvements and additions that it's much more realistic than ever.

One of my favorite additions is that they've finally allowed wild pitches/passed balls which can dramatically change the outcome of the game (just like real life.) I'm also pleased that the new Washington Nationals and their stadium have been included, in past games 989 Sports hasn't always been as up to date as they should've been.

I'm disappointed that Vin Scully is not part of the announcing team any more and Dave Campbell is as boring as ever. The commentary repeats way too often, there needs to a wider range of comments during the game.

Animation has been improved, errors actually HAPPEN this time out but the injuries still aren't quite as realistic. Some of my players had to leave the game but are never put on the disabled list. I wish they would be so that I'd be pressed to make smart roster moves to compensate.

I've only played about half the season so far and unfortunately, I will have to confirm what other reviews have said so far, the game WILL FREEZE at times usually from the 8th inning on. Once the game froze after I had beaten the team I was playing! It's very frustrating to come back in the bottom of the 9th inning to lead the game only to have it freeze up and you have to replay it again. Sony & 989 Sports needs to fix this problem and offer a replacement to all of us who bought the game as soon as possible.

So, other than the freezing issue (which while not happening constantly, it happens enough to anger you) this is the best MLB entry yet.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As good as there is... March 11, 2005
By Rob
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Really, really impressed with this game. The graphics are sweet, and the attention to detail behind every batter, from Sammy's pre-at-bat rituals, to Gary Sheffield's waving of the bat is dead-on. The Stadiums look fantastic. The gameplay is incredibly realistic: for example, if you bust a fastball high-and-tight you can handcuff a hitter and shatter his bat. Plus the fielder's aren't perfect, just like in real baseball. I hit a line drive smash that caremed off the diving third baseman's glove, to the shortstop, who knew to pick the ball up and try to make the out at first, only to throw the ball over the leaping firstbaseman's head---VERY COOL. Career mode is really fun, slogging through the minors and trying to earn playing time. The game gives you room to interact with the manager, allowing you to ask for more playing time if you're performing well, ask to get traded or called up to the next level, or even move up in the order if you're swinging a hot bat. The commentary is some of the most intelligent to date, and the intricacies of the background sound are scary good. My only complaint is the crowds don't suspend my disbelief, if you know what I mean. Other than this, this is one of the best baseball games that has ever come out. HIGHLY recommended...especially once you compare it to ESPN's 2K5, which is a vastly inferior product when held to the light of this gem. BUY IT.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I Bought MVP, ESPN and MLB March 21, 2005
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Searching for a true baseball sim I bought all three of these games. Why? Because I'm stupid.....No.....Because MVP didn't cut it, neither did ESPN, so...I bought MLB 2006. Third time was a charm for me.

This game is the true heir to the High Heat series. If you want arcade style, slow paced, unrealistic games than MVP and ESPN are for you. If you want 3-2, 5-1, 7-4 scored games during the season with realistic stats, than MLB is your choice. Now for the good, the bad and the ugly.

The good: Realistic gameplay!! Newspaper like box scores! String up your cleats for a 162 game ride with your fav team and let's roll. Bet ya you don't have a player or team touch any of the real all-time records as you shouldn't. Bet ya you do have fun chasing 20 wins with your ace, 40 HR and 100 RBIs with your slugger.

The bad: The pitching meter, yikes! It's like MVP's, but with no directional control before the pitch. This could use some work for next years edition.

The ugly: The base running. I still haven't figured this out, will report back when I do.

Overall: This game pummels MVP and ESPN. It's worth the $40 and then some. I blew $90 on baseball games this year when all I needed was MLB. This game came out of nowhere literally. 989 sports has been making hertic games for some time, but they finally redeem themselves and have stroked my curiousity. With ESPN out of the way, could 989 be the challenge to the Madden dynasty? We'll see this fall........
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Basball game of 2005 March 10, 2005
By Dave
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game is very impressive. The fielding, pitching, baserunning and hitting are all so smooth. Turning the double play is a thing of beauty and pitchers actually matter. The graphics are even amazing, every player has his stance and facial look. The stadiums are also incredible. Don't believe any bad reviews of this game, you must try it out if you care about a realistic game in any way. I have played MVP and 2k5 and MLB "06 destroys them in graphics, realism and fun. This has all the behind the scenes greatness of Madden "05 but for baseball. This is a must have for any old fashioned baseball purist.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I love this game its one of the easyer games of the MLB to play. I think if thay made more like this i would enjoy the 2K Sports better.
Published 7 months ago by carl
5.0 out of 5 stars Best baseball game of all time!
MLB2006... it's the best. There is no competition to this game. Don't bother buying another series like MVP. Don't bother buying another year like 2006: The Show or 2007: The Show. Read more
Published on March 11, 2009 by theredwillow
2.0 out of 5 stars Need a Good Laugh?
I bought this game about a week ago and realized rather quickly I had wasted my money. This game is a joke. Read more
Published on March 7, 2007 by Blake L. Strickler
2.0 out of 5 stars GAME FREEZE
This game has nice graphics and pretty good game controls. The hitting is much too difficult, when not playing in Rookie mode. THE BIG PROBLEM!!! This game freezes toooooo much. Read more
Published on January 2, 2007 by D. Casillas
5.0 out of 5 stars best place to find great games
I enjoy shopping at Amazon because they have a great selection on games, movies on everything! It is easy to deal with Amazon too. Read more
Published on August 5, 2006 by P.J.
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun, except for a couple of things
Overall this game is pretty good, There are a couple things i dont like about it. One major problem that i had was that you cannot set your rosters how you want them, given the... Read more
Published on June 3, 2006 by Dave
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent but......
The game is very good from the graphics on down and even has a "fast forward" feature during gameplay. Read more
Published on March 27, 2006 by elementary education major
1.0 out of 5 stars 989 we have a problem
989 games always freeze and this one does to. Get 2k6 or the Show instead. It freezes so much it gets anoying!
Published on March 12, 2006
2.0 out of 5 stars got boring after a couple of months
It was an alright game, the only reason i havent been playing it was because in the carrer mode after you have a good season, no teams signs you for more than a year, and if you... Read more
Published on March 4, 2006 by Bronco Dave
4.0 out of 5 stars good game
This game is a good game. Its graphics look the same as 2005 but their can actually be pitchers errors. The dynasty mode is as deep as it gets. Read more
Published on November 18, 2005
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