EA Sports' popular NCAA FOOTBALL series is back with its 2006 entry, NCAA FOOTBALL 06 for the PS2. With several major tweaks to the system plus a new gameplay mode, college football fans will be hard pressed to find a more enjoyable football game. The new mode, race for the Heisman, puts players in the role of a high school recruit dreaming about making it big in college football. Players can select from one of eight different positions to play, including quarterback, running back, and linebacker, and then run a drill that determines stats and the all-important scholarship money. Once players have created their character, they have four seasons of regular play to make as many big plays as possible to attract the Heisman trophy voters. Players can also visit their character's dorm room to view fan mail, trophies, and pictures.Several of the other modes have been upgraded since NCAA FOOTBALL 05. The dynasty mode, for example, now includes in-season recruiting, allowing players to put pressure on up-and-coming high schoolers. Four spring drill mini-games are included to help players practice skills like passing and defense. Online play is also available and includes ladders, leaderboards, and tournaments in addition to regular gameplay. Football gamers will enjoy the new modes included in NCAA FOOTBALL 06, especially the race for the Heisman. The updated gameplay and graphics plus online play, when added to the game's already large number of characters, schools, and modes, make NCAA FOOTBALL 06 a must-have game.