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Average Player Score Based on 2438 ratings
8.5
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Score Breakdown Based on 2438 ratings
  1. 10 (376)
  2. 9 (1289)
  3. 8 (588)
  4. 7 (110)
  5. 6 (23)
  6. 5 (15)
  7. 4 (6)
  8. 3 (4)
  9. 2 (6)
  10. 1 (21)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • User Rating:9.2

    Solid basketball game, but features could be better.

    For someone who likes basketball, this is a great game. The career mode lets you create your own player and completely customize him, and even design his shoes. The 24/7 mode is fun, but a little repetitive, and overal... Read Full Review

    3 of 4 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about ESPN NBA 2K5

  • User Rating:9.4

    ESPN NBA 2K5 wipes the hardwood with NBA Live 2005

    ESPN is a great game with great game modes, great graphics, and REALISM. Although NBA live 2005 has things like the Slam Dunk Comp and other All-Star events. ESPN's nba 2k5 has better graphics and better realism. i love ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.6

    great and fun basketball game, the price is more to love about it

    For many years i have been deciding on whether to buy live or sega. I usually bought live and never gave sega a chance. In espn basketball i finally rented it and came to a conclusion that live cant compare. Espn is bett... Read Full Review

    2 of 19 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9

    The best basketball sim ever

    First off let me just tell all you guys that I never thought i'd ever buy this game, but when I saw the price, I felt I should give it a shot and I feel extremely satisfied for doing so. The game doesn't have the great a... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.7

    This game is great and highly addictive!

    There are many reasons to get this game. One reason is the gameplay is great. Its a highly addictive game and you will grow so attached to it you wont let the controller go for hours. The graphic are good but not perfect... Read Full Review

    0 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.6

    Best ESPN Basketball game? YES!!!

    I got this game yesterday, I played 2k3-2k5, and i have to tell you, this is the best basketball game that i ever played. This game tops any other 2k game. I remember how easy 2k4 was to play, i use to beat the compute... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.2

    One Great Game!!

    The graphics and presentation are truly awesome. I have no complaints at all about this game. This game looks very real and any true basketball fan will love it. Not taking anything from its counterpart NBA Live but it i... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.7

    maybe the best game out for the genre this year....BUT not good enough

    Out of all the sports video game genre, basketball games seem to fall short compared to the realism of the other sports games. Every year the games have relatively gone in minor steps to achieving a great level of realis... Read Full Review

    2 of 6 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6

    ESPN NBA 2K5: Basket ball or blunder ball?

    I have always been a NBA Live fan, but I have always been open minded, too. Before whomever reads this review consider this I have both games in my possesion as of now, I am going to rate it fairly, and in three diffenre... Read Full Review

    0 of 7 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:9.5

    Best Of Class 2004

    This game is all around the best basketball game on the market this season. Now don't get me wrong, the game still has its flaws, but the overall gameplay and the presentation place this game above the others. The graphi... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.9

    Just Sweet

    Okay we are hear to thank the folks at Take-two and espn for just a great product.You have arcade games and then you have simulation games.This game is the most realistic basketball game out there and i have played them ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful