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Score Breakdown Based on 2078 ratings
  1. 10 (518)
  2. 9 (1137)
  3. 8 (263)
  4. 7 (62)
  5. 6 (20)
  6. 5 (14)
  7. 4 (9)
  8. 3 (5)
  9. 2 (5)
  10. 1 (45)

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  • User Rating 9.1

    Simply put, if you like hockey, you need to own ESPN NHL 2K5.

    Rated on March 18, 2006 by Alighaemi

    As the year rolls on, the likelihood of a real-life hockey season seems to dwindle bit by bit thanks to the impending player lockout. Indeed, hockey fans haven't had a whole lot to smile about lately,...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.8

    As Close As It Gets

    Rated on August 31, 2004 by Nachoking2k2

    The only game Sega needed to drop to twenty was it's football franchise. They sweep the rest of sports. ESPN NHL 2K5 is the most realistic representation of hockey to date. Explain to me how you can i...

    1 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.6

    best hockey game to date

    Rated on October 23, 2004 by artman420

    I wasnt a big fan of sports games on the Dreamcast, which is why I havent invested in any of Sega's 2K lineup of games -- until now. ESPN NHL 2K5 is the second 2K5 game out this year and make no mista...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.2

    Great, in depth hockey game, and for the amazing price you CANNOT go wrong.

    Rated on September 03, 2004 by maniac

    This is a huge improvement over NHL 2K4, with Jeremy Roenick on the cover. Martin St. Louis is a great cover player, and he earned his spot there. As for this game, it is great. The franchise mode ...

    0 out of 2 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.8

    Can you really go wrong here?

    Rated on September 06, 2004 by mad4gamez

    Bottom line, the gameplay (in my opinion) is that much better than the EA's NHL hockey series. I definitely don't fancy the ESPN endorsement though, to be honest. In fact, I rush through picking my ...

    1 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.3

    $20 To Get Through The NHL Lock-Out

    Rated on September 18, 2004 by badaboum6

    Everyone who loves hockey will easily get addicted by this game. Party mode has been added and it's real fun with some friends on a Friday or Saturday night. Also, testing your skills in the Skills co...

    0 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.1


    Rated on September 30, 2004 by BluestreaK_89

    I purchased this game after seeing its review and the review for NHL 2005. Plus it was also $20 cheaper than ea's game.... so i figured what the hell, its gotta be better. However, I don't think this ...

    1 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    Greatest Hockey Sim in All Creation

    Rated on November 03, 2004 by sonicboom713

    In the year of a hockey lockout that doesn't look to end anytime soon, Sega gives us the best hockey sim of all time.While its not too much of an improvement over last years version, the graphics, fra...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.5

    Perfect to end the hockey lock-out.

    Rated on December 27, 2005 by BuryMe

    Let's look at what we have: a doomed NHL season, and 2 video games fighting to be the best replacement for it, with the 2 games being NHL 2005 and ESPN NHL 2K5. Well this year Sega's ESPN was much ...

    1 out of 1 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    Great game, very fun, extra playing time available in it.

    Rated on February 09, 2005 by Burnsy

    Amazing. To buy a game for 20$ American and 30$ Canadian right when released, is remarkable. Yet, to have a game that cheap when it is so good is even better. You can't get a better hockey game on sal...

    1 out of 7 found this review helpful.