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8.7
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Score Breakdown Based on 2078 ratings
  1. 10 (518)
  2. 9 (1136)
  3. 8 (263)
  4. 7 (63)
  5. 6 (20)
  6. 5 (14)
  7. 4 (9)
  8. 3 (5)
  9. 2 (5)
  10. 1 (45)

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  • Review Score:3.6

    Highly over-rated

    Graphics are o.k., but not much better than ESPN National Hockey Night. Some of the skaters look more like they're trying to scoot around on roller rather than ice skates. As opposed to the simplistic but clunky contro... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful

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  • Review Score:9.1

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

    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, and, in fact, they'... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.8

    As Close As It Gets

    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 improve the graphics ... Read Full Review

    1 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.6

    best hockey game to date

    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 mistake about it like NFL... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.2

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

    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 has improvements suc... Read Full Review

    0 of 2 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.8

    Can you really go wrong here?

    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 teams and setting up... Read Full Review

    1 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.3

    $20 To Get Through The NHL Lock-Out

    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 competition is great! ... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:8.1

    Meh

    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 game lives up to all... Read Full Review

    1 of 5 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

    Greatest Hockey Sim in All Creation

    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, frame rate, animations,... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:7.5

    Perfect to end the hockey lock-out.

    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 better. The first... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • Review Score:9.5

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

    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 sale right now. ... Read Full Review

    1 of 7 users found the following review helpful