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Score Breakdown Based on 1501 ratings
  1. 10 (178)
  2. 9 (414)
  3. 8 (579)
  4. 7 (198)
  5. 6 (46)
  6. 5 (31)
  7. 4 (16)
  8. 3 (8)
  9. 2 (8)
  10. 1 (23)

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  • User Rating 9.3

    A 7.9 rating for this game is laughable at best!

    Rated on September 21, 2004 by igionet

    I will start by saying that Gamespot’s review of this game is laughable at best! I own both games and NHL 2005 kicks NHL 2k5's butt in every way imaginable. The graphics are far better....the sounds...

    1 out of 14 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.9

    Great game, much better than the review

    Rated on September 24, 2004 by LORDOderus

    For all of you who are complaining and whining that EA's NHL 2005 isnt good, or too hard and too many checks, this game is great. This is what real hockey is all about, fighting for every goal, actua...

    0 out of 10 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.6

    Realistic Interpretation of Defence

    Rated on September 30, 2004 by oldmangig

    Complaints about tight defence overlook the fact that this is how the NHL is now played. Anyone familiar with the league, particularly during the playoffs, knows that as you cross the blue-line the d...

    0 out of 3 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.3

    NHL 2005 is a good hockey game but it shouldn't be your first choice. Especially with ESPN NHL 2K5 is stores.

    Rated on April 04, 2005 by andch17

    Okay everybody its official the NHL lockout is on, there won't be any hockey this year. So what do we turn to, hockey video games. The very first hockey game this year was a fantastic one in ESPN NHL ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 8.2

    NHL05 is a great game, fun, challenging, and full of excitement!

    Rated on January 19, 2006 by xexplosi0n

    NHL 2005 is a great game. The graphics are good, physics seem to be realistic, the game doesn't seem to have all kinds of made up stuff thrown into it, and its challenging. I found World Championship ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.2

    A rushed game with more features omitted than added.

    Rated on May 03, 2005 by Elite29

    When I heard that the NHL season may be locked out, I knew what would happen in the world of videogame hockey. I predicted that EA would rush this game to the stores in an attempt to sell some games ...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 9.5

    EA's NHL game is back with another successful period of hockey!

    Rated on February 19, 2005 by Metroidfan6

    EA Sports lights it up in the 13th season of world championship hockey with EA Sports' NHL 2005. Delivering top shelf gameplay that captures the speed, finesse, and lighting-fast flow of pro hockey, N...

    0 out of 5 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 3

    People paid money for this?

    Rated on April 18, 2005 by magc_82

    Whoa. What a disappointing hockey game. Everyone I talked to would always come down on me for liking the ESPN line of hockey games more. So, with some tepidation, I borrowed this game from a friend to...

    0 out of 4 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 7.3

    It is indeed a good game, but there are some things missed in the game. This is a giant step down in the NHL franchise.

    Rated on October 11, 2006 by Goliath_unit

    Canada's most popular sport is without a doubt, hockey. We find it very excting to watch players on ice skate down chasing the puck and body checking each other as fast as they can. And of of the best...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.
  • User Rating 5.1

    NHL 2005: The Guru Review

    Rated on September 20, 2006 by vipejc

    I am The EA NHL GOD. Whatever I say herein review, is not an opinion, it's cold hard fact. If you cannot handle the truth, do not read any further. NHL 2005 is one stride forward and two backwards for...

    0 out of 0 found this review helpful.