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  • Summary: Capturing the true spirit and pageantry of collegiate roundball is one of the most important aspects in a college basketball title, and ESPN College Hoops 2K5 improves upon its stellar presentation to give gamers the ultimate college hoops experience. Smarter crowd intelligence and enhancedCapturing the true spirit and pageantry of collegiate roundball is one of the most important aspects in a college basketball title, and ESPN College Hoops 2K5 improves upon its stellar presentation to give gamers the ultimate college hoops experience. Smarter crowd intelligence and enhanced audio options deliver the perfect college ambiance, while ESPN anchors Jay Bilas and Mike Patrick return with a textbook full of commentary to illustrate the emotional tide of every tip-off. The game features completely new online features to satisfy even the most die-hard collegiate basketball junkies. Fans across North America benefit from new online leagues and tournaments, comprehensive statistics tracking, living rosters, and much more. [Sega] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Gameplay was virtually lag-free and response time was so smooth, it rivaled any other sports game played online. [Jan 2005, p.80]
  2. College Hoops is the second best sports game I played in 2004, with Madden taking the top prize.
  3. A true workhorse, it does everything strongly and efficient, and doesn’t have any real weaknesses that can’t be overlooked over a short bit of experience with the title.
  4. 88
    My favorite hoops game of the year for its atmosphere, its wondrous meterless free throw system, and its improved Legacy Mode. Though there are still some gameplay flaws and sound bugs, College Hoops 2K5 is a diaper dandy.
  5. The game has some technical issues that seem to affect mostly the graphics and sound, but if gamers can get past that fact, they’ll be rewarded with a very deep basketball game.
  6. If you're a fan of college basketball, the attractive presentation, smooth online play, and deep legacy mode are all good reasons to check out ESPN College Hoops 2K5.
  7. For the online play, it basically comes down to this - College Hoops 2K5 has all the features that "March Madness 2005" has and more. [Jan 2005, p.100]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. MattR.
    Nov 20, 2004
    10
    Good.
  2. ThomasW.
    Jan 14, 2005
    10
    Good game glitches online sometimes. Need cable modem to play well.
  3. PaulS.
    Nov 12, 2005
    9
    Worth much more. Plays like real basketball, more so than other publishers titles. If you make the proper adjustments to the other coach and Worth much more. Plays like real basketball, more so than other publishers titles. If you make the proper adjustments to the other coach and personel based on what you have, you will find success. Just like real b-ball. Legacy is top notch! fun to play the games too. Some bugs, but easily overlooked for 20 or less used. Expand
  4. Blake
    Dec 28, 2004
    8
    Legacy mode provided a lot of fun...I was glad to see a mode that was so fun from a game which I had never played anything else from the Legacy mode provided a lot of fun...I was glad to see a mode that was so fun from a game which I had never played anything else from the series. A good game overall, but gameplay was not quite as good as an EA sports game. Expand
  5. JonhKick
    Nov 16, 2004
    8
    This joint is tight u know.
  6. PaulH.
    Oct 12, 2004
    6
    This game looks just like espn 2k4 and I did not like that game at all. But maybe since it is college it will be better when you get to theThis game looks just like espn 2k4 and I did not like that game at all. But maybe since it is college it will be better when you get to the tournements. Expand