Gretzky NHL 2005 PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Nov 9, 2004
Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
Buy On
  1. Cheat Code Central
    80
    With so many modes, online play and unlockables which includes the great one himself, you'll have so many virtual seasons on your hand that you won't even miss the real season.
  2. The lack of speed might discourage some from picking up this game, especially with two other alternatives available for the PS2. With a few minor adjustments, Gretzky could become the hallmark of PS2 hockey games.
  3. 83
    It's a good blend of fast-paced and sim-style hockey, and it's got plenty of modes to keep gamers busy. While many elements of the game are a bit generic the fact that the gameplay is fun and challenging makes up for a relative lack of personality.
  4. If they continue to plug forward we could be looking at a future dominator in the sports gaming genre on the Playstation 2 and a sure front runner for the next system from Sony.
  5. The sound effects fail to evoke any emotion, and don't really live up what is going on visually. The announcers do a decent job of portraying the game but don't particularly stand out either.
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. WayneGretzky
    Mar 31, 2005
    10
    I love this game.
  2. Minnie
    Dec 10, 2004
    10
    This game rocks! The best there is out there! GO PLAY IT!
  3. JosephM.
    Dec 9, 2004
    10
    I've been watching the reviews for this game come in all over the board. Interesting to see that the highest scores come from reviewers I've been watching the reviews for this game come in all over the board. Interesting to see that the highest scores come from reviewers who gave more in-depth analysis. I found that more than half the reviewers missed the point of the rivalry mode. It's not just for tracking 2 team. It's for tracking your game against a consistant advesary, say your roomate, brother, best friend, etc. -JM Full Review »