NCAA March Madness 2005 PlayStation 2


Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
Buy On
  1. While it borrows some new features from "NCAA Football 2005" and includes a revamped play-calling system that is actually fun to use, a broken dynasty mode and choppy online play mar an otherwise good basketball game.
  2. 70
    It shares too many of "NBA Live's" problems, but still has great depth and plays a decent game of basketball. One of these years, EA is going to properly fix Live, thus killing two birds with one stone.
  3. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    Offers classic teams, clothing, and a new college classic mode where you can relive some of college basketball's most famous moments - it's just too bad that there are so few moments like that in the game. [Jan 2005, p.100]
  4. Small tweaks like the Floor General and Freestyle Air make it a smoother all-around product than March Madness 2004, but the margin is so slight that owners of last year’s game shouldn’t feel compelled to buy this one, too. The bubble is starting to break.
  5. Cheat Code Central
    There may not be many games that can deliver the college experience like NCAA March Madness but there are plenty of better basketball games out there that deliver a better game.

Awards & Rankings

#83 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2004
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. WinfordL.
    Mar 1, 2005
    A fun game, if not completely crappy.
  2. RyanT.
    Jan 25, 2005
    Good game. Love the dynasty mode.
  3. EricJ.
    Jan 7, 2005
    Game is good, but I like NBA live better.