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  • Summary: Experience all the excitement of college basketball in this year's installment in the ESPN College Hoops series. ESPN College Hoops 2K5 gives you even more management options in a revamped legacy mode, including scouting, balancing out the budget, and finding better coaching opportunities around the league. On the court, a new "pass-n-go" system lets you perform lead passes to your teammates and execute advanced give-and-go and alley-oop plays. If you'd rather coach than play, you can play in coach mode, in which you're responsible for calling the plays, directing your players, and making key decisions in overtime. Expand
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Well…I'm two weeks into playing this game non-stop and the other shoe hasn't dropped. I can't find a major problem with this game, and I've just been enjoying it.
  2. 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.
  3. The online play and custom soundtrack options are in place, the gameplay is spot-on, the graphics are some of the best you will find in any genre, and the ESPN presentation is the cherry on top.
  4. With a superior dynasty mode, better graphics, good enough to be fun controls, and a sick $20 price tag, I can not think of an excuse not to have this game.
  5. This year we're picking Sega's game over EA Sports' - it just feels more like the real thing. [Holiday 2004, p.82]
  6. 82
    The solid gameplay foundation and attention to realism really makes this game a true hidden gem in the 2004 crop of sports games.
  7. The sweat-while-you-play intensity just isn't there. [Jan 2005, p.92]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9