Feb 6, 2011Just to let everyone know,I'm Job A. but that was the other version of metacritic.Here we are at 2-11 and I will stick to what I said in my other review,this game knocks the shxx out of every madden including Madden 11 when it comes to straight up game play.2K was WAY ahead of there time with football,all of there past football titles were top notch but ESPN NFL 2K5 just blew the doors off of what was or is expected in a football game.Please after you read this play this game on your original xbox and you will see really how amazing it is!10 10 10 10 10.… Expand
Mar 27, 2011Even after all these years, this stands the time as one of the best football games ever made. The presentation is unparalleled and the game is so packed with features that it still has life nearly 7 years after its initial release. ESPN NFL 2K5 is our generation's Tecmo Bowl.
Jan 18, 2014Still the best football game to date. To think that this came out 9 years ago for only 20 dollars... wow.
Graphics were ahead of its time.
Gameplay wasn't the best, but for 2005, it was fantastic.
CPU AI and teammate AI was more intelligent than any Madden.
ESPN presentation, pregame-halftime and postgame show, player interviews and Sportscenter weekly wrap ups still = the best presentation in a sports game.
Even though the announcers are fictional, they are still great.
The "Crib" is still one of the coolest features in a sports game... if only 2K would add that to NBA 2K...
All in all, the greatest football (and maybe sports) game ever.… Expand