Summary: I'm a big hockey fan, and always wanted to find a great hockey game for my ps2. Last year I bought EA's NHL 2004, hoping that it would be an excellent game - you can see my review on that page to see my review of that game. The bottom line was that the game had some great points, but lots of low points too. Lots of reviewers in other places went on and on about how great NHL NK5 was, how it was the best hockey game around, etc. etc.
Summary: I've always played EA sports games, but with the $20 price tag I decided to try out espn nfl 2k5. I feel that is the best football game i've played much better than madden so i decided to give espn nhl 2k5 a shot. As soon as the game started all i could think about is how arcade this game is. The graphics of ea are much more realistic as is the gameplay. Espn has a long long way to go in the hockey series if they want to put out anywhere near as good a game as ea.