Summary: While I agree with the previous reviewer on the pubic hair, there's no way you'll get anywhere in this game if you go with jokers like J-Bone or Big Bert -- way too slow. Trust me on this and stick to Kovulchuck or Paul "from Kariya with love." Pick up Legwand in the last round and you're set. Also always play in the historical arena -- it makes this already sweet game way sweeter.
Summary: I never liked hockey or had pubic hair until playing this game. Sick multi player game play. "It's outdated"....just shut up and create Crosby and Ovechkin. I personally like rippin slap shots with Jovanowski (J-Bone). Be aware of the foreign goalie, Anders Jivarp. He's a streaky goalie but when he's on, he's as sexy as Abby Wombach.
Summary: I've owned every hockey game out there.This one I enjoy the most.Just better than EA.EA 06 I can score 20 goals at the top level.It gets boring.I own EA09 PC and rarely get beat except when my goalies are cold.I got bored with EA after 2001 and 2002.I just want something that is a little difficult.2k5 is the best of the 2k series.
Summary: My brother got this game for ten bucks, and let me say this; it was well wroth it! I'm not a hockey fan, I don't like most sports games, and I'm not a huge video game geek, but I had loads of fun with this game. It's perfect for two player action, really intense. Screw this review, I'm gonna go play it right now. PEACE!
Summary: This game is really very very good because it has unbelievable graphics and the players look really realistic. The commentary is really good. They follow the game perfectly. There are also a lot of things to do. You can start a season and then play in the playoffs. You can make trades in the season to get better players. There is also a cool thing in the main menu which is the skybox, which has hockey trivia, airhockey, shuffleboard and a karaoke machine.
Summary: I purchased this PS2 game because it only costs $20. You can't beat that price for a new sports game. After playing the game a few games, I was pleased with the results. The gameplay includes smooth graphics, great sound, decent commentary, and a simple interface. After spending more time playing the game, I soon discovered the extra features that put this game over the top. There are many multiplayer games that are fun to play again and again.
Summary: THE BEST HOCKEY GAME EVER!!!. 2K4 was good but 2K5 is sweet!!. IN this game the detroit redwings are the best team, then comes the tampay bay lightning. For $20 bucks this game rocks!!. EA Sports stink now. NHL 2004 sucked!! I saw the trailer for NHL 2005, and it still stinks~!!. Get ESPN 2K5, and save $30 bucks. If you like the EA Sports seris then think again!!.Try the real thing!~ ESPN 2K5!!!!!!!!!!!!
Summary: the last sega nhl game i had was 2k2, and that was a big disappointment, so since then i have been playing ea sport's nhl series, but it was starting to get old. it was the same game with new bells and whistles. i just got this game today, and i tell you, it was well worth it. it is a very fun and challanging hockey SIMULATION. thats right, it is challanging, AND a simulation. it's not like ea where you can have the game for a day and already be playing on difficult.
Summary: I've been anxtious for the release of this game ever since May and now that it's finally here i'm very happy to say that it was worth the wait. I did not purchase ESPN NHL 2004 becuase i thought that this was suppose to come out earlier but, now that i have this game i must say this is better. Eventhough i don't have the older version i have played it and i like this one better. First of all there are many new gameplay features in this game that improve the game a lot.