Summary: Well, I finally got my hands on a copy of NHL 2005 for EA Sports. So, after a week of exploring all of it's new options, gameplay, and simulations, I am prepared to give my review and endorsement. The first things that I noticed up front about this years version of the game is the updated realism. No doubt, the EA Sports company canvassed the hockey fan gamers' opinions and did their best to accommodate their requests.
Excerpt: Following on from my FIFA 2005 review I have chosen NHL 2005 for the PS2 for my second game review. There arent too many NHL games around, there are far more different NBA games than NHL over here. But Electronic Arts do have a couple of competitors in the Ice Hockey field including the likes of 2K games and Sega's partnership with ESPN.
Summary: Yup, this game is brilliant from the offset, always a pleasure to play. I must say it has been a little while since I last played a hockey game, which was nhl 97 on the ps1 and the original game I played was NHLPA on the mega drive, that rocked! To be honest I can only really say what others have said and agree with the one disappointment of the game, in that it doesn't have create a player function. All they need to do really is add this and they got a game and a half!
Summary: If I had to describe this game in one word, It would be AMAZING. The gameplay and graphics on the pc are amazing and the new modes are really good as well its good as well to see the updated stats and players as well and cant wait to play in the world cup of hockey should be great. two things I would like to point out are They need to add more european leagues to the game to make it more interesting for the gameplayer and finally it is a bit sad to see that they have...
Summary: After putting this game into your PS2 or Xbox, you can choose not to press any buttons and hold-out on playing the game, just like the NHLPA! or You can choose not to put the game into your PS2 or Xbox and pretend you're an Owner by locking-out the players!
Summary: Force the action on defense in Madden NFL 2005. New defensive tools allow you to make more plays and be in on all of the action. The all-new Hit Stick lets you lay the big hit to turn the momentum of the game in your favor. With the new Storyline Central, you get the inside scoop around the league from radio host Tony Bruno, along with local and national newspapers, to help you make critical franchise decisions.