Game:ESPN NFL 2K5Publisher:SegaDeveloper:Visual ConceptsGenre:SportTested For:PS2,XboxAvailable For:PS2,XboxUSK:Released In:2 / 2005
For years, Sega’s 2K series has boasted giant gaming fun in all three American export sports. Nevertheless, every year you bite your teeth out when it comes to sales figures for the EA class leader.
The new tactic is therefore: high-quality sports titles at a low budget price. Hardly any other title offers such a price-fun ratio as ESPN NFL 2K5. The opulent look in combination with the TV-like presentation (including overlays and moderators) ensures a real Superbowl feeling in your own home. Only numerous clipping errors, which are almost unavoidable in this contact sport, spoil the overall impression. In terms of play, however, there is no weakness: the fast-paced lawn sport is always perfectly controlled – beginners, however, cope a little faster with the “Madden” competition. The extended ‘VIP’ mode guarantees long-term fun: your playing style and tricks are saved in a profile. Friends can then compete against this profile. Farewell to lame CPU opponents!
First-class football sim for a small price – is in no way inferior to the “Madden” competition.