NBA 2K5

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ESPN NBA 2K5
ESPN NBA 2K5 front.jpg
Developer(s) Visual Concepts
Publisher(s) Sega, Global Star Software
Series NBA 2K
Platform(s) Xbox, PlayStation 2
Release date(s) NA September 28, 2004 (Xbox)
NA September 30, 2004 (PS2)
EU 20050204February 4, 2005
Genre(s) Sports (basketball)

ESPN NBA 2K5 is a video game released by Sega and Global Star Software on September 28, 2004 for the Xbox and September 30, 2004 for the PlayStation 2. Some modes in the game are The Association (Season of basketball), 24/7, Street basketball, Tournament, and you can unlock bobble heads and teams. The game's graphics are done by Visual Concepts. Detroit Pistons center Ben Wallace is on the cover. Wallace was the first player to appear on an NBA 2K series cover who wasn't Allen Iverson. The game features the voices of Stuart Scott, play-by-play announcer Bob Fitzgerald, color commentator Bill Walton, and sideline reporter Michele Tafoya.

Modes[edit]

  • The Association
  • 24/7
  • Street basketball
  • Tournament

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings (Xbox) 84.15%[1]
(PS2) 82.19%[2]
Metacritic (Xbox) 85/100[3]
(PS2) 83/100[4]
Review scores
Publication Score
EGM 8/10[5]
Game Informer 9/10[6]
GamePro 5/5 stars[7]
Game Revolution B[8]
GameSpot 8.4/10[9]
GameSpy 4.5/5 stars[10]
GameZone (Xbox) 9/10[11]
(PS2) 8.5/10[12]
IGN (Xbox) 8.1/10[13]
(PS2) 8/10[14]
OPM (US) 4/5 stars[15]
OXM 8.5/10[16]
The Sydney Morning Herald 4/5 stars[17]

The game was met with positive reception. GameRankings and Metacritic gave it a score of 84.15% and 85 out of 100 for the Xbox version,[1][3] and 82.19% and 83 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version.[2][4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ESPN NBA 2K5 for Xbox". GameRankings. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "ESPN NBA 2K5 for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "ESPN NBA 2K5 for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "ESPN NBA 2K5 for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved May 9, 2015. 
  5. ^ EGM staff (December 2004). "ESPN NBA 2K5". Electronic Gaming Monthly (185): 158. 
  6. ^ Reiner, Andrew (November 2004). "ESPN NBA 2K5". Game Informer (139): 143. Archived from the original on November 22, 2008. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  7. ^ Bro Buzz (December 2004). "ESPN NBA 2K5". GamePro: 142. Archived from the original on February 6, 2005. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  8. ^ Dr. Moo (October 20, 2004). "ESPN NBA 2K5 Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  9. ^ Colayco, Bob (October 1, 2004). "ESPN NBA 2K5 Review". GameSpot. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  10. ^ Tuttle, Will (October 1, 2004). "GameSpy: ESPN NBA 2K5". GameSpy. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  11. ^ Surette, Tim (October 21, 2004). "ESPN NBA Live 2K5 - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 6, 2008. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  12. ^ Sandoval, Angelina (October 17, 2004). "ESPN NBA 2K5 - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on December 30, 2008. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  13. ^ Goldstein, Hilary (September 28, 2004). "ESPN NBA 2K5 (Xbox)". IGN. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  14. ^ Goldstein, Hilary (September 28, 2004). "ESPN NBA 2K5 (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 
  15. ^ "ESPN NBA 2K5". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 128. December 2004. 
  16. ^ "ESPN NBA 2K5". Official Xbox Magazine: 89. December 2004. 
  17. ^ Hill, Jason (February 24, 2005). "Pure arcade fun". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved May 10, 2015. 

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