ESPN NBA 2K5

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ESPN NBA 2K5
ESPN NBA 2K5 front.jpg
PlayStation 2 cover art featuring Ben Wallace
Developer(s) Visual Concepts
Publisher(s) Sega
Distributor(s) 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 February 4, 2005
Genre(s) Sports

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. It is the last NBA 2K game to be released by Sega before the company sold Visual Concepts to Take Two Interactive, forming 2K Sports.

Modes[edit]

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

Reception[edit]

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

The game received "favorable" reviews on both platforms according to video game review aggregator Metacritic.[14][15]

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References[edit]

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

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