NHL 2005 - PlayStation 2

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  • Open Ice Control Seamlessly switch between players with or without the puck with the push of a button
  • total player awareness make saucer passes just before the blue line
  • the world cup of hockey take part in this year's world cup of hockey featuring teams from usa, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Russia, and more
  • The World Cup of Hockey: Take part in this year's World Cup of Hockey featuring teams from USA, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Russia, and more .
  • All-New Skating Engine: Glide then use explosive speed to get to the open ice -- now you have more puck-handling and turning control.

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Platform: PlayStation2

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The decade-long obsession begun by EA's Genesis-era hockey titles continues with NHL 2005. This year's enhancements include smarter and less scripted player AI, context-sensitive control features based more on the personalities of each real player (enforcers will have the power to level players, whereas more technical pros will have use more of finesse), easier player control for skating backwards and gliding after a sprint, Open Ice Control for coordinating players into better passing positions, and improvements to the robust Dynasty mode.

From the Manufacturer

Dominate the open ice with NHL 2005, the most authentic and complete experience for hockey fans around the world. Open Ice Control adds a new dimension of realism to the gameplay experience, allowing you to utilize the entire ice surface by simultaneously controlling players without the puck. Plus, with the new face-off playcalling system, the World Cup of Hockey, and all-new EA SPORTS Free4All, you can light the lamp like never before. NHL 2005 is the hockey experience that is easy to play, but hard to master.

Key Features:

  • Open Ice Control: Seamlessly switch between players with or without the puck with the push of a button.
  • Total Player Awareness: Make saucer passes just before the blueline, call in a second defender on a 2-on-1, or fire off wrist shots at the perfect angle.
  • Face-Off Playbook: New playcalling system allows you to choose offensive and defensive face-off strategies every time the whistle blows.
  • The World Cup of Hockey: Take part in this year's World Cup of Hockey featuring teams from USA, Canada, Sweden, Finland, Russia, and more.
  • All-New Skating Engine: Use explosive speed to get to the open ice with more puck and turning control.
  • EA SPORTS Free4All: One net, one goalie, and every man for himself.

Product Information

Platform:PlayStation2
ASIN B0002I9RPO
Release date August 23, 2004
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2.9 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews

2.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #43,570 in videogames
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Product Dimensions 7.5 x 5.5 x 0.8 inches
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I enjoy the changes EA made to NHL series since the horrendous outing of 2003: like the GM role, bruise control, upgrades & finances, team chemistry & player morale, wrist shot, each team arena having its' own goal horn, open-ice, AI improvement, the injury slider, and the reduction of the color commentary, etc. I think the omission of the "create-a-player" gives this game more of a challenge, although I wish I could have it instead of the "create-a-team" option which is generic. I, like many others, agree that the EA jukebox sucks, goalies are too quick when they play the puck, and the goal horns don't sustain, and the crowd does not always jump up every time the home team scores a goal.

But overall, I'm having fun playing this game.

This game will grow on you if you just give it a chance. Understand: this is not NHL 2K5 -- don't expect that! NHL 2K series still needs improvement, it is not perfect. NHL 2005 is unique and addicting if you want to play the role of GM and take control of every aspect of the game.
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First of all, I'm a HUGE hockey fan....so I look forward to this game every year.

I read some reviews, but I didn't believe it. So, like a fool I went out to buy it a few days ago. I asked the shopkeep for a copy of NHL 2005, but he said I should buy ESPN since it's only $20. I can't do that, cause I'm loyal to EA since the original NHL for Sega Genesis. So, when I got home I erased my 2004 rosters off of my memory card and started updating NHL 2005 rosters right away (yes, I'm a loser...but I like my rosters updated to the minute..I do this for MLB and NBA also.)

After all that updating, I noticed that you couldn't create players, which ticked me off a little. From the main menu for the Dynasty, I sensed something was wrong. Then, I started a dynasty with my beloved Rangers and within a minute of the game starting I was furious, and by the end of the 3rd I was totally depressed.The game controls are rubbish! Shame on EA for putting out such poor product!

There's no NHL Hockey for real, and most likely lost for the season, but now I can't even play video game hockey on my ps2 unless I play 2004 again (but like I said, I erased those rosters) so I'll scratch that. All I can do now is turn to the dark side (ESPN) for hockey...but I don't know if I'll do that or not. I despise ESPN. Spend your $50 on something that will benefit you.
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The way this seems is that I am the first person since buying the game to review it. Well, let me just say this, the game is frustrating. Let me go over the good qualities first. As peoiple mentioned before, they added new cutscenes, intros and end-game video that makes the presentation of the game look solid. However, the difference between this and NHL 2004 is everything else that makes NHL 2005 extremely frustrating.

Gameplay. I actually think this is a step down from NHL 2004. The biggest thing that has boggled me is all the checking. We aren't talking like throw someone into the boards checking but open ice tear your head off checking. I didn't buy this game to play NHL Hitz. Secondly, the change player mechanics are occasionally delayed and sometimes the player you end up activating is the one that is behind the play taking you completely out of any control you may have over it. Defenses suffer big time, a goalie with a 93 rating should not be giving up 6 goals a game and flopping all over the place, he should be smarter than that.

The franchise mode is missing a lot from last year, no real way to keep track of the league leaders in any category, just player stats on your team. Not like NHL 2004 was any better when you could check league leaders and see that while your best guy has 90 points to end the season, Jagr and Kovalchuk had 90 points by the 30th game of the season. The e-mail is an interesting touch. Injuries..... my God the injuries. Two games into the franchise I have already lost my captain and my best player for at least a month a piece because of this new NHL Hitz style gameplay. Not only are the players greedy, but NHL 2005 makes them look like pansies to boot.

So in conclusion, if you enjoy the EA series and are willing to try and learn this game, then go right ahead. But it seems that NHL 2005 is alot of frustration waiting for someone to slam thier controller against a wall.
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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.

The first new addition to the game is the upgrade to the arenas. The design team licensed 28 out of the 30 NHL arenas along with several European sites. The game's programmers did their best to capture the realism of each arena. For whatever copyrighted reason, the Fleet Center in Boston and the on the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY aren't named. Also, the efforts for realism is found in the 600 players' images scanned in the game. The players actually look like the players! Also, If that wasn't cutting edge realism, they updated the season and dynasty modes. As a GM, you get all the updates via a special e-mail screen and league news in a fax wire. The last thing they issued was the mini-game mode called "free 4 all". You can play as your favorite NHL all-star against 3 others in a time limit mode or quickest player to x number of goals. It's a silly little challenge especially when they use the "big head" option. It looks like a bunch of bobble heads playing hockey.

Of the new additions to the game this year that I like, I am glad they did something more with the International teams. You can now play a season in World Cup 2004. They did a great job using the World Cup logo and incorporated the on-ice design in the game. Secondly, the rosters are very well updated, but a few adjustments were needed to reflect the off-season free agent signings.
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