With ESPN NFL 2K5, the season of the fan begins with an improved level of ESPN presentation elements truly blurring the line between a video game and a television broadcast. Over 200 new cut sequences have been added to include rowdy tailgaters, foam-finger waving fans, football team players interacting with the home crowd, coaches getting the Gatorade shower, and much more.
New statistical ESPN-style overlays present the same passing and rushing charts a sports fan would see on an ESPN Sunday Night Football broadcast. Chris Berman, Trey Wingo, Mel Kiper Jr., and Suzy Kolber lend their incredible talents throughout every part of ESPN NFL 2K5. Whether it's Boomer dissecting the 1st half in his halftime show, Suzy Kolber interviewing the player of the game on the field, Trey Wingo delivering the latest injury and transaction news, or Mel Kiper Jr. covering the who’s who in the rookie draft. ESPN NFL 2K5 sets the standard in broadcast realism with the combination of ESPN personalities and a wide-variety of ESPN presentation elements.
ESPN NFL 2K5 is the best looking and best playing football game this season with the inclusion of several new gameplay enhancements:
- Maximum Tackle - Players can now decide to go for the big hit or the wrap-up tackle. While a big hit is harder to execute, it can cause a fumble if successful; the wrap-up tackle is easier to make but allows the ball carrier a chance to escape.
- Momentum cutbacks - Player movement is now more realistic with all new momentum cutbacks where players can make defenders over-pursue ball carriers with more effective jukes, head-fakes, stop-n-gos, and more.
- QB Evade - Need to avoid a tackle but want the QB to stay in the pocket? With the new QB Evade feature, new evasion moves help keep the QB cool when the pressures on.
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