To dominate in the Association, one must be able to create, reinvent, and evolve their game to overcome all opponents and obstacles. Staying the course is a formula for mediocrity, and setting the path ultimately leads to success. Re-introducing the king of the court, ESPN NBA 2005 will change the way we experience the virtual basketball game forever with a host of new graphical and gameplay improvements never before seen in sports video games. Let the next movement begin.
New for 2K5 is a new momentum based gameplay system that gives gamers a complete difference in control between various types of players. Now a player's ability and physical makeup will determine how fast they can run up the court on a fast break and how well they can cut to the basket off their opponent, creating a new level of realism and natural team movement.
Pioneering a new standard in artificial intelligence, computer-controlled players now have the ability to decide independently how they can best help their team and realistically react based on each human player's actions. CPU players determine the best way they can help win in accordance with each team's philosophy and distinct play sets.
24/7 - One of the most innovative features in sports games gets twice as big with over 100 new items, new timed mini games, and multi-player games. New respect level determines which player will answer your call for 24/7 games.
Graphical realism has never come this close with new lighting effects, hyper-realistic court reflections, self-shadowing on the players, and the most lifelike player faces and expressions - gamers will think they're sitting on the courtside seats!