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ESPN NFL 2K5 (PlayStation 2)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.8
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5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

Press Release:

    ESPN Videogames Announces ESPN NFL 2K5 Now Shipping To Retailers Across North America



    SAN RAFAEL, CA and New York, NY - July 20, 2004 - ESPN Videogames and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: TTWO) today announced that the critically acclaimed ESPN NFL 2K5 has shipped to major retailers across North America and will be available to consumers on the weekend of July 23. Continuing the standard of innovation and unparalleled game quality, ESPN NFL 2K5 offers the most feature-rich and responsive football game on the market. ESPN NFL 2K5 is available for both the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Xbox® videogame system from Microsoft©.

    "ESPN NFL 2K5 represents our dedication to delivering the finest gridiron experience ever," stated Greg Thomas, president of Visual Concepts - makers of ESPN Videogames. "The formula is simple, 20 bucks on the weekend of July 23rd nets the consumer the best NFL game at the best price."

    A bevy of new features permeate ESPN NFL 2K5, adding to the authenticity and realism the 2K series is known for. The V.I.P. System (Virtual Identity Profile) allows players to keep track of a human opponent's behavior, then save and re-load the behavior, allowing true competitive play at any time. Maximum Tackle gives gamers an unparalleled level of control from both sides of the field, as defenders decide whether to go for the basic wrap-up tackle, or a devastating big hit.

    ESPN's Chris Berman and Suzy Kolber headline an updated ESPN Presentation complete with stylized on-screen graphics, ESPN's exclusive Skycam and a full franchise show featuring ESPN personalities Mel Kiper, Jr. and Trey Wingo.

    ESPN Videogames also delivers the new standard in online play consisting of competitive tournaments, deep online statistics and multiplayer leagues - all offered at no additional cost to the consumer. Players not only can test their gameplay skills at beating online opponents, but also through the Crib's new point system and item catalogue, allowing gamers to customize their Crib. Players are challenged to garner additional points in the Crib by accepting phone challenges from Crib celebrities such as Steve-O, Carmen Electra, Jamie Kennedy, Funk Master Flex and David Arquette and taking on their "dream teams."

    ESPN NFL 2K5 and all other ESPN Videogames titles are produced by Visual Concepts--SEGA's sports studio. ESPN NFL 2K5 is rated E for Everyone and is available for the suggested retail price of $19.99. For more information, log on to http://www.espnvideogames.com.

    About Visual Concepts Entertainment

    Visual Concepts Entertainment is the maker of the critically acclaimed 2K series of sports games. The company is responsible for the full development and marketing for all ESPN Videogames titles and is committed to delivering the best, fully integrated sports gaming experience for all consumers. Visual Concepts Entertainment is wholly owned by Japan-based SEGA Corporation.

    About ESPN

    ESPN, Inc., The Worldwide Leader in Sports, is a multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia assets in sports marketing with over 40 business entities. The company is comprised of seven domestic television networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Classic, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes, ESPN Now, ESPN Today), ESPN HD (a high-definition simulcast service of ESPN), ESPN Regional Television, ESPN International (25 international networks and syndication), ESPN Radio, ESPN.com, ESPN The Magazine, SportsTicker, ESPN Enterprises, ESPN Zones (sports-themed restaurants), and other growing new businesses including ESPN Broadband, ESPN Wireless, ESPN Video-on-Demand and ESPN Interactive. Based in Bristol, Ct., ESPN is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc, which is an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. The Hearst Corporation holds a 20 percent interest in ESPN.

    © 2004 NFL Properties LLC. Team names and logos are trademarks of the teams indicated. All other (NFL-related marks) are trademarks of the National Football League. Licensed product of PLAYERS INC. The PLAYERS INC logo is a registered trademark of the NFL players. www.nflplayers.com. NFL Properties LLC. Team names and logos are trademarks of the teams indicated. All other NFL-related marks are trademarks of the National Football League. Officially Licensed product of PLAYERS INC. The PLAYERS INC logo is a registered trademark of the NFL players. www.nflplayers.com.

    "PlayStation" and the "PS" Family logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. ESPN is a registered trademark of ESPN, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

    All trademarks and copyrights contained herein are the property of their respective holders.

    About Take-Two Interactive Software

    Headquartered in New York City, Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. is an integrated global developer, marketer, distributor and publisher of interactive entertainment software games and accessories for the PC, PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox®, Nintendo GameCube™ and Game Boy® Advance. The Company publishes and develops products through its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games, Gathering and Global Star Software; and distributes products in North America through its Jack of All Games subsidiary. Take-Two also manufactures and markets video game accessories in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific region through its Joytech subsidiary. The Company maintains sales and marketing offices in Cincinnati, New York, Toronto, London, Paris, Munich, Madrid, Vienna, Milan, Sydney, Breda (Netherlands) and Auckland. Take-Two's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol TTWO. For more corporate and product information please visit our website at www.take2games.com.

    Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995: This press release contains forward-looking statements made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The statements contained herein which are not historical facts are considered forward-looking statements under federal securities laws. Such forward-looking statements are based on the beliefs of our management as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to them. The Company has no obligation to update such forward-looking statements. Actual results may vary significantly from these forward-looking statements based on a variety of factors. These important factors are described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2003 and on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended April 30, 2004 in the section entitled "Cautionary Statement and Risk Factors".

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on Jun 27, 2005.

www.taketwo.fr - PlayStation 2/Xbox:
  • Présentation ESPN : Chris Berman et Suzy Kolber, qui assure désormais les commentaires depuis le bord du terrain, sont les vedettes d'une présentation ESPN actualisée – reportages approfondis à la mi-temps et après les matches, élection du joueur du match, SkyCam’ et analyses continues.

  • V.I.P. System’ : après votre partie, sauvegardez les profils de vos amis afin de jouer contre eux, même quand ils ne sont pas disponibles ! Familiarisez-vous avec leurs habitudes et leur logique pour ajouter du piment à vos confrontations ou affrontez les coaches de la NFL pour gagner en expérience.

  • Mode 25e anniversaire d'ESPN : revivez les classiques de la NFL des 25 dernières années : "The Immaculate Reception", "The Catch", etc. Voici une chance unique qui vous est offerte de réécrire l'histoire !

  • Maximum Tackle’ : contrôlez le plaquage - ceinturez ou agrippez le joueur de tout votre poids. Les porteurs de balle peuvent essayer de s'arracher des plaquages pour gagner quelques yards.

  • The Crib’ : du bon son signé JBoogie, RJD2, People Under the Stairs... Un nouveau système vous permet d'augmenter vos points "crib". Utilisez ces points pour gagner des bonus, acheter des morceaux de musique, jouer à des mini-jeux, etc. Augmentez votre capital en répondant au téléphone et en affrontant David Arquette, Carmen Electra, Funk Master Flex, Jamie Kennedy et Steve-O !

    Classification
    3+ www.pegi.info

    Disponible
    de Global Star Software sur PlayStation®2
    de Global Star Software sur Xbox

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on Feb 14, 2005.

Back of Case - PS2:

    "THE ONE FOOTBALL GAME YOU MUST HAVE"


    - GAME INFORMER

    "ESPN NFL 2K5 will own your soul." - IGN.com

    "IT'S BRILLANT." - PSM

    ESPN Presentation
    - Chris Berman and Suzy Kolber headline an updated ESPN broadcast complete with halftime & post-game show, player of the game award, SkyCam and game analysis.

    V.I.P. System - Virtual Identity Profile allows you to save your friend's profiles to compete when they're not available! Learn their tendencies, moves & logic for more heated battles or play against the profiles of coaches around the league to improve your skills.

    ESPN 25th Anniversary Mode - Play those classic NFL situations over the past 25 years including "The Immaculate Reception," "The Catch" and more. It's your chance to rewrite history!

    The Crib - Earn crib credits with every game you play to deck out your crib, buy music, or play mini-games. Answer your crib phone to compete against David Arquette, Carmen Electra, Steve-O, Jamie Kennedy, or Funkmaster Flex!

    Maximum Tackle - Experience control like never before as you decide whether to go for a wrap-up tackle or lay your opponent out with the big hit.

    Always Online - Real-time stats, buddy lists, friend connection updates, and seamless online play for an unrivaled community experience.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69743) on Nov 10, 2004.

Back of Case (XBOX, Canada/U.S.):
    "The most entertaining show in video game football." - GamePro
    "ESPN NFL 2K5 will own your soul." - IGN.com
    "It's brilliant."
    - PSM

    ESPN Presentation - Chris Berman and Suzy Kolber headline an updated ESPN broadcast complete with halftime & post-game show, players of the game award, SkyCam and game analysis.

    V.I.P. System - Virtual Identity Profile allows you to save your friend's profiles to compete when they're not available! Learn their tendencies, moves & logic for more heated battles or play against the profiles of coaches around the league to improve your skills.

    ESPN 25th Anniversary Mode - Play those classic NFL situations over the past 25 years including "The Immaculate Reception," "The Catch" and more. It's your chance to rewrite history.

    The Crib - Earn crib credits with every game you play to deck out your crib, buy music, or play mini-games. Answer your crib phone to compete against David Arquette, Carmen Electra, Steve-O, Jamie Kennedy, or Funkmaster Flex!

    Maximum Tackle - Experience control like never before as you decide whether to go for a wrap-up tackle or lay your opponent out with the big hit.

    Always Online - Real-time stats, buddy lists, friend connection updates, and seamless online play for an unrivaled community experience.

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Jul 21, 2004.