Current MobyGoal: Help us reach 250 documented ZX81 Games

ESPN NFL Football (PlayStation 2)

89
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.8
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

www.xbox.com:
    Listen. Do you hear it? Squint your eyes. Do you see it? You don't, do you? You don't because ESPN NFL Football goes beyond mere sound and vision - you feel it. Whether it's by making an opponent lose his shorts from a stop-and-go juke, by scraping your toes down as you make an acrobatic first-down catch along the sideline, or by piling on top of a swarming gang tackle on fourth and short—you'll truly feel everything that makes the National Football League so intense. Don't look. Don't listen. Feel. ESPN NFL Football.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (12463) on Sep 12, 2010.

uk.playstation.com:
    Summary

    After NFL2K3, Sega follows up with another addition to its football franchise in the form of the less-cryptically titled ESPN NFL Football. Promising some of the most convincing American Football seen on the PS2 to date, ESPN NFL Football manages to improve on just about every aspect of its predecessor. The gameplay has been updated, with new controls for improved passing, tackling and running, and for the first time, you can get inside the helmet of your character with the innovative first-person perspective.

    Details

    Fans of the series will no doubt welcome the return of the scarily comprehensive Franchise mode, which allows you to manage every aspect of the game, season to season, controlling signings, trades and your team's performance. And now Sega has added a virtual email system, which gives you access to league updates, feedback from the team manager and injury reports that'll let you know whether your star player is fit to take to the pitch on match day.

    In addition to the Franchise mode, ESPN NFL Football has Quick Game, Season, Tournament and Practice modes, as well as the new 'Crib' area for displaying all the goodies you unlock by completing certain objectives. It's essentially a virtual trophy cabinet that you can fill with a wealth of neat extras, such as new furniture for your crib, in-game cheats, and new players.

    The opposition AI has been tweaked since the last title, and teams behave in much the same way that their real-life counterparts would on the field. Graphically, ESPN NFL Football also aces the previous game, with improved player modelling, crowd animation and stadium recreation.

    Features

  • Decorate your 'Crib' with extras unlocked by completing missions

  • Take on the opposition in unique First-Person Mode

  • Run the show with the improved Franchise Mode

    Contributed by Xoleras (66260) on Oct 11, 2004.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2/XBox:

    YOU OWN SAPP.



    ESPN NFL FOOTBALL puts you in charge of an authentic football experience with brand new features including:

    FIRST PERSON FOOTBALL
    A revolutionary first person mode that gives you the power to play NFL football through the eyes of any player on the field.

    ESPN PRESENTATION
    ESPN veteran Chris Berman. ESPN pre-game analysis. ESPN half-time show. ESPN overlays and action replays. It's the real deal.

    GROUNDBREAKING GAMEPLAY
    New charged moves, gang tackles, sideline grabs, double-team blocks, a new motion system, no-huddle offense, challenge play feature...the complete package.

    THE CRIB
    Play to unlock trophies, collectibles, min-games, music and more. Then customize The Crib, complete with a living room, game room, home theater and trophy case.

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69506) on Oct 22, 2003.