Plus, breakthrough new ways to play including online leagues, multi-player mini-games and a deeper franchise mode add endless replay value to an already robust lineup of features. With an exclusive ESPN presentation system -- including on-ice action called by Gary Thorne and Bill Clement -- ESPN NHL 2K5 makes skating with the NHLs elite a reality!
- Deepest Franchise Mode Ever Establish a hockey dynasty with the most comprehensive Franchise Mode to date. Worldwide scouting, enhanced minor league management and full coaching staff control delivers ultimate franchise experience.
- Party Mode An all-new Party Mode features dozens of multi-player minigames and challenges all in the name of becoming King of the Rink.
- Intense Contact Controls A completely re-designed fighting engine offers full-movement fighting -- including grappling, dodge, grab, and multiple punch moves -- while improved checks and new contact moves help keep your opponent at bay.
- Always Online The standard-setting online quality that you have come to know from ESPN Videogames now includes online leagues and tournaments, a real time sports ticker that gives updates of other games in progress, and an advanced messaging system.
- The NHLs Elite The Dream Team Challenge pits you against a ladder of all-star teams hand-selected by the some of hockeys most colorful personalities.