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ESPN NFL 2K5

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ESPN NFL 2K5
GamePlay: For complete gameplay and menu information, check the In-game Manual. To access, select Extras from the Main Menu, then select Game Manual.

Individual Defensive Back and Linebacker adjustments: You can adjust any of your D-backs or linebackers individually at the line of scrimmage: Before the snap, pull L2 for linebackers, or R2 for defensive backs. Next, press the button that corresponds to the icon over the player you want to adjust. Then release both buttons. The icon for the selected player will still be over his head, and icons will appear above the heads of the 5 offensive receivers. Then you can: Press the corresponding button to double-team that receiver, pull the R1 to spy the QB, press L2 to assign a blitz, press R2 to assign a delayed blitz, or click in R3 to reset the commands.

Bluffing technique when calling plays: Keep your opponents confused! on the Play Call screen, once you've found the play that you want to run, press and hold down the corresponding button. Then you can flip through the other play pages in the same formation. When you let go of the play button you are holding, you will break the huddle with the original play selection called.

Offensive Hot Routes: If you want to change a receiver's route at the Line, call a Hot Route. Move the Right Analog Stick in the direction corresponding to Routes below, and press the button that corresponds to the receiver to assign the route. Routes are as follows: Up = Go route, Down = Stop route, Right = Out route, Left = In route, Up-Right = Quick Corner route, Up-Left = Slant route, Down-Right = Speed Out route, Down-Left = Speed Under route, Click R3 (press in) = Pass block.

Maximum Tackling: When an offensive player is wrapped up by a tackler, he can get dropped or break free. When a defender wraps his arms around you, the cursor under the offensive player turns red. At that point, both the ball carrier and the defender can rapidly press the X Button to either break free, or take the other player down.


MENU NAVIGATION CONTROLS
Directional Buttons Highlight option, increase or decrease selected option
X Button Advance/increase selected option
Triangle Button Return to previous screen
Circle Button Decrease selected option/bring up team options
L2 Button Cycle backward through options
L1 Button Cycle backward through options
R2 Button Cycle forward through options
R1 Button Cycle forward through options
Start Button Advance
Select Button Maximum passing/player card
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Highlight option, increase or decrease selected option

IN THE HUDDLE - FORMATION SELECT SCREEN CONTROLS
Directional Buttons Up/Down = Scroll formation type, Left/Right = Change receiver alignment
X Button Choose formation
Triangle Button Choose package screen (offense)
Square Button Sub running backs (offense)/Swap defensive backs (defense)
Circle Button Sub receivers (offense)/swap D line (defense)/select screens (offense only)
L2 Button Help menu
L1 Button Coach's pick
R2 Button Flip formation
Select Button Timeout
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Up/Down = Scroll formation type, Left/Right = Change receiver alignment

IN THE HUDDLE - PLAY CALL OR CHOOSE PACKAGE SCREEN CONTROLS
Directional Buttons Up/Down = Scroll Play or Package page
X Button Select play or package in X Button slot
Triangle Button Return to Formation Select screen
Square Button Select play or package in Square Button slot
Circle Button Select play or package in Circle Button slot
L2 Button Help menu
L1 Button Coach's pick
R1 Button On-the-fly audibles (with X, Square, or Circle Buttons)
Select Button Timeout
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Up/Down = Scroll Play or Package page

OFFENSE - PRIOR TO THE SNAP CONTROLS
Directional Buttons Up/Down = Select player, Left/Right = Put player in motion
X Button Hurry to the line/snap the football
Triangle Button Bring up/dismiss Audible menu
Circle Button Hard count
L1 Button View players' routes (press and hold)
R1 Button View players' fatigue levels (press and hold)
Select Button Timeout
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Up/Down = Select player, Left/Right = Put player in motion
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Call a Hot Route for a receiver (with L1, Square, Triangle or Circle Button for receiver)

OFFENSE - AUDIBLE MENU CONTROLS
Directional Buttons Left/Right = Cycle available audibles
X Button Select Audible X Button
Triangle Button Call up/dismiss Audible menu
Square Button Select Audible Square Button
Circle Button Select Audible Circle Button
R2 Button Flip play
Select Button Timeout
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Left/Right = Cycle available audibles
R3 Button Flip routes

OFFENSE AFTER THE SNAP - PASSING PLAYS/QUARTERBACK CONTROLS
Directional Buttons Move the QB
X Button Throw to receiver X
Triangle Button Throw to receiver Triangle
Square Button Throw to receiver Square
Circle Button Throw to receiver Circle
L2 Button Pump fake
L1 Button Throw to receiver L1
R2 Button Throw ball away
R1 Button Scramble with QB (press and hold)
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move the QB
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) QB evade (behind Line of Scrimmage)

OFFENSE AFTER THE SNAP - RUSHING PLAYS/BALLCARRIER CONTROLS
Directional Buttons Move runner
X Button Speed burst (tap)/charge up power for a move (hold down)
Triangle Button Shouler charge
Square Button Dive/QB hook slide
Circle Button Spin move
L2 Button Juke left
L1 Button Stiff-arm left
R2 Button Juke right
R1 Button Stiff-arm right/pitch ball (Option plays only)
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move runner
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Up = Stutter-step, Down = Stop short, Left = Juke left, Right = Juke right
R3 Button Hurdle
Combo #1 L1 + R1 = Lateral

OFFENSIVE PLAYER CONTROLS - AWAY FROM THE BALL
Directional Buttons Move player
X Button Speed burst (tap)/charge up power for a move (hold down)
Triangle Button Wave for the pass
Square Button Dive/chop block
Circle Button Switch player
L2 Button Juke left
L1 Button Juke left
R2 Button Juke right
R1 Button Juke right
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move player

OFFENSE - AFTER THE PLAY IS OVER CONTROLS
Square Button Hurry up to spike the ball
Circle Button Hurry up offense (defaults to last play, automatically displays Audible menu)

DEFENSE - PRIOR TO THE SNAP CONTROLS
Directional Buttons Move player
X Button Switch player
Triangle Button Call up/dismiss Audible menu
Square Button Blitz selected player
Circle Button Switch back to previous player
L2 Button Press with Right Analog Stick to the: Right = Shift linebackers right, Left = Shift linebackers left, Up = Spread linebackers to the outside, Down = Bring linebackers inside
L1 Button View defensive assignments (hold)
R2 Button Press with Right Analog Stick to the: Right = Assign DB's outside coverage, Left = Assign DB's inside coverage, Up = Assign DB's off coverage, Down = Assign DB's tight coverage
R1 Button View players' fatigue levels (hold)
Select Button Timeout
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move player
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) Right = Shift defensive linemen right, Left = Shift defensive linemen left, Up = Spread defensive linemen out, Down = Pinch defensive linemen in

DEFENSIVE AUDIBLE MENU CONTROLS
Directional Buttons Left/Right = Cycle available audibles
X Button Select audible X
Triangle Button Call up/dismiss Audible menu
Square Button Select audible Square
Circle Button Select audible Circle
L1 Button Select audible L1
R2 Button Flip defensive assignments
R1 Button Select audible R1
Select Button Timeout
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Left/Right = Cycle available audibles
R3 Button Flip defensive assignments

DEFENSE - AFTER THE SNAP CONTROLS
Directional Buttons Move player
X Button Speed burst (tap)/charge up power for a move (hold down)
Triangle Button Defend pass
Square Button Diving tackle
Circle Button Switch player
L1 Button Block pass/Club move (linemen)
R2 Button Spin off blocker (linemen)
R1 Button Intercept pass/swim move (linemen)
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Move player

SPECIAL TEAMS - KICKING TEAM CONTROLS
Directional Buttons Aim kick arrow
X Button Press to activate Kick Meter, press again to set power and kick ball
Triangle Button Call up/dismiss Audible menu
Left analog stick (L3 Button when pressed down) Aim kick arrow

SPECIAL TEAMS - RECEIVING TEAM CONTROLS
Triangle Button Call fair catch (press before you catch ball)
R3 Button Down the ball in endzone (press in, must be done just after catching ball)


FIRST PERSON FOOTBALL CONTROLS - BEFORE AND AFTER THE SNAP
L2 Button On defense: Locate the man you are assigned to cover.
Right analog stick (R3 Button when pressed down) LEFT = Look left, RIGHT = Look right

FIRST PERSON FOOTBALL CONTROLS - BEFORE THE SNAP
L3 Button Swap between 1st person and 3rd person mode

FIRST PERSON FOOTBALL CONTROLS - AFTER THE SNAP
R3 Button Initiate temporary "slowdown" mode

FIRST PERSON FOOTBALL CONTROLS - AFTER THE TACKLE
R3 Button View an action replay of the last play