This game is the outing for 2005 of the most successful, well known and popular game series for American Football. I bought this game pretty much on a whim. I had never had an American Football game before nor had I really watched it. Like most people I had an idea of what it was, and I guess had something of an affinity towards it given that I am a fan of rugby.
I was very surprised by this game, finding it to be fantastic fun to play, either with friends or on my own. As I mentioned this is an American Football game and so this is basically all you do in the game. There is a single player mode where you go through a season or there is a quick match mode where you can play either a computer opponent or another player. There is also a very neat training mode where you can aim to improve on particular aspects of your game- unlike most training modes found on games, I found this both very useful and great fun.
I mainly played quick matches however the one player season mode was also very good. There were a few things that really made this game for me, firstly being able to create my own team and secondly, the ability to change things a bit. For instance you can pit yourself against a very good computer for a very competitive game, or you can put yourself against a poor opposition so that you can pull off all sorts of ridiculous moves.
A great game that doesnt require any previous knowledge (you quickly pick it up).