| AU: 22 September 2005|
22 September 2005
| PlayStation 2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows|
Transmission Games, THQ Studio Australia
Sony Interactive Entertainment, Acclaim Entertainment
AFL games, Transmission games, Sports games
AFL Premiership 2005 is a simulation game for PlayStation 2 based on the AFL. It is the ninth game in the AFL video game series.
AFL Premiership 2005 Wikipedia
The game includes, season mode, where the player can select to play as one of the 16 teams to play in the 2005 AFL season. "Career mode", which lets the player play in the pre-season, home and away season, and finals. There is also, player trading, National AFL Draft and player development. AFL Tribunal is also used with in-game reports and suspensions. The company changed the annual numbering system for titles with the AFL Live Premiership Edition, but this edition would have been AFL Live 2006.
The game includes all 16 teams, more than 600 AFL players with updated stats and eight major stadiums which include: New South Wales
Telstra Stadium (Homebush)
AAMI Stadium (Adelaide)
Telstra Dome (Docklands)
Skilled Stadium (Geelong)
Subiaco Oval (Perth)
When Acclaim shut down its operations in Australia, Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEE) took over the publishing and distributing rights to the game. Originally it was only on the PlayStation 2. However, THQ released a Xbox and Microsoft Windows version of the game. The game is only available in Australia.
Some game critics criticize the release time of the game (due to being released so late in the year). The game was released in September 2005, as the premiership season was coming to a close. Though the game did sell very well following the AFL Grand final, some felt it would have benefited more if the release was delayed until the start of the 2006 season, around March 2006.