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Bubble Bobble Revolution

Bubble Bobble Revolution

Release date: 2005

Genres: Platform

Platforms: Nintendo DS

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Bubble Bobble Revolution is a 2D platformer for the Nintendo DS. Developed by Dreams, Inc. It was released in Japan on November 24, 2005 by Taito Corporation as Bubble Bobble DS, in Europe on December 2, 2005 by Rising Star Games and Atari and in North America on October 3, 2006 by Codemasters. Bubble Bobble Revolution became notorious for gaining negative reception after its release, due to poor graphics, level design, and the presence of a major software bug that prevents the game from being …

Biniax

Release date: 2005

Genres: Multiplayer, Puzzle

Platforms: Amiga, Microsoft Windows, Linux, Sega Dreamcast, PSP

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Biniax is a free and open-source puzzle video game which was first released in 2005. A sequel, Biniax-2, was released in 2007, with a more polished look and feel, and different game modes: arcade, tactic and multiplayer. The most recent release was in 2012.

Big Mutha Truckers 2: Truck Me Harder

Release date: 2005

Genres: Racing

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2, XBox

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Big Mutha Truckers 2: Truck Me Harder (Big Mutha Truckers 2 in North America) is a racing video game developed by Eutechnyx for PlayStation 2, Xbox and Microsoft Windows.

Boiling Point: Road to Hell

Boiling Point: Road to Hell

Release date: 2005

Genres: First-person, Role-playing, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

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Boiling Point: Road to Hell (Xenus: Точка кипения, Xenus: Boiling Point) is a video game developed by the Ukrainian game studio Deep Shadows and published in 2005 by Atari. Boiling Point's gameplay is a combination of open world, FPS, and role-playing video game mechanics. Critical response upon its release was, with few exceptions, lukewarm. This was attributed to the many technical issues that plagued the game's release: bugs, glitches and choppy performance. Patches have been released that…

Blokus Portable: Steambot Championship

Blokus Portable: Steambot Championship

Release date: 2005

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: PlayStation 2, PSP

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Blokus Portable: Steambot Championship, known in Japan as Blokus Club with Bumpy Trot (ブロックス倶楽部 with バンピートロット, Burokkusu Kurabu with Banpītorotto), is a 2005 puzzle video game developed and published by Irem Software Engineering for the PlayStation 2 and later ported to the PlayStation Portable in Japan. The PlayStation Portable version was later published outside Japan by Majesco Entertainment. It is based on the board game Blokus and features characters from Steambot Chronicles (known in Japan…

Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood

Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood

Release date: 2005

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2

Publishers: Ubisoft

Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood is a tactical first-person shooter video game developed by Gearbox Software and published by Ubisoft for Microsoft Windows, OS X, Xbox and PlayStation 2. It was ported to the Wii in 2008 as a part of the Brothers in Arms: Double Time compilation. Earned in Blood continues the Brothers In Arms saga as newly promoted Sergeant Joe "Red" Hartsock (Hartsock was the Corporal of Baker's Fire Team), who was part of the historic Normandy invasion in the previous game. Ea…

Break 'Em All

Break 'Em All

Release date: 2005

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Nintendo DS

Publishers: D3 Publisher

Break 'Em All, known as Brick 'Em All DS in Europe, is an Arkanoid clone released in 2005 for the Nintendo DS. The game features several single player modes, as well as single-cart multiplayer for up to 8 players. The game utilized the system's touch screen to control the paddle, as well as activate power-ups. Power-Ups could also be activated by pressing up on the D-Pad or by pressing the X Button. The game was originally released on October 27, 2005 in Japan as part of the "Simple DS" line of …

Blitzkrieg 2

Blitzkrieg 2

Release date: 2005

Genres: Real-time

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: CDV Software

Blitzkrieg 2 (Russian: Блицкриг II) is a real-time tactics computer game based on the events of World War II, the game is an evolution of its predecessor Blitzkrieg and is the second title in the Blitzkrieg (video game series). The game takes place in North Africa, the Pacific and Europe, and features the 6 different factions portrayed in the game that fought in their battle respective grounds during the war.

Boppin'

Boppin'

Release date: 2005

Genres: Puzzle

Platforms: Amiga, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Dos

Publishers: Karmasoft, Apogee

Boppin' is a puzzle-oriented video game created by Jennifer Diane Reitz in 1991, developed under the company name Accursed Toys and published by Karmasoft for the Amiga computer with only 32 colors on screen. Around that time Karmasoft held a level design contest. The game sold poorly with 284 copies, so Jennifer got it republished by Apogee Software (now known as 3D Realms) with up to 256 colors on screen. Due to mature content containing blood and Seppuku, the game was rated for players aged 2…

Black & White 2

Black & White 2

Release date: 2005

Genres: Real-time, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: EA, Feral Interactive

Black & White 2 is a video game developed by Lionhead Studios and published by Electronic Arts released in October 2005. It is the sequel to 2001's Black & White. A Mac OS X port was released in January 2009, and released for download via the Mac App Store in November 2014. The game blends real-time strategy and god game elements.

Battalion Wars

Battalion Wars

Release date: 2005

Genres: Action, Real-time

Platforms: GameCube

Publishers: Nintendo

Battalion Wars, released as Assault!! Famicom Wars in Japan, is a real-time tactics game developed by Kuju Entertainment, and released by Nintendo for the GameCube in 2005. It is a spin-off of the Advance Wars series. The player controls a vast array of units ranging from infantry, armoured divisions and aircraft, completing missions through a mixture of unit management and strategic planning. In the game's story, the player operates as a commander of a battalion, who initially take part in a co…

Bomberman

Bomberman

Release date: 2005

Genres: Action, Puzzle

Platforms: Nintendo DS

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Bomberman (ボンバーマン, Bonbāman) is a video game for the Nintendo DS in which the player takes the role of a Bomberman, featuring wireless multiplayer for up to eight with a single cartridge. This game is notable for introducing into the conventional Bomberman formula a chibi style redesign to the characters, previously seen only in Bomberman Land games, ditched shortly thereafter in favor of the conventional design for Bomberman Land Touch! and all following games so far.

Blitz: The League

Blitz: The League

Release date: 2005

Genres: Sports

Platforms: PlayStation 2, XBox 360, XBox, PSP

Publishers: Midway Games

Blitz: The League is an American football video game developed and published by Midway Games as an extension of their NFL Blitz series. It was released in October 2005 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox after the National Football League (NFL) signed an exclusive licensing deal with Electronic Arts. Lawrence Taylor, who provides voice acting for the game, serves as its official spokesman. A second version of the game was released on the Xbox 360 in 2006–2007. In December 2006, a portable version tit…

Brigade E5: New Jagged Union

Brigade E5: New Jagged Union

Release date: 2005

Genres: Role-playing, Strategy

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

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Brigade E5: New Jagged Union (Russian: Бригада Е5: Новый Альянс) is a real-time tactical role-playing game developed by Russian developer Aperion. It was released in 2005 in Russia, and on October 17, 2006 in North America.

Bankshot Billiards 2

Bankshot Billiards 2

Release date: 2005

Genres: Sports, Simulation

Publishers: PixelStorm

Bankshot Billiards 2 is a Sports simulation video game developed by PixelStorm, as a sequel to Bankshot Billiards. It was released on November 22, 2005 on Xbox Live Arcade. The pool (pocket billiards) simulator offers nine different game modes including nine-ball, eight-ball, Euro eight-ball (blackball), cutthroat, 14.1 continuous (straight pool), three-ball, trick shots, "Time Trial" (speed pool), and golf. It offers a wide range of graphic customization including table style, felt color, wood …

Buzz!: The Music Quiz

Buzz!: The Music Quiz

Release date: 2005

Genres: Music, Party

Platforms: PlayStation 2

Publishers: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe

Buzz!: The Music Quiz is a party music video game developed by Relentless Software and published by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. It is the first in the Sony's Buzz! series of video games, released for the PlayStation 2. In The Music Quiz, players answer questions asked by the host, Buzz, by using the four Buzz! buzzers.

Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan

Release date: 2005

Genres: Dark comedy

Platforms: PlayStation 2

Publishers: MediaWorks

Bludgeoning Angel Dokuro-Chan (Japanese: 撲殺天使ドクロちゃん, Hepburn: Bokusatsu Tenshi Dokuro-chan) is a Japanese light novel series written by Masaki Okayu and illustrated by Torishimo. It centers on a teenage boy and a killer angel from the future who constantly gets him into trouble and kills him violently and repeatedly, often removing his head with her spiked club named "Excaliborg", only to resurrect him seconds later. The novels were first serialized in the Dengeki hp magazine published by MediaW…

Beatmania IIDX 10th Style

Release date: 2005

Genres: Music

Platforms: Arcade

Publishers: Konami Computer Entertainment Tokyo

beatmania IIDX 10th Style is the tenth game in the beatmania IIDX series of music video games. It was released in arcades by Konami in early 2004.

Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30

Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30

Release date: 2005

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 2

Publishers: Ubisoft

Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 is a first-person shooter video game developed by Gearbox Software and published by Ubisoft for PlayStation 2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows and OS X. It is the first game in the Brothers in Arms series. The game takes place during World War II and focuses on tactics. It was ported to the Wii in 2008, as part of the Brothers in Arms: Double Time compilation. Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 was used to recreate scenarios in a 2005 History Channel special, titled Brot…

Bet On Soldier: Blood Sport

Bet On Soldier: Blood Sport

Release date: 2005

Genres: First-person, Shooter

Platforms: Microsoft Windows

Publishers: Digital Jesters

Bet On Soldier: Blood Sport is a first-person shooter developed by French video game developer Kylotonn, and published in the North American and UK market by Digital Jesters. The story revolves around an unknown World War, where elite soldiers meet each other in a battle to the death in one-on-one deathmatches. These deathmatches are broadcast all over the world as a televised sport named "Bet On Soldier", and since has become the favorite form of entertainment with many viewers betting on soldi…