NHL 2K2

Dreamcast
  • Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Feb 14, 2002
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
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  1. Aug 3, 2017
    9
    This game is far from amazing by today's standards, but it truly is one of the greats of it's time. It sits somewhere between simulation and arcadish... and it's a great blend. It certainly suffers from awkward controls and some inconsistencies, but it's alot of fun to play and that's the most important thing. The breakaways are hard to get but so damn satisfying, as is pretty much every goal...
  2. LaneB.
    Feb 27, 2002
    8
    The game's good but on any difficulty but easy the defenders stick check you to death and you can't get a shot off. I guess it's realistic but I'd like to be able to come out front of the net with the puck.

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#1 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2002
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#1 Most Shared Dreamcast Game of 2002
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 92
    The gameplay and features are the slickest out there, and in terms of simulating the experience of hockey, NHL 2K2 delivers the most authentic representation I've seen yet.
  2. If you can get past some of the sloppy control and strong defensive qualities of the game (including a too-effective poke check), you'll find a game completely opposite all other arcade based titles on the market.
  3. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    82
    Its top game speed, Lightning (yes, that's what they call it), keeps the action firing at an intense clip without sacrificing skater physics. In other words, it's slippery fast, but not in a cheesy, pretend way. [May 2002, p.114]