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  • Summary: In the world of NHL Hitz 20-03, hard-checking and highlight-reel action is common. This year's installment in the action-packed NHL Hitz series showcases three-on-three gameplay with players who leap, glide, check, pass, and score on defenders. New features include a deeper New Season mode, player trades, a playoff tree, and official NHL awards. The game also boasts bigger, stronger, and faster players, plus improved goalie logic, behavior, animations, and control, making it tougher to score. Expand
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. A deeper and more detailed game than its predecessor. [Nov 2002, p.222]
  2. It’s accessible, it’s fun, the graphics and sound are well done, has the crowd is the best out there, and has enough options and stats to mollify even the most rabid fan of “real” hockey.
  3. There is room for improvement as stats are still lacking, the fighting still sucks, and I'd like to see more varied hitting; but NHL Hitz 2003 definitely belongs in your gaming lineup. [Nov 2002, p.133]
  4. 80
    If you’re looking for rowdy, raucous action backed by unusual staying power and that familiar Midway gameplay, you’ll savor the smell of what Hitz is cooking.
  5. A great take on the high paced hard hitting atmosphere of the rink.
  6. As a non-sports gamer, I recommend this game to all other non-sports gamers or arcade-sports fans in general.
  7. It offered fair and fun gameplay and easy controls that were simple to maneuver...For a non-sports game fan, I was delighted to play a sports game and like it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Mar 25, 2013
    This game was incredible fun for my brother, my dad, and myself to play through season mode together. It's the only video game that my dad played with us, and so I guess that made it special for me. After playing it a lot though, it gets really easy to score 20+ goals per game if you know some AI quirks. Playing vs another person is sweet, and more strategic then you'd think Expand
  2. ZiggyStardust
    Oct 20, 2002
    A major complaint with Hitz 2002 was that all the players looked the same. Well, that's not at all so anymore. The faces are all fantastic, and truly look like their real life counterparts. The gameplay has been tweaked and improved upn as well. Hits in particular are more dramatic and crushing than before. I do have a big complaint though. There's noticable slowdown frequently!! When too much action is happening the framerate hits the floor. It doesn't hugely effect the play, but it's annoying for sure. Hitz is worth owning for hockey fans. It's arcade style fun, and I think better than EA's NHL 2003 overall. Expand
  3. [Anonymous]
    Nov 27, 2002
    This game is fun, but unrealistic, which can be good however it is stupid when a 1 timer always goes in.