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  • Summary: Play as any of 21 current and historical greats, including Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Sugar Ray Leonard, and Felix Trinidad. 10 different venues let you fight for the championship belt in a variety of settings. Create your own fighter, train hard to learn new skills, and climb the ranks to earn a shot at the title. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Barring minor flaws in the face of greatness, Knockout Kings 2002 is the closest any boxing fan can get to perfection without the missing teeth and a serious reduction of IQ.
  2. Just what fans of the series had been waiting for, a solid game that's even more real than before.
  3. It may not be a true simulation, but it does capture the movement and punches more accurately then any other game. The game looks awesome.
  4. These niggles aside, there’s no argument about Knockout Kings 2002 being the most exciting, addictive and authentic boxing game on PS2.
  5. A decent punching game, but little else. The boxer creator was paltry at best, and training was non-existent. [Apr 2002, p.74]
  6. Sadly there is one fatal flaw that destroys any illusion of this being a simulation – the controls. The punches are easy enough to get used to but moving your character around the ring is a nightmare.
  7. 30
    Saying that Knockout Kings requires extreme wit is almost as heinous as claiming that George W. Bush is the most intelligent man on the planet, it just ain't gonna happen.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 2 out of 7