NHL 2003 PlayStation 2

User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 17
  2. Negative: 5 out of 17
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  1. BlancoA.
    Oct 5, 2002
    7
    A solid game, but I still prefer the elegant simplicity of NHL '94 on the Genesis.
  2. RickG.
    Oct 6, 2002
    6
    Seems to be a step or two back from last years edition. No online support this year either, drag... Let's all hope Sega's return next month with NHL 2k3 brings out the best in both companies as it has in the football videogame world...

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#74 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. There are only a few improvements to help distinguish it from NHL 2002, but these changes further increase the realism of what is considered the best hockey simulation on the market.
  2. PSM Magazine
    80
    Hockey fans looking for a major overhaul of this series won't find one, but that's not necessarily bad. [Dec 2002, p.46]
  3. 80
    The latest version of EA's yearly hit isn't the quantum leap ahead of last year's, but it's improved enough to keep it at the top, drinking from the virtual Cup.