• Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Sep 24, 2001

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. 40
    Despite a solid concept behind it, NHL Hitz 2002 has neither the gameplay nor the presentation level to deliver.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. ZiggyStardust
    May 11, 2002
    I'm a huge hockey fan, so i don't mind the game. it does have a few flaws i think though. firstly, there is frequent slow-down when the crowd gets onto the screen or when players are all on the screen at once. second, the players look very little like their real-life couterparts. third, the gameplay is a bit boring since there's little to no strategy involved. fourth, the graphics are pretty bad. not only do they look unimpressive, they also are glitchy. fifth, is that there are few settings or gameplay options (i've come to expect to be able to modify some settings to my liking after playing ea games). it's difficult to tell the difference between the fastest game setting and the slowest eventhough there's about 10 different settings. on the up side, the game delivers a fast paced reflex fest. i'd likely hate this game though if i wasn't from canada and a self proclaimed hockey fanatic. Full Review »
  2. [Anonymous]
    Jan 3, 2002
    This is to counter all those 9 and 10s out there. This game really is about a 6. The graphics are glitchy. There's slowdown. And the gameplay is repetitive. You could do worse though. Full Review »
  3. SomeoneWholikesnhlhitz
    Dec 23, 2001
    This game is the best you can ever want, it is better than syphonfilter1-2 and anything you can think of.