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  • Summary: Extreme, arcade-style 3-on-3 hockey action featuring "on fire" pucks, players, and teams, "big" player models, fantasy stadiums, along with exhibition, championship, and franchise modes.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. With a combination of stunning graphics, high-octane action and sweet multiplayer gameplay, NHL Hitz 20-02 comes off as one of those rare titles most PS2 owners will not want to miss.
  2. 90
    I can’t tell you how much fun it is to check your best friend over the boards and into the stands. That alone is worth the price of admission for me.
  3. The thing that I enjoy most about this arcade style hockey is the big hits. You can actually practice the many skills you will need in this game, including driving your opponent through the glass.
  4. The finest accomplishment is the stirring fighting system. [Dec 2001, p.170]
  5. The sound is one place where the game sort of falls back a bit.
  6. A good deal of dumb fun. Grab a few friends and a case of Labatt's and you've got yourself the perfect rental.
  7. 40
    Despite a solid concept behind it, NHL Hitz 2002 has neither the gameplay nor the presentation level to deliver.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. 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.
  2. DanJ.
    Oct 1, 2001
    Great hockey game... it's fast, easy to pick up and play, the hits rock and the fighting is the best in any hockey game by far!
  3. JimD.
    Oct 2, 2001
    Lives up to to the name Hitz the first time you blast someone through the glass. BEST CHECKING EVER!! Tons of goodies to unlock and the best hockey fighting I've ever seen!! Expand
  4. 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. Collapse
  5. [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. Expand