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  • Summary: As the only dedicated adrenaline-style hockey videogame franchise for next-generation platforms, NHL Hitz 20-03 showcases over-the-top 3-on-3 (plus goalies) gameplay with players who leap, glide, check, pass and score on would-be defenders. This newest version of Hitz runs up the score on the hockey videogame category with new features such as the all-new franchise mode, which enhances the single gamer experience by giving users the power to create a team from infancy, grow that team through international competition, earn a franchise, and eventually compete for the Stanley Cup. [Midway] Expand
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. You’ll have a constant smile on your face as well as enjoying an addictive and satisfying game of hockey. Excellent.
  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. It may not be an accurate portrayal of NHL, but it blows away EA's game with little effort. [Nov 2002, p.127]
  4. 82
    The models and textures, and the backgrounds and special effects are better than many hockey games out there. This is one pretty game.
  5. This year's iteration of Hitz brings interesteing features and likeable additions that truly make it a better overall game than last year's. [Nov 2002, p.38]
  6. This game's pick up and play appeal will have casual gamers hooked to this game, but its RPG style elements and surprising franchise mode depth also could appeal to sports game junkies as well.
  7. A title that seems to be suffering from a bit of an identity crisis this year. Unlike last year’s version, which was fully dedicated to being smash-mouth hockey fun, the tone in Hitz 20-03 is more serious and less consistent in its approach.

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
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  1. ChadH.
    Sep 19, 2002
    This game rocks!
  2. MikeP.
    Sep 18, 2002
  3. HamedK.
    Sep 18, 2002
    I just picked this up and I can't believe how much Midway has improved the game since last year. There's so much new content I'm practically overwhelmed. Collapse

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