Knockout Kings 2002 Xbox

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  • Summary: Knockout Kings 2002 features an all-new game engine with the fastest, most intense boxing action in the series. Lace up the gloves, throw in the mouthpiece, and experience the thrills of boxing's biggest moments, most devastating combinations, dazzling footwork, crushing blows and the bestKnockout Kings 2002 features an all-new game engine with the fastest, most intense boxing action in the series. Lace up the gloves, throw in the mouthpiece, and experience the thrills of boxing's biggest moments, most devastating combinations, dazzling footwork, crushing blows and the best looking boxers ever. A long list of champions allows fight fans to create countless dream bouts with such legendary fighters as Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Roberto Duran, and Sugar Ray Leonard along with current greats--Felix Trinidad, Lennox Lewis, Oscar De La Hoya, and many more. Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. 100
    All said and done, Knockout Kings 2002 does not have a contender in sight, leaving it as the definite king of the ring.
  2. 88
    The franchise has made such a graphical leap on the Xbox that it barely looks related to KK2001 that came out last year for the PS2...a flat out fun boxing title.
  3. Responsive controls, great graphics, and a control scheme that offers players a phenomenal amount of control over the fighters in the game.
  4. Our only regret is that George Foreman isn't in the game. Apparently he's too busy hocking his new grill to bother bringing his fat ass into the game for a good ol' fashioned digital butt-whuppin'.
  5. Visually the game is competent, but having seen the PS2 version, we were disappointed to discover that this Xbox port looks nigh on identical.
  6. A good game, but in a world where only "great" games are worthy of taking your money, "good" just isn't good enough.
  7. The lack of modes is also surprising given the EA SPORTS name and the company's previous pugilistic pursuits, with one of the most basic career modes found in a boxing game and limited create player options.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. AlexS.
    Mar 18, 2002
    10
    Simply the perfect boxing game and probably the best XBOX game yet.
  2. J.C.
    Jul 15, 2002
    10
    This is the game that got me to buy an Xbox! Knowlege of boxing helps. The jab for instance is under powered in some fighters but is still a This is the game that got me to buy an Xbox! Knowlege of boxing helps. The jab for instance is under powered in some fighters but is still a neccesity for a winning combo punch. Also, each fighter has one 'speciality' type shot that truly match the skills of the real fighter. Expand
  3. JesseS.
    Jan 8, 2003
    10
    This is the funnest boxing game since punchout and victorious boxers. The collision detection on KO replays is a little off sometimes but for This is the funnest boxing game since punchout and victorious boxers. The collision detection on KO replays is a little off sometimes but for me thats easily overlooked. This game is an absolute riot with 2 people once you get the hang of it. My bro in law (a librarian) loves it so you will too. Expand
  4. JeffA.
    Mar 26, 2003
    9
    This is an excellent choice if your looking for a fun Xbox boxing game. There is no competition.

Awards & Rankings

#88 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002