NHL 2002 Xbox

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  • Summary: Be the Hero with NHL® 2002! Rush the net in pursuit of the game-winning goal, guard the crease with your life to shut out the opposition, and watch it all from the player's point of view. New features include the "Breakaway Camera", "EA GameStory" which recognizes andBe the Hero with NHL® 2002! Rush the net in pursuit of the game-winning goal, guard the crease with your life to shut out the opposition, and watch it all from the player's point of view. New features include the "Breakaway Camera", "EA GameStory" which recognizes and rewards outstanding performance, and "Create-a-Player" so you can really put yourself in the game. Whether you're an intense power forward or bruising defenseman, you'll feel pure adrenaline as you take the ice -- but don't take our word for it, experience it for yourself. Expand
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 100
    Turns in a superstar performance with its addictive gameplay, authentic hockey feel, and exhaustive features.
  2. The key to the game is the balance of arcade and sim elements of the gameplay. The game is flat out fun to play, which is what counts the most.
  3. It is one of the best hockey games I've played...a picture perfect port of the Playstation 2 version. The graphics are just a smidgen better than the original.
  4. 90
    Gameplay is fast and furious-as it should be in a hockey game. If anything the gameplay is almost too fast.
  5. The deepest, most realistic 3D NHL game on the market. Even though its graphics fail to take advantage of the Xbox hardware, its depth of modes is staggering, and the gameplay is predominantly tight.
  6. First comment that comes to mind is 'smooth'. The players have a good sense of motion in the game giving it a very realistic feel which is expressed more-over in the way 'motion capture' seems to never miss a beat.
  7. If you enjoy fast-paced, action packed, back cracking, ice cold hockey, I suggest you head on over and pick up this title...I wouldn’t go as far as saying it is a must buy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Ben
    Oct 1, 2002
    10
    I thought this game was the sh.t.
  2. AdamN.
    Jun 22, 2002
    9
    Great graphics and gameplay. It's not to easy to score yet it's not that hard to score. But Turning A breakaway into a movie in the Great graphics and gameplay. It's not to easy to score yet it's not that hard to score. But Turning A breakaway into a movie in the middle of a game is not the smartest thing I've ever seen anyone do. Collapse
  3. BlueFalcon
    Apr 9, 2005
    6
    I was hyped about this release at the time, but it was very disappointing. The goalie AI is a big problem - it's predictable.

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#24 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2001