User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 2 out of 11

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  1. S.S.
    May 20, 2003
    10
    It's awesome.
  2. SeanC.
    Feb 20, 2003
    10
    This game is the best hockey game i have ever played in my life. the best part was 100 million.
  3. EverettV.
    Jan 13, 2003
    9
    I'm usually a Sega Sports fan, but my girlfriend convinced me to go out on a limb (translation: she paid for it). We have played together several times and enjoyed it thoroughly. Neither one of us are sports fanatics, yet we still found this fun to play. There is more in the game than I'll ever use, but that doesn't mean I liked it any less. It'd be nice if someone I'm usually a Sega Sports fan, but my girlfriend convinced me to go out on a limb (translation: she paid for it). We have played together several times and enjoyed it thoroughly. Neither one of us are sports fanatics, yet we still found this fun to play. There is more in the game than I'll ever use, but that doesn't mean I liked it any less. It'd be nice if someone included a mode for first time players of sports games to help give them an edge. Even with adjustments I still have to make sure she enjoys the game (translation: play to her skill level). Expand
  4. BlueWalrusWally
    Jun 6, 2003
    9
    Pros: -Excellent well rounded Game as always from EA. -Defense AI is great, The Trap really does work. -Announcers are the real thing. -Game play is great Cons: -Computer is too good when they are down... how realistic is it that they score on one shot everytime I score on them? And sometimes I have about 34 shots to 10, and the score can be 5-4. Ridicilous unfair AI. -It's too easy Pros: -Excellent well rounded Game as always from EA. -Defense AI is great, The Trap really does work. -Announcers are the real thing. -Game play is great Cons: -Computer is too good when they are down... how realistic is it that they score on one shot everytime I score on them? And sometimes I have about 34 shots to 10, and the score can be 5-4. Ridicilous unfair AI. -It's too easy to score by doing one-timers. Only Great players can pass as well as the average joes in this game can. -With AUTO line changes, they go off at the dumbest of times, when I'm on a possible 2 on 1 breakaway. They should have a meter indicating your players are off, because 50% of the time I pass the puck and then it zooms down to my zone because my players are changing. Expand
  5. MikeJ.
    Oct 22, 2002
    9
    Tons of fun for the true hockey fan.
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. There's just enough innovation here to warrant spending another 50 clams, but only if you're a die-hard fan of the series. [Winter 2002, p.105]
  2. You can’t really go wrong with this one.
  3. What accounts for the less-than-perfect score is the extreme amount of tweaking it takes to get everything just the way you like it.