NHL 2004 Xbox

Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
Buy On
  1. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    73
    Too much force and not enough finesse - that's the problem with EA's puck offering. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for getting' physical, but not when it comes at the cost of disrupting the natural flow of hockey. [Oct 2003, p.138]

Awards & Rankings

#15 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 26
  2. Negative: 9 out of 26
  1. Jul 30, 2014
    10
    The most fun arcade hockey game ever created. Ahead of its time in terms of commentary and features in dynasty mode. Controlling the ticketThe most fun arcade hockey game ever created. Ahead of its time in terms of commentary and features in dynasty mode. Controlling the ticket prices, salary caps, staff and contracts was present in this game and led the way with the improvements for future games. The soundtrack was also killer and the game was presented in a way that was easy on the eye. Of course the game has not aged particularly well, but this game is still fun to go back to and take on a friend. Full Review »
  2. Wingsfan
    Jul 14, 2004
    8
    I think this is EA's best game yet, Realistic Skating, new Dynasty mode, and improved graphics, however it has its bad things, such asI think this is EA's best game yet, Realistic Skating, new Dynasty mode, and improved graphics, however it has its bad things, such as signing free agents easily by just making offers, takes the other teams out of the competition, thus I give it an 810. Full Review »
  3. MikeQ.
    May 1, 2004
    10
    The controls take some getting used to, but once you master checking and deking with the right thumbstick, you'll never again be able to The controls take some getting used to, but once you master checking and deking with the right thumbstick, you'll never again be able to play any other hockey game. Full Review »