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  • Summary: More than just familiar faces and numbers, Sega Sports NHL 2K3 delivers player realism down to size, skill, and behavior, resulting in individuals that exhibit accurate styles of play. Grinders battle for pucks in the corners, elite players see the ice and create opportunities, and fast skaters exploit their speed. The all-new Franchise Mode lets you capitalize on player accuracy to develop a team that plays your brand of hockey. Collapse
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  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
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  1. 100
    If you’re looking to play hockey of the NHL variety, to tackle pro challenges and use real-life strategies, NHL 2K3 will thrill you as much as watching your team heroically survive a five-on-three penalty kill.
  2. It looks fantastic, sounds fantastic, and possesses unrivaled gameplay – online or off.
  3. 92
    The biggest difference between 2K3 and its competition, though, is the game's physics. Players move like they're actually on ice.
  4. 89
    If you are a fan of hockey or if you want to try hockey on a level beyond Hitz and NHL 2003, then this is absolutely the way to go. And it doesn't hurt that it's online!
  5. The new additions, excellent gameplay, and Xbox Live support make this the best hockey game of the year.
  6. It still has some issues that need addressing for 2K4, but even a flawed NHL 2K3 is leagues better than EA Sports' latest.
  7. This game is fantastic but it's buggy online play has really kicked the crap out of the overall value.

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
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