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  • Summary: In the world of NHL Hitz 20-03, hard-checking and highlight-reel action is common. This year's installment in the action-packed NHL Hitz series showcases three-on-three gameplay with players who leap, glide, check, pass, and score on defenders. New features include a deeper New Season mode, player trades, a playoff tree, and official NHL awards. The game also boasts bigger, stronger, and faster players, plus improved goalie logic, behavior, animations, and control, making it tougher to score. Expand
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. The shortcomings in the PS2 version have been ironed out on the Xbox, leaving hockey gamers everywhere with the best arcade style hockey game to date.
  2. Easily the most enjoyable hockey game I have played in ages.
  3. This will surely upset some hardcore hockey fans, but there's no denying that NHL Hitz 20-03 is a better hockey videogame this year than "NHL 2003." [Dec 2002, p.133]
  4. 80
    The bottom line is that Hitz, the fun fast-paced and frantic arcade-style hockey game, made itself deeper. The result is a more satisfying game overall.
  5. There are enough changes and additions to NHL Hitz 20-03 to justify a purchase and if you are a fan of the game you won’t be disappointed.
  6. Great multiplayer gaming and added single-player depth make Hitz 2003 a pretty easy game to recommend.
  7. Unfortunately, there's no true career mode where you can create a player and take him through multiple seasons.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Sep 22, 2011
    10
    Fast,crazy,spot on perfect,funny,really the best arcade hockey game ever created and at the time its so good that it beats out the simulation arcade games except for Nhl 2k3.That's how good it is and the kinda game that will be popped in there console for years to come,I'm talking probably 10 plus years.Look it's 9-2011 and I still love it 8 years later. Expand
  2. GeorgeC.
    Jul 1, 2003
    10
    The fast paced, aggressive style of this game puts it far beyond NHL 2003.
  3. ErickD.
    May 2, 2004
    10
    This is the most fun hockey game ever invented, I can play for hours and not get sick of it. Any one who wants to play me will go home crying to their mother because I am just that dam good. I am the NHL Hitz master! NO JOKE! Collapse
  4. Uter
    Dec 25, 2003
    9
    At it's time Hitz 03 was the best hockey game in the next gen platforms (better than nhl 2k3, and much better than nhl 2003). Maybe ESPN is the better game now simply due to it's more realistic gameplay, but Hitz is definately the best arcade game of hockey out there. This version is better than Hitz Pro since pro tried to adopt simulation gameplay elements. If you like hockey, it's guaranteed you will like this game. Expand
  5. Apr 10, 2014
    9
    This is without a doubt the best arcade hockey game made to date. It runs smoothly and has a ton of fun and goofy unlockables. In addition the variety of game modes leaves the replay value very high. Given what EA and 2k sports did with their hockey franchises in the last decade it could be argued this might be the best hockey game period in the last decade or so. Expand
  6. Thad
    Mar 18, 2005
    9
    Great game.