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  • Summary: NHL Hitz Pro mixes a hard-hitting blend of NHL authenticity and adrenaline-style gameplay with real five-on-five NHL hockey. While huge hits and rocket goals are common, the games still follows all NHL penalties from offsides and two-line passing to holding and cross-checking. Choose from 23-man NHL player rosters to play in a variety of real stadiums. Practice your skills in the retooled Hockey School mode, and then build your own dynasty in Franchise mode. You can also play head-to-head online or set up a tournament for up to 16 teams. Expand
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. I truly love this game. It has everything a hockey fan could want. From the improved animations to the great Franchise mode to the great Pick Up and Play mode, NHL Hitz Pro is a necessary purchase. [Oct 2003, p.84]
  2. The lack of online play on this console is disappointing, but this is still a terrific title. Midway has crafted a game that is a delight to play and to watch. Option rich, graphically wonderful and with a great audio track, this is a title video hockey fans should own.
  3. And it's backed up by authentic sound effects, some decent music, and the vocal stylings once again of veteran commentator Tim Kitzrow.
  4. Most hockey games serve up similarly snazzy visuals, tight control, and expansive options, but none of 'em focus on purely wild-and-fun gameplay like this. [Oct 2003, p.136]
  5. Midway's given the game a facelift and polish to great effect, replacing the overbearing amounts of flash and glitter with solid gameplay. [Oct/Nov 2003, p.99]
  6. I'd say that if you can't have a good time with this title, than you need to pull that puck out of your butt and allow yourself to sit down and relax a little. [Oct 2003, p.138]
  7. By 'refocusing' the game to concentrate on the more realistic side of the sport, Hitz Pro takes the series down a new path that loses any sense of identity that it might have made for itself. [Dec 2003, p.124]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5