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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 fromNHL 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
Score distribution:
  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
  1. [Anonymous]
    Sep 2, 2004
    10
    I've played EA hockey from 97 to 2004, this is easily the most fun hockey game I've played...
  2. WilliamI.
    Oct 7, 2003
    10
    This year NHL Hitz forced me to return EA's and Sega's games - it's the best hockey game I've seen since NHL '94 for This year NHL Hitz forced me to return EA's and Sega's games - it's the best hockey game I've seen since NHL '94 for the Genesis. Expand
  3. MarkR.
    Dec 17, 2003
    10
    Played the demo n won 12-0 new jersey v anaheim.
  4. FrankA.
    Oct 5, 2003
    9
    This Game of Hockey is the best i've ever seen.
  5. Uter
    Dec 23, 2003
    8
    Well Hitz has always been a good game, but I think it got a little worse this year. The arcade gameplay blended with simulation simply Well Hitz has always been a good game, but I think it got a little worse this year. The arcade gameplay blended with simulation simply isn't what I wanted. Hitz 03 is a better game, and somehow has better graphics. How did that happen? Hitz Pro is fun, but the direction they're taking just isn't well thought out I don't think. Expand