Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic 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. A sweet package - great audio/visuals and tremendous game play.
  3. 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.
  4. Captures the excitement of hockey in such a way that it will appeal to newbies while acting as a refreshing change for fanatics that are hung up on some of the sims out there.
  5. And it's backed up by authentic sound effects, some decent music, and the vocal stylings once again of veteran commentator Tim Kitzrow.
  6. Fans of previous NHL Hitz games will still enjoy the easily accessible gameplay and hopefully respect the move into a more serious variation of the sport.
  7. The easiest hockey game for your normal gameplayer to pick up and have fun with, even those who know nothing about hockey.
User Score
8.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User 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. 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. Full Review »
  3. MarkR.
    Dec 17, 2003
    10
    Played the demo n won 12-0 new jersey v anaheim.