• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Mar 25, 2001
ESPN National Hockey Night Image

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  • Summary: Konami's first NHL game for the PS2 includes exhibition, season, playoffs and create-a-player modes with a full statistical package.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 6 out of 10
  1. This game has gotten a serious bad rap!...Once I tweaked the settings, I thought this game played as good as any hockey game that I’ve seen.
  2. 67
    The framerate is horrendously bad at times. There's no logical reason why a game representing a sport with nearly as many TOTAL players as other sports have per TEAM should suffer framerate hits.
  3. NHN isn't terrible, but it isn't close to being a great game either. Casual hockey fans shouldn't bother with National Hockey Night, and for the hardcore hockey fan this game is a rental at best.
  4. Lifeless and mundane "hits," atrocious control, impossible scoring, non-existent defense and offense set-ups, and jerky, flawed replays that happened WAY too fast, and you've got a game that is seriously lacking in the gameplay category.
  5. Once you go it alone, it becomes increasingly clear that your teammate AI is straight out pathetic.
  6. National Hockey Night's graphics are solid, but its no-frills gameplay modes and abysmal control leech the fun from the game, leaving a superficial shell behind.
  7. 30
    The player control is awful, the AI is completely laughable and the play-by-play and commentary work is completely substandard stuff.

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