• Publisher: Midway
  • Release Date: Sep 25, 2003
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 14 Ratings

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  • Summary: Think you know NHL Hitz? Think again. NHL Hitz Pro unleashes an exclusive, proprietary blend of NHL Authenticity and adrenaline-style gameplay with real 5-on-5 NHL hockey featuring; big hits, rocket goals and ferocious ONLINE gameplay. NHL Hitz has been reinvented, without leaving behind theThink you know NHL Hitz? Think again. NHL Hitz Pro unleashes an exclusive, proprietary blend of NHL Authenticity and adrenaline-style gameplay with real 5-on-5 NHL hockey featuring; big hits, rocket goals and ferocious ONLINE gameplay. NHL Hitz has been reinvented, without leaving behind the edginess that has made Midway Sports the leader and only year-on-year successful publisher of extreme-style league licensed sports videogames. NHL Hitz Pro will showcase authentic 5-on-5 gameplay with realistic rules, features and online play, while still providing its proprietary blend of lightning-fast adrenaline-style hockey action. [Midway] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Play Magazine
    100
    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 five-on-five treatment really works for this game but its’ the arcade-styled fast-as-lightning gameplay that will have gamers playing this one for a long time.
  3. There's no doubt that Hitz Pro is the best hockey game of this year, though a lack of online play in the UK and no option to play classic Hitz gameplay will disappoint fans.
  4. 80
    The feel of parody is gone; rather than being a wild action game based on hockey, this year’s edition is a hockey game with some wild action.
  5. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    80
    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]
  6. 75
    The new simulation aspects are a good attempt to make this year's game appeal to every type of hockey fan, but the game still feels like it's caught in transition.
  7. games(TM)
    40
    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: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. TimM.
    Sep 16, 2003
    10
    Best hockey game ever! The fact that you can tweak it to play as a sim is outstanding. Hitz Pro is the game to have this year!
  2. DevilsSon
    Sep 22, 2004
    10
    Anybody who hates this game seriously needs a doctor. Since buying it i havent been able to stop playing it- its a must even if u arent even Anybody who hates this game seriously needs a doctor. Since buying it i havent been able to stop playing it- its a must even if u arent even a hockey fan! Expand
  3. JimmyF.
    Sep 24, 2003
    10
    Fantastic - Everything the Hitz games had plus a whole lot more. Probably one of the most fun hockey games I've ever played.
  4. DanS.
    Dec 11, 2003
    10
    This game "RULES" its the best game in the world.
  5. DannyW.
    Feb 4, 2004
    10
    This game is awsome you never get bored with it!
  6. Chris
    Jun 23, 2004
    9
    This game is awesome except for the style of fighting. They should go back to the 2002 style.
  7. BobS.
    Sep 21, 2003
    0
    This is the worst game in the whole fricken world!!!!!

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