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While not officially endorsed by the Winter Olympics, the game is modeled closely to it with 10 events that include skiing, curling, bobsledding, figure skating among more. The gameplay for each event varies, but feature similar controls that require the player to tap a set of buttons when prompted for control, speed, etc. Depending on if they player hits the required buttons successfully and the timing will determine the outcome of these events.

There are four different gameplay modes that include Championship which lets the player compete in a series of events to win the coveted gold medal and Head-to-Head which allows two players to compete against each other. It also features the ESPN license which adds to the realism with a TV-style presentation along with announcers for in-game commentary.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Hyper Sports 2002 Winter" -- Japanese title
  • "ESPN International Winter Sports" -- European title
  • "ハイパースポーツ 2002 WINTER" -- Japanese spelling

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GamePro (US) Xbox Mar 06, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
64 Power / big.N / N Games GameCube Apr, 2002 75 out of 100 75
64 Power / big.N / N Games GameCube Feb, 2002 75 out of 100 75
Gamezilla PlayStation 2 Feb 13, 2002 72 out of 100 72
NintendoWorldReport GameCube Apr 04, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65
Gamezilla GameCube Feb 15, 2002 59 out of 100 59
GameSpot Xbox Mar 07, 2002 4.6 out of 10 46
Game Vortex Xbox 2002 40 out of 100 40
Operation Sports PlayStation 2 Mar 03, 2002 4 out of 10 40
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Mar, 2002 3 out of 10 30


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