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NHL 2002 is EA's latest incarnation of their NHL series.

New features over previous years includes the "Breakaway Cam", which causes the game to slow down, turn blue, and go into letterbox mode when you're one on one with the goalie, and "EA GameStory", which tracks your progress and rewards you for outstanding performance.

NHL 2002 is the first in the series to include NHL Cards, which is the equiviliant of Madden's NFL Cards. By performing special moves, such as scoring within the first 30 seconds or winning 10 face-offs, you get points, which you can then use to buy cards.

NHL 2002 includes all the professional NHL teams, as well as the International teams, such as Team Canada and U.S.A. Every stadium is included, and so is every player.

NHL 2002 has many game modes, including Season, Quick Play, Shootout, and Exhibition. It also has a "Create-A-Skater" mode.


NHL 2002 Windows Thats rude
NHL 2002 Windows Breakaway Cam
NHL 2002 Windows And he hits the puck
NHL 2002 Windows Shiny Ice

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NHL 2002 Logo
NHL 2002 Other UK Xbox cover art
NHL 2002 Screenshot
NHL 2002 Screenshot

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User Reviews

Best NHL game out there for casual hockey fans. Windows devils102 (20)
If you are a hockey fan (or just like hockey gaming) NHL 2002 should be part of your collection. Windows punkus (3)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Sep 27, 2001 5 out of 5 100
games xtreme Windows Nov 16, 2001 9.7 out of 10 97
Gamezilla Windows Oct 30, 2001 93 out of 100 93
IGN Xbox Dec 11, 2001 9 out of 10 90 Windows Oct 05, 2001 90 out of 100 90
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Sep 25, 2001 8.9 out of 10 89
GameSpot Xbox Dec 17, 2001 8.7 out of 10 87
Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation 2 Oct 18, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Consoles Plus PlayStation 2 Nov, 2001 85 out of 100 85
TeamXbox Xbox Dec 15, 2001 7.1 out of 10 71


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In the German gaming magazine GameStar (issue 02/2002) NHL 2002 was named as "Best Sports Game in 2001".

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