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NHL 2002

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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 Martin Brodeur shows great goaltending skill.
NHL 2002 Windows So many sticks
NHL 2002 Windows One second before the goal scoring. Watching from replay menu.
NHL 2002 Windows Menu

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User Reviews

Best NHL game out there for casual hockey fans. Windows devils102 (17)
If you are a hockey fan (or just like hockey gaming) NHL 2002 should be part of your collection. Windows punkus (3)

The Press Says

4Players.de PlayStation 2 Nov 13, 2001 93 out of 100 93
4Players.de Windows Oct 05, 2001 90 out of 100 90
PSM PlayStation 2 Dec, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Gamesmania PlayStation 2 Nov 07, 2001 89 out of 100 89
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct 22, 2001 89 out of 100 89
GameSpot Xbox Dec 17, 2001 8.7 out of 10 87
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Gamekult Xbox Apr 04, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Apr 10, 2002 16 out of 20 80
The Video Game Critic PlayStation 2 Oct 28, 2001 B- 67


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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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