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NHL 2002

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
89
3.5
Windows
87
3.8
Xbox
83
3.6
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Description

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.

Screenshots

NHL 2002 Windows One second before the goal scoring. Watching from replay menu.
NHL 2002 Windows And he hits the puck
NHL 2002 Windows So many sticks
NHL 2002 Windows Thrashers' players are not agreed with referee.

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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

GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Sep 27, 2001 5 out of 5 100
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Nov 24, 2001 9.3 out of 10 93
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Nov 14, 2001 9.1 out of 10 91
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) PlayStation 2 Nov 09, 2001 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct 22, 2001 89 out of 100 89
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Nov, 2001 88 out of 100 88
Game Critics Xbox Jan 30, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Nov, 2001 81 out of 100 81
X-Power Xbox May 30, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox Apr 12, 2002 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

EA Cover Curse

Mario Lemieux's comeback was plagued by a series of recurring injuries. He played just 24 games in the 2001-2 season following his cover appearance. He scored only 6 goals in these games and his Penguins missed the playoffs for the first time since 1990.

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