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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 Dallas going to attack
NHL 2002 Windows Menu
NHL 2002 Windows One second before the goal scoring. Watching from replay 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)

Critic Reviews

PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Nov 24, 2001 9.3 out of 10 93
Gamezilla PlayStation 2 Oct 22, 2001 92 out of 100 92 Windows Oct 05, 2001 90 out of 100 90
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Sep 25, 2001 8.9 out of 10 89 PlayStation 2 Nov 07, 2001 89 out of 100 89 Windows Nov 10, 2001 17 out of 20 85
PC Zone Benelux Windows Jan, 2002 84 out of 100 84 Windows Oct 17, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Gamekult Xbox Apr 04, 2002 8 out of 10 80
TeamXbox Xbox Dec 15, 2001 7.1 out of 10 71


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NHL 2002 features NHL Legend Mario Lemieux on the cover. In 2000 made a succesful comeback as player/owner of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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