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 Thrashers' players are not agreed with referee.
NHL 2002 Windows Shiny Ice
NHL 2002 Windows Dallas going to attack

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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

GameStar (Germany) Windows Oct, 2001 93 out of 100 93
Gamezilla PlayStation 2 Oct 22, 2001 92 out of 100 92
Gamesmania.de Windows Oct 10, 2001 91 out of 100 91
PSM PlayStation 2 Dec, 2001 9 out of 10 90
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct 22, 2001 89 out of 100 89
Svenska PC Gamer Windows Nov, 2001 88 out of 100 88
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Oct 12, 2001 17 out of 20 85
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Oct 18, 2001 17 out of 20 85
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Apr 10, 2002 16 out of 20 80
Super Play (Sweden) PlayStation 2 Oct, 2001 8 out of 10 80


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If you enter a common name that is recognized by the game, such as James, John, Frank, etc.), the game will use your name. For example, if you score, the announcer will shout "Great goal by James!" or whatever your name is. This only works for first names.

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