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NHL 2003

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox
85
4.4
GameCube
81
3.4
PlayStation 2
85
3.9
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Description

This year's edition features many different modes of gameplay for the NHL enthusiast. Players can start the game right away in play now mode, play an international game, play through a playoff series, or start a franchise. The franchise mode puts you in charge of a team for a 10-year legacy. You can either play every game during a season or simulate each game and take a manager role. After each season, you have the option to play around with the roster in anticipation of next season. You can draft new players, sign free agents, make trades with other teams, and retire old players. Statistics are kept throughout the life of a franchise in several categories.

Also new this year is the use of the right analog stick to execute manual dekes and slip the puck past the goalkeeper.

Screenshots

NHL 2003 Windows Title screen
NHL 2003 Windows One Dallas player and one Montreal player ready for face off.
NHL 2003 Windows Before the match starts, you will see best clips from other games with the team you selected.
NHL 2003 Windows Players ready to start 1st period.

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User Reviews

Fantastic NHL action Xbox John-Michael Matthews (3)

The Press Says

GamePro (US) GameCube Oct 01, 2002 4.5 out of 5 90
GameStar (Germany) Windows Sep, 2002 89 out of 100 89
4Players.de Xbox Oct 30, 2002 88 out of 100 88
Gamesmania Windows Sep 04, 2002 88 out of 100 88
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Oct 30, 2002 88 out of 100 88
IGN Xbox Oct 03, 2002 8.7 out of 10 87
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Oct 09, 2002 8.7 out of 10 87
GameSpot GameCube Oct 14, 2002 8.2 out of 10 82
PC Zone Benelux Windows Oct, 2002 80 out of 100 80
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube Oct 24, 2002 16 out of 20 80

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Trivia

EA Cover Curse

Curse or slump? You be the judge. Jarome Iginlia had 52 goals, 44 assists, was +27 and never missed a game in the 2001-02 season. He followed this up with his cover appearance and dropped to 35 goals, 32 assists and -10 with seven missed games in the 2002-03 season.

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