NHL 2003

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 2
85
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GameCube
81
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Xbox
85
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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 Lightshow before the match begins.
NHL 2003 Windows The coach is not happy about this penalty.
NHL 2003 Windows Players ready to start fighting.
NHL 2003 Windows Dallas forward lines

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User Reviews

Fantastic NHL action Xbox John-Michael Matthews (3)

Critic Reviews

GameStar (Germany) Windows Sep, 2002 89 out of 100 89
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct 23, 2002 89 out of 100 89
4Players.de GameCube Oct 30, 2002 88 out of 100 88
IGN GameCube Oct 03, 2002 8.7 out of 10 87
GameSpot Windows Oct 09, 2002 8.4 out of 10 84
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube Oct 24, 2002 16 out of 20 80
PC Zone Benelux Windows Oct, 2002 80 out of 100 80
Level Windows Dec, 2002 79 out of 100 79
Officiel Nintendo Magazine GameCube Dec, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Factornews GameCube Nov 05, 2002 6 out of 10 60

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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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