NHL 2003

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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.


NHL 2003 Windows One Dallas player and one Montreal player ready for face off.
NHL 2003 Windows Players ready to start fighting.
NHL 2003 Windows So close, but it's not a goal.
NHL 2003 Windows You can view each players stats.

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Fantastic NHL action Xbox John-Michael Matthews (3)

Critic Reviews

PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct 23, 2002 89 out of 100 89
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Oct 30, 2002 88 out of 100 88
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Oct 09, 2002 8.7 out of 10 87
GameSpot Windows Oct 09, 2002 8.4 out of 10 84
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Oct 14, 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Oct, 2002 81 out of 100 81
Gameplanet PlayStation 2 Nov 23, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
X-Power Xbox Jun 02, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Level Windows Dec, 2002 79 out of 100 79
Factornews GameCube Nov 05, 2002 6 out of 10 60


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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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