NHL 2003

Critic Score User Score
GameCube
81
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Xbox
85
4.4
Windows
81
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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 Team USA forward lines
NHL 2003 Windows How can you miss that shot?
NHL 2003 Windows You can create your own players.

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User Reviews

Fantastic NHL action Xbox John-Michael Matthews (3)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) GameCube Oct 01, 2002 4.5 out of 5 90
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Oct 30, 2002 88 out of 100 88
Gamesmania.de Windows Sep 04, 2002 88 out of 100 88
IGN Xbox Oct 03, 2002 8.7 out of 10 87
4Players.de Windows Sep 14, 2002 85 out of 100 85
GameSpot Xbox Nov 06, 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Oct 14, 2002 8.3 out of 10 83
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube Oct 24, 2002 16 out of 20 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows May 18, 2003 16 out of 20 80
Peliplaneetta.net Windows Oct 25, 2002 79 out of 100 79

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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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