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NHL Hitz 20-03

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox
84
4.1
GameCube
84
4.0
PlayStation 2
80
4.3

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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
GameCube 3 4.0
Game Boy Advance 3 3.8
PlayStation 2 2 4.3
Xbox 3 4.1
Combined MobyScore 11 4.0


The Press Says

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91
XboxGaming Age
NHL Hitz 20-03 is a very fun game, and the Xbox version is the best one of all. Unlike last year's version, which was fully dedicated to being smash-mouth hockey fun, the tone in Hitz 20-03 is a little more serious, but the smooth framerate and fun gameplay recall the fun times involved in NHL 94 on the Sega Genesis. If that sounds like heresy, deal with it - the game is that much fun, especially in multiplayer contests. Midway should be pleased at what they've been able to accomplish, and the shortcomings in the PS2 version have been ironed out on the Xbox, leaving hockey gamers everywhere with the best arcade style hockey game to date. Kudos to Black Box and Midway for the ultimate multiplayer hockey scorefest out there.
90
GameCubeArmchair Empire, The
NHL Hitz 2003, is a very good hockey game. It’s accessible, it’s fun, the graphics and sound are well done, has the crowd is the best out there, and has enough options and stats to mollify even the most rabid fan of “real” hockey. If you’re Canadian it’s your duty to play all hockey games, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun while you do it. Recommended rental at the very least!
90
XboxArmchair Empire, The
Hockey videogame fans that want a good hard-hitting, action filled arcade-style game that isn’t a simulation of the actual NHL brand of hockey (you know, with rules) can’t go wrong with NHL Hitz 2003. It looks great, plays great, and with the addition of a franchise and season mode, gives you plenty of incentive to keep playing. Hitz 2003’s style of hockey is how I sometimes wish the NHL really played its game.
89
PlayStation 2Game Chronicles
Midway has delivered one of the hottest sequels in sporting game history. Not only does it surpass the original, it easily secures the top spot in the Midway sports line-up. With a robust single player experience, fun and challenging mini-games, and graphics that blow away even the more serious hockey games out there, NHL Hitz 20-03 is a must-have purchase for anyone who loves hockey with a unique spin on fun or just sports games in general.
88
XboxGame Freaks 365
The game is a creative way to express hockey but there are many hockey simulations out there that can do the same thing if they want. This is extreme style hockey, which makes Midway sports titles very special. Sports fans will enjoy this game and add it to there collection. Even non sports fans will enjoy the arcade style game play. This is a sports lover/ arcade player's dream game.
88
GameCubeGame Freaks 365
Hitz has an assortment of extras but once you have finished the franchise and season mode it starts to get tiresome. There is also a new version coming out next season, so we also look forward to the new one!
87
XboxGameZone
Fast, fluid and deliciously furious, NHL Hitz 20-03 is hands-down a great alternative to the more serious hockey simulators out there. The Xbox visual enhancements and solid gameplay make this a great addition to any Xbox sports fan’s library--so what are you waiting for hotshot?
86
XboxXbox World Australia (XWA)
NHL Hitz 2003 probably isn't for purist fans of the sport. But anyone with a casual interest in the sport could do far worse than pick this up. Since getting it I've been hooked on it, its great fun to play and a slick and professional package.
85
XboxGame Vortex
All the elements of a good sport sim are in Hitz 20-03, and some may say there are even too much of them. While it's not as over the top as Blitz, Hitz is still a fun game to play. It offers hockey without all the red tape and a little more action. The Franchise mode alone will keep you entertained for a good while, offering plenty of replay value. All fans of hockey should check this game out, and it wouldn't be a bad place for newcomers to start either.
85
PlayStation 2PSX Extreme
Overall, NHL Hitz 20-03 is a very well-developed game that offers an in-depth franchise mode with addicting gameplay. The game controls flawlessly and is incredibly easy to get used to. The multiplayer element of the game is nice for those who enjoy challenging a friend; however, the single player mode is just as rewarding. With a wide variety of environments and player detail, the game is pleasant to look at and even more fun to play. In the end, if you enjoy the style of Midway's sport's titles and are looking for an over-the-top hockey experience, NHL Hitz 20-03 is easily worth your time.
85
PlayStation 2GameZone
NHL Hitz 20-03 is an arcade-style game that is addictive and fun. It is fast-paced, challenging and a treat for the eyes and ears. If you are a hockey fan, though not a purist, this is a game you will want to have.
84
XboxIGN
NHL Hitz 20-03 is a huge improvement over an already tight game. If you're looking for one excellent multiplayer sports game, this one will fill that need. What's more, the single player game has been improved considerably. Not only is it more challenging, but the Franchise and Season Modes will result in hours of solo gameplay. This has supplanted Blitz as the marquee Midway Sports title. Play it. Love it. Own it.
84
GameCubeIGN
Midway's sports formula is simple: deliver tight, easy to pick up games that are good to play alone, but great to play with your buddies, and you'll have a hit on your hands. This formula worked wonders with NBA Jam/Showtime and NFL Blitz, which were born in the arcade, and made successful transitions to home consoles. Building on this success, Midway expanded its sports lineup to include Redcard Soccer and MLB Slugfest baseball. Last year, they also included hockey in their line-up, in the form of NHL Hitz 20-02. The game surprised us with addictive gameplay, tight control and great graphics.
83
PlayStation 2Gaming Target
Midway also summoned a giant “extreme” soundtrack for Hitz, including acts like Rob Zombie, Hoobastank, and the almighty Incubus, amongst a ton more. If you dislike the music, its more of a matter of taste, because the song choices are pretty good (if oddly unnecessary for a hockey game).
83
PlayStation 2Netjak
For single players and hockey purists, wait for NHL 2003 or NHL 2K3. However, if you're a casual hockey fan who doesn't care about the rules and just wants to pick up and play, give NHL Hitz 2003 a try. If you're like me, you might just end up being pleasantly surprised.
82
PlayStation 2PGNx Media
This is a must for arcade fans, and NHL fans might like this too if you were disappointed by NHL 2003. This is a game that is fun for the whole family. Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to knock out Tie Domi's teeth right about now.
82
PlayStation 24Players.de
Blackbox Games hat ganze Arbeit geleistet und mit NHL Hitz 20-03 eine Fortsetzung auf die Beine gestellt, die den Vorgänger in jeder Hinsicht übertrifft. Das Gameplay ist rasant, spielend einfach zu erlernen und wird durch die stark motivierenden Franchise- und Saison-Modi mit spielerischem Rückgrat versehen. Bis auf die immer wieder auftauchenden Grafikruckler ist die Optik nett anzusehen und wird durch die ausufernden Fantasy-Teams gut aufgelockert. Einzig der sich ständig wiederholende Sound wird auf Dauer ein wenig nervend. Wer auf der Suche nach einer Action-lastigen Alternative zu EAs NHL 2003 ist, kann fast blind zugreifen - vor allem, wenn ab und an Freunde zu Besuch sind, die man zu heißen Duellen herausfordern kann.
82
PlayStation 2IGN
NHL Hitz 20-03 is a huge improvement over an already tight game. If you're looking for one excellent multiplayer sports game, this one will fill that need. What's more, the single player game has been improved considerably. Not only is it more challenging, but the Franchise and Season Modes will result in hours of solo gameplay. This has supplanted Blitz as the marquee Midway Sports title. Play it. Love it. Own it.
80
PlayStation 2Operation Sports
NHL Hitz 20-03 is a game that is a lot of fun, and has considerable depth. However, being an arcade game at heart, it may be frowned upon by the sim player. If you are looking for a change of pace though from the normal hockey experience I suggest you give Hitz a look. It is a very good rental at the very least. The minor problems may take away from the fun for some, but anyone willing to overlook this will find a fun title, that has a bit of longevity to it. If you want nothing to do with the arcade hockey experience you better look elsewhere for your hockey gaming fix.
80
GameCubeNintendoWorldReport
So it’s another sports game that’s better than last year’s game was, right? Yep. If you want a simple and fun hockey game, this is the one for you, without question. If you’re debating on trading in 20-02 in for 20-03, it’s a judgment call, but one that you won’t regret making if you do. Any hockey fan should give this one a try. It’s got the super-fast gameplay that made last year’s game so well-received, and with all the new additions, it will be one you’ll play for some time after you get it.
80
XboxGameplanet
In the end NHL Hitz 2003 is nothing fantastically new but it is however a damn good game. If you're an Ice Hockey fan then you'll love this game, if you're a fan of sports games then this game is worth a look and if you don't fit in either of those categories then you should have a look anyway - after all, what better way to work off the stress from a hard days work than to smash full grown men into a wall?
78
XboxGameSpot
While hockey purists will obviously be turned off by the rough-and-tumble nature of NHL Hitz, it's a great game of hockey that anyone can pick up and play. It's simple enough to even appeal to people who aren't really interested in the actual sport. Great multiplayer gaming and added single-player depth make Hitz 2003 a pretty easy game to recommend.
78
GameCubeNetjak
Overall, NFL Blitz 2003 is a really fun game, and lets you get away from ordinary everyday things in life, so you don't get in trouble or kicked off the Varsity team for body slamming your quarterback after sacking him because you're in a bad mood or something. With new sports titles coming out all the time, there's no possible way to keep up with all of them by buying every single one, so I'd recommend this as either a rental, or if you can find it under 30 bucks, then that would be an awesome purchase, cause' if you're like me, you'll never get bored with this game. Also when you have friends, the multi-player is a beast to handle, so have fun.
75
PlayStation 2Gamesmania
NHL Hitz 2003 macht ohne Frage Spaß, besonders in Multiplayerduellen. Dennoch will bei mir als langjähriger NHL Hockey Spieler die Spielspaßgranate nicht so richtig zünden, schon nach wenigen Spielen wird die actionreiche Puckjagd auf dem Eis zur Gewohnheit und man wünscht sich ein paar ausgefeiltere Spielzüge. Daher werden wohl vor allem Zocker, denen NHL Hockey zu dröge ist, Spaß an NHL Hitz finden; für ein Spielchen zwischendurch können wir das Spiel aber jedem empfehlen. Allerdings lohnt sich für Besitzer der Vorjahresversion der Umstieg keinesfalls, da die Änderungen nur minimal sind.
70
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Voilà une mise à jour à réserver à ceux qui ne connaissent pas encore NHL Hitz, les autres risquant de trouver un peu indigeste de payer pour de nouvelles options, certes attrayantes, mais finalement pas indispensables. Un bon titre pour les amateurs d'arcade même si on aimerait que Midway innove un brin.
70
XboxJeuxvideo.com
Voilà une mise à jour à réserver à ceux qui ne connaissent pas encore NHL Hitz, les autres risquant de trouver un peu indigeste de payer pour de nouvelles options, certes attrayantes, mais finalement pas indispensables. Un bon titre pour les amateurs d'arcade même si on aimerait que Midway innove un brin.
70
Game Boy AdvanceIGN
NHL Hitz 2003 on the Game Boy Advance is a decent arcade-style hockey game that just screams to be updated for next year. Exient's done a great job with the series on the handheld hardware, and with another round of development on the title, it's possible that the Game Boy Advance version of the series can match the console version in almost every way. Don't expect a perfect conversion of the franchise, but do expect a much better rendition of the Midway series than what the NFL Blitz team pooped out for the handheld.
60
PlayStation 2Super Play
Svagheten i spelet är att det trivialiserar taktiken i en hockeymatch samt att grafiken för de fantasifulla arenorna och övriga omgivningar är rätt murrig och dålig. Men visst, sämre strunt har man ju spelat.