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NHL Hitz Pro

MobyRank MobyScore
GameCube
80
4.7
PlayStation 2
78
4.2
Xbox
79
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Description

NHL Hitz Pro is Midway's 2003/2004 entry into the licensed hockey market. For the 2004 sports season, Midway introduced a directive to move their sports titles away from over-the-top arcade-style gameplay, and introduce a more sim-like approach to sports. For NHL Hitz Pro, this meant moving away from 3-on-3 hockey to 5-on-5 hockey gameplay to make the game more authentic for the demands of the sim hockey player. While NHL Hitz Pro still maintains many of the arcade-style elements that were a signature feature of the Hitz series such as checks over the boards and hits through glass, the gameplay has been tuned to provide an experience that is accurate to the sport of hockey. That being said, the player has extensive options for tuning the gameplay for either a fast-paced arcade experience, or a slower, more sim-like style of play.

As with competing titles, Hitz Pro supports a franchise mode, season and exhibition gameplay and a game tutorial/practice mode. The title also sports a pickup hockey mode with several environments that are reminiscent of playing hockey in outdoor venues.

Screenshots

NHL Hitz Pro GameCube In-game screenshot
NHL Hitz Pro GameCube In-game screenshot
NHL Hitz Pro GameCube In-game screenshot
NHL Hitz Pro GameCube In-game screenshot

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User Reviews

A more sophisticated breed of smash-mouth hockey. PlayStation 2 The Cliffe (1586)

The Press Says

Digital Press - Classic Video Games Xbox Apr 22, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Game Chronicles Xbox Dec 02, 2003 8.8 out of 10 88
IGN Xbox Sep 24, 2003 8.6 out of 10 86
Gaming Age Xbox Dec 11, 2003 B+ 83
Game Over Online GameCube Oct 07, 2003 82 out of 100 82
Worth Playing Xbox Oct 22, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Dec 12, 2003 4 out of 5 80
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Nov 18, 2003 14 out of 20 70
Digital Entertainment News (den) Xbox Oct 30, 2003 6.2 out of 10 62
GameSpy Xbox Oct 04, 2003 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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