NHL 2002 (Windows)

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NHL 2002 is EA's latest incarnation of their NHL series.

New features over previous years includes the "Breakaway Cam", which causes the game to slow down, turn blue, and go into letterbox mode when you're one on one with the goalie, and "EA GameStory", which tracks your progress and rewards you for outstanding performance.

NHL 2002 is the first in the series to include NHL Cards, which is the equiviliant of Madden's NFL Cards. By performing special moves, such as scoring within the first 30 seconds or winning 10 face-offs, you get points, which you can then use to buy cards.

NHL 2002 includes all the professional NHL teams, as well as the International teams, such as Team Canada and U.S.A. Every stadium is included, and so is every player.

NHL 2002 has many game modes, including Season, Quick Play, Shootout, and Exhibition. It also has a "Create-A-Skater" mode.


NHL 2002 Windows One-on-One
NHL 2002 Windows Shiny Ice
NHL 2002 Windows Dallas going to attack
NHL 2002 Windows One second before the goal scoring. Watching from replay menu.

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User Reviews

Best NHL game out there for casual hockey fans. devils102 (17) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars
If you are a hockey fan (or just like hockey gaming) NHL 2002 should be part of your collection. punkus (3) 4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars4.67 Stars

Critic Reviews

games xtreme Nov 16, 2001 9.7 out of 10 97
Gamezilla Oct 30, 2001 93 out of 100 93
Gamesmania.de Oct 10, 2001 91 out of 100 91
PC Action Oct 15, 2001 90 out of 100 90
Svenska PC Gamer Nov, 2001 88 out of 100 88
JeuxVideoPC.com Nov 10, 2001 17 out of 20 85
PC Zone Benelux Jan, 2002 84 out of 100 84
Peliplaneetta.net Oct 17, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Gameplay (Benelux) Nov, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Dec, 2001 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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In the German gaming magazine GameStar (issue 02/2002) NHL 2002 was named as "Best Sports Game in 2001".

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Kartanym (10755) added NHL 2002 (Windows) on Mar 10, 2002
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