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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.


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Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine Dec, 2001 9.25 out of 10 92
Game Revolution Dec, 2001 A- 91
IGN Dec 11, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Gaming Target Jan 04, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Critics Jan 30, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85 Apr 10, 2002 16 out of 20 80
MS Xbox World Aug 07, 2002 8 out of 10 80
X-Power May 30, 2002 8 out of 10 80
Gamekult Apr 04, 2002 8 out of 10 80 (UK) Apr 12, 2002 7 out of 10 70


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The band Barenaked Ladies debut their previously unreleased track “It’s Only Me (The Wizard Of Magicland)” in the introductory sequence. You can also play as band members in the game via the Create Player feature by entering in the band members’ names.

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JPaterson (9099) added NHL 2002 (Xbox) on Dec 19, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Kartanym (10697)