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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.


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There are 67 other screenshots from other versions of this game or official promotional screenshots.

Promo Images

NHL 2003 Screenshot
NHL 2003 Other UK PlayStation 2 cover art
NHL 2003 Other UK Windows cover art
NHL 2003 Screenshot


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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Oct 01, 2002 4.5 out of 5 90
64 Power / big.N / N Games Nov, 2002 88 out of 100 88
IGN Oct 03, 2002 8.7 out of 10 87
Fragland.net Jul 18, 2003 85 out of 100 85
GameZone Oct 20, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpy Nov 11, 2002 84 out of 100 84
Netjak Oct 07, 2002 8.2 out of 10 82
Jeuxvideo.com Oct 24, 2002 16 out of 20 80
Gameplanet Nov 19, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Factornews Nov 05, 2002 6 out of 10 60


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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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Corn Popper (68933) added NHL 2003 (GameCube) on Jul 29, 2003
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (68933) and Charles Lippert (642)
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