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NHL 2K3 is the first hockey game on the XBox to support XBox Live.

Using it's partnership with the ESPN sports network, Sega has created NHL 2K3 using the same presentation method as ESPN. Natural camera transitions, cut scenes, and overlay graphics are all used in cooperation with ESPN to give the game a more realistic feel.

All the standard game modes are here, from exhibition games and playoff games, to a very in depth Franchise mode that gives you complete control over your team. You act as the general manager, coach, scout and player. You can negotiate contracts, make trades, and draft rookies.

On the ice, you have a lot of control over your team as well. You can anchor lines with key players, rotate your lines to always be matched up, and make sure you have the advantage every which way.

You can also play online via XBox System Link or XBox Live. The latter allows you to connect to a player from anywhere, and engage in a game of hockey. Using the headset, you can taunt or compliment your opponent, without any interruption to the game.

Rosters are from the 2002-2003 season.


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GamePro (US) Dec 05, 2002 5 out of 5 100
Nintendojo Feb 19, 2003 9.2 out of 10 92
GameZone Dec 27, 2002 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy Jan 11, 2003 89 out of 100 89
IGN Nov 11, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88
GameSpot Dec 07, 2002 8.6 out of 10 86
64 Power / big.N / N Games Mar, 2003 85 out of 100 85
64 Power / big.N / N Games Dec, 2002 85 out of 100 85
Nintendo Spin Jul 30, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85 May 01, 2003 77 out of 100 77


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quizzley7 (21717) added NHL 2K3 (GameCube) on Dec 19, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69359) and JPaterson (9551)