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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 Breakaway Cam
NHL 2002 Windows Thats rude
NHL 2002 Windows My PC gets tired out by heavy audience
NHL 2002 Windows So many sticks

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NHL 2002 Screenshot
NHL 2002 Screenshot PlayStation 2 screenshot
NHL 2002 Screenshot

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User Reviews

Best NHL game out there for casual hockey fans. Windows devils102 (20)
If you are a hockey fan (or just like hockey gaming) NHL 2002 should be part of your collection. Windows punkus (3)

Critic Reviews PlayStation 2 Nov 13, 2001 93 out of 100 93
GameStar (Germany) Windows Oct, 2001 93 out of 100 93
Gamezilla Windows Oct 30, 2001 93 out of 100 93
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Dec, 2001 9.25 out of 10 92
Game Revolution Xbox Dec, 2001 A- 91
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Nov 14, 2001 9.1 out of 10 91 PlayStation 2 Oct 18, 2001 17 out of 20 85 Windows Oct 12, 2001 17 out of 20 85 Xbox Apr 10, 2002 16 out of 20 80 (UK) Xbox Apr 12, 2002 7 out of 10 70


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If you enter a common name that is recognized by the game, such as James, John, Frank, etc.), the game will use your name. For example, if you score, the announcer will shout "Great goal by James!" or whatever your name is. This only works for first names.

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