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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 second before the goal scoring. Watching from replay menu.
NHL 2002 Windows And he hits the puck
NHL 2002 Windows Breakaway Cam
NHL 2002 Windows Shiny Ice

Promo Images

NHL 2002 Render Mario Lemieux
NHL 2002 Other UK Xbox cover art
NHL 2002 Other UK PlayStation 2 cover art
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

PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Nov 24, 2001 9.3 out of 10 93
Game Revolution Xbox Dec, 2001 A- 91
GameSpot Xbox Dec 17, 2001 8.7 out of 10 87 PlayStation 2 Oct 18, 2001 17 out of 20 85
PC Zone Benelux Windows Jan, 2002 84 out of 100 84 Windows Oct 17, 2001 81 out of 100 81
Super Play (Sweden) PlayStation 2 Oct, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Super Play (Sweden) Windows Oct, 2001 8 out of 10 80
TeamXbox Xbox Dec 15, 2001 7.1 out of 10 71
The Video Game Critic PlayStation 2 Oct 28, 2001 B- 67


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EA Cover Curse

Mario Lemieux's comeback was plagued by a series of recurring injuries. He played just 24 games in the 2001-2 season following his cover appearance. He scored only 6 goals in these games and his Penguins missed the playoffs for the first time since 1990.

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