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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 And he hits the puck
NHL 2002 Windows So many sticks
NHL 2002 Windows Breakaway Cam
NHL 2002 Windows One-on-One

Promo Images

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NHL 2002 Screenshot PlayStation 2 screenshot
NHL 2002 Screenshot
NHL 2002 Other UK PlayStation 2 cover art

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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

Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Nov, 2001 9.5 out of 10 95
PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Nov 24, 2001 9.3 out of 10 93
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Oct, 2001 A- 91
PSM PlayStation 2 Dec, 2001 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Sep 25, 2001 8.9 out of 10 89
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Oct 20, 2001 88 out of 100 88
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
Gamekult Xbox Apr 04, 2002 8 out of 10 80


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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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