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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 Menu
NHL 2002 Windows Breakaway Cam
NHL 2002 Windows One-on-One

Promo Images

NHL 2002 Screenshot
NHL 2002 Screenshot
NHL 2002 Screenshot
NHL 2002 Screenshot Windows 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

games xtreme Windows Nov 16, 2001 9.7 out of 10 97
GameStar (Germany) Windows Oct, 2001 93 out of 100 93
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Nov 14, 2001 9.1 out of 10 91
Consoles Plus PlayStation 2 Nov, 2001 85 out of 100 85 Windows Oct 12, 2001 17 out of 20 85
Game Critics Xbox Jan 30, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Super Play (Sweden) PlayStation 2 Oct, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Gamekult Xbox Apr 04, 2002 8 out of 10 80
X-Power Xbox May 30, 2002 8 out of 10 80
TeamXbox Xbox Dec 15, 2001 7.1 out of 10 71


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The band Barenaked Ladies debut their previously unreleased track “It’s Only Me (The Wizard Of Magicland)” in the introductory sequence. You can also play as band members in the game via the Create Player feature by entering in the band members’ names.

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