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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 Shiny Ice
NHL 2002 Windows Is it legal?
NHL 2002 Windows Martin Brodeur shows great goaltending skill.

Promo Images

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

PSX Extreme PlayStation 2 Nov 24, 2001 9.3 out of 10 93
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Oct, 2001 A- 91
Gaming Target PlayStation 2 Nov 14, 2001 9.1 out of 10 91
PC Action (Germany) Windows Oct 15, 2001 90 out of 100 90
PC Games (Germany) Windows Oct 22, 2001 89 out of 100 89
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Oct 20, 2001 88 out of 100 88
Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation 2 Oct 18, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Oct 31, 2001 81 out of 100 81 Windows Oct 17, 2001 81 out of 100 81
MS Xbox World Xbox Aug 07, 2002 8 out of 10 80


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In the German gaming magazine GameStar (issue 02/2002) NHL 2002 was named as "Best Sports Game in 2001".

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