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While not officially endorsed by the Winter Olympics, the game is modeled closely to it with 10 events that include skiing, curling, bobsledding, figure skating among more. The gameplay for each event varies, but feature similar controls that require the player to tap a set of buttons when prompted for control, speed, etc. Depending on if they player hits the required buttons successfully and the timing will determine the outcome of these events.

There are four different gameplay modes that include Championship which lets the player compete in a series of events to win the coveted gold medal and Head-to-Head which allows two players to compete against each other. It also features the ESPN license which adds to the realism with a TV-style presentation along with announcers for in-game commentary.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Hyper Sports 2002 Winter" -- Japanese title
  • "ESPN International Winter Sports" -- European title
  • "ハイパースポーツ 2002 WINTER" -- Japanese spelling

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GamePro (US) Jan 14, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Playstation Illustrated 2002 75 out of 100 75
Gamezilla Feb 13, 2002 72 out of 100 72
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2002 7 out of 10 70 Mar 21, 2002 69 out of 100 69
Game Shark Feb 08, 2002 5.8 out of 10 58
GameZone Feb 12, 2002 5.5 out of 10 55
GameSpot Jan 23, 2002 5.2 out of 10 52
PSX Nation Feb 19, 2002 5 out of 10 50
All Game Guide 2002 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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Big John WV (27242) added ESPN International Winter Sports 2002 (PlayStation 2) on May 19, 2009
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