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NHL 2K3 is the first hockey game on the XBox to support XBox Live.

Using it's partnership with the ESPN sports network, Sega has created NHL 2K3 using the same presentation method as ESPN. Natural camera transitions, cut scenes, and overlay graphics are all used in cooperation with ESPN to give the game a more realistic feel.

All the standard game modes are here, from exhibition games and playoff games, to a very in depth Franchise mode that gives you complete control over your team. You act as the general manager, coach, scout and player. You can negotiate contracts, make trades, and draft rookies.

On the ice, you have a lot of control over your team as well. You can anchor lines with key players, rotate your lines to always be matched up, and make sure you have the advantage every which way.

You can also play online via XBox System Link or XBox Live. The latter allows you to connect to a player from anywhere, and engage in a game of hockey. Using the headset, you can taunt or compliment your opponent, without any interruption to the game.

Rosters are from the 2002-2003 season.


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There are 5 other screenshots from other versions of this game or official promotional screenshots.

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User Reviews

The best Xbox hockey game so far. Exodia85 (2180) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
Well, its worth a try ThE oNe (184) unrated

Critic Reviews

Gaming Age Nov 29, 2002 A- 91
Thunderbolt Games Apr 23, 2003 9 out of 10 90
GameZone Dec 04, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Armchair Empire, The Feb 24, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Xbox World Australia (XWA) Mar, 2003 89 out of 100 89
GameSpot Nov 19, 2002 8.8 out of 10 88 Apr 02, 2003 82 out of 100 82
TotalVideoGames (TVG) Mar 28, 2003 8 out of 10 80 May 01, 2003 79 out of 100 79 Mar 28, 2003 15 out of 20 75


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JPaterson (9544) added NHL 2K3 (Xbox) on Nov 24, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69246) and quizzley7 (21714)