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NHL 2001

The Ranking

84.11% Overall Rank: 1938
PlayStation Rank: 87
2000 Games Rank: 1929
2000 PlayStation Rank: 87
Score based on 19 reviews

Description

EA's perennial hockey game flies on the power of the PlayStation 2. The graphics are unbelievable; the handling is as smooth as ever; the sound is to the rafters. That's all the stuff you knew from before. This is EA Sports, and that's how the game is played, with the volume up and your eyes bugging. Yet it's a whole new shot when NHL goes PlayStation 2, as no other system has had the kind of power to give you those jarring hits to the point where you watch the player bend over his back, his muscles impacting hard on the glass as his faceshield sends a cracking noise reverberating throughout the stadium that makes an old lady up in the cheap seats cry just a little bit. That's what you want in a hockey game. That, and options - buckets full of options. Here, the hats hit the ice with all 30 franchise teams and 20 international competitors, plus tournament and standard practice mode and charts packed with stats tracked throughout gameplay.
Release Date: September 26, 2000

Latest Reviews

SiteDateTypeRating
Gameplanet 11/01/00 Review 4 out of 5
Gaming Age 09/13/04 Review B
Electric Playground 05/03/04 Review 8 out of 10
EGM 06/25/03 Review 6 out of 10
GameSpot 10/04/00 Review 8.6 out of 10
Game Vortex 12/16/02 Review 92 out of 100
PSM Magazine 01/01/80 Review 7 out of 10
Multi-Player Online Gaming 11/17/00 Review 4.5 out of 5
PSX Extreme 10/21/00 Review 9.1 out of 10
Game Rankings 10/14/00 Review 90 out of 100