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NHL 2001

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81.31% Overall Rank: 3080
PlayStation 2 Rank: 270
2000 Games Rank: 3071
2000 PlayStation 2 Rank: 270
Score based on 41 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: October 25, 2000

Latest Reviews

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GameSpot 11/02/00 Review 8 out of 10
P2 Magazine UK 04/01/03 Review 8 out of 10
Play UK 03/08/03 Review 82 out of 100
Game Vortex 12/07/02 Review 91 out of 100
Playstation 2 Mag UK 10/13/02 Review 8 out of 10
Game Blitz 09/11/02 Review 80 out of 100