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NHL 2001

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86.75% Overall Rank: 1376
PC Rank: 304
2000 Games Rank: 1367
2000 PC Rank: 304
Score based on 28 reviews


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 28, 2000

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GameSpot 09/28/00 Review 8.8 out of 10
Gameguru Mania 04/21/03 Review n/a
GamersMark 05/29/01 Review 8 out of 10
Game Vortex 01/31/03 Review 9.5 out of 10
PC Gameplay 10/09/02 Review 8 out of 10
GameSpot UK (Pre-2003) 06/01/02 Review 7.9 out of 10