NHL 2K3

GC - MPN: PS1
Product Details
Description
More than just familiar faces and numbers, Sega Sports NHL 2K3 delivers player realism down to size, skill, and behavior, resulting in individuals that exhibit accurate styles of play. Grinders battle for pucks in the corners, elite players see the ice and create opportunities, and fast skaters exploit their speed.
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Game Genre Sports
Maximum Number of Players 6
Expert Reviews
NHL 2K3
4.5 Star Review  GameSpy - Jan 11, 2003

I love hockey. I have loved it since I first saw the New York Rangers defeat the New Jersey Devils in the first round of the 1992 playoffs. I have worshipped it since Mark Messier guaranteed a victory to stave off elimination by those same Devils in 1994. I actually hugged my little brother when the Rangers won the Stanley Cup in that same year! Now the coolest game on earth has gotten a just translation by Sega Sports in NHL 2K3, and realizing the fantasy of deking, shooting, and scoring has become easier than ever.

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NHL 2K3
4.5 Star Review  IGN.com - Nov 11, 2002

Hockey and Sega have an interesting history. Everyone's favorite ice game never had more prominence in the console world than when EA's NHL series was king on Sega's Genesis. Now EA and Sega are bitter sports rivals. With EA's NHL 2003 released a month earlier, the challenge to do EA one better is going to be tough for Sega. However, developer Treyarch has done a masterful job with the game of hockey, creating a unique blend of accurate simulation and arcade smack.

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NHL 2K3
4.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

NHL 2K3 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 3.46 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #627 game of all time, #14 game of 2002 for the GameCube and #57 GameCube game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 18 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

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User Reviews
NHL 2k3
4 Star Review   By member Stopper33 - Sep 19, 2005   

Strengths: Gameplay

Weakness: Presentation, memory hog, small control issue

Sega's hockey games have managed to best the EA offerings since they first arrived on Dreamcast. This year's edition is no different. This is the only realistic game of hockey in town. Dump and chase, actual penalties, the trap, and realistic checking. No Bobby Bouche karate kicks. Nhl2k3 plays a good game of hockey, managing to capture the current state of the NHL. It features corner scrums, clutch and grab and bog downs in the neutral zone. Sega has put together a good sim, and it remains fun as well. The controls are tight, except for an issue regarding hooking. Hooking often leads to an easy trip, and the button is the same that is used on offense for shooting. You can often hook and trip someone by accident. Another complaint is that the game has a hard time playing a realistic game in longer time spans. If you play a full 60 minute game, the shot totals often reach into the hundreds. The graphics are adequate, as is the sound, but they pale in comparison to the competition. While EA has a very hard time getting the hockey part of the game down, they do put a pretty looking, excellent sounding and well presented game on the ice. Sega has plenty of work to do in that department. On the whole, however, hockey fans have only once choice if they wish to play NHL hockey. Sega's offering is the only instance that can truly be called realistic. A good outing that should only improve, plenty of substance, flash is needed.

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4 Star Review   By member sabin23 - Jun 30, 2005   

Strengths: ESPN license, great presentation, fun and realistic gameplay

Weakness: Outdated version of NHL 2K.

Sega has done it again with another great hockey game. I personally enjoyed NHL 2K3 much more then I did EA's NHL 2003. There was something about this year's version that just felt right. The controls are very responsive and the action on the ice feels so realistic. This version of NHL 2K is the first to impelement the ESPN license and let me tell you, it makes a world of difference. While Sega has always had slick menus and looks, having the ESPN presentation makes a world of difference. It's almost like watching the real thing you see on TV! The audio commentary is great as well. I just bought this game recently and even though I own the latest (NHL 2K5), I still enjoy playing this game casually. A great value purchase.

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Product Details
Description
More than just familiar faces and numbers, Sega Sports NHL 2K3 delivers player realism down to size, skill, and behavior, resulting in individuals that exhibit accurate styles of play. Grinders battle for pucks in the corners, elite players see the ice and create opportunities, and fast skaters exploit their speed.
Quick Glance
ESRB Rating E (Everyone)
Game Genre Sports
Maximum Number of Players 6
Summary
Product Title NHL 2K3
Manufacturer Sega
Power Score 4.3 | 5 Reviews
General
Memory Space Required: 49 Blocks
Release Date: 2002-12-11
URL: Manufacturer Link
Network Compatible: No
Additional Specifications
Category: Playstation Sports
Class: Media
Expert Reviews
NHL 2K3
4.5 Star Review  GameSpy - Jan 11, 2003

I love hockey. I have loved it since I first saw the New York Rangers defeat the New Jersey Devils in the first round of the 1992 playoffs. I have worshipped it since Mark Messier guaranteed a victory to stave off elimination by those same Devils in 1994. I actually hugged my little brother when the Rangers won the Stanley Cup in that same year! Now the coolest game on earth has gotten a just translation by Sega Sports in NHL 2K3, and realizing the fantasy of deking, shooting, and scoring has become easier than ever.

Read the full review »

NHL 2K3
4.5 Star Review  IGN.com - Nov 11, 2002

Hockey and Sega have an interesting history. Everyone's favorite ice game never had more prominence in the console world than when EA's NHL series was king on Sega's Genesis. Now EA and Sega are bitter sports rivals. With EA's NHL 2003 released a month earlier, the challenge to do EA one better is going to be tough for Sega. However, developer Treyarch has done a masterful job with the game of hockey, creating a unique blend of accurate simulation and arcade smack.

Read the full review »

NHL 2K3
4.5 Star Review  TopTenREVIEWS.com - Mar 17, 2008

NHL 2K3 receives an overall TopTenREVIEWS rating of 3.46 out of 4.00. It is ranked the #627 game of all time, #14 game of 2002 for the GameCube and #57 GameCube game of all time. The rating and ranking is based on an average of 18 critic scores, awards and other criteria. To see a breakdown of the game ranking, read individual critic reviews, or see how other games ranked, click on the link below.

Read the full review »

User Reviews
NHL 2k3
4 Star Review   By member Stopper33 - Sep 19, 2005   

Strengths: Gameplay

Weakness: Presentation, memory hog, small control issue

Sega's hockey games have managed to best the EA offerings since they first arrived on Dreamcast. This year's edition is no different. This is the only realistic game of hockey in town. Dump and chase, actual penalties, the trap, and realistic checking. No Bobby Bouche karate kicks. Nhl2k3 plays a good game of hockey, managing to capture the current state of the NHL. It features corner scrums, clutch and grab and bog downs in the neutral zone. Sega has put together a good sim, and it remains fun as well. The controls are tight, except for an issue regarding hooking. Hooking often leads to an easy trip, and the button is the same that is used on offense for shooting. You can often hook and trip someone by accident. Another complaint is that the game has a hard time playing a realistic game in longer time spans. If you play a full 60 minute game, the shot totals often reach into the hundreds. The graphics are adequate, as is the sound, but they pale in comparison to the competition. While EA has a very hard time getting the hockey part of the game down, they do put a pretty looking, excellent sounding and well presented game on the ice. Sega has plenty of work to do in that department. On the whole, however, hockey fans have only once choice if they wish to play NHL hockey. Sega's offering is the only instance that can truly be called realistic. A good outing that should only improve, plenty of substance, flash is needed.

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4 Star Review   By member sabin23 - Jun 30, 2005   

Strengths: ESPN license, great presentation, fun and realistic gameplay

Weakness: Outdated version of NHL 2K.

Sega has done it again with another great hockey game. I personally enjoyed NHL 2K3 much more then I did EA's NHL 2003. There was something about this year's version that just felt right. The controls are very responsive and the action on the ice feels so realistic. This version of NHL 2K is the first to impelement the ESPN license and let me tell you, it makes a world of difference. While Sega has always had slick menus and looks, having the ESPN presentation makes a world of difference. It's almost like watching the real thing you see on TV! The audio commentary is great as well. I just bought this game recently and even though I own the latest (NHL 2K5), I still enjoy playing this game casually. A great value purchase.

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