Summary: Ever since Super Nintendo's EA Sports NHL '94 game, I have never found a hockey game that quite cuts it. From bad goalies that are too predictable and make bonehead decisions to physics that are completely unrealistic, I've seen it all, most notably in EA Sports' follow-up for the PC (NHL 2003, etc.). Then rolled ESPN's NHL Hockey down the alley of incomplete hockey games like a grenade! It does almost everything perfectly.
Summary: The person below who gave the game a 2 out of 5 Star rating is an idiot. Mike Buck, let me tell you personally that you are by far the biggest moron to write a review. "If you want Realistic than choose NHL 2004 over ESPN." Are you stupid or are you always like that. EA Sports NHL 2004 is an arcadey game of all sorts. And the reason the game is too hard for you is because your an idiot who prefers 15 - 7 game scores.
Summary: Sega's ESPN NHL Hockey (2K4) isn't the great hockey game that it was last year. Where it has some good options and unlockables (great teams from the past), the gameplay really hurts one's ability to fully enjoy the game. Graphically, the game looks a tad bit better than EA's NHL 2004. The sounds in the game aren't that great as well as the horrible crowd chants and rink announcer.
Summary: This is a great SIMULATION hockey game. If you want to knock people down and fight try NHL Hitz which is also great. NHL 2004 is also a good game but 2003's stupid comments during gameplay really nailed the coffin shut on that series for me. ESPN NHL Hockey is my game. It is a true to life thing. You can send players to the minors and change your line-ups, trade players, change your defensive and offensive strategy's during the game.
Summary: this game is very fun 2 play.out of all the hockey games from this year, this game is the most realistic. if u wanna hang around and play a good video game, this is the game 4 u.but if u want a style like as u c on tv, not one u can have as much fun with , dont get this game. the good - the gameplay is very fun and exciting. u can also unlock teams from the past and their jerseys.
pas si mai mais il y a des bugs en ligne sur xbox live
1 April 2004
Summary: en general ce jeu est quand meme bien fait et parfois amusant mais il y a rien de bien neuf dans le monde du hockey , ce jeu ressemble a pas mal de jeu que j ai deja vu et n apporte pas grand chose de neuf. les graphiques pourraient etre mieux , j ai joue a nhl 2002 sur dreamcast et gamecube et je les prefere a cette version de xbox.
Summary: At the beginning oft he year when I was deciding which hockey title to buy (choices were NHL 2004 & ESPN Hockey) I regrettably bought NHL 2004. Then after countless awesome reviews on this game it made me get this game as well. A week ago I bought it and it blew my head away. I mean this is reality hockey at your finger tips. Everything from the commentators to the sounds of the ice, this stuff is real. My dream was to one day experienced a hockey game like this.
Summary: Just like any game, this game has good points and bad points, but overall it is a fantastic game. One of the best parts of the game are the graphics. The close-ups of the players actually look like that player. Also, at the start of a period the ice is clear and shiny, but by the end it is milky and dull, just like an actual ice surface during an NHL game.
Summary: I usually dont like hockey games but when i read the reviews of NHL 2004 and ESPN NHL ESPN sounded way way better than nhl 2004.EVEN though espn nhl didnt have any fighting. but nhl 2004 did the fighting terribly. and when i got the game it was the best game i had ever experinced with the yells of the crowd and the boom of the hockey sticks Every thing is good about this game.So if you are a real catious shopper and are looking for the best hockey game GET ESPN NHL
Summary: First off, let me start out by saying that the online aspect of this game is simply awful. Sega must fix it's network or else be laughed out of the online business. If you're used to the smooth play of Madden 2004 online, don't expect anything close to that w/ this game. The play runs very sluggish and freezes often in the middle of a game, it isn't my connection either because many people complain of the same problems. Secondly, 2003's version had better game play.