Summary: This game is not like any other hockey game. The slapshots are really good. When you play this game, you will enjoy it a lot. There is lots of different things to choose from.The player detail is awsome! It almost looks real! Get this game quickly before they sell out of stock!
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: I used to get the EA SPORTS series but they got to complex and started to ruin there games. So I tried something different. ESPN style. I am a big hockey fan and really enjoy hockey games. So for the holidays I got this game which was awsome. The player detail is so amazing it almost looks real. The hits are big and the goals are fanominal!
Summary: I got this for Christmas, and I can't stop playing it. NHL 2004 is okay, if you want an arcade like feel, but if you want the full simulation with better graphics, better gameplay, and overall control, I would spend my money on ESPN NHL Hockey. They know what people want and they deliver.
Summary: I got this game in October as a birthday gift. It is probably the best PS2 hockey game I've ever played. The ONE MAJOR PROBLEM with it is that the game freezes in two instances. One of these is occasionally when displaying the "3 stars of the game". The other, which always happens, is when scrolling through the injury report for my team (which is always long, as conveniently, my top 7 rated players are all out with major knee injuries) and a player has 3 injuries at...
Summary: I have never found a hockey game for the PS2 that I've liked, I've instead opted for PC versions which are more full featured and the player controls more realistic. This is the first hockey game I've found for the consoles that gives you all the control of the PC versions and gives you the player controls that make the game playable.
Summary: I admit I'm not an expert on hockey, but this game sure seems to nail the game of hockey. I cannot find a single flaw. It seems to play like the real game of hockey as seen on TV with graphics that seem to come straight out of the XBox. NHL 2004 from EA made great inroads this year, but I find that this game is so good the EA game doesn't even come close... and NHL 2004 is a good game. It seems to me if you love hockey you must own this game.
Summary: Ok most have it right this game is by far the best hockey game on the market. I lvoe it the gameplay is realistic enough to challenge you but still accessible enough to enjoy. The game is virtually unchanged from last year with just a few facelifts in all the right places. The biggest complaint 2K3 got was about it's graphics and well ESPN fixed them up real nice and Gary Thorne and Clement did a great job. Here are the only gripes I have at the moment.
Summary: This game is by far the<--- best hockey game out right now. Graphics are unbelieveable player stamina and characteristics are so true to life. Its like watching it on tv but only im in control!!