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Knockout-kings-2002.293649
5.4 out of 10

Knockout Kings 2002

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Overall 4
4.0

Lacking

JOHN, Amazon
5 February 2004
  • Summary: I was happy to see some new faces in the game (Klitschko Bros) but like others have stated, it is not strategic and lacks the "boxing" of Knockout Kings 2001. It is true to say that every fight is like a slugfest and the one that can hit the buttons the fastest wins. I hope they release a new Knockout Kings and return to the 2001 formula.
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Overall 4
4.0

EA needs to stick to Football

M. Kivlehen, Amazon
13 June 2003
  • Summary: No one can call this a boxing sim with a a straight face. It's a arcade button mashers nightmare of the worst kind. How can EA, who is KNOW for making great sports title drop the ball (no pun) on KK2. First off, EA needs to put as much time & effort on it's boxing games like it does with it's other sports titles. For those who think this is a boxing sim, let me point some things out. Real boxers don't throw 160 punches a round.
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Overall 4
4.0

nice graphic but not much else

Snake, Amazon
26 May 2002
  • Summary: I was a big fan of this series but EA made a wrong turn with this version. Graphics are excellent but after that everything is very poor. My main gripe is with the controls, you cannot control body shots and nowhere in the manual does it show you how. In the Career Mode, there is no training section and you are limited in how you detail your fighter. KK2001 is way better than this version, so don't even bother upgrading to this version.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not good at all

James Marsh, Amazon
15 April 2002
  • Summary: This game does have nice graphics and sound. The punch selection is pathetic. There is no way to choose body blow v. head blow. You can get your boxer to move around the ring, but you cannot truly make him duck and bob. Basically all you do is try to press your buttons faster than the computer can. If your fighter is ranked higher, no problem, fight someone tougher than you and its aggravating. Basially you just stand there and exchange blows until someone falls.
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Overall 4
4.0

NOT GOOD!

Amazon
2 April 2002
  • Summary: Like the other reviews I have to say I'm very disappointed in EA Sports for releasing this title. The only good thing I can say about the game is the graphics are better than 2001, other than that Knockout Kings 2001 is a much much better game. Save your money.
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Overall 4
4.0

Dull & Boring

Snake, Amazon
11 March 2002
  • Summary: I had last year's knock out kings, and loved the aspect of the training mode. However, this game doesn't have that. Sure graphics are good, but the control was better on the last game...Anyhow, I'd advise to avoid this game. Let's see how outrageous the advertising will be. Don't be fooled!!!!
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Overall 4
4.0

This game is a JOKE!

JOHN, Amazon
10 March 2002
  • Summary: This game has NO realism in the world of boxing whatso ever. Last years knockout kings at least had a strategic gaming method and a training mode. This year, no training, and requires no strategy at all. Ive mastered Knockout Kings 2001, all my friends would come over and get killed. But this year, all you have to do is MASH buttons to win fights. Wheres the stratedy in that? The boxers look great, but the gameplay ...
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Overall 4
4.0

EA needs to stick to Football

M. Kivlehen, Amazon
13 June 2003
  • Summary: No one can call this a boxing sim with a a straight face. It's a arcade button mashers nightmare of the worst kind. How can EA, who is KNOW for making great sports title drop the ball (no pun) on KK2. First off, EA needs to put as much time & effort on it's boxing games like it does with it's other sports titles. For those who think this is a boxing sim, let me point some things out. Real boxers don't throw 160 punches a round.
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