Summary: First of all, I'll try to keep this review short and simple. I own 2 boxing games for the xbox. Fight Night 2004 and Knockout Kings 2002. Fight Night 2004 has slightly better gtaphics and seems to be a "deeper" game, but Knockout Kings 2002 is funner and more playable. In Fight Night 2004, your fighter almost seems to be anchored down....which makes an aggressive attack almost impossible. In Knockout Kings 2002, you can move more freely about the ring..
Summary: The game is most definately the best boxing game of all time, but that doesn't say much. The game needs more boxers to choose from, I mean how can you make a boxing game and exclude Roy Jones Jr., Mike Tyson or George Foreman! Nothing (bad) about this game, dont get me wrong, it just needs improvement, hopefully 2003 will be better.
Summary: I purchased this game a few days ago and now getting the hang of it. I like the graphics, they are pretty good and I think you'll enjoy that part of it. As far as the action is concerned, your fingers will kill you playing this game! It is almost impossible to defend yourself so your best defense is a good offense! Using the left joystick the way you are supposed to in order to defend yourself is very awkward.
Summary: This game is definitely an improvement over 2001 in overall gameplay. 2001 was all about standing, blocking, and punching. 2002 is all about sticking and moving, bobbing and weaving, then jabbing and hooks and crosses. With 2002 you actually get an increased level of control by varying the analog stick in different directions. It takes a little time to get used to it, but it's a much more effective control scheme in the end.
Excerpt: The name really says it all. Every year EA make a better knockout kings game. The controls haven’t changed so if you played the other games before you are able to catch on quickly. Unlike the other games, the boxers face actually bleed and swell up when they have been beaten up really badly. The graphics have improved a lot. The detail they have put into each boxer is excellent, so they really look like the real thing.
Excerpt: Hello this is my first opinion on CIAO I hope you like it. I recently purchased Knockout kings 2002 from Dixon’s for £39.99. It is a very detailed game with bruising and swelling around the eye and you can fight in some of the top arenas around the world such as Caesers palace, Las Vegas and Wembley arena, London.
Summary: Als erstes fällt einem bei diesem Game die langen Ladezeiten auf. GRAFIK: Beim ersten spielen fallen einem sofort die flüssigen Animationen und die gut aussehenden Polygon-Boxer auf. Schwellungen werden realistisch dargestellt, sollte der Gegner mehrere rechte Hacken zum Beispiel abbekommen dann hat er auch nach ein paar Runden ein mächtiges Veilchen am linken Auge!