Conclusion: If you enjoy fast-paced, action packed, back cracking, ice cold hockey, I suggest you head on over and pick up this title, or at least rent it. I enjoyed my time with this game, as I have with pretty much the whole EA Sports hockey series. Port or no port, this game is good. I wouldn’t go as far as saying it is a must buy, but if you’re a fan of real hockey simulation titles, EA Sports’ NHL 2002 should be included in your library.
Excerpt: With the NHL season in full swing, it's a good time for EA Sports to bring its seminal hockey series to the Xbox. Midway has already released its arcade-influenced take on the sport with NHL Hitz 2002, and while it provides an exhilarating experience, it leaves a lot to be desired from the viewpoint of the hockey fundamentalist.
Conclusion: Wer auch nur einmal bei einem Heimspiel mit einem tosenden Publikum im Rücken den Sieg erspielen konnte, der weiß, was den Reiz von NHL 2002 ausmacht und warum EA Sports auch auf der Xbox ein Referenztitel gelungen ist.