NHL 2003

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NHL 2003
Nhl03ps2.jpg
North American PlayStation 2 box art featuring Jarome Iginla
Developer(s) EA Sports
Publisher(s) EA Sports
Series NHL series
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Windows
Release date(s)
  • NA: September 30, 2002
  • NA: October 9, 2002 (Xbox)
  • EU: October 18, 2002 (PS2)
  • EU: October 25, 2002
Genre(s) Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

NHL 2003 is the 11th edition of the popular EA Sports NHL series, a hockey video game, released in 2002 as the successor to NHL 2002. Jarome Iginla appears as the cover athlete and spokesperson of the game. Iginla appears in the Behind The Scenes video to show the player how the game was made. It was the first installment of the NHL series to be released on GameCube.

Features[edit]

NHL 2003 introduced a new feature: the GameBreaker. It is activated once a player performs enough "dekes" and it is used to help change the momentum of the game, such as scoring a big goal, delivering a big hit or winning a big fight.

Commentary[edit]

The commentary in NHL 2003 is voiced by Jim Hughson and Don Taylor. Hughson has been the NHL series announcer since NHL '97, while Taylor first appeared in the previous year's version.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
GC PC PS2 Xbox
EGM N/A N/A 7.5/10[1] N/A
Eurogamer N/A N/A 8/10[2] N/A
Game Informer N/A N/A 7.75/10[3] 7.75/10[4]
GamePro 4.5/5 stars[5] N/A 4.5/5 stars[5] 4.5/5 stars[5]
GameSpot 8.2/10[6] 8.4/10[7] 8.3/10[8] 8.3/10[9]
GameSpy 4/5 stars[10] 3.5/5 stars[11] 4/5 stars[12] N/A
GameZone 8.5/10[13] 9.1/10[14] 9/10[15] 9/10[16]
IGN 8.7/10[17] 8.8/10[18] 8.6/10[19] 8.7/10[20]
Nintendo Power 3.5/5[21] N/A N/A N/A
OPM (US) N/A N/A 3.5/5 stars[22] N/A
OXM N/A N/A N/A 7.9/10[23]
PC Gamer (US) N/A 72%[24] N/A N/A
BBC Sport N/A N/A 90%[25] N/A
Aggregate score
Metacritic 79/100[26] 75/100[27] 79/100[28] 80/100[29]

The game received "generally favorable reviews" on all platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[28][29][26][27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ EGM staff (December 2002). "NHL 2003 (PS2)". Electronic Gaming Monthly (161): 212. Archived from the original on May 14, 2004. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 
  2. ^ Bramwell, Tom (October 31, 2002). "NHL Hitz 20-03 versus NHL 2003 (PS2)". Eurogamer. Archived from the original on November 23, 2002. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 
  3. ^ Reiner, Andrew (November 2002). "NHL 2003 (PS2)". Game Informer (115): 120. Archived from the original on November 14, 2004. Retrieved June 22, 2015. 
  4. ^ Kato, Matthew (November 2002). "NHL 2003 (Xbox)". Game Informer (115): 142. Archived from the original on November 13, 2004. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c Air Hendrix (October 1, 2002). "NHL 2003 (GC, PS2, Xbox)". GamePro. Archived from the original on October 29, 2004. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 
  6. ^ Beers, Craig (October 14, 2002). "NHL 2003 Review (GC)". GameSpot. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 
  7. ^ Goble, Gord (October 9, 2002). "NHL 2003 Review (PC)". GameSpot. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 
  8. ^ Beers, Craig (October 14, 2002). "NHL 2003 Review (PS2)". GameSpot. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 
  9. ^ Beers, Craig (November 6, 2002). "NHL 2003 Review (Xbox)". GameSpot. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 
  10. ^ Satterfield, Shane (November 11, 2002). "GameSpy: NHL 2003 (GCN)". GameSpy. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 
  11. ^ Abner, William (October 8, 2002). "GameSpy: NHL 2003 (PC)". GameSpy. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 
  12. ^ Satterfield, Shane (October 19, 2002). "GameSpy: NHL 2003 (PS2)". GameSpy. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 
  13. ^ Krause, Kevin (October 19, 2002). "NHL 2003 - GC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on June 4, 2009. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 
  14. ^ Lafferty, Michael (October 17, 2002). "NHL 2003 - PC - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on December 22, 2008. Retrieved May 12, 2016. 
  15. ^ Krause, Kevin (October 21, 2002). "NHL 2003 - PS2 - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on December 31, 2008. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 
  16. ^ Zacarias, Eduardo (October 26, 2002). "NHL 2003 - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on December 28, 2008. Retrieved May 12, 2016. 
  17. ^ Carle, Chris (October 3, 2002). "NHL 2003 (GCN)". IGN. Archived from the original on January 20, 2008. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 
  18. ^ Butts, Steve (October 3, 2002). "NHL 2003 Review (PC)". IGN. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 
  19. ^ Carle, Chris (October 3, 2002). "NHL 2003 (PS2)". IGN. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 
  20. ^ Goldstein, Hilary (October 3, 2002). "NHL 2003 Review (Xbox)". IGN. Archived from the original on August 21, 2006. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 
  21. ^ "NHL 2003". Nintendo Power. 163: 216. December 2002. 
  22. ^ Zuniga, Todd (December 2002). "NHL 2003". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine: 164. Archived from the original on March 29, 2004. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 
  23. ^ "NHL 2003". Official Xbox Magazine: 133. December 2002. 
  24. ^ Morris, Dan (December 2002). "NHL 2003". PC Gamer: 114. Archived from the original on March 15, 2006. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 
  25. ^ Gibbon, David (October 23, 2002). "Let's play: NHL 2003 (PS2)". BBC Sport. Retrieved June 23, 2015. 
  26. ^ a b "NHL 2003 for GameCube Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 22, 2015. 
  27. ^ a b "NHL 2003 for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 22, 2015. 
  28. ^ a b "NHL 2003 for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 22, 2015. 
  29. ^ a b "NHL 2003 for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved June 22, 2015. 

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