NHL 2K3 for Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2)
NHL 2K3 is an installment of the notable NHL 2K sports game franchise that features several examples of its trademark gameplay, while still allowing fans a glimpse into some earlier gameplay mechanics. This Sony PlayStation 2 video game is of note to fans due to it being the first multi-platform release in the series. Graphics for the game meet a high standard for its era and the controls allow a player to seamlessly switch between members of his or her team for fluid control. The physics engine of NHL 2K3 is used to provide the animations of the game with added realism as well as adding a sense of weight to the movements of the heavily padded players. This sports game uses the 2001-2002 team lineups and NHL rules for additional realism. By focusing on accurate reproduction of the rules, the Sony PlayStation 2 video game allows players to use many familiar maneuvers favored by actual hockey players to gain an edge in the game. Players looking for a distinct challenge from NHL 2K3 can customize a variety of options in game to make the gameplay harder and provide them with the challenge they seek.