“NHL 2K4” is more than just the game of hockey. It is true grit, true skills, true intensity and your ability to bring those elements to each and every match-up you face. It is taking on anyone, anytime, anywhere. It is feeling the impact of a precision hit and splitting the D with a skilled skater. It is the battle for the puck and the glory of burying it in the back of the net. It is achieving milestones and setting the standard for others to follow. It is everything you’d want in a hockey game and nothing you’d expect. “NHL 2K4” - true to the NHL.
ESPN Presentation – “NHL 2K4” brings you authentic box scores, overlays, stats and more - fully capturing the atmosphere of an ESPN NHL broadcast.
Groundbreaking Graphics Engine – Pushing the hardware to new limits -- player models and faces, environmental effects, arenas, cut-scenes, uniforms and more are meticulously detailed - raising realism to a new level.
3D Front Office – Manage all aspects of your franchise from key trades to scouting talent in the minors and abroad with an easy-to-navigate 3D front office menu system.
Muck It Up – True-to-the-game board pinning controls give you the option to wear down opponents, fight for possession, or tie up the puck to get a whistle while a dynamic camera lets you soak up all the action -- up close and personal.
Feel The Impact – The “art” of the well executed hit is showcased with authentic animations detailing open ice hits, checks into the boards and even the occasional flight over the boards and onto the players’ bench.
Online for the PlayStation 2 – Hook it up and experience epic battles online with seamless gameplay. An in-depth stat-tracking system ensures that your trials and triumphs are recorded for the rest of the nation to admire. Also online for the Xbox.
Customized Playoffs – Your team didn’t make the playoffs? Don’t sweat it. The customizable playoffs option gives you the opportunity to put together a playoff bracket any way you see fit.
Know Your History – Honoring the tradition and heritage of the NHL, playable historic teams and vintage jerseys let you indulge in some the most legendary eras in the sport of hockey.
International Teams – Choose from 14 international teams, compete on international-sized ice in tournaments or exhibition games and experience the fast-paced, wide-open action unique to international ice hockey.