Improved player and team AI gives you control over whether to use your finesse skater to avoid the crushing checks of the defense or whether to bring in your own intimidating checking line to loosen up the opposition. Shadow the other team's best player with your defensive specialist and protect your star with your enforcer. Use Franchise Mode to take a struggling team to the Stanley Cup finals by building up slowly through the draft or choose to win right away through crafty trades and free agent signings.
With all new gameplay modes and a revamped graphics engine, the fastest game on earth gets even faster in Sega Sports NHL 2K2 for Dreamcast. New, revamped gameplay modes including Franchise Mode and added options enhance the Sega Sports hockey experience, as does the improved AI and smarter commentary and responsive crowds. Updated rosters, team attributes, and player attributes for the 2001-2002 hockey season.