Considered by many to be the best hockey game to ever appear on the PlayStation, NHL 2000 is a detailed hockey simulation. You'll find all the usual modes of play like Exhibition, Season, and Tournament, and you can also take a team through a 10-year Career mode and draft, trade, and sign free agents. The most notable new gameplay features are the new big-hit and big-deke buttons, which can have a big impact on the way the game is played. When you're skating up the ice on a breakaway and you hit the big-deke button, you can beat the goalie like a rented mule.
The big-hit button, of course, allows you to deal some NHL-caliber body checks. You can also take on up to eight friends with the help of the multitap.