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Knockout Kings 2002

by Electronic Arts
Xbox
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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  • All--new game engine puts real--time response at your fingertips
  • Motion--capture technology for realistic boxing action
  • Play as any of 21 current and historical greats
  • Boxers include Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, and Sugar Ray Leonard
  • Or create your own fighter, train hard to learn new skills, and climb the ranks

Game Information

  • Platform:   Xbox
  • ELSPA Minimum Age: 11
  • Media: Video Game

Product details

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  • ASIN: B00005Y1SU
  • Product Dimensions: 18.6 x 13.6 x 1.6 cm ; 118 g
  • Release Date: 3 May 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,122 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

Fans of past versions of Knockout Kings will be surprised by several changes to the 2002 version. Previously, you had to fight your way up a list of 20 challengers and fine tune your skills by training between bouts before getting your shot at the champ. But Knockout Kings 2002 scraps all this in favour of a four-tiered pyramid system in which you need to beat just 11 out of 14 challengers before fighting for the title. While it doesn't feel as hard-earned, it's still satisfying to advancing your boxer out of dingy gyms to major venues such as Caesar's Palace. Career mode does still offer the opportunity to create your own boxer or choose from the 45 available (21 past and present, 24 fictional). Inexplicably absent, however, are such greats as Rocky Marciano, Jake LaMotta, Larry Holmes and Marvin Hagler, all of whom appeared on past versions of the game.

Also surprisingly absent this time around is the ability to throw body punches. While some boxers have this punch in their repertoire as a body combination, the best you can do with others is slug away to the head with a multitude of hooks, jabs, straight punches, low blows or an illegal backhand. And slug away you must if you expect to hold your own against stiffer competition, finesse options being limited.

Where Knockout Kings 2002 on the Xbox truly shines is in its graphics, thanks to the combination of boxers' well-sculpted physiques and EA Sports' face-mapping technology. The eye-catching detail of the various arenas and rings further enhances the realism, right down to the excitable fans in the seats and the blood flying from fighters' mouths. Satisfying smacks of gloves to the face and thuds of bodies hitting the deck can also be heard in abundance. --Larry White


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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Knock Kings 2002 13 May 2002
By A Customer
Knockout Kings has always been a great boxing series for Console games and it continues with Knockout Kings 2002 for the Xbox. Everything Graphically about this game is stunning, from watching a boxers facial stucture change as you introduce him to an uppercut, to sweat flying off the boxers body. This is what boxing games should look like full stop. While the pace of the boxing matches and camera angles are considerably different from previous releases it only takes 2 or 3 bouts for you to become accustomed to it. Theres a good range of boxers for you to choose from in the Heavyweight, Middleweight, and Lightweight divisions and they include all time greats like ALI, Sugar Ray Leonard, Holyfield, and Lennox Lewis. Knockout Kings 2002 for the Xbox is also a brillant two player game that you can enjoy pummelling you friends over and over as you slip in that last kidney punch to watch them crumple into a ball. While graphically the best boxing game out at the moment Knockout Kings is not without a few drawbacks, for example the Career mode could use a bit more variety while challenging there's still not much too it. The Musical score might as well have been left out but thankfully it doesnt play much of a role in the actual gameplay. Boxing fans will love the game in spite of this and the fantastic knockout sequences are something you've always wished for in a boxing game.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Knockout kings 2002 on the Xbox 25 July 2002
Knockout Kings has some enjoyable moments but after 30 minutes the game can be completed on the easier settings. When the difficulty is increased the controls are unresponsive and very annoying.
The game has great graphics but that just is not enough. There is room for improvemnt so hopefully Knockout Kings 2003 will bring the Muhammed Ali flair to the Xbox
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
At first glance knockout kings is a real cracker of a left hook.
The graphics are really well done with each boxer in great detail.
Float like a butterfly and sting like a bee with the greatest of all time Muhammad Ali and over 30 other fighters in 3 weight divisions featuring Lennox Lewis,Smokin Joe Frasier,Evander Holyfield in the heavyweight class to Barry McGuigan in the lightweight division.
You can create your own boxer and fight for the title?
The action is great to start with but after a few days of playing i found it a big on the boring side.
Dont let this put you off if you are a huge fighting fan.
The game is not quite a undisputed champion but a number one contender.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Bare knuckle facts 4 May 2002
By Mentat
A polished Dreamcast game. That is what I think when I played this.
Barry McGuigan looks more like Errol Flynn than himself. The crowd are cardboard. That thin and you see it. The fighters are smoothly formed though.
Very little blood. The only fun is making the gum shield fly out. They swell as they're beaten but look very hard to see the few drops of blood. Very dodgy sprite collision.
Extremely hard to pull off body punches. The blocking only stays up for one hit and then drops no matter how much you hold onto the button. Heavyweight boxers are beaten quite easily by lightweight boxers? Where's the realism there?
A polished game with so many flaws and lacking in gameplay and ease of play. Very nice to play Mohammad Ali. That's the best bit.
Recommend renting and trying before purchase.
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