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NHL 08

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 3
84
...
Xbox 360
83
3.0
Windows
71
3.3
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Description

The 2008 edition of EA's ice hockey simulation includes many improvements to the Skill Stick feature that was introduced in NHL 07. Another novelty is the Goalie mode where players can manually take control of the goalie through a 3rd-person camera. Players can create and work towards custom players and a rumble feature introduces a new form of communication where the player can call for the puck by tapping the ice with the stick.

In addition to NHL teams, this edition also features international teams and the 29 AHL teams, as well as the new jerseys for the regular NHL season.

The PS3 and Xbox 360 version do not contain a fantasy draft to create a dream team to take through the Stanley Cup in the Dynasty mode, but have the Sweden's Elitserien and Finland's SM-liiga. Commentary in this version is done by Gary Thorne and Bill Clement.

Screenshots

NHL 08 Windows Players after scoring
NHL 08 Xbox 360 Getting into a very plastic-looking fight. Mash the stick real fast to (maybe) win.
NHL 08 Xbox 360 Telecast-style shots after big moments.
NHL 08 Windows Andy McDonald gets a penalty.

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The Press Says

PGNx Media PlayStation 3 Oct 03, 2007 9.2 out of 10 92
PGNx Media PlayStation 2 Oct 03, 2007 9.2 out of 10 92
GameSpy Xbox 360 Sep 18, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamesmania PlayStation 3 Oct 01, 2007 87 out of 100 87
IGN PlayStation 3 Sep 10, 2007 8.6 out of 10 86
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 3 Sep, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
GameDaily Xbox 360 Sep 11, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Xbox360Achievements Xbox 360 Apr 13, 2008 80 out of 100 80
Gamernode PlayStation 3 Sep 24, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Windows Sep 18, 2007 6 out of 10 60

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Online Servers

Electronic Arts closed the game's online servers for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions on 8th February 2011.

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