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NHL 08

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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.


NHL 08 Xbox 360 View your team's schedule for the season.
NHL 08 Windows The referee starts the game.
NHL 08 Windows Tripping gets you a penalty.
NHL 08 Windows Shark's players try to block.

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Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles PlayStation 3 Oct 11, 2007 9.1 out of 10 91
GameSpy PlayStation 3 Sep 18, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
TeamXbox Xbox 360 Sep 11, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Worth Playing PlayStation 3 Oct 19, 2007 8.9 out of 10 89
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 3 Sep, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
PSX Extreme PlayStation 3 Sep 29, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
The Video Game Critic PlayStation 3 Dec 18, 2007 B+ 83
Game Critics Xbox 360 Nov 14, 2007 8 out of 10 80
PC Powerplay Windows Sep, 2007 77 out of 100 77
Game Revolution Xbox 360 Oct 22, 2007 C 50


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

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