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NHL 08

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 3
84
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Windows
69
3.8
PlayStation 2
70
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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.

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NHL 08 Xbox 360 You can sim any dynasty game, or stop it and take over if things are going poorly.
NHL 08 Xbox 360 Training minigame teaches the "skill stick" controls.
NHL 08 Windows Players arriving into arena.
NHL 08 Windows Tripping gets you a penalty.

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Critic Reviews

PGNx Media Xbox 360 Oct 03, 2007 9.2 out of 10 92
Gamers' Temple, The PlayStation 3 2007 90 out of 100 90
Game Over Online PlayStation 3 Sep 27, 2007 88 out of 100 88
IGN PlayStation 3 Sep 10, 2007 8.6 out of 10 86
PSX Extreme PlayStation 3 Sep 29, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Armchair Empire, The Xbox 360 Oct 22, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
GameDaily Xbox 360 Sep 11, 2007 8 out of 10 80
GameDaily PlayStation 3 Sep 11, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Boomtown Xbox 360 Nov 01, 2007 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Sep 18, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65

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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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