NHL 08

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 2
70
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PlayStation 3
84
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Xbox 360
83
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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 Shark's players try to block.
NHL 08 Windows Player information screen
NHL 08 Windows Goal from the faceoff.
NHL 08 Windows Main menu

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Critic Reviews

1UP PlayStation 3 Sep 11, 2007 A 100
PGNx Media PlayStation 2 Oct 03, 2007 9.2 out of 10 92
TeamXbox Xbox 360 Sep 11, 2007 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy Xbox 360 Sep 18, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GamePro (US) Xbox 360 Sep 16, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Game Over Online Xbox 360 Sep 27, 2007 88 out of 100 88
Game Shark Xbox 360 Oct 11, 2007 B+ 83
Darkstation PlayStation 3 Sep 11, 2007 8 out of 10 80
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Xbox 360 Oct 02, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox 360 Dec 07, 2007 16 out of 20 80

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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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