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NHL 08

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
71
...
PlayStation 2
70
2.8
PlayStation 3
84
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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 arriving into arena.
NHL 08 Windows Shark's players try to block.
NHL 08 Xbox 360 Training minigame teaches the "skill stick" controls.
NHL 08 Windows Two philadelphia players

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The Press Says

1UP PlayStation 3 Sep 11, 2007 A 100
PGNx Media PlayStation 3 Oct 03, 2007 9.2 out of 10 92
Yahoo! Games Xbox 360 Sep 12, 2007 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamesmania PlayStation 3 Oct 01, 2007 87 out of 100 87
GameSpot Xbox 360 Sep 13, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine Xbox 360 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Shark Xbox 360 Oct 11, 2007 B+ 83
Console Monster PlayStation 3 Nov 08, 2007 80 out of 100 80
GameSpot Windows Sep 18, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Super Play Xbox 360 Sep, 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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