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NHL 08

MobyRank MobyScore
Xbox 360
83
3.0
Windows
69
3.3
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 Xbox 360 Shootout minigame.
NHL 08 Xbox 360 Optional side camera.
NHL 08 Windows One-timer goal
NHL 08 Xbox 360 Training minigame teaches the "skill stick" controls.

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The Press Says

1UP PlayStation 3 Sep 11, 2007 A 100
GameZone PlayStation 3 Sep 11, 2007 8.9 out of 10 89
IGN PlayStation 3 Sep 10, 2007 8.6 out of 10 86
GameSpot Xbox 360 Sep 13, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Console Monster Xbox 360 Nov 08, 2007 85 out of 100 85
Console Monster PlayStation 3 Nov 08, 2007 80 out of 100 80
AceGamez Xbox 360 2007 8 out of 10 80
Game Critics Xbox 360 Nov 14, 2007 8 out of 10 80
Gamernode Xbox 360 Sep 24, 2007 8 out of 10 80
GameDaily Xbox 360 Sep 11, 2007 8 out of 10 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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