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NHL 08

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
69
3.3
Xbox 360
83
3.0
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 Overhead camera view
NHL 08 Windows Players arriving into arena.
NHL 08 Windows Dynasty Mode
NHL 08 Windows One-timer goal

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The Press Says

PGNx Media PlayStation 2 Oct 03, 2007 9.2 out of 10 92
Games Radar Xbox 360 Sep 14, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Worth Playing Xbox 360 Oct 26, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Gamestyle Xbox 360 Oct 09, 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
AceGamez PlayStation 2 Nov 01, 2007 7 out of 10 70
4Players.de Windows Sep 21, 2007 59 out of 100 59
Game Revolution Xbox 360 Oct 22, 2007 C 50
Game Revolution PlayStation 3 Oct 22, 2007 C 50

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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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